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Call of Abraham
September 16, 2018

Welcome & Announcements

“Gift of Hope”—Children, Youth and Family Temple Talk ……………………....…………… Marcy Mateyka

Invocation and Preparing Our Hearts for Worship
Litany
L: God bless you! That’s more than just a response to a sneeze.
C: It’s asking God to bless your life.
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L: Remember that God has blessed you.
All: And now it’s your turn. Live. Love. Pass it on! Amen.

Confession and Forgiveness
L: We confess our sins before God and one another.
L: Faithful God,
C: You have called us to places unknown and have promised to be our guide. Yet we prefer to find our own way and do our own thing, taking credit when things go well and blaming others when they don’t. We resist putting our trust in you. We forget your covenant with us. And we suffer for it. Turn us around to walk where you are leading. Forgive us for wandering from the path. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
L: God is faithful at all times and to all who seek guidance. May you know the grace which has been freely offered to you, and the special blessing which God continually grants to all who simply ask. Receive the forgiveness of your loving creator, for the sake of Jesus our Lord.
All: Amen

Exchange of God’s Peace

Gathering Hymn ………...................…. “Listen, God Is Calling” .…………….…….…………....…... ELW #513

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, Abram and his family trusted you with their lives and all that they owned. May we also place our days within your hands, sure of the promise you have made us: to go before us, beside us, and after us with your protection. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

10:00 Service Only -Installation of Mentors, Growing In God Leaders, and Confirmation Leaders
………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jordan Gades

Scripture Reading …..………………..….….….……….…………………………..……….…………….……..… Genesis 12:1-9
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 ……………....….. “What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine” …………………..……. ELW #774
Offering Received

Offering Prayer
C: As Abram built altars in thanksgiving, so we place upon your altar these signs of our gratitude for all the blessings in our lives. Mercifully receive them for the good of your creation and bless us with the peace which comes with following in your generous footsteps. For the sake of our Savior. Amen.

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

Prayers of the Church
L: We pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.
L: By stages you led your servant Abram to the land that you had promised him. Give us his faith to follow your leading, step by step, even when we cannot see beyond our own noses, and the destination feels uncertain. Guiding God,
C: Hear our prayer.
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L: We offer our prayers and you hear them. You have given us so much already, yet we continue to ask, knowing of your boundless mercy. For this we thank you, and we pray all these things in your beloved son Jesus’ name.
All: Amen.

Holy Communion
Communion Invitation and Distribution
C: Jesus promises to be with us to the end of the age. We meet him again in the bread and the wine, a recognition of our spiritual family and our place at God’s table. Let us come now in gladness to receive what is freely offered, with no conditions and no limits: the feast that has no end. Amen.
Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer

Lamb of God …………………………………………………………………………..…….…………….… ELW page 146
Communion Songs ……………..... “O Jesus, I Have Promised” ………………….……..……..... ELW #810
………..….…… “How Firm a Foundation“ …………..…………………..…... ELW #796
……… “ Go, My Children, with My Blessing“ ….…………..…………….. ELW #543

Blessing

Post-Communion Prayer
C: We have asked and we have received. We have been blessed and forgiven, filled and given rest. To you, oh Lord, we lift up our thanksgiving and praise. We thank you for the gift of today and ask that you bless us and give us the strength and grace to face tomorrow. In Jesus name we pray. 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 ………...….….……...... “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises” ……………………………….. ELW #535

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

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