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Great Is Gods Grace

(6/25/2017)

Today in Worship - Third Sunday after Pentecost 

Preacher:  Pastor Bill Liebmann
Worship Leader:  Jim Colin
Children's Message:  Jeannine Colin
Elder:  Mike Kennedy


Welcoming One Another

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

Opening Prayer

Song of Praise
"Mighty To Save"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs of Praise
"Lord I Lift Your Name On High"
"Our Father"

First Reading

Romans 4:18-25
18  Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
19  Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead.
20  Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
21  being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
22  This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23  The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone,
24  but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness--for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
25  He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Matthew 9:9-13
9  As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collectors booth. "Follow me, he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
10  While Jesus was having dinner at Matthews house, many tax collectors and "sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.
11  When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?
12  On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13  But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Sermon

Offering
"Shout To The Lord"

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
"The River Is Here"