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Our Lutheran Identity: Law and Gospel

(9/17/2017)

Today in Worship - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Preacher & Worship Leader:  Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Louis Johnson
Elder:  Mike Gates


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

Opening Prayer

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs of Praise
"My Life Is In You, Lord” 
"Mighty To Save"

First Reading
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
1  Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you?
2  You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody.
3  You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4  Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.
5  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
6  He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
John 1:14-18
14  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15  John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' "
16  From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
17  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18  No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

Sermon

Offering
"ISM-St. Louis"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Second Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death, that I may be his own and live under him in his kingdom and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.  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.

Celebrating the Lords Supper
"Holy Spirit"
"Our Father"
"10,000 Reasons"

Blessing

Sending Song
"Glory To God Forever"