Trinity Lutheran Church - Canton, IL
March 10, 2019 - First Sunday in Lent
Welcome to Trinity!

We’re glad you’re here! 

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We celebrate Holy Communion in worship each Sunday at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome for Communion—read the "Invitation to Holy Communion section  to learn more.


We have weekly education programs for all ages after worship, including Sunday School (age 3+), Confirmation (7th & 8th grade), Youth Group (middle/high school), and Adult Forum.


 

"Need to Know" Information

Restrooms (all handicapped-accessible):

  • Located down the hall from the church office (women’s first, then men’s).


Child and Family Needs—in Fireside Room (entry area):

  • Children are welcome in worship! The small table has crayons and coloring books if your little ones need to keep their hands busy!
  • Our Family Room (next to the TV) offers a baby changing table and space for nursing or other family needs during the service!


Hearing Assistance:

  • You can your set hearing aid to “T” to use our T-coil hearing loop.
  • Other hearing assistance devices are available as well—please ask an usher if you would like to use one.

 

God’s Mission for Trinity: Welcome. Nurture. Serve.

  • In order to put Christ first, we WELCOME people into the church, inviting them to receive the love and grace of Jesus so they may know themselves as children of God.
  • We NURTURE people in faith to support their learning and growth as followers of Jesus.
  • We send people out to SERVE people in emotional, spiritual, and physical need in the congregation, the community, and the world.
Welcoming & Gathering

Prelude

 


Welcome & Announcements

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  • NEW for Kids: Learn about the Bible with interactive games, word searches, and puzzles you can play on a phone through Bible Activities Zone! (Please be polite and turn off the sound if you are sitting in church, though!)



Please stand as you are able.



Gathering Hymn      “The Glory of These Forty Days”   ELW 320

Confession and Forgiveness (John 20:23)

P:  In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.


P:  God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 

C: Amen.

 

P: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. (A brief silence.) Gracious God,   

C: we have wandered far from your home; again and again, we lose our way. We turn inward, afraid of the world around us. We forget that you have saved your people before and promise to do so again. Do not remember the deeds of our past, but turn our faces toward the future, where your forgiveness is sure, your welcome is clear, and your love overflows. Amen.


P: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake, God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

 

Apostolic Greeting (2 Corinthians 13:13)

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

C: And also with you.



Kyrie

Nurtured By God's Word

Prayer of the Day

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray together. O Lord God, 

C: you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen



First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:1-11

(Summary: The spring harvest festival, called the Feast of Weeks, provides the setting for this reading. This festival celebrates the first fruits of the produce of the land offered back to God in thanks. In this text, worshipers announce God's gracious acts on behalf of Israel.)


A: When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lordyour God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name. You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, “Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.” When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lordyour God, you shall make this response before the Lord your God: “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous. When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labor on us, we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.” You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 


Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (sung to the tune below)

A: You who dwell in the shelter of | the Most High,

who abide in the shadow of | the Almighty—

C: you will say to the LORD, "My refuge | and my stronghold,

my God in whom I | put my trust."  

A: Because you have made the | LORD your refuge,

and the Most High your | habitation,

C: no evil | will befall you,

nor shall affliction come | near your dwelling.

A: For God will give the angels charge | over you,

to guard you in | all your ways.

C: Upon their hands they will | bear you up,

lest you strike your foot a- | gainst a stone.  

A: You will tread upon the lion | cub and viper;

you will trample down the lion | and the serpent.

C: I will deliver those who | cling to me;

I will uphold them, because they | know my name.

A: They will call me, and I will | answer them;

I will be with them in trouble; I will rescue and | honor them.

C: With long life will I | satisfy them,

and show them | my salvation.  



Second Reading: Romans 10:8b-13

(Summary: Paul reminds the Christians at Rome of the foundation of their creed, the confession of faith in the risen Christ as Lord.)


A: “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.”


For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 


Please stand as you are able.



Gospel Acclamation "Words of Grace"

GOSPEL: Luke 4:1-13

(Summary: After being filled with the Holy Spirit at his baptism, Jesus is led in the wilderness. Through his responses to the temptations of the devil he defines what it means to be called "the Son of God.")


P:  This is the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 4th chapter.

C: Glory to you, O Lord.


P: Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.”Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’” Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.


P: The Gospel of the Lord.               

C: Praise to you, O Christ.


 

Please sit.



Children's Time & Sermon


 

Please stand as you are able. 



Hymn of the Day     “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”        ELW 325   

Profession of Faith (Apostles' Creed)

C:   I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.



Prayers of the Church (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Each section of the prayers ends:

A: Lord, in your mercy,

C: Hear our prayer.

     

When we get to this part, please join in reading the names in bold:

A: Today, we pray especially for...these friends on our Prayer List:

C: JoAnne, Lois, Cecil, Pat, Dave, Ron, Eleanor, Florence, Karen, Ian, Kirk, Dawn, Lois, Lynette, Carole, Paul, Brian, Susan, Brenda, Adrienne, Alice, Tim, Evan, Mary, Lori, Valerie, Boomer, and Angie.


At the conclusion of the prayers:

P: Into your hands…through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.



Sharing of the Peace (John 14:27, 20:19-21; Matthew 5:23-24)

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.



Please sit.

Nurtured By Christ's Meal

Offering               

  

 

Please stand as you are able.



Sung Offertory  (Psalm 51:10-12)      “Create in Me a Clean Heart”

Offertory Prayer

A: Let us pray. Merciful God, receive the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving and the offering of our lives, that following in the way of the cross, we may know the joy of the resurrection; through Christ our Lord.

C: Amen.




Great Thanksgiving

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

P:   It is indeed right...we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 


Holy, Holy, Holy (Isaiah 6:3, Psalm 118:26, Mark 11:9-10)

Eucharistic Prayer (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

P:   Blessed are you, O God of the universe...

      In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread...

      Again, after supper, he took the cup...holy Trinity, now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

 

Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4)

C: 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 today our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For  thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Please sit.



Lamb of God (John 1:29)

Invitation to Holy Communion

If you are visiting today, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion.


Please come forward when the usher comes to your row. (If you are unable to come forward, please tell the usher, and the servers will come to you.)


We will receive Holy Communion in “tables” today.

  1. You may kneel or stand at the Communion rail.
  2. Pastor will give you the bread, and then you may either drink wine from the first Communion Assistant’s cup or to dip your bread in wine (red) or grape juice (white) from the second Communion Assistant’s cup.
  3. Please remain at the rail until Pastor dismisses your “table.” 


All are invited to sing the following hymns while Communion is distributed:

  • ELW 471   “Let Us Break Bread Together” 




Prayer after Communion

A: Let us pray. Merciful God, accompany our journey through these forty days, drawing us closer to you in this time of fasting. Lead us in a purposeful adventure for spiritual growth, and renew us in the enduring power of baptism in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C:  Amen.

Sending Us Out to Serve

Please stand as you are able.



Benediction (Numbers 6:24-25)

P: The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace,

in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen



Sending Hymn           “This Time of Fasting”

Dismissal

A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord!

C: Thanks be to God!

 


Postlude




Copyright Notices

Service words & music reproduced and streamed under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies License #SBL-14744.


Words of Grace and This Time of Fasting texts by Micah Garnett, reproduced with permission of the author. Tunes are in the public domain.



Other hymns streamed under OneLicense #A-715015.

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