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Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, who is present, who gives life, who calls into existence the things that do not exist. Amen.
If you were to keep watch over sins, O Lord, who could stand? Yet with you is forgiveness and so we confess.
Gracious God, have mercy on us. We confess that we have turned away from you, knowingly and unknowingly. We have wandered from your resurrection life. We have strayed from your love for all people. Turn us back to you, O God. Give us new hearts and right spirits, that we may find what is pleasing to you and dwell in your house forever. Amen
(Silence for reflection.)
Receive good news: God turns to you in love. “I will put my spirit in you, and you shall live,” says our God. All your sin is forgiven in the name of + Jesus Christ, who is the free and abounding gift of God’s grace for you. Amen
Gathering Song – “Christ, the Life of All the Living” (ELW, #339)
Prayer of The Day
Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Text: Ernst Christoph Homburg, 1605-1681; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, alt. Music: Das grosse Cantonal, Darmstadt, 1687. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
First Lesson – Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm – Psalm 130
Second Lesson – Romans 8:6-11
Gospel – John 11:1-45
P: The gospel of the Lord (or Word of God, Word of life)
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn Of The Day – “We Who Once Were Dead” v. 1-4 (ELW, #495)
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.
The Prayers – P: Hear us, O God. C: Your mercy is great.
Sharing of the Peace
Text: Muus Jacobse, 1909-1972; tr. composite. Music: Rik Veelenturf, b. 1936. Text and music © 1967 Gooi en Sticht, BV, Baarn, The Netherlands, admin. OCP Publications. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
Holy and generous host, you set a table where we feast as friends. Prepare us to witness to your goodness with every gift you have given us to share, that all people may know your peace through Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.
Thanksgiving for the Word
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.
Sending Hymn – “Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land” (ELW, #333)
P: Go in peace. Share the good news.
C: Thanks be to God.