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God Calls Samuel
October 15, 2017

Welcome & Announcements

Invocation and Preparing Our Hearts for Worship

Litany
L: In the quiet of the night…
C: Came the Lord’s voice in the darkness.
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L: Let us answer with all our hearts....
All: “Here we are, Lord!”

Confession and Forgiveness
L: We confess our sins before God and one another.
L: Longsuffering God,
C: Forgive us for continually missing the mark. We look for you in beauty, grandeur, and bluster, but miss the humble, quiet ways you choose to make yourself known. We strive for status and success, and fail to see how you might use us in our failure and weakness. We wish to be popular, forgetting that you have called us to love the unlovable and make our home as you have—with the forgotten, the despised, the voiceless. Forgive us and restore us again to your grace. Amen.
L: The Lord is quick to forgive and eager to grant second chances. Take comfort that God is merciful, and never failing in compassion. You are forgiven. Proclaim it, rejoice in it, and live it, for the sake of Jesus our Savior,
All: Amen

Exchange of God’s Peace

Gathering Song ……...……………...…… “Here I Am, Lord” …….....................…..………..ELW #574

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 …….…….……………….………………………………………………..………….. ELW page 140

Prayer of the Day
L: Let us pray.
C: God who calls us, your call comes often when we do not expect it. Incline our ears to hear what you are saying, and grant us courage to do what you ask. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Baptism of Churstan Dayton-Willard Hagman ………………………….……. Pastor Darrell Pedersen

Narrative Reading ………………..…………………………...………….…………………..……… 1 Samuel 3:1-21

10:00 service only:
Kids’ Message …………………………..………………………………………………………….. Pastor Doug Larson
Kids and teachers are dismissed to Sunday School

Sermon …………………………..…………….......……………………………..…….…………… Pastor Doug Larson
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 ………...…..…. “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” …….….………… ELW #807

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

Prayers of the Church
L: We pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.
L: We do not always recognize your call, O Lord. Speak to us in ways we can comprehend, and show us what new adventure you have in store for your servants. Guiding God,
C: Hear our prayer.
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L: We thank you for bringing us so close that we can speak to you, and for loving us so much that you hear us when we pray. Gather up these petitions for the sake of Jesus our Lord,
All: Amen.

Holy Communion
Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer

Distribution of Communion-Offering Received
Lamb of God ………………………………………….………………………….…………….… ELW page 146
Communion Songs ……..……. “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love” …………..….. ELW #708
…...……… “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant” ………….….. ELW #468
…………………...… “Blessed Assurance” ……….………..………. ELW #638
Blessing

Offering and Post-Communion Prayer
C: We are blessed to be your servants, O God. Take all that we offer—these gifts, our time, and our dedication—and use them toward your greatest purpose. God calls, and we follow. But first, receive the Holy Spirit. Be fed with this bread and cup, and gain strength for the journey ahead. Join in the feast of the forgiven, and come exactly as you are, for God has need of one like you. Amen.

Benediction
L: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

Sending Song …….……...…….... “The Lord Now Sends Us Forth” ………………….…………. ELW #538

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

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