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Living In The Light

(3/26/2017)

Today in Worship - Fourth Sunday in Lent
Preacher: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Worship Leader & Childrens Message: Louis Johnson
Elder: Calvin Neislein

 
Welcoming One Another

Baptism

Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Opening Song
"All Glory Laud And Honor"
"Open Up The Heavens"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs of Praise
St. Marks Early Childhood Students

First Reading
Ephesians 5:8-14
8  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
9  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10  and find out what pleases the Lord.
11  Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12  For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 
13  But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14  for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
John 9:1-7, 24-25
1  As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2  His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.
4  As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
5  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6  Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.
7  "Go, he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
 
24  A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God, " they said. "We know this man is a sinner."
25  He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"

Sermon

Offering
"How Can I Keep From Singing"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation To The Third Article Of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.  In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.  In this Christian church he daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers.  On the Last Day, he will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.  This is most certainly true.

Prayers Of The Day

The Lord's Prayer
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.

Blessing

Sending Song
"Days Of Elijah"