3/3/24 Third Sunday in Lent
Service of Holy Communion ~ 8:00am
The Service of Light
L Jesus Christ is the Light of the world,
C the light no darkness can overcome.
L Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening,
C and the day is almost over.
L Let your light scatter the darkness,
C and illumine your Church.
Hymn of Light Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies, LBW 265
Opening Hymn Lead On, O King Eternal, LBW 495
Prayer of the Day
Psalm 141 (Humble Thyself)
Scripture Lesson 2 Chronicles 1:7-12a
7 In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.” 8 And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place. 9 O Lord God, let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” 11 God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.”
The Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
17 Deal bountifully with your servant,
that I may live and keep your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
19 I am a sojourner on the earth;
| hide not your commandments from me!
20 My soul is consumed with longing
for your rules at all times.
21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,
who wander from your commandments.
22 Take away from me scorn and contempt,
for I have kept your testimonies.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me,
your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24 Your testimonies are my delight;
they are my counselors..
Gospel John 8:2-11
The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 8th Chapter.
2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
The Magnificat (paraphrase) My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness, Lord, WOV 730
Hymn of the Day If You But Trust in God to Guide You, LBW 453
L: In many and various ways, God spoke to His people of old by the prophets.
C: But now in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son.
L: I confess to God Almighty, before the whole company of heaven, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned in thought, word, and deed by my fault, by my own fault, by my own most grievous fault; wherefore I pray God Almighty to have mercy on me, forgive me all my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen
C: The almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon, forgiveness, and remission of all your sins. Amen
C: I confess to God Almighty, before the whole company of heaven, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned in thought, word, and deed by my fault, by my own fault, by my own most grievous fault; wherefore I pray God Almighty to have mercy on me, forgive me all my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen
L: The almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon, forgiveness, and remission of all your sins. Amen
Prayers of God’s People
Offertory Take My Life LBW 406, vs. 1, 4
Take my life that I may be
Consecrated, Lord, to thee;
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my silver and my gold,
not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
ev’ry pow’r as thou shalt choose.
Offertory Prayer p. 68 LBW
The Great Thanksgiving p. 68
Words of Institution
The Lord’s Prayer
Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
Distribution of Communion
Post Communion Blessing & Prayer
Benediction p. 74 LBW
Sharing of the Peace
Dismissal p. 74 LBW
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