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Midweek Noon Service 02 23 2023
Pam Smith
Pam Smith
Thursday, February 23, 2023

Praying the Sermon on the Mount

Lent One 2023
Praying for Saltiness

Call to Worship 

It is good Lord to be in your holy house.
We come with joy. 
We stand secure within.
Here we find peace and security and security 
Because of your saving hand and strong right arm.
Always Lord we seek your goodness.


Invocation and Dialogue

    Behold, now is the acceptable time;
        Now is the day of salvation.
    Turn us again, O God of our salvation.
        That the light of your face may shine on us.
    May your justice shine like the sun;
        And may the poor be lifted up.

Prayer of the Day
Holy One,  in times long past, you called Abraham and Sarah and all our ancestors in faith and blessed them that they may be a blessing. Make us salt and light for the sake of the world that all may grow in faith, drawing closer to you and to each other. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Hymn        ELW 688     Lord of Light

First Reading:        Isaiah 2:1-5

Gospel Reading:    Matthew 5:13-16


Hymn        ELW 319    O Lord Throughout These Forty Days

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer (as written in Matthew)

Our Father in heaven,
    may your name be revered as holy.
    May your kingdom come.
    May your will be done        
          on earth as it is in heaven.

    Give us today our daily bread.[a]
     And forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
     And do not bring us to the time of trial,[b]
        but rescue us from the evil one.[c]