Our Lives Are to be Continuous Worship!

Jan 7, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 717; 270; 130; 315; 129
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, my dear heavenly Father—You call upon me to dedicate myself as a “living sacrifice” in service to my Savior. As I worship this morning in Your presence lead me sincerely to confess my sins, joyously to sing Your praises, attentively to hear Your Word, gratefully to receive Your sacrament, and humbly to lay before You my petitions. Prepare me, O Lord, for my week of service. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 51

First Reading: 

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

Solomon urges us to “remember” our “Creator” and draw close to Him before we grow old and our lives on this earth end. A life lived under the guidance of the Lord and in service to the Lord will be a life blessed by the Lord!

Second Reading: 

Luke 2:41-52

As a twelve year old child Jesus went to the temple with His parents to worship. He stayed there for three days and astonished the temple teachers with His understanding and answers. Jesus’ example reminds us of the importance of worship!