The Mountains Of Mercy

The Mountains Of Mercy

The Sermon: Isaiah 54:10

“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from You, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed’, says the Lord, Who has mercy on you.”

The Mountains Of Mercy

Listen to the sermon:

 

Isaiah 54:10 "For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from You, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed', says the Lord, Who has mercy on you."

Wednesday, March 18 – 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 36

As the mighty mountains tower above all else on earth, so the mountain of God’s abundant and abiding covenant of mercy in Christ covers not only the massive pile of our sins but also extends to every area of our lives, protecting us from all our enemies, including the Evil One himself.

Opening Choir Chorales – “God Sent His Son into the World”
(Director: Cathy Augustin ; 
Accompanist: Steph Mueller)

Based on John 3:16 © 1979 McAfee

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The Opening Hymn  LSB 427 : In the Cross of Christ I Glory Hymnary.org link

The Invocation

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Our Lenten Expression Of Repentance & Faith

C: Lord Jesus, as we again hear and meditate upon the Passion Story, we see ourselves in Your disciples. Beset by trials and temptations, fears and failures – we also are slow to understand, prone to doubt, even in various ways denying and betraying You. Yet, Your covenant of love and mercy has not failed us. The Lord laid upon You the iniquity of us all. Lamb of God, pure and holy, Who on the cross did suffer, all sins You bore for us, else had despair reigned over us. Have mercy on us. O Jesus.

The Absolution

P: Lent brings us the assurance from heaven that “God has seen the suffering of His Son and is satisfied” (Isaiah 53:11). “Be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you” (Matthew 9:2).

Sung Response (Hymn LSB 435 V 1 & 4: Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain Hymnary.org link )

♫  Come to Calvary’s holy mountain, Sinners ruined by the fall;
Here a pure and healing fountain  Flows for you, for me, for all,
In a full, perpetual tide,  Opened when our Savior died.

They that drink shall live forever,  ‘Tis a soul renewing flood.
God is faithful, God will never  break his covenant of blood,
Signed when our Redeemer died,  Sealed when He was glorified.

A Reading of the Passion Story (According To The Four Evangelists)

Jesus Condemned To Death

Our Lenten Creed (Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article)

      I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true Man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil – not with gold or silver, but with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death. All this He did that I should be His own and live under Him in his kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is risen from death, lives and rules to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

The Pre-Sermon Hymn  LSB 430 : My Song Is Love Unknown Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ……………….… Isaiah 54:10

“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from You, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed’, says the Lord, Who has mercy on you.”

The Mountains Of Mercy

Gratitude for God’s Geographic Grace

Our Sung Response (Hymn LSB 440 V 1: Jesus, I Will Ponder Now Hymnary.org link )

♫ Jesus, I will ponder now   On Your holy Passion;
With Your Spirit me endow  For such meditation.

Grant that I in love and faith  May the image cherish
Of Your suff’ring, pain, and death  That I may not perish.

The Lenten Offering

A Lenten Prayer And 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.

Benediction ♫ Amen

Closing Hymn  LSB 422 : On My Heart Imprint Your Image Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements