2 August 2020

A Service For the Home

The following service order is intended for use in the home at a time when our congregation cannot gather. It may be lead by a family member, or if you live alone, you may use it by yourself, in which case, simply say all parts. Of course this is not intended to be a substitute for the Divine Service of the gathered church, but as a provision for household devotion and prayer. You may also use the service orders of Matins, Morning Prayer, Vespers, Evening Prayer, or Compline depending on the time of day. For a simple service order, see Daily Prayer (LSB p. 294ff) .

Leader: O Lord, open my lips.
Response: And my mouth will declare your praise.
L: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
R: Make haste to help me, O Lord.

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.

L: Oh give thanks to the LORD: call upon his name;
R: make known his deeds moang the peoples!
L: He spread a cloud for a covering,
R: and fire to give light by night.
L: They asked, and he brought quail,
R: and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.
L: He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
R: it flowed through the desert like a river.
L: For he remembered his holy promise,
R: and Abraham, his servant.
L: So he brought his people out with joy,
R: his chosen ones with singing.
L: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit,
R: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
L: Oh give thanks to the LORD: call upon his name;
R: make known his deeds moang the peoples!

L: Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
R: Amen.

READINGS FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE
Isaiah 55:1-5
Psalm 136:1-9 (antiphon v26)
Romans 9:1-13
Matthew 14:13-21

L: Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
R: How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
L: For from him and through him and to him are all things.
R: To him be glory forever. Amen.

HYMN – O Living Bread from Heaven (LSB #642)

SERMON – Romans 9:1-13

The Apostles’ Creed (confessed together)

THE PRAYERS

Gracious God our Father in heaven, your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, multiplied bread and fish in the wilderness as a foretaste of the messianic feast to come. Gathered at His table, we are bold to pray:

For your holy church scattered throughout the world, for our brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer persecution for the sake of the Gospel and for all who confess the name of Jesus; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For our fellowship in the Missouri Synod, for those who watch over our teaching and life together, for Matthew, Michael, and Paul, and for all pastors and teachers in Christ, for our fellow congregations including Christ Lutheran Church in Brea (Pr. Eric Clausson), the gathered and the scattered, for our missionaries including Justin and Jordan Logston, for our schools and seminaries, and for our PreSchool and AfterSchool, for Vicki and Kristy; Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the government and all in authority, for our president, and governor, the Congress and legislatures, and the courts of our land, for wise and faithful rulers who serve in the fear of Your name; for the right use of liberty in service to others; for the suppression of tyranny, insurrection, rebellion, sedition, and lawlessness;  Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the boldness and confidence to live by faith without fear, trusting that in Christ we more than conquer by His Cross; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For our deployed soldiers and their families, for police fire, and emergency workers, and all who work to protect our lives and property;  for medical workers and all who attend to our health, for those who risk their own lives and health in service of others; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For mutual respect and understanding among all people; for an end to prejudice, bigotry, and division; for the Spirit of God to change the hearts and minds of all that we would live together as one humanity under one Maker and Redeemer; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For those who call upon you in their time of need: (everyone may speak the names of those for who they wish to pray); Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the unborn and the mothers who carry them, that both mother and child would be protected through childbirth, for those who celebrate the gift of life on their birthdays: Geri Kleinpell (8/04); Sally Glade (8/04); Sarah Abrams (8/06); Collin Simpson (8/07); Annie White (8/09); Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

Into your hands we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy, through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. 
R: Amen.

The Our Father (prayed together)

(Morning) I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

(Evening) I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

L: Let us bless the Lord.
R: Thanks be to God.

L: The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the +Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve us.
R: Amen.

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