1st Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020

Traditional 11:00am Service

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

 

We recommend that you take time to slow down, focus on God, and spend some time in silent reflection. God Himself is present! Enjoy His awesome love for you! You might find the following prayer to be helpful:

“In love and reverent fear of You, LORD, and with all my heart, I seek, praise, admire, appreciate, thank,

trust and serve You! Help me do this today and always! LORD,

I delight in You and You delight in me!  WOW!”

Pastor: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen

Pastor: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You and worthily magnify Your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

People: Amen

Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Pastor: Most merciful God….

People: We confess that we are 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 left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Pastor: Almighty God, in His mercy, has given His Son to die for us and, for His sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all Your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

OPENING HYMN           “REJOICE, REJOICE, BELIEVERS”                       (LBW #25)

KYRIE (WOV Pg. 12)

HYMN OF PRAISE (WOV Pg. 14)

PRAYER OF THE DAY SALUTATION (Pg. 82)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Heavenly Father, You rule in love over all creation: Grant us the grace to live into Your Kingdom as we reach out in love and care to others; through Jesus Christ our Savior.

FIRST READING: Isaiah 64:1-9

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

ALLELUIA (Pg. 83 top)

GOSPEL: Mark 13:24-37

MESSAGE BY DR. CLIFTON PATTERSON

MESSAGE HYMN            “WAKE, AWAKE, FOR NIGHT IS FLYING ”    (LBW #31)     

APOSTLES’ CREED (Pg. 85)

PRAYERS

OFFERATORY HYMN (Pg. 86)

Assistant: Let us pray, merciful Father

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING (Pg. 88) (Not sung)

HOLY, HOLY (Pg. 89)

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

LORD’S PRAYER                        Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4; John 1:29

Pastor:            Lord, remember us in Your Kingdom and teach us to pray:

Our Father in heaven, holy is 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. Save us in the time of trial and deliver us from evil.  For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and forever.  Amen.

LAMB OF GOD   (WOV Pg. 25 bottom)

POST COMMUNION CANTICLE   (Pg. 92 bottom)

BENEDICTION

CLOSING HYMN     “LORD, DISMISS US WITH YOUR BLESSINGS”  (LBW #259)

DISMISSAL 

Assistant:       Go in peace.  Serve the Lord.

Next Week’s Readings:

Isaiah 40:1-11                       2 Peter 3:8-15a                     Mark 1:1-8

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