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Jesus Cleanses the Temple
January 21, 2018

Welcome & Announcements

Invocation and Preparing Our Hearts for Worship

Litany
L: Jesus, both God and human.
C: Jesus, filled with wisdom and truth, love and grace and peace.
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C: May we, with Jesus, raise a temple of love.
All: And may that temple endure as a testament forever.

Confession and Forgiveness
L: We confess our sins before God and one another.
L: Merciful Lord,
C: We come before you with heavy hearts. We do not always follow our Savior’s lead. We insist on our own way, putting worldly things before you. We doubt, we discriminate; we scatter—preferring darkness to the brilliance of your truth. For all this we ask your mercy and forgiveness, that our hearts may be made clean again. Amen.
L: As a loving shepherd gathers his sheep, so our Lord protects and cares for us. As patient as a parent for a wayward child, so is God’s mercy for us. Let us rejoice that we have received forgiveness, and that every day our Lord seeks to renew us in the image of our Creator, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
All: Amen

Exchange of God’s Peace

Gathering Hymn …….…..………..……………..”We Are Called”………………….……….……..ELW #720

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: Merciful Lord, you are at once full of mercy and righteousness. Rouse us from complaisance and light your fire within us again, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Pastor Stan Erickson Remembrance …………………………….………………………….. Don Hagestuen

Choir Anthem ………………..…………………….…………..… Senior Choir, directed by Jennifer Johnson

10:00 Service Only
4 & 5 Year-Old Milestone Blessing ……….……………Pastor Jordan Gades

Gospel Acclamation ………………………………………………………………………….…………… ELW page 142
Gospel Reading ………………………………………………………………………..….…………………. John 2:13-25

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 …….....….......... “In His Temple Now Behold Him” ……….……....……..ELW #417
Offering Received

Offering Prayer
C: We bring our offerings before you, God, not to show how good or deserving we are, but to glorify you who taught us generosity and care for the less fortunate. Keep our eyes and minds trained on you, that all we offer might bring glory to your name. Amen.

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

Prayers of the Church
L: We pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.
L: So often we turn what was meant to be good into something self-serving, distorted, or unjust. Forgive us and lead us back to your right paths. God of righteousness,
C: Hear our prayer.
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L: All these things we entrust to you, knowing that you are ultimately merciful and have already heard our prayers. In Jesus’ name,
All: Amen.

Holy Communion
Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer

Distribution of Communion
Lamb of God ……………………………………………………………..………………………. ELW page 146
Communion Songs ……...……… “Joyous Light of Heavenly Glory” …………….… ELW #561
…………...… “We Come to the Hungry Feast” ……..……….. ELW #479
……………... “Love Divine, All Love Excelling” ……..………… ELW #631
Blessing

Post-Communion Prayer
C: We are home. We have had dinner. We have come to the feast which has been laid out for us, where we have found joy, peace, and forgiveness for all our wrongdoings. God is merciful. Alleluia! Thanks be to God. 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 .…...….…....……...... “Built on a Rock”………….………..ELW #652 (verses 1, 2, and 5)

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

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