Call on God’s name for help by reading: Psalm 95
“We give thanks to you, omnipotent, ever-living God of truth, eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of heaven and earth, of men, and of all creature, Sustainer of all things, Giver of all life, order, and wisdom, unfailing Source of help: And to your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, your Word and eternal Image: And to your Holy Spirit, with whom you did endow the apostles at Pentecost. We give thanks to you, O God of holiness, and truth, wisdom and goodness, justice and mercy, purity and loving-kindness, for with goodness and wisdom unmatched you did reveal yourself to us, sending your Son into the world, destined to assume human nature and to become a sacrifice for us.
We give thanks to you, O God, for gathering your eternal church, for guarding the ministry of your Word, for granting your Holy Spirit, and for giving life everlasting. We thank you, O God, because you give us all good things, because you do alleviate and take away the chastisement we justly deserve, because thou you have given us all the blessings of soul and body. To you be all glory, honor, praise, and thanksgiving, forever and ever. Amen.” (Melanchthon)
Song of Praise: Psalm 121 (p 121A) (Tune: here)
Corporate confession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He endured the sufferings of hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall 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 life everlasting. Amen.
*The word “catholic” refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sing: Doxology – Gloria Patri (Tune: here)
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 5:6-21
Prayer of Confession: use Psalm 51
Assurance of Pardon: Heb. 10:19-22
Song of thanksgiving: Psalm 54 (p54) (Tune: here)
Congregational prayer (pray for you needs and needs of congregation)
Concluding song: Psalm 62 (p62A) (Tune: here)