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Lent 4

Lent 4

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Liturgy of Christ Church (CREC) Atlanta in Marietta, GA www.christchurch-atl.com Fourth Sunday in Lent, April 3, 2011 The Divine Service of the Lord Jesus Christ
Liturgy of Christ Church (CREC) Atlanta in Marietta, GA www.christchurch-atl.com Fourth Sunday in Lent, April 3, 2011 The Divine Service of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Christ Church
The Divine Serviceof the Lord Jesus Christ
Fourth Sunday in LentApril 3, 2011
The Lord be with you!
2 Timothy 4.22
And also with you!
Welcome & AnnouncementsPreparation for Worship
(silently pray the following collect to prepare for worship)
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though wedeserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of bodyand soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for allYour benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, wholives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
<STAND when the pianist stops playing> 
I. The Lord Gathers Us for Worship
Invocation & Entrance
We are gathered in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 18.20; 28.19
 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
 Our help comes from the Lord,
The Maker of heaven and earth!
Psalm 121.1-2
Hymn of Procession
(on following page)
Note: The congregation says all bold words and sings all printed songs.
II. The Lord Cleanses Us from Sin
Dearly beloved in Christ, the Scriptures teach us that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves andthe truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sinsand to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1.9
Kyrie Eleison
Lord Have Mercy
Psalm 51.1; 123.3; Matthew 17.15; 20.30-31
Confession of Sin
Come, let us worship and bow down.
Psalm 95.6
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker!
 Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, bywhat we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our wholehearts, and we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry, and we humblyrepent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we maydelight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.
Absolution ~
Gospel proclamation of forgiveness in Christ
By virtue of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, you are fully and freely forgiven of allyour sins. Believe this and know that you are at peace with God!
Thanks be to God!

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