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Jesus Raises Lazarus
February 18, 2018

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Invocation and Preparing Our Hearts for Worship

Litany
L: Lord, if you had been there our brother would not have died.
C: The cry of the weeping sisters, Martha and Mary.
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C: There is a glorious rising, for all of us.
All: Amen!

Confession and Forgiveness
L: We confess our sins before God and one another.
L: Merciful Lord,
C: We come before you with heavy hearts. We do not always follow our Savior’s lead. We insist on our own way, putting worldly things before you. We doubt, we discriminate; we scatter—preferring darkness to the brilliance of your truth. For all this we ask your mercy and forgiveness, that our hearts may be made clean again. Amen.
L: As a loving shepherd gathers his sheep, so our Lord protects and cares for us. As patient as a parent for a wayward child, so is God’s mercy for us. We are forgiven. Let us rejoice that we have received forgiveness, and that every day our Lord seeks to renew us in the image of our Creator, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
All: Amen

Exchange of God’s Peace

Gathering Hymn …….…..………..”In the Cross of Christ I Glory” …..……...…..….…….. ELW #324

Greeting
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.

Kyrie ………………………….……………………………………………………………………………… ELW page 138

Prayer of the Day
L: Let us pray.
C: Giver of life, you are the resurrection and the life. Awaken us with the breath of your spirit, and call us forth in faith as your disciples. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Lenten Response …………………………………………………………………………………………… ELW page 142
Gospel Reading ………………………………….………………………..…………..….…………………. John 11:1-44

10:00 Service Only
Children’s Message …………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jordan Gades

Sermon …….…………………….……………...…….........….……….….…………......…… Pastor Jordan Gades
Copies of each week’s sermon are available in the rack on the wall outside of the sanctuary and on the Church website.

Hymn of the Day ……................. “The Glory of These Forty Days” …………..……….….. ELW #320
Offering Received

Offering Prayer
C: When you open your gracious hands, O Lord, we are filled with good things. May these gifts here offered be signs of our overflowing gratitude and the love which embraces all of your children. Amen.

Apostles’ Creed ……………………………………………………………………………..……………… ELW page 105

Prayers of the Church
L: We pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.
L: Your word stirs the breath within us. May our every utterance, however short, however long, be a proclamation to your glory, a witness of what our God can do. Lord of Life,
C: Hear our prayer.
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L: Receive our prayers and our thanksgiving for your daily blessings of mercy. For the sake of Jesus.
All: Amen.

Holy Communion
Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer

Distribution of Communion
Lamb of God ……………………………………………………………..………………………. ELW page 146
Communion Songs
…… “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds” ….…. ELW #620 (Verses 1, 2, 5, 6)
…………..…….… “Jesus, Still Lead On” ………………..…………………..……….. ELW #624
……………... “There Is a Balm in Gilead” ……………………………....………… ELW #614
Blessing

Post-Communion Prayer
C: You give us our food in due season, O loving provider: the grain that becomes our bread and the grapes of which we drink. Thank you for spreading this table before us, and inviting all of us to join with you and all our global family, around one Lord, receiving one bread. Let us go now in joy, recommitting our lives to you, our amazing God. Amen.
Benediction
L: The Lord bless us and keep us; the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us; the Lord look upon us with favor and give us peace. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

Sending Song .………….………......“Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” …….……………….…………..ELW #623

Dismissal
L: Go in peace. Share the good news.
C: Thanks be to God.

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