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Full Worship Service
Prelude: Hymn to Joy
Welcome and Invocation
Confession and Forgiveness
Confession and Forgiveness LSB 167
P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Kneel Silence for self-examination –
P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C 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.
P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die and be the propitiation for all your sins and for His sake forgives you everything. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Hym of Praise
Readings: Mark 3:31–35; Exodus 1:15—2:10
Holy Gospel: Mark 3:31–35
Holy Gospel Mark 3:31–35
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the third chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
31And [Jesus’] mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” 33And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.
Old Testament Reading Exodus 1:15—2:10
A The Old Testament Reading is from Exodus, chapter 1.
15Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16“When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.” 17But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live. 18So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and let the male children live?” 19The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” 20So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong. 21And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. 22Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.”
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. 2The woman [named ‘Jochebed’ (Nu 26:59)] conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 3When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. 4And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. 5Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket
among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. 6When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” 8And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother (Jochebed). 9And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Prayer of the Day
L O loving Father God, bless all mothers. Bless their forgiving hearts, their open arms, and welcoming smiles. Nurture their souls
C as they nurture ours.
L Care for their bodies
C as they care for ours.
L Teach them mercy and kindness
C as they teach us.
L Feed their hunger for wisdom
C as they feed us.
L Share Your wondrous stories with them
C as they share with us.
L Love them always, despite their faults
C as they love us;
L through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now,
C and forever. Amen.
SJ Kids Sunday School Hour
Hymn: For All the Faithful Women
Sermon: What It Takes to Be a Mother
C 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.
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 T everlasting. Amen.
Prayer of the Church
Offering and Offering Prayer
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L Your Son made Himself known, O Father,
C proclaiming by His very presence Your resurrection power.
L We offer You our gifts,
C proclaiming by them our thanks and love and praise.
L Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
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