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Ruth
July 15, 2018

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Invocation and Preparing Our Hearts for Worship

Litany
L: Obed is born, son of Ruth and Boaz.
C: Born not just to them, but to Naomi as well.
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L: Although we may not have Jesus as our ancestor, we can be assured that God will love our children’s children as much as us,
C: For we are all descendants of Christ through adoption by God.
All: Amen!

Confession and Forgiveness
L: We confess our sins before God and one another.
L: Merciful God,
C: Forgive us, for we have been faithless. Daily you offer us chances to serve you, and we decline them. We turn inward and ignore your world in need. We hoard time, energy and resources. Have mercy on us and bring us back into your favor. Amen.
L: God is faithful, just and kind, and will not forsake us, even when we go astray. Hear the words of forgiveness offered to you, that your sins are remembered no more and your creator restores your life for the sake of Jesus, your savior.
All: Amen

Exchange of God’s Peace

Gathering Hymn ………...........……… “ Come, All You People” .…………………..…..…... ELW #819

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
Hymn of Praise ………………………… “This is the Feast” …………………………………. ELW page 140

Prayer of the Day
L: Let us pray.
C: Faithful God, your promises can be trusted and your word is true. Keep us ever mindful of the blessings we enjoy as your children, and use them to bless others, in turn. For the sake of Christ our Lord. Amen.

Special Music …………………. “Blessed Be” ………………………………………… Senior High Praise Band

Scripture Reading ………….….………………………………………………….………………….…….… Ruth 4:1-22
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 ……….... “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant” ………. ELW #659 (verses 1, 2, 5)
Offering Received

Offering Prayer
C: It is easier to feel generous, O God, when we have plenty and our futures seem secure. Bless these gifts and teach us the wisdom of sharing whatever we have, even when we’re feeling like our resources are scarce. For we are all one in you, and our fortunes are bound together with all of your beloved 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: You showed your faithfulness to Ruth and Naomi, O Lord, even when they could have despaired for their own futures. Yet you blessed them beyond all imagination. Expand our vision to see the possibilities available to us when we trust in your Spirit. Faithful God,
C: Hear our prayer.
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L: Holy is your name, and blessed are all who call upon you. Receive our prayers and gladden our hearts, for the sake of him who offered himself for us.
All: Amen.

Holy Communion
Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer

Distribution of Communion
Lamb of God…..………………………………………………………………….…………….… ELW page 146
Communion Songs ………………...………….… “The Well” …….…………………..……. See Screen
……………………...…. “Come, Let Us Eat” …………………..……..ELW #491
Blessing

Post-Communion Prayer
C: You fill the hungry with good things, O Lord, and have turned no one away from your table. Thank you for welcoming us as honored guests to this holy meal. May we also show your welcome to all who share your earth with us. 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 .….…..………………………...... “Make A Difference”

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

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