Luke 2:21-40 – AN OLD MAN, AN OLD WOMAN, AND ALL THAT MATTERS

Luke 2:21-40 – AN OLD MAN, AN OLD WOMAN, AND ALL THAT MATTERS

Opening Hymn – 441
Liturgy – Page 15 (abbreviated communion liturgy)
Scripture Lessons: Psalm 90; Philippians 3:12-14; Luke 2:21-40
The abbreviated Litany – printed in bulletin – congregation: bold type
Hymn – 78
SERMON – Luke 2:21-40 –
AN OLD MAN, AN OLD WOMAN, AND ALL THAT MATTERS
Offertory – Offering – Prayer – Lord’s Prayer
THE LORD’S SUPPER – Page 23 (front of hymnal)
Distribution Hymn – 588
Song Of Simeon – Closing Prayer – Benediction (Pages 24-25)
Closing Hymn – 75
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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.