October 25, 2020 – Online Worship
Confession of Sins and Absolution
M: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
C: And also with you.
M: God invites us to come into his presence and worship him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore, let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask him to forgive us.
C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
M: God, our Heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our all our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer of the Day
Lord Jesus, you call us by the Spirit of truth to your eternal feast, and nourish and strengthen our faith through the precious food of your holy Word. Preserve and protect our faith to welcome us to your heavenly banquet, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.