Friday, November 27, 2020

First Sunday of Advent

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Advent Kyrie 

Restore us, O God of hosts. 

Come, Lord Jesus.

 

Give us peace and strength in our days.  

Come, Christ Jesus.

 

Be present with us, and we shall be saved.  

Come, Lord Jesus, and do not be slow.


Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen

First Reading:  Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel: Mark 13:24-37

Sermon

Creed and Confession

Apostles’ Creed


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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



Advent Confession and Forgiveness


The Lord of Advent tells us to be watchful for his coming, keeping our lamps lighted, and our hearts clean. Therefore let us confess to the Lord.

 

Silence for reflection.

 

God and Father of all:

We prepare our hearts for the coming of your Son, confessing our sins, confessing our attraction to a godless world that does not know Christ.  Forgive our sins, cleanse our hearts, and keep us faithful for the promised coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  

Offertory


Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Holy God,
the Beginning and the Ending, our Hope as we wait,
we praise you for joining us to your people of old.
We bless you for your prophets who call us to righteousness
and promise a new earth with peace for all.
For the Word of your covenant, we thank you, O God.
We thank you, O God.

We praise you for the coming of Jesus our Lord,
who lifts up the lowly, heals the suffering world,
and proclaims your way of mercy and truth.
For your Word who is Christ, we magnify you, O God.
We magnify you, O God.

Send your Spirit on all who receive your Word.
Nurture our faith with your grace,
accompany us with your might,
and empower our zeal for your justice and joy.
For your Word through the church, we praise you, O God.
We praise you, O God.

All praise to you, holy God,
today, tomorrow, and forever. Amen.
Amen

Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God! 

Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Christ the King

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania




In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen

Dialog for Christ the King

Behold, the King comes. Alleluia!
O come, let us worship and bow down. Alleluia! Alleluia!
 
Rejoice greatly, for Christ is your King.
Blessing and honor and glory be unto him.
 
Blessed are you, O Lord, King of the universe; you have delivered us from sin and death.
By your blood, you have brought your people into your kingdom.
 
Therefore God has highly exalted him:
And bestowed on him the name which is above every name;
 
That at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow:
And every tongue confess him the King of glory.
 
Behold, the King comes. Alleluia!
O come, let us worship and bow down. Alleluia! Alleluia!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
 Amen

Let us pray.
   A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, 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:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm:  Psalm 95:1-7a

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23 

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

Sermon

Creed and Confession
In these days that are so difficult, we mine our liturgical tradition to creatively engage practices that build us up. So, for the next weeks, we will say “words of renunciation” together. 

Profession of Faith 

Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? 
I renounce them. 

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

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



Apostles’ Creed

Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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


Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;
pray in the Holy Spirit.
(Jude 20)

Keep yourselves in the love of God;
look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Jude 21)

If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,
have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things done and left undone.
Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen you in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen

Prayers  

Offertory

Then conclude with these prayers:

Let us pray.
  A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

O Holy One of wisdom, throughout human history and today among us here, you call us to walk the paths of justice and peace. We praise you, O God of truth, for your precious words. Grant that sheltered under their richness as under the tree of life, we live in gratitude and faithfulness, through Jesus Christ, your Word and our Wisdom, now and forever. Amen

Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 

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

Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God! 


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Saturday, November 14, 2020

24th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen 

Let us pray. 

Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen 

First Reading:  Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 
Psalm: Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 

Sermon 

Creed and Confession 

In these days that are so difficult, we mine our liturgical tradition to creatively engage practices that build us up. So, for the next weeks, we will say “words of renunciation” together. 

Profession of Faith 

Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? 
I renounce them. 

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

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

Apostles’ Creed 

Build yourselves up on your most holy faith; 
pray in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 20) 

Keep yourselves in the love of God; 
look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 21) 

If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: 
Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17) 

God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another. 

Silence for reflection and self examination. 

Gracious God, have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone. Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen 

Prayers   

Offertory 

Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer. 

O Holy One of wisdom, throughout human history and today among us here, you call us to walk the paths of justice and peace. We praise you, O God of truth, for your precious words. Grant that sheltered under their richness as under the tree of life, we live in gratitude and faithfulness, through Jesus Christ, your Word and our Wisdom, now and forever. Amen 

Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 

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 

Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever. Amen 

Be at Peace, Christ is with you. Thanks be to God!  


Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions. Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.           

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania




In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
O God of justice and love, you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

 

First Reading:  Amos 5:18-24

Psalm:  Psalm 70

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In these days that are so difficult, we mine our liturgical tradition to creatively engage practices that build us up. So, for the next weeks, we will say “words of renunciation” together. 


Profession of Faith 


Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? 

I renounce them. 


