This beautiful arrangement of “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” is special music prepared by a young lady in Canada who is an online friend of Dave Thomas. She prefers to not have her name published on the Internet.

Confession and Forgiveness

Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.


Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Most merciful God,

    We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.  We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. 

    For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your holy name.  Amen.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgives us all our sins.  As a called and ordained minister of word and sacrament in the church of Christ and by His authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


Prayer of the Day

Gracious and loving Lord,
All we have and own is a gift from You, given for the sake of our world and the greater good.  Help us to see that reality and use our gifts and resources in ways that honor You and serve our city, communities, nation and world.  Teach us wisdom and help us to the bigger picture of life together in You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son our Lord.  Amen!

O Christ the Same ELW #760

keyboard: Diane McDonough, voice: Pastor Bruce

O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages,
our loves and hopes, our failures and our fears;
eternal Lord, the King of all the ages,
unchanging still amid the passing years:
O loving Word, the source of all creation,
who spread the skies, and set the stars ablaze,
O Christ the same, who wrought our whole salvation,
we bring our thanks for all our yesterdays.

O Christ the same the friend of sinners, sharing
our inmost thoughts, the secrets none can hide,
still as of old upon Your body bearing
the marks of love, in triumph glorified:
O Son of Man, who stooped for us from heaven,
O Prince of Life, in all Your saving power,
O Christ the same, to whom our hearts are given,
we bring our thanks for this the present hour.

O Christ the same, secure with in whose keeping
our lives and loves, our days and years remain,
our work and rest, our waking and our sleeping,
our calm and storm, our pleasure and our pain;
O Lord of Love, for all our joys and sorrows,
for all our hopes, when earth shall fade and flee,
O Christ the same, beyond our brief tomorrows,
we bring our thanks for all that is to be.

Psalm 90:1-12

read by Coach Craig Bjorklund

1Lord, You have been our refuge
from one generation to another.
2Before the mountains were brought forth, or the land and the earth were born,
from age to age You are God.
3You turn us back to the dust and say,
“Turn back, O children of earth.”
4For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past
and like a watch in the night;
5You sweep them away like a dream,
they fade away suddenly like the grass:
6in the morning it is green and flourishes;
in the evening it is dried up and withered.
7For we are consumed by Your anger;
we are afraid because of Your wrath.
8Our iniquities You have set before You,
and our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
  9When You are angry, all our days are gone;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10The span of our life is seventy years, perhaps in strength even eighty;
yet the sum of them is but labor and sorrow, for they pass away quickly and we are gone.
11Who regards the power of Your wrath?
Who rightly fears Your indignation?
  12So teach us to number our days
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

read by Deanna Lee

1Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. 2For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3When they say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! 4But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; 5for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. 6So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; 7for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

“It Is Well with My Soul”             ELW #785

key board: Diane McDonough, voice: Pastor Bruce

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say
It is well it is well with my soul

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well it is well with my soul

Tho’ Satan should buffet tho’ trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood for my soul

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well it is well with my soul

My sin oh the bliss of this glorious tho’t
My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord praise the Lord oh my soul

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well it is well with my soul

And Lord haste the day when the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well with my soul

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well it is well with my soul