THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE HOLY TRINITY
June 3 and 4, 2007Welcome to our worship service. We consider it a privilege to have you worship with ustoday. May the Holy Spirit direct all of us into a life of Christian faithfulness and service.Please sign the friendship register during the offering.PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP: Lord, we come to your house to hear your Word and singyour praises. Send your Holy Spirit that our hearts may be opened to confess our sins,believe in Jesus as our Savior and grow in our Christian faith day by day. Hear us for Jesus’ sake. Amen.THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Triune God is the one, true God, and he works to bring peace,hope, and salvation to all. We rejoice in the many, many blessings that are ours throughthe work of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.ORDER OF WORSHIP: Sunday: Special Order of Worship (
see below in red
Order of Worship
Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”
– Christian Worship
InvocationM:We worship in the name of God the Father, who created us, God the Son, who by his life anddeath has redeemed us from the power of sin and death and given us life, and God the HolySpirit, who has called us to faith and equipped us to serve.
)Confession and Absolution
M:Let us come before the Lord and confess our sins.
C: O almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess to youall my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended you and justlydeserved your punishment, now and forever. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray you of your boundless mercyand for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor sinfulbeing.
M:Upon this your confession, I, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce thegrace of God to all of you, and in the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ Iforgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit.Amen.