We welcome Pastor Peter Kriewaldt who will be leading us in worship today
Special welcome to... VISITORS HERE TODAY (please fill out a Visitor Card on rear of pew) & CHILDREN (Activity packs located in Chat Room)
Do you have a need for prayer? If yes, then either write your Prayer Needs on the back of a Visitor Card (rear of pew instructions on card) OR Fill in a Prayer Request Form and post it into the Community Prayer Box (located near Hall entrance). We have a Ministry Prayer Group, led by Pastor Wayne, and all requests are confidential
P. We begin in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit C. Amen
O Lord of light, who made the stars LHS 790
. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and will be for ever-more. Amen.
Greeting P: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you.
The Prayer of the Day Let us pray to be ready for Christ's return. (silence)
Help us, Lord Jesus Christ, to wait for you, to wish for you, and to watch for you, so that when you come again you will find us ready. For you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
1 st Reading Malachi 4:1,2a The day of the Lord Response after the Reading: P: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God
2nd Reading 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 The obligation to work Response after the Reading: P: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God
Gospel Luke 21:5-19 Signs of the end of the age Response after the Gospel: P: This is the Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise be to you O Christ.
The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty, from thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
They were waiting AT 221 OR O Son of God, we wait for Thee LHS 490
Sermon: 'The Signs of the End Luke 21:5-19
Confession: Friends in Christ: Let us confess our sins to God our Father and ask him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us..
C: We confess that we are born in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have failed to do.
We have not loved you with our whole heart, and we have not loved our neighbour as ourselves. We deserve your eternal punishment. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us. Amen.
P: As a called and ordained servant of the word, I announce the grace of God to all of you. On behalf of my Lord Jesus Christ, and by his command, I forgive the sins of all of you who repent and believe, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you. C: Amen.
During this next song, your offering for the work of the Lord will be received
Come, Lord Jesus, come AT 20
OFFERING PRAYER Great and merciful God, help us not to get tired of doing what is right, but to give of ourselves in serving you and helping others. C. Amen.
Prayer of the Church Prayer response: Lord in your mercy Hear our prayer
Holy Communion P: The Lord be with you C: And also with you. P: Lift up your hearts. C: We lift them to the Lord. P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Holy Communion P: It is indeed right and good, Lord God, holy Father, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. he overcame death by his resurrection and opened up for us the way to eternal life with you.
Holy Communion And so, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we adore and praise your glorious name:
Holy Communion C: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
The Lords Prayer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
Holy Communion Words of Institution
Holy Communion Could the communion servers please come forward
Holy Communion P. The holy things of God for the holy people of God. C. Thanks be to God. Come, everything is ready.
The Distribution If this is what you believe, then you are welcome to partake in Holy Communion, whether you are a member of this congregation or not. Holy Communion is for believers in Jesus who desire to receive Gods forgiveness and believe that Christ is present in this celebration as they eat the bread and drink the wine.
Prayer after Holy Communion Lord Jesus Christ, as we have proclaimed your death by eating this bread and drinking this cup, help us to wait for you, to wish for you, and to watch for you, so that when you come again you will find us ready. For you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sending Out P. Go in peace, and stand firm in the Lord. C. Thanks be to God.
The Blessing P. The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord look upon you with favour, And give you peace C. Amen
When the Lord returns AT 309
You may stand for silent prayer as the Bell is rung