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Hymn # 471 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Prayer of Confession – Front of gray Psalter Hymnal
Prayer for Illumination Mike Bergmann
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 4:5-10 NRSV Mike Bergmann
5See, just as the Lord my God has charged me, I now teach you statutes and ordinances for you to observe in the land that you are about to enter and occupy. 6You must observe them diligently, for this will show your wisdom and discernment to the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people!” 7For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? 8And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today?
9But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children — 10how you once stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when the Lord said to me, “Assemble the people for me, and I will let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me as long as they live on the earth, and may teach their children so.”
Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.
Special Music Breathe On Me, Breath of God Noah Riedel
Q. 104. For what do we pray in the fourth request?
A. In the fourth request (give us this day our daily bread) we pray that we may have enough for our needs and that we may receive it as a blessing from God.
Hymn # 24 Open My Eyes that I May See (Supplemental Hymnal)
Second Lesson: Titus 2:1-10
2 But, as for you, speak what is in line with healthy teaching.
2Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, healthy in regard to faith, love, and endurance.
3In a similar way, older women are to be venerable in their behavior, not slanderers, not enslaved by too much wine, but rather being good teachers, 4so that they might mentor the younger women to love their husbands, love their children, 5to be self-controlled, pure, carrying out household responsibilities, good, and submissive to their own husbands, so that the word of God might not be defamed.
6In a similar way, make an appeal to the younger men to be self-controlled 7in all things, presenting yourself as a model of good works; in teaching, presenting integrity, self-control, and 8a healthy word that cannot be condemned, so that the one from the opposition might be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
9Make an appeal to the bond-slaves to be submissive to their own masters in all things, to be well-pleasing, not speaking in opposition, 10not stealing, but showing every aspect of a good faith, so that in everything they might decorate the teaching of God, our savior.
Sermon “Decorate the Teaching of God” Pastor Andrew Winter