As You Have Received Christ Jesus, Dear Confirmands, so Walk in Him...complete in Christ

May 6, 2012
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 747, 333, 334, 755, 315, 800
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father: On this special day of Confirmation as we gather in Your presence for worship, please send Your Holy Spirit to be with us all, but especially with our Confirmands, as they make their vows to be faithful to You until death. Move us, O Lord, to confess our sins with sincerity, to listen to Your Word attentively, to bring before You our prayers and petitions with boldness, and to lift up our voices in praise of Your powerful and saving name. It is through the redeeming work of Christ that we approach Your throne with both joy and confidence this day. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:105-112

First Reading: 

Isaiah 40:21-31

Our God is great! He created the universe in which we live. We human beings cannot compare, yet He gives power to the weak and strength to those with no might, so that they can mount up with wings like eagles and walk without growing weary!

Second Reading: 

John 12:35-36,44-50

Jesus is the Light of the world! As we walk in His truths, we are sons of light and will not be overcome by the darkness of this world. As we believe His Word, we receive the assurance of His presence now and the gift of everlasting life hereafter!