Do you renounce the powers of this world that rebel against God? 

I renounce them. 


Do you renounce the ways of sin that draw you from God? 

I renounce them. 


Apostles’ Creed


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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



Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;

pray in the Holy Spirit.

(Jude 20)


Keep yourselves in the love of God;

look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jude 21)


If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,

have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown, things done and left undone.

Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  

Offertory


Then conclude with these prayers:

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

O Holy One of wisdom, throughout human history and today among us here, you call us to walk the paths of justice and peace. We praise you, O God of truth, for your precious words. Grant that sheltered under their richness as under the tree of life, we live in gratitude and faithfulness, through Jesus Christ, your Word and our Wisdom, now and forever. Amen.

  

Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God! 

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Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.  Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.

Friday, October 30, 2020

All Saints Day

 St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared for those who love you, 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:  Revelation 7:9-17 
Psalm:  Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In these days that are so difficult, we mine our liturgical tradition to creatively engage practices that build us up. So, for the next weeks, we will say “words of renunciation” together. 
Profession of Faith 
Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? 
I renounce them. 
Do you renounce the powers of this world that rebel against God? 
I renounce them. 
Do you renounce the ways of sin that draw you from God? 
I renounce them. 

Apostles’ Creed
Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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

Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;
pray in the Holy Spirit.
(Jude 20)

Keep yourselves in the love of God;
look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Jude 21)

If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.
Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,
have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things done and left undone.
Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen you in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen
Offertory

Remembrance of the Faithful Departed

Elizabeth Leeti    

Chester Walker    

Mary Bruce Litten

Victoria McKee   

Warren Hoffeditz   

Luther Ryder   

Jean Klein    

Patricia McEllroy   

Edward Clancy   

Grace Hull   


October 31, 2020

Honering the Dead from Covid-19

USA  230,000

Worldwide  1,175,684



Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Glory to you, O God, for your creative Word:
making and mending all things,
evoking the cosmic hymn of praise,
and singing a love-song for your beloved:
your vineyard, your flock, your people.
With all creation we sing, Glory!  Glory!

Blessed are you for your liberating Word:
speaking through Moses and the prophets,
encountered in the Gospels,
and proclaimed in the assembly:
your freedom, forgiveness, and life for the world.
With the whole world we say, Blessing!  Blessing!

Holy are you, O God, for your living Word:
among us wherever we gather,
welcoming everyone to your feast,
and, with grace and generosity,
bringing to earth the kingdom of heaven.
With saints and angels, we cry, Holy!  Holy!

Clothe us in your loving Spirit,
flowing from the Crucified and Risen One,
and keep us awake to your presence
in the people and places you call us to serve.
Glory, praise, and blessing are yours, Holy God,
now and forever. Amen  Amen

Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 
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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen
Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God! 

Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.  Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.Some video clips utilized with persmission from Videezy.com

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Reformation Sunday 2020

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. 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 the church 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:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm:  Psalm 46

Second Reading: Romans 3:19-28

Gospel: John 8:31-36

Sermon:  The Rev. James Dunlop, Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod

The Lutheran World Federation offers additional resources and reflections for this day, including reflections from all seven LWF regions on what it means to be Lutheran in different countries and cultures. 

Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “The Truth Will Make You Free;” “God Alone Be Praised: Ad Lucem;” “Psalm 46.”

Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.

Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

20th Sunday after Pentecost

 St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. 

Created by you, let us live in your image; 

created for you, let us act for your glory; 

redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, 

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

 

Then the readings for this Sunday may be read, as follows:

First Reading:  Isaiah 45:1-7

Psalm:  Psalm 96:1-13 

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:13-14)


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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



Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;

pray in the Holy Spirit.

(Jude 20)


Keep yourselves in the love of God;

look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jude 21)


If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,

have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown, things done and left undone.

Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  


Offertory

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Glory to you, O God, for your creative Word:
making and mending all things,
evoking the cosmic hymn of praise,
and singing a love-song for your beloved:
your vineyard, your flock, your people.
With all creation we sing, Glory!  Glory!

Blessed are you for your liberating Word:
speaking through Moses and the prophets,
encountered in the Gospels,
and proclaimed in the assembly:
your freedom, forgiveness, and life for the world.
With the whole world we say, Blessing!  Blessing!

Holy are you, O God, for your living Word:
among us wherever we gather,
welcoming everyone to your feast,
and, with grace and generosity,
bringing to earth the kingdom of heaven.
With saints and angels, we cry, Holy!  Holy!

Clothe us in your loving Spirit,
flowing from the Crucified and Risen One,
and keep us awake to your presence
in the people and places you call us to serve.
Glory, praise, and blessing are yours, Holy God,
now and forever. Amen  Amen

Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God! 

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Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.

Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.