March 10, 2019                            Lent 1

ORDER OF SERVICE

Service of the Word (also found on page 38 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 127, Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Lord our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your Word, and when we fall, raise us up again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (sung)

 

FIRST LESSON

Deuteronomy 26:5-10 (printed on back of worship folder)

Moses reminds God’s people of God’s actions on their behalf. He especially points out their deliverance from the misery, toil, and oppression they had experienced in the land of Egypt. Thanksgiving for such blessings lead them to worship the Lord and to bring him the first fruits of their crops.


 

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 3 (also found on page 39 of the blue supplement)

 

SECOND LESSON

Romans 10:8b-13 (printed on back of worship folder)

God’s Word proclaims to us the good news of salvation and works faith in our hearts through which we are saved. This faith expresses itself through an outward confession of faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 4:1-13 (printed on back of worship folder)

Jesus begins his ministry by battling with the devil. The devil confronts him with three temptations. Each time Jesus uses God’s Word to defeat Satan. Jesus’ victory over Satan started here and ended in complete victory on the cross. Thanks be to God for our champion, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 200, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

 

SERMON

Luke 4:1-13
At the Crossroad of Temptation

 

HYMN

Hymn 117(vs. 1-5), O Dearest Jesus

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 117(vs. 6-7), O Dearest Jesus