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March 19 online worship

Everything you need for March 19 online worship.

Preparations for Worship:

  • Do your best to eliminate distractions like the phone, TV, etc.
  • Worship actively! Whether you are by yourself or with others, try reading the parts of the service aloud (responses, lessons, and prayers).
  • This service is for children too. Help them participate. Ask those who have that ability to read a prayer or lesson aloud. Take a moment to describe what’s happening. Ask questions. Encourage little ones to draw what they are hearing while you all listen. Unlike our more typical Sunday worship at church, you can pause at any time for questions and discussion.
  • Before you begin, load each of the videos below. (You might first have to get past a distracting ad.)
  • Pause for a moment of quiet meditation. Then pray:
    “Heavenly Father, I have come to worship you. Draw near to me in your gracious Word, and assure me of your loving kindness. Curb my wandering thoughts, that with undivided attention I may hear your voice and speak your praise. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.”


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


If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Let us confess our sins to the Lord.

Holy God, gracious Father, I am sinful by nature and have sinned against you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have not loved you with my whole heart; I have not loved others as I should.  I deserve your punishment both now and forever.  But Jesus, my Savior, paid for my sins with his innocent suffering and death.  Trusting in him, I pray: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Our gracious Father in heaven has been merciful to us. He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. 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.


In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

For the peace from above and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.



O Lord Jesus Christ, by your almighty power you opened the eyes of the blind and showed yourself to them. Turn our eyes away from worthless things, and lead us to love you sincerely; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


LESSON – ISAIAH 42:14-21

14I have been silent for a long time.  I have kept still. I have restrained myself.  But now, like a woman giving birth, I will scream.  I will gasp and pant.  15I will dry up mountains and hills.  I will make all their grass wither.  I will turn rivers into islands.  I will dry up pools.  16I will lead the blind on a way they do not know.  Along paths they do not know I will direct them.  Ahead of them I will turn darkness into light and rough places into level ground.  These are the things I will accomplish for them.  I will not abandon them.  17They will be turned back and completely disgraced—those who trust in an idol, those who say to molten images, “You are our gods.”  18You deaf ones, listen!  You blind ones, watch carefully so that you can see!  19Who is as blind as my servant?  Who is as deaf as my messenger whom I sent?  Who is as blind as my associate, as blind as the servant of the Lord?  20You, Israel, see many things, but you do not observe.  Israel opens his ears, but he does not hear.  21Because of his own righteousness,  the Lord was pleased to make his law great and glorious.


8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, 9for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord, 11and do not participate in fruitless deeds of darkness. Instead, expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention the things that are done by people in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes things visible. 14Therefore it is said, “Awake, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”



We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.


Offerings may be given on-line at tithe.ly/risensavior, mailed to the church, or dropped off at the church.

Our members have joined together in faith and love to do the Lord’s work in this community and around the world.  Guests need not feel obligated to participate in this offering which supports our ministry.


Great Physician, enlighten our eyes by Your blessed Gospel, and hide us in Your shelter in the day of trouble.

Provide a home in Your Church for those cast out by this world, and unite them with us in the pure confession of Your name.

Father, through Holy Baptism You have brought us into the light of Christ.

Guide us always in Your ways and teach us to know Your will, that we would do what is good and right and true.

Lord God, those who wait for Your salvation have the promise that You will not forsake them.

Lead those who wander in darkness through rough places, that they would find the way of righteousness and not be put to shame.

Gracious Father, You have promised that what we suffer does not condemn us, but instead displays Your glory. Sustain the afflicted in body or soul, especially Curt Marti who is recovering from two surgeries this past week.

Let them take heart, trust You for healing and find You even in the midst of their trials.

Heavenly Father, thank you for blessing the WELS Youth Nights that have been organized across our church body. Give the leaders joy in service. Provide them wisdom to make an impact with your Son’s law and gospel. Send your Holy Spirit into the hearts of the teens who participate.

Strengthen their faith in your promises and let them build strong friendships rooted in their love for the Savior. Let these youth nights remain Christ-centered and use them to bring others to faith.

Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ who taught us to pray…

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.


The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace. Amen.

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