Welcome to Confirmation Sunday with Mayville Lutheran Church!
We are a spiritual community called by God into being.
Casting a new vision to learn and grow as disciples of Jesus. Care, Aware, Share, Together.
“We are one body in Christ, seeking life, growth, and renewal, gifted by God to serve all creation.”
Talk to a member here or share information in the Welcome Pad if you would like to know more.
Welcome and Announcements
You are invited to stand and face the Baptismal Font in the back.
Invocation: (Matthew 28:19)
In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Processional Hymn: ELW #732 “Borning Cry”
Confession & Forgiveness (1John 1:6-2:2)
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
Silence for reflection
Most merciful God… We confess that we are in bondage 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.
Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of 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. Amen.
Hymn: ELW #186 “Create in Me a Clean Heart” (Psalm 51:11-13)
Greeting (2Corinthians 13:13)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
Prayer of the Day:
God of strength, in David you chose a king with a big heart. Create clean and willing hearts in us, and choose us to do your work. Amen.
Please be seated.
Baptism: Lincoln James Idso (p.227 ELW)
Song: “Welcome Child of God” (Tune of #543 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”)
Raindrops, oceans, lakes and rivers: welcome child of God.
Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters: welcome child of God.
When the world feels wide around you, when the dark of night surrounds you,
We are here to tend and guide you. Welcome child of God.
You are invited to stand.
Gospel Acclamation: ELW p.151 (John 6:68)
Announcement of Scripture:
The Scripture reading for today is from 1Samuel the 16th chapter.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Gospel Reading: 1Samuel 16:1-13 pew Bible p.226
David Anointed as King
16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” 4 Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5 He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12 He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.
The Gospel of our Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Please be seated.
Sermon: Pastor Keith Walka
Hymn: ELW #685 “Take My Life, That I May Be”
Confirmation: Jackson Braaten, Seth Germundson, Reece Groth, Cora Knudsvig, Madisen Knudsvig, Brayden Schafer
Let us rejoice with these sisters and brothers in Christ.
We rejoice with you as adult members in the body of Christ continuing in the mission we share. With thankful hearts and praise to God together we bear God’s creative and redeeming word to all the world. Amen.
Prayers of Intercession (Isaiah 56:7, 1Timothy 2:1)
You are invited to stand.
Offertory response: ELW #686 “We Give Thee but Thine Own” (1John 4:19)
Offertory prayer (1Chronicles 29:14)
Merciful Father… we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Benediction: (Numbers 6:24-27)
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace. Amen.
Sending Hymn: ELW #537 “On Our Way Rejoicing” (Acts 8:39)
Instruments are welcome.
Dismissal: (Luke 7:50)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
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