Welcome, Confession, Prayer of the Day:
P: Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sins.
Silence for reflection
C: we confess that we do not trust your abundance, and we deny your presence in our lives. We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts. We fail to believe that you provide enough for all. We abuse your good creation for our own benefit. We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us. We sin in thought, word and deed. By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us; and in your Spirit lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.
P: Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with God through Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. We us live now in hope. For hope does not disappoint, because Gods's love has been poured in our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
Entrance Hymn: ELW # 413 "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!" Vs 1-2,4
Prayer of the Day:
P: Almighty Creator and ever-living God; we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless job and love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Holy Gospel and Sermon:
Sermon: Pastor Rice
Hymn of the Day: ELW # 540 "Go, Make Disciples" x2
A Statement of Faith: Read by the Hanrahan family.
Prayers of Intercession and Offering.
Special Music with thanks to John Van Deusen.
Prayers of Intercession:
P: Called into community to be one, even as God is One, let us pray for one another, and for the whole creation.
A brief silence.
P: God of community, you form us to be united as your church. Even though we feel divided by a pandemic, we pray for all our sisters and brothers throughout the world. Be with the church in all its expression. We pray for those agencies which minister to the sick, who support those suffering financial loss or poverty, and who feed the hungry both in this nation and in lands far away.
Immerse us in hope that we might see the goodness of the future to which we are called.
God of good counsel, be with the leaders of this land and with those around the world who must now make decisions about the health and welfare of citizens. In their actions we pray we would see justice, healing, peace and recovery.
God of healing care, we are created in your image. Help us to recognize your likeness in all people that we might minister to those in need around us. We remember those in this community and within our church who face illness, loneliness, grief, hopelessness and pain. Heal. Restore. Comfort and defend. Use us as instruments of your peace and love.
With bold confidence in your love, almighty Trinity, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; though Christ our Lord.
P: God of goodness and growth, all creation is yours, and your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. Water and word, wine and bread, these are signs of your abundant grace. Nourish us through these gifts, that we might proclaim your steadfast love in our communities and in the world, through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song. Amen.
Holy Communion and Sending:
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 God thanks and praise.
The Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. They 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.
Sending Hymn: ELW # 551 "The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve" Vs 1+4
P: Go in peace, Christ is with you.
C: Thanks be to God.