Declaration of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Gloria Patri Hymn #579
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Time with the Young Church (afterwards children are dismissed for Sunday School)
Hymn #275 “God of Our Life” Sandon
Prayer for Illumination
God, source of all light, by your Word you give light to the soul. Pour out upon us the spirit of wisdom and understanding that, being taught by you in Holy Scripture, our hearts and minds may be opened to know the things that pertain to life and holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bible Reading Genesis 32:3-13 page 36
Anthem “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms ” M.O.O.S.E.
“Amazing Grace” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”
Bible Reading Genesis 32:21-31 page 37
Sermon “Wrestling for Our Lives”
Musical Interlude (you are invited to use this time for prayer and personal reflection)
Affirmation of Faith Brief Statement of Faith
In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba Father. In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community. But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring God’s commandments, we violate the image of God in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care. We deserve God’s condemnation.