Greetings, St. Paul friends and family, and welcome to Worship! Following is the service for this Lord’s Day.
As we turn to the Lord, let’s take a moment to bow our hearts before Him now.
Confession of Sin & Declaration of Grace
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9
Take time to confess your sins and ask God for forgiveness.
Take time to bask in God’s forgiveness and love for you, demonstrated at the Cross.
Scripture & Prayer
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant – these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. Thus says he Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.
Praise the Lord and pray for the needs of God’s people.
Responding with Praise – Please listen to the St. Olaf College Choir, and sing if you know the words to “Beautiful Savior
Hearing God’s Word
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
[Paul writes:] I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.
Watch Pastor Brian’s Farewell Sermon “How My Dad Helped Me With My Baseball Career”
Responding in Faith – Please sing along with: “Just As I Am”
Pray 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 (Numbers 6:24-26 NIV)
“The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Ending with Praise – Be blessed as you receive this musical blessing.
Musical Bonus! Special note from Pastor Brian: “In keeping with the theme, if you would like to enjoy one more musical selection before moving on into the day (that might just have you smiling and humming!) Please enjoy this “the sweetest song I know.”
Church office phone: 515-462-4270
Church office email: StPaulLutheranChurch@hotmail.com
Pastor Brian Mortenson email: StPaulPastor1941@gmail.com
Pastoral Emergencies: 605-351-0867