Order of Service—July 10, 2022
Welcome
Announcements
Communion Statement
Baptized adult Christians and those who have completed confirmation, who
know they need God’s daily forgiveness, who are sorry for their sins, who seek
God’s forgiveness, and who believe the body and blood of Jesus Christ are truly
present in this meal are invited to share this great gift of God.
We encourage those who are unsure of their beliefs or who don’t yet agree with
our beliefs to use the time of communion to reflect, pray, and sing. We encourage those who are in agreement with us in our beliefs to receive the body and
blood of Jesus given and shed for our forgiveness
Greet One Another
Invocation
Songs: “O Praise the Name”
“10,000 Reasons”
Reading from 1 Peter 1:1-9
Offering and Children’s Message
Message: “Endowed with Hope”
Confession and Absolution
Song: “Christ our Hope in Life and Death”
Rite of Baptism
Common Doxology
Communion
Songs: “New Wine”
“Before the Throne”
Prayers
Blessing
Closing Song: “Living Hope”
Go in Peace + Serve the Lord!

 

To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:

Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Praise to God for a Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.