Opening Anthem by the Choir: “Give Thanks To Him”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal – abbreviated)
Scripture Readings: Genesis 8:18-22, 9:12-17; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 17:11-19
Luther’s Explanation To the First Article (See Opposite Page)
Hymn – 610
SERMON – Genesis 8 & 9 – THE ALTAR AND THE RAINBOW
Offertory – Offering – Prayer – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 588
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 609
DR. MARTIN LUTHER’S EXPLANATION TO THE FIRST ARTICLE
I believe that God created me and all that exists, and that He gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities.
And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, property and home, spouse and children, land, cattle and all I own, and all I need to keep my body and life. God also preserves me by defending me against all danger, guarding and protecting me from all evil.
All this God does only because He is my good and merciful Father in heaven, and not because I have earned or deserved it.
For all this I ought to thank and praise, to serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.