The Blessed Word-Cycle

James 1:22 Receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.

The Confirmation Sermonette: James 1: 17-18, 21-22

“Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of the heavenly lights…. Of His own will He brought us forth by the Word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures…… Receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.”

The Blessed Word-Cycle

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James 1:22 Receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.

Confirmation Sunday

Sunday, May 3, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn LSB 583 : God Has Spoken by His Prophets Hymnary.org link

The Opening Invocation And Prayer

The Examination Of The Confirmands

GREAT WORDS OF THE BIBLE

I. God, Create, Holiness, Sin, Law, Grace, Gospel, Christ, Word, Justification, Rebirth, Repentance & Faith

Hymn LSB 935 (V 1, 4): Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord Hymnary.org link

II. Forgiveness, Sanctification, Church, Fellowship, Mission, Resurrection, Eternal Life, Faithful

Hymn LSB 582 : God's Word Is Our Great Heritage Hymnary.org link

The Confirmation Sermonette …………………… James 1: 17-18, 21-22

“Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of the heavenly lights…. Of His own will He brought us forth by the Word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures…… Receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.”

The Blessed Word-Cycle

Hymn: “Lord, Your Word Of Love”
Melody – Hymn 718;  Words (V 1-4 – D Schierenbeck; V 5 – N Zinzendorf)

  1.  Lord, Your Word of love, Sent from heav’n above,
    Gospel tidings brought salvation,  Comfort, peace to ev’ry nation,
    Gifts in faith receive, Ever we believe.
  2. Christ, Incarnate Word, Savior, King and Lord,
    Humbled Servant, My Redeemer, Risen Victor, Death’s Defeater,
    Praises now we bring, Alleluias sing.
  3. Like the rain comes down, waters earth and ground –
    Seeds to bud and grow and flourish,
    So My Word your hearts to nourish,
    Faith to bloom and grow, Fruit to bear and sow.
  4. Bless these youth, we pray, Now “confirmed” this day,
    Grant them faith and strength and blessing,

    Ever You, Your Word confessing,
    Guard their faith in strife, Grant them crowns of life.
  5. Jesus, lead Thou on Till our rest is won.
    Heav’nly Leader, still direct us, Still support, control, protect us,
    Till we safely stand In our Fatherland.

The Rite Of Confirmation

Danielle Nicole Gamble                               Psalm 103: 11-12

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Alec Andrew Gullerud                                  Psalm 103: 1-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!  2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:  3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Nikole Grace Gullerud                                 Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Adara Kanani Kellogg                                  2 Samuel 22:47

“The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!”

Nathan Riley Lang                                       Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Song by Children and Choir – “Take My Life, That I May Be”
Based on Hymn LSB 784 : Take My Life and Let It Be Hymnary.org link (Arr. Collins ©2000)

(Directors: Cathy Augustin & Laura Karow ; Accompanist: Steph Mueller)

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lord’s Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 922 (V 1-4): Go, My Children, with My Blessing Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements