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If Gods Yoke Is Easy, Why Am I So Tired?

(7/9/2017)

Today in Worship - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 
Preacher, Worship Leader & Children's Message:  Pastor Bob Liebmann
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

Opening Song
"Above All"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs of Praise
"Always"
"How Great Is Our God"

First Reading
Romans 7:14-25a 
14  We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
15  I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
16  And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
17  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
18  I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
19  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.
20  Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21  So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
22  For in my inner being I delight in God's law;
23  but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.
24  What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
25a  Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Matthew 11:25-30
25  At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
26  Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
27  All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Sermon

Offering
"You Called Me By Name"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation To The First Article Of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that he has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.  He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, land, animals, and all I have.  He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life.  He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.  All this he does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.  For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey him.  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
"Your Grace Is Enough"