* The Versicles & Gloria
The Reading: Matthew 10:32-33
Hymn, 211, vv. 1-3, “Built on the Rock”
P: O Lord God, heavenly Father, we give You thanks for the continuance of Your Church among us with the sacred means of salvation to everlasting life;
C: We thank You for establishing and preserving this Christian school so that Your Word of truth may be taught in our midst.
P: We beseech You, preserve this salutary institution
that it may be a blessing for generations to come.
C: Help us to grow day by day in the knowledge of You and of Your holy will, that we may continue steadfast in Your truth, and live lives of Christian service which give glory to You,
and benefit our fellowman.
P: We ask this all in the name of our Redeemer,
who has taught us to pray: All: Our Father, who art…
(please proceed outside to the south side of Old Main)
Hymn, "God's Word Is Our Great Heritage"