Sunday July 12, 2020  Online worship service

The Online Service for July 12 can be located HERE.

 

 

Welcome: Jesus said “Worship in Spirit and in Truth” 

 

Announcements: Call Church office with all Prayer requests and updates please.

 

Hymn: Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling LBS# 650

Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
 In the holiest realms of light;
Holy Spirit, ever brooding
O’er a world of gloom and night;
Holy Spirit, ever raising
Those of earth to thrones on high;
Living, life-imparting Spirit,
You we praise and magnify.

 

Holy Spirit, ever living
As the Church’s very life;
Holy Spirit, ever striving
Through us in a ceaseless strife;
Holy Spirit, ever forming
 In the Church the mind of Christ:
You we praise with endless worship
For Your gifts and fruits unpriced.

 

Holy Spirit, ever working
Through the Church’s ministry;
Quick’ning, strength’ning, and absolving,
Setting captive sinners free;
Holy Spirit, ever binding
Age to age and soul to soul
In communion never ending,
You we worship and extol.

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Opening Prayer said by all:

Lord we walk by faith and not by sight.  Enable us, by Your Spirit, to cling firmly to Your Word of promise in Christ Jesus.  In Your Gospel You have promised, that through faith in Christ, our sins are forgiven and Heaven is our home.  Your Word is Eternal Truth; it stands forever.  Uphold and lead us until we see You face to face in Your Kingdom.

 

Invocation: We begin our service in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

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, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On 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.

 

P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Confession: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. 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. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. 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.

 

Absolution: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Text for sermon:  Romans 8:5-8, 12-17

Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Sermon Theme: As God’s Children, we are obligated to the Spirit of God and our Savior.

 

Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus LSB# 770

What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit;
Oh, what needless pain we bear—
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!

 

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee;
Thou wilt find a solace there.

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Prayers: Said by all.

You have made us to know Your Son as our Lord and Savior.  You have put Your Holy Spirit in us and called us to follow Jesus and His example of love, obedience and service to Your Eternal Kingdom.  Grant us the will, the power and the strength to walk by Your Spirit and not by our flesh.  Where we have walked by our flesh, let us earnestly repent of our sin and through faith, know in our hearts Your mercy and forgiveness through Christ.  Enable us honor You and please You with our lives. In Jesus’ Holy Name, Who taught us to pray…

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:

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His Face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you His Peace. Both now and forever more. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: Built on the Rock LSB# 645

Built on the Rock the Church shall stand
Even when steeples are falling.
Crumbled have spires in ev’ry land;
Bells still are chiming and calling,
Calling the young and old to rest,
But above all the souls distressed,
Longing for rest everlasting.

 

Surely in temples made with hands
God, the Most High, is not dwelling;
High above earth His temple stands,
All earthly temples excelling.
Yet He who dwells in heav’n above
Chooses to live with us in love,
Making our bodies His temple.

 

Grant, then, O God, Your will be done,
That, when the church bells are ringing,
Many in saving faith may come
Where Christ His message is bringing:
“I know My own; My own know Me.
You, not the world, My face shall see.
My peace I leave with you. Amen.”

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