Midweek Lenten Service
February 21, 2024
Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 255-258.
God on Trial: Restraint
Opening Hymn: 740
Confession of Sins
P: In the name of our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to whom all hearts are open and from whom no secrets are hidden.
C: I confess that I am by nature sinful. I am guilty of many sins.
I am distressed by the sins that trouble me. For all this I am sorry. I pray for forgiveness. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love.
P: Jesus says to his people, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven.” His death paid for the guilt of your sins and the sins of the whole world. Do you believe this?
C: Yes, I believe.
P: By the authority of Christ, I forgive you your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son (†) and of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm: 71B (p. 360 in grey Psalter)
Hymn of the Day: 733
Sermon: Luke 22:47-53: “Restraint”
P: O God our Father, by your mercy and might the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light.
C: We place into your hands our unfinished tasks, our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes, knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
P: To your great love and protection we commit each other and all those we love, knowing that you alone are our sure defender; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is 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 forever. Amen.
P: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.
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Opportunity Today Next Wednesday
Ushers Jerry Sexton Jerry Miller
Larry Damman Ethan Blatterman
Jim Kludtke Karl Blatterman
Organist Carol Lyons
Next Wednesday: Next week our theme for our service at 7 PM will be “Testimony.” We will once again have soup/sandwich supper before the service at 6 PM.
Hearing Assistance: If anyone is in need of being able to hear the service better, there are assistance devices available for use. See Pastor, Harold Henriksen or Jerry Sexton for help in using one.
AED: A defibrillator unit is available in a health emergency. It is located in the Pastor’s office.
47While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd appeared, and the man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He came near to Jesus to kiss him.48But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
49When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, “Lord, should we strike with a sword?”50Then one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51But Jesus responded, “Stop! No more of this!” Then he touched the servant’s ear and healed him.52Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as you would against a robber, with swords and clubs?53Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour —when darkness rules.”
The Scripture reading is from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage VersionTM (EHVTM) copyright © 2019 The Wartburg Project. All rights reserved. www.wartburgproject.org
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