Deuteronomy 29:29 – WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE

Deuteronomy 29:29 – WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE

Opening Hymn – 71
Liturgy – Page 26 ( “Service of Word & Sacrament” – front of hymnal)
Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 29:22-29; Psalm 90:1-4
James 4:13-15; Matthew 6:25-34
[Old Testament from NIV ’84; Psalm, Epistle & Gospel Lessons from EHV]
Congregation sings Epistle & Gospel responses on page 30)
The Ancient Litany of the Church – Congregation Reads Bold Type)
Hymn – 441
SERMON – Deuteronomy 29:29 – WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE
Nicene Creed (Page 31)
Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION – Page 33 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 588
“Thank The Lord” omitted
Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 36-37)
Closing Hymn – 75

O Lord, Have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Have mercy upon us.
O Lord, Have mercy upon us.
From all sin, from all error, from all evil:
Good Lord, deliver us.

From the crafts and assaults of the devil; from sudden and evil death;
From pestilence and famine; from war and bloodshed;
From sedition and rebellion; from lightning and tempest;
From all calamity by fire and water; and from everlasting death:
Good Lord, deliver us.
By the mystery of Thy holy incarnation, by Thy holy nativity;
By Thy baptism, fasting, and temptation;
By Thine agony and bloody sweat; by Thy cross and Passion;
By Thy precious death and burial;
By Thy glorious resurrection and ascension;
And by the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter: 
Help us, good Lord.

In all time of tribulation; in all time of prosperity;
In the hour of death; and in the day of Judgment: 
Help us, good Lord.

We poor sinners do beseech Thee: 
To hear us, O Lord God.

And to rule and govern Thy holy Christian Church; to preserve all pastors and ministers of Thy Church in the true knowledge and understanding of Thy Word and in holiness of life; to put an end to all schisms and causes of offense; to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred and are deceived; to beat down Satan under our feet; to send faithful laborers into Thy harvest; to accompany Thy Word with Thy Spirit and grace; to raise up them that fall and to strengthen such as do stand; and to comfort and help the weak-hearted and the distressed:
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

To give all nations peace and concord; to preserve our country from discord and contention; to give our nation perpetual victory over all its enemies; to direct and defend our President and all in authority; and to bless and keep our magistrates and all our people:
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

To behold and help all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation; to protect all who travel by land, water or air; to preserve all women in the perils of childbirth; to strengthen and keep all sick persons and young children; to set free all who are innocently imprisoned; to defend and provide for all fatherless children and widows; and to have mercy on all people:
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

To forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts; to give and preserve to our use the fruits of the earth; and graciously hear our prayers: 
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world:
Have mercy upon us and grant us Thy peace. Amen.