Divine Service November 22nd

November 22, 2020 Speaker: The Rev. John Hallock

Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11–34:24, 1 Corinthians 15:20–15:28, Matthew 25:31–25:46

Opening Music

Please stand.

Confession and Absolution (1 John 1:8-9, John 20:22-23)  

P: As we prepare for this great gift, let us confess our sins and hear the promise of forgiveness. Most merciful God,

C: we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

P: Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Please be seated.

P: 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.

Prayer of the Day (2 Timothy 4:22)

P: Let us pray. Eternal God, merciful Father, You have appointed Your Son as judge of the living and the dead. Enable us to wait for the day of HIs return with our eyes fixed on the kingdom prepared for Your own from the foundation of the world; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

First Reading…………………………………..…..…Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Second Reading………………………………………1 Corinthians 15:20-28

P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Please stand.

Holy Gospel       

P:The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-fifth chapter, verses 31-46 

C:Glory to You, O Lord

P:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C:  Praise to You, O Christ.

Please be seated.

Sermon

Please stand 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, 

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, 

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. 

He descended into hell. 

The third day He rose again from the dead. 

He ascended into heaven 

and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty. 

From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

the resurrection of the body, 

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 Please be seated.

The Prayers of the Church (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

P: Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

After each petition:

      P: Lord, in Your mercy,      or       P: let us pray to the Lord

      C: hear our prayer                      C: Lord have mercy.

Please stand.

Service of the Sacrament (2 Timothy 4:22)

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.

P: In the night in which he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

 Again, after supper, he took the cup.

gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people

for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

C: Amen.

 Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

 C. Our Father who art in heaven, 

hallowed be Thy name, 

Thy kingdom come, 

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

  Give us this day our daily bread; 

and forgive us our trespasses 

as we forgive those who trespass against us; 

and lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. 

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the 

  glory forever and ever. Amen. 

 Please be seated.

 Distribution

 P: The body of Christ, given for you.

The blood of Christ, shed for you.

Closing Prayer

 P: Let us pray. Almighty God, you provide the true bread from heaven, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant that we who have received the Sacrament of His body and blood may abide in Him and He in us, that we may be filled with the power of His endless life, now and forever.

C: Amen.

The Benediction (Numbers 6:22-27)  

P: The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious

    to you.The Lord look upon you with favor and give you

    peace.

C: Amen.

 Closing Music