Sunday Morning Matins - October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

Rev. Steve Petersen, ELS Missions Counselor
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Other service participants 
Liturgist: Chaplain Don Moldstad

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Confession

* Hymn, 497, vv. 1, 5 & 6, Praise the Almighty, My Soul Adore Him

* Versicles and Gloria patri

* Psalm 67: Hymn 591, May God Bestow On Us His Grace

(v. 1 - Choir;  vv. 2 & 3 - All)

* Lesson: Isaiah 44:21-23 (Reader: Rev. Bhaktaraj Joshi, Nepal)

* Choir Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (Rev. Gonzalo Delgadillo)

* Choir: Hear, O Israel- C. Courtney

   (All may join with the choir to sing Hymn 69, vv. 1 & 8)

   ALL: The God of Abr’am praise, Who reigns…

* Lesson: Ephesians 4:22-28 (Reader: Rev. Kalyan K Gollapalli, India)

* Choir Text: John 3:14-17 (Reader: Rev. Ugis Sildeg, Latvia)

* Choir Responsory: "As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent” F.J. Gostelow

* Lesson: Matthew 9:1-8 (Reader: Alexandr Brinza, Czech Republic)

* Hymn, 236, Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus

* Sermon: I Peter 2:21-25, “The Gospel Is Something to Celebrate!”

* Canticle: Hymn, 41, vv. 1 & 3;

* Choir: Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace.)  J.S. Bach

* Kyrie eleison

* Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Benedicamus and Blessing

* Hymn, 590, O Happy Day

* Postlude


Isaiah 44:21-23 “Remember these, O Jacob, And Israel, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me! I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, And glorified Himself in Israel. Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel! You shall love the Lord with all your heart and soul and strength. The Lord, our God, the Lord is One. Ephesians 4:22-28 Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. John 3:14-17 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that shall endure to the end shall be saved. Matthew 9:1-8 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men. I Peter 2:21-25 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.