10:30 11/1/2020 Worship Order

Prelude

Band Video “Here I am to Worship”

Basin Talk  – Darren Larson

Special Music   Borning Cry

Welcome

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation.
C: Amen.

P: People of God, in the baptismal waters we travel with Christ from death to life. Our past, our sin, our failure, our doubt, and our shame are drowned and gone here.
C: You, O God, wash us clean.

P: Our fear, our confusion, our self-righteousness, our despair — All are washed away by grace.
C: You, O God, wash us clean.

P: Our pride, our hypocrisy, and other people’s opinions of us no longer have the power to define us.
C: You, O God, give us new life.

P: The Spirit lives and moves through us now, a great and joyful mystery, so we may bring love and mercy into the world as the body of Christ.
C: You, O God, give us new life.

P: Rejoice that God has claimed us in this baptismal grace, not by our own doing or believing but by God’s mercy alone.
C: You, O God, give us new life.

P: And so, as we begin worship, we give thanks to God for the gracious gift of baptism that joins us together in Christ by the Spirit’s power. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. We praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
C: Amen.

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on all of your faithful people – especially those affirming their faith today and their families. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on your people your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

First Reading       Isaiah 43:1-3
1But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior

Reader: Word of God. Word of Life.
All: Thanks be to God.

Second Reading    1 Corinthians 12: 1, 3-7
1Brothers and sisters, I want you to know about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 3I want you to know that no one who is speaking with the help of God’s Spirit says, “May Jesus be cursed.” And without the help of the Holy Spirit no one can say, “Jesus is Lord.”
4There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given to believers by the same Spirit. 5There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord. 6There are different ways the Spirit works. But the same God is working in all these ways and in all people.
7The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all.

Reader: Word of God. Word of Life.
All: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading            John 14:15-17
15If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.…

Reader:  The gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, O Christ

Sermon            Gifts for the Journey

Song of the Day “My Lighthouse”

Affirmation of Baptism ELW p. 234
Dear friends, we give thanks for the gift of baptism and for you confirmands, one with us in the body of Christ, who are making public affirmation of your baptism.

I present [name], who desire to make public affirmation of their baptism.

Let us pray. Merciful God, we thank you for these sisters and brothers, whom you have made your own by water and the Word in baptism. You have called them to yourself, enlightened them with the gifts of your Spirit, and nourished them in the community of faith. Uphold your servants in the gifts and promises of baptism, and unite the hearts of all whom you have brought to new birth. We ask this in the name of Christ. Amen.

PROFESSION OF FAITH
I ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the church.
Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God?
Response: I renounce them.

Do you renounce the powers of this world that rebel against God?
Response: I renounce them.

Do you renounce the ways of sin that draw you from God?
Response: I renounce them.

The Apostle’s Creed
Pastor: Do you believe in God the Father?
People: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Pastor: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People: I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Pastor: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?
People: 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

Affirmation in the Presence of the Assembly
The presiding minister addresses those making public affirmation of baptism.

You have made public profession of your faith. Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism:
to live among God’s faithful people,
to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
to serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?

Each person responds:
P: [Name] do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism
Confirmand: I do, and I ask God to help and guide me.

P: People of God: do you promise to support these sisters and brothers and pray for them in their life in Christ?
We do, and we ask God to help and guide us.

Individual Blessing
Let us pray.
We give you thanks, O God, that through water and the Holy Spirit you give us new birth, cleanse us from sin, and raise us to eternal life.
Father in heaven, for Jesus’ sake, stir up in name the gift of your Holy Spirit; confirm her/hisfaith, guide her/his life, empower her/him in her/his serving, give her/him patience in suffering, and bring her/him to everlasting life.
Amen.

Congregational Blessing
Pastor: Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, beloved children of God – We rejoice with you in the life of baptism. Together we will give thanks and praise to God and proclaim the good news to all the world. As was spoken to you at your baptism – so again here Jesus’ words of purpose, possibility and power for your life.

Steve/Erika/Tim: “Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Special Music “Be Thou My Vision”       Micah and Justin Halbersma

Words of Institution and Lord’s Prayer
Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord, heaven and earth are full of your glory. In great love you sent to us Jesus, your Son, who reached out to heal the sick and suffering, who preached good news to the poor, and who, on the cross, opened his arms to all. In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me. Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me. Remembering, therefore, his death, resurrection, and ascension, we await his coming in glory. Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord, and unite the wills of all who share this heavenly food, the body and blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord; to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever.
Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.
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.

Post Communion Prayer
Lord Jesus, in this simple meal you have set a banquet. Sustain us on the journey, strengthen us to care for the least of your beloved children, and give us glad and generous hearts as we meet you on the way.
Amen.

Blessing
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine on you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace!

Dismissal
Pastor: Go in peace and let your light shine!
All: Thanks be to God!

Postlude Song  This Little Light of Mine