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Jesus Calls Us To Follow Him. Redeemer Lutheran Church. Sunday, July 3, 2011 . Happy 4 th of July. Welcome to Redeemer!. Welcome to worship at Redeemer. As we hear God’s Word today, we are reminded of his mercy in calling us to faith. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Jesus Calls Us To Follow HimRedeemer Lutheran ChurchSunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of JulyWelcome toRedeemer!Welcome to worship at Redeemer. As we hear Gods Word today, we are reminded of his mercy in calling us to faith. He calls us away from sin to live in peace and thankful service.

For Our GuestsIf you have questions, let us try to help. Speak with an usher, greeter, or the person next to you. If youd like to learn more about Redeemer and its ministry, please talk to Pastor Wolfe or a church member after the service.

Childrens MessageEach week, our younger worshipers are invited to the front of church before the sermon hymn to hear a special message for them from Pastor Wolfe.

Need to Know whats going on? Check the church calendar, Get access to sermons,and more.www.redeemermandan.com

Our church website has the info you need right at your fingertips Prayer before WorshipLord Jesus, we thank you again for bringing us through another week back here to you. Bless our worship today and make our songs and prayers beautiful in your sight. Fill our hearts with joy in the good news of your love and forgiveness. Amen. Opportunities to Help Video Slideshow Help NeededComputer familiarity helpful Training provided Contact Kathy Mulske Video Recording Help Needed Recording and/or editing Training provided Contact Erv Schadler

Flood Assistance Funds

WELS Christian Aid and Relief funds availableAvailable to WELS members In Bismarck, Mandan and MinotTalk to Redeemer president Rod Mulske or Our Saviors president Leroy HumannThank you to those who helped to keep our church grounds beautiful and welcoming. Thank you to Erv Schadler for donating a lawn mower. Thank you to Michael Knell for spending many hours last week taking care of our shrubs and grounds.

Please be courteous and silence all pagers and cell phones.

Thank YouLet Me Be Yours ForeverCW #596Verses 1-3Text: Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92 (st. 1)Gesangbuch, Rudolstadt, 1688 (st. 2-3)

Setting: ICH DANK DIR, LIEBER HERRE

Tune: Musika Deutsch, Nrnberg, 1532, alt.

Verse 1:Let me be yours forever,My faithful God and Lord;Let me forsake you neverNor wander from your Word.Lord, do not let me waverBut give me steadfastness,And for such grace and favorYour holy name I'll bless.Verse 2:Lord Jesus, my salvation,My light, my life divine,My only consolation,To you I all resign,For you have dearly bought meWith blood and bitter pain.Let me, since you have sought me,Eternal life obtain.Verse 3:O gracious Holy Spirit,My comforter and guide,Grant that in Jesus' meritI always may confide,Him to the end confessingWhom I have known by faith.Give me your constant blessingAnd grant a Christian death.Opening VersesPastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

All: And also with you.Confession of SinPastor: We have come into the presence of God, who created us to love and to serve him as his dear children. But we have disobeyed him and deserve only his wrath and punishment. Therefore, let us confess our sins to him and plead for his mercy.Confession of SinAll: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child.Confession of SinAll: But trusting in Jesus, my Savior, I pray: Have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt. (Pastor announces our forgiveness)

All: Amen.

Pastor:In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.Oh, Taste and See All:Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.Blessed are they who take refuge in him.Your Word, O Lord, is eternal;it stands firm in the heavens.Oh, Taste and See All:Your faithfulness continues forever.Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.Blessed are they who take refuge in him.Prayer of the Day Pastor:Let us pray.

(The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.)

All: Amen.(Please be seated) Gods Word to His PeopleExodus 3:1-15In mercy, God calls Moses.Psalm #119cAll Refrain:

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.All Verses:

I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.All Verses:

All Refrain:

I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your Word.I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.All Verses:

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!All Verses:

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. All:

All Refrain:

Gods Word to His People1Timothy 1: 12-17In mercy, God called Paul. Pastor: Alleluia. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Alleluia. (2 Corinthians 5:19) Verse of the Day All: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!Verse of the DayGods Word to His PeopleMatthew 9: 9-13In mercy, God calls Matthew. All: Praise be to you, O Christ!(Please be seated)Childrens Message Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult CW #463Verses 1-5Text: Cecil F. Alexander, 1818-95

Setting: STUTTGART

Tune: Christian F. Witt, 1660-1716, alt. Verse 1:Jesus calls us o'er the tumultOf our life's wild, restless sea;Day by day his voice invites us,Saying, "Christian, follow me!"Verse 2:As the first disciples heard itBy the Galilean lake,Turned from home and toil and kindred,Leaving all for his dear sake.Verse 3:Jesus calls us from the worshipOf the vain world's golden store,From each idol that would keep us,Saying, "Christian, love me more."Verse 4:In our joys and in our sorrows,Days of toil and hours of ease,Still he calls, in cares and pleasures,"Christian, love me more that these."Verse 5:Jesus calls us! In your mercy,Savior, help us hear your call;Give our hearts to your obedience.Serve and love you best of all!

Sermon Matthew 9:9-13

Hear Jesus Call of Mercy 1: He comes to us sinners2: He comes so we can follow him

Apostles CreedAll: I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Apostles CreedAll: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lordwho was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.Apostles CreedAll: He descended into hell.The third day he rose again from the dead.He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.Apostles CreedAll: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church.the communion of saints,the forgiveness of sins,the resurrection of the body,and the life everlasting.Amen.In thankfulness for our salvation, we support Gods work with our offerings.Prayer of the ChurchLords PrayerAll: 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. Lords PrayerAll: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Lords PrayerAll: For the kingdom, the power,and the glory are yoursnow and forever. AmenLord, 'Tis Not that I Did Choose You CWS #380 Verses 1-3Text: Josiah Conder, 1789-1855

Setting: O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE

Tune: Erbaulicher MusicalischerChristen-Schatz, Basel, 1745, alt.

Verse 1:Lord, 'tis not that I did choose you;That, I know, could never be,For this heart would still refuse youHad your grace not chosen me.You removed that sin that stained me,Cleansing me to be your own;For this purpose you ordained me,That I live for you alone.Verse 2:It was grace in Christ that called me,Taught my darkened heart and mind,Else the world had yet enthralled me,To your heav'nly glories blind.Now I worship none above you;For your grace alone I thirst,Knowing well that, if I love you,You, O Father, loved me first.Verse 3:Praise the God of all creation;Praise the Father's boundless love.Praise the Lamb, our expiation,Priest and King enthroned above.Praise the Spirit of salvation,Him by whom our spirits live.Undivided adorationTo the great Jehovah give.Pastor: Almighty God, we thank you for teaching us the things you want us to believe and do. Help us by your Holy Spirit to keep your Word in pure hearts that we may be strengthened in faith, guided in holiness, and comforted in life and in death, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. All: Amen, Amen, Amen.Gods BlessingPastor: Brothers and sisters, go in peace. Live in harmony with one another. Serve the Lord with gladness.

The Lord bless you and keep you.The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace. All: Amen.

God Bless Our Native Land CW # 619Verses 1-2Text: Charles T. Brooks, 1813-83 St. 1, alt; John S Dwight, 1813-93, St. 2

Setting: AMERICA

Tune: Thesaurus Musicus, London, c. 1740

Verse 1: God bless our native land! Firm may she ever stand through storm and night! When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do thou our country save By thy great might.

Verse 2: For her our prayers shall rise To God above the skies; On him we wait. Thou who art ever nigh, Guarding with watchful eye, To thee aloud we cry, God save the state! Silent Prayer

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