Sixth Sunday of Epiphany
10:00 AM Service February 12, 2023
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Confession and Forgiveness
P: In the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
P: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
(Silence is kept for reflection)
P: Most merciful God,
C: We confess that we are captive 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.
P: God, who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin, and made us alive together with Christ. By the grace you have been saved. In the name of +Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. Almighty God strengthen you with power through the Holy Spirit, that Christ may live in your hearts through faith.
Hymn # 615 “In All our Grief”
L: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ; the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
L: Let us pray.
All: O God, the strength of all who hope in you, because we are weak mortals we accomplish nothing good without you. Help us to see and under-stand the things we ought to do, and give us grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading: Deuteronomy 30: 15—20 Pg. 320
R: Word of God, Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 119: 1—8 Pg. 957
PS 119:1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the
law of the LORD.
PS 119:2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
PS 119:3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
PS 119:4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
PS 119:5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
PS 119:6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
PS 119:7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
PS 119:8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3: 1—9 Pg. 1774
R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand for the Gospel)
After the Gospel is announced
Gospel Reading Matthew 5: 21—37 Pg. 1502
(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing)
(Please be seated)
Hymn # 772 “Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways”
P: Together with the whole congregation, we confess the faith in which we have been baptized.
All: I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
And he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
L: . . .Lord, in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
L: The peace of Christ be with you always.
C: And also with you!
L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another.
Offering Hymn # 603 "God, When Human Bonds Are Broken"
(Please stand on the last verse as the offering is brought forward.)
L: Let us pray.
All: Gracious God, all goodness flows from you. You bless us and you call us to be a blessing to a world in need. Accept these offerings as a sign of our whole lives returned to you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer: (Sung)
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
THANKSGIVING for the CONCLUSION of PASTOR MILLER’S CALL
Address and Affirmation of Ministry David Ryder, Church Council President
Litany of Sending
L: People of God, members of Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, do you release
Pastor Paul Miller from service as your pastor?
C: We do, and we give thanks to God for our ministry together.
L: Pastor Paul, do you recognize and accept the completion of your ministry with St. Andrew Lutheran Church?
Pastor Paul: I do, and I give thanks to God for our ministry together.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Sending Gayle Adams
Hymn #840 “Now Thank We All Our God”
(Choir will sing sts. 1 and 2; Congregation vs. 3)
L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.