If you are unable to attend live worship – please use the following links and resources to assist your time to worship at home. 

Live Streaming

Many Lutheran churches around Australia are currently livestreaming.

Following this link: https://www.lca.org.au/worship/wpp/churchhome/

and look at the View@Home Tab.

Worship@Home

We gather

Jesus found Philip and said to him:
Follow me!
Philip found Nathaniel and said to him:
Come and see!

We begin in God’s name

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

We lay down our sins and burdens before God

Let us confess our sins in the presence of God and of each other.

We confess to you, almighty God,

before the whole company of heaven,

and to each other,

that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed,

by our own fault.

Have mercy on us, for Jesus’ sake,

forgive us all our sins,

and bring us to eternal life. Amen.

 

-Silent confession-

 

May the almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins.

Amen.

 

Restore us again, O God our Saviour.

Do not be angry with us any longer.

 

We pray Psalm 139

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts

 

 

We pray the prayer of the day

Let us pray that we follow Jesus. [silence]
Jesus Christ, Son of God,
we thank you for calling us to be your disciples.
Open our eyes to recognise you
as the promised Messiah,
and draw us to follow you
wherever you lead.
For you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.


God speaks to us

Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-20 The Lord reveals himself to Samuel

 

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit

 

Gospel: John 1:43-51 We have found the Messiah

 

We confess our faith- The Apostles’ Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty,

from thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic* church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen

*or: Christian; ‘catholic’ here means ‘universal’

 

We thank God for his gifts

Thank you, Lord, for calling us to be your followers.
Lead us to serve you in all that we do
by trusting you and doing your will.
Use us and our possessions for your purposes.
Amen.

 

Covid Prayer

Heavenly Father,
We pray for healing and comfort for people around the world suffering from Coronavirus COVID-19. Speed their recovery and slow the spread of the virus. We thank you for the efforts of all those involved in treating, testing and caring for patients, and ask your protection over them as they go about their work. Give wisdom to governments around the world as they manage this outbreak. We ask for your peace when we are tempted to panic or become anxious about this disease. Help us to place our trust in you, knowing that our life is safely hidden in you and that you are the Lord of all creation.
Enable us to show your love to others, sharing the hope we have in you, praying and caring for the sick and needy as best we can in the name of Christ. Amen.

You may wish to add some of your own prayers here.

Father, we deserve nothing from you, but hear our prayer and satisfy the desires of our hearts, as we pray in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

God blesses us

Go in peace, as followers of the Lord.
Thanks be to God. 

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