9 am service

Nativity Lutheran Church                

February 28, 2021, 9:00 am Service

2 Lent

 

Gather

Welcome 

Confession and Forgiveness

All may make the sign of the cross, the sign marked at baptism, as the presiding minister begins.

Blessed be the holy Trinity,  one God,

the keeper of the covenant,

the source of steadfast love,

our rock and our redeemer.

Amen.

God hears us when we cry, and draws us close in Jesus Christ. Let us return to the one who is full of compassion.

Silence is kept for reflection.

Fountain of living water,

pour out your mercy over us.

Our sin is heavy, and we long to be free.

Rebuild what we have ruined

and mend what we have torn.

Wash us in your cleansing flood.

Make us alive in the Spirit

to follow in the way of Jesus,

as healers and restorers of the world you so love.

Amen.

Beloved, God’s word never fails.

The promise rests on grace:

by the saving love of Jesus Christ,

the wisdom and power of God,

your sins are  forgiven, and God remembers them no more.

Journey in the way of Jesus.

Amen.

Establish the Work of Our Hands

If You don’t build it we labor in vain

Without Your Spirit we stand with no strength

I know my life is passing away

But the works of Your hands are what will remain

Let the favor of the Lord rest upon us

O Lord establish the work of our hands

O Lord establish the work of our hands

Teach us to number the length of our days

Pour out Your power we’ll pour out Your praise

Teach us to run to finish the race

For only what’s done in love will remain

Let the favor of the Lord rest upon us

O Lord establish the work of our hands

O Lord establish the work of our hands

Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Greeting

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

Kyrie

 

Prayer of the Day

                                 

                                                                              Word

Reading:

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.’ Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, ‘As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.

God said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.’

Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

Psalm 22:23-31

You who fear the Lord, give praise! All you of Jacob’s | line, give glory.

Stand in awe of the Lord, all you off- | spring of Israel.

For the Lord does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty; neither is the 

Lord’s face hid- | den from them; but when they cry out, | the Lord hears them.

From you comes my praise in the | great assembly;

I will perform my vows in the sight of those who | fear the Lord.

The poor shall eat | and be satisfied,

Let those who seek the Lord give praise! May your hearts | live forever! 

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn | to the Lord;

all the families of nations shall bow | before God.

For dominion belongs | to the Lord,

who rules o- | ver the nations.

Indeed, all who sleep in the earth shall bow | down in worship;

all who go down to the dust, though they be dead, shall kneel be- | fore the Lord.

Their descendants shall | serve the Lord,

whom they shall proclaim to genera- | tions to come.

They shall proclaim God’s deliverance to a people | yet unborn,

saying to them, “The | Lord has acted!”

 

 

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel

The Gospel according to…

Glory to you, O Lord! 

Gospel Lesson: Mark 8:31-38

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Children’s Message

            

Message

Hymn of the Day   Good Good Father

I’ve heard a thousand stories 

of what they think you’re like

But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in 

the dead of night

And you tell me that 

you’re pleased

And that I’m never alone

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide

But I know we’re all searching

For answers only you provide

‘Cause you know just 

what we need

Before we say a word

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

Because you are perfect in 

all of your ways

You are perfect in 

all of your ways

You are perfect in 

all of your ways to us

You are perfect in 

all of your ways

You are perfect in 

all of your ways

You are perfect in 

all of your ways to us

Oh, it’s love so undeniable

I, I can hardly speak

Peace so unexplainable

I, I can hardly think

As you call me deeper still

As you call me deeper still

As you call me deeper still

Into love, love, love

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

You’re a good good father

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, 

it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

You’re a good good father 

You are perfect in 

all of your ways

It’s who you are, 

it’s who you are, 

it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

You are perfect in 

all of your ways

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, 

it’s who I am

Prayers of the People              

(Offer your petition on FaceBook) 

Meal

Sharing the Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you. 

Offering 

Offertory Prayer

Faithful God,

you walk beside us in lonely places,

and you meet us in our hunger with bread from heaven.

Accompany us in this meal,

that we may pass over from death to life

with Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 

Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right and … we praise your name and join their unending

hymn:

Santo, Santo, Santo

Holy, holy, holy.

My heart, my heart adores you!

My heart is glad to say, the words:

You are holy, Lord

Santo, santo, santo,

mi corazón te adora!

Mi corazón te sabe decir:

santo eres Señor!

The Words of Institution 

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

 hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come, your will be done, 

on earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins 

 as we forgive those who sin against us. 

Save us from the time of trial

 and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, 

 and the glory are yours, 

 now and forever. 

Amen

Invitation to Communion 

Distribution

Communion Music       Let Us Break Bread Together     

Let us break bread together on our knees;

let us break bread together on our knees.  

When I fall on my knees,

with my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me. 

 

Let us drink wine together on our knees; 

let us drink wine together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees,

with my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us praise God together on our knees; 

let us praise God together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees,

with my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

Post communion blessing

The true presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

Prayer after Communion

God of steadfast love,

at this table you gather your people

into one body for the sake of the world.

Send us in the power of your Spirit,

that our lives bear witness to the love that has made us new

in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

Children’s Prayers

Send

Blessing

You are what God made you to be:

created in Christ Jesus for good works,

chosen as holy and beloved,

freed to serve your neighbor.

God bless you  that you may be a blessing,

in the name of the holy and life-giving Trinity.

Amen.

Announcements

Sending Song      What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

ev’rything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit;

oh, what needless pain we bear–

all because we do not carry

ev’rything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged–

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness–

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge–

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do your friends despise, forsake you?

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

In his arms he’ll take and shield you;

you will find a solace there.

 

Blessed savior thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear

May we ever Lord be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer

Soon in glory bright unclouded

There will be no need for prayer

Rapture praise and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.

Dismissal

Go in peace. Remember the poor.

Thanks be to God.