WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, the keeper of the covenant, the source of steadfast love, our rock and our redeemer.
P: God hears us when we cry, and draws us close in Jesus Christ. Let us return to the one who is full of compassion.
(Silence is kept for reflection.)
P: Fountain of living water, pour out your mercy over us.
Our sin is heavy, and we long to be free. Rebuild what we have ruined and mend what we have torn. Wash us in your cleansing flood. Make us alive in the Spirit to follow in the way of Jesus, as healers and restorers of the world you so love.
P: Beloved, God’s word never fails. The promise rests on grace: by the saving love of Jesus Christ,the wisdom and power of God, your sins are forgiven, and God remembers them no more. Journey in the way of Jesus.
OPENING HYMN: “AMAZING GRACE ”
PRAYER OF THE DAY
P: O God, rich in mercy, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world and rescued us from the hopelessness of death. Lead us into your light, that all our deeds may reflect your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
SCRIPTURE READINGS -
GOSPEL READING – John 3:14-21
HYMN OF THE DAY: “CHRIST, THE LIFE OF ALL THE LIVING”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
SHARING THE PEACE
P: The peace of the Lord be with you all.
C: And also with you.
Thank you for your generous support of the ministry and mission of St. John Lutheran Church.
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.
P: You are what God made you to be: created in Christ Jesus for good works, chosen as holy and beloved, freed to serve your neighbor.
God bless you that you may be a blessing, in the name of the holy and life-giving Trinity.
P: Go in peace. Share the good news.
C: Thanks be to God.