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Simplified Liturgy for Corona Virus/Covid19/Wuhan Virus Outbreak
Congregational responses printed in bold type

Festival of the Holy Trinity, June 7, 2020

Alleluia! He is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Blessed be the kingdom…forever     and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Good morning and welcome to St. Peter…

SONG "O Day Full of Grace" ELW #414
Words byClarence A. Walworth; Music by Katholisches Gesangbuch

1 Holy God, we praise your name;
Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim,
all in heav'n above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.

2 Hark! The glad celestial hymn
angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heav'ns with sweet accord:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord!"

3 Lo, the apostolic train
join your sacred name to hallow;
prophets swell the glad refrain,
and the white-robed martyrs follow;
and from morn to set of sun
through the church the song goes on.

4 Holy Father, holy Son,
Holy Spirit, three we name you,
though in essence only one;
undivided God we claim you
and, adoring, bend the knee
while we own the mystery.

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.    Amen.
God of all mercy …our Savior and Lord.     Amen.
If we say we have no sin…cleanse us from all unrighteousness.    (1 John 1:8-9)
Silence is kept for reflection and personal confession.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are born captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen

In the mercy of almighty God,…we are forgiven….and rise each morning to serve him.  Amen.

The grace of our Lord…be with you all.     And also with you.

LITANY- Kyrie Eleison! Lord have mercy!
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,
whose blood set us free to be people of God.
Power and riches and wisdom and strength,
and honor and blessing and glory are his.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Sing with all the people of God,
and join in the hymn of all creation:
Blessing and honor and glory and might
be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
This is the feast of victory for our God,
for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray… Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Memory Verse: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; God's glory fill the whole earth. (Isa. 6:3)
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8 How exalted is your name in all the world.(v1)
2 Corinthieans 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20

SONG- "Father Most Holy"  ELW #415
Words by Percy Dearmer; Music by Paris Antiphoner

1 Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit of comfort, advocate, defender,
light never waning.

2 Trinity blessed, unity unshaken;
goodness unbounded, very God of heaven,
light of the angels, joy of those forsaken,
hope of all living.

3 Maker of all things, all thy creatures praise thee;
all for thy worship were and are created;
now, as we also worship thee devoutly,
hear thou our voices.

4 Lord God Almighty, unto thee be glory,
one in three persons, over all exalted!
Glory we offer, praise thee and adore thee,
now and forever.



                                                pm we will only say Creed, then Prayers

In Holy Baptism our gracious heavenly Father liberates us from sin and death by joining us to the death
and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ…

After each petition...  Lord in your mercy,   hear our prayer   
Prayers conclude... bring what is pleasing in your sight to fruition in our lives.    Amen.

The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Holy God… now and forever. Amen
I ask you all to profess your faith… 

Do you renounce all the forces of evil? I do.
Do you renounce the devil? I do.
Do you renounce all the devil’s empty promises? I do.

Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
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.                                                                                                                                                             *means whole, entire Christian

Liesel & Rory are baptized

Baptism Song- "We Are Baptized in Christ Jesus" ELW #451

1 We are baptized in Christ Jesus,
we are baptized in his death;
that as Christ is raised victorious,
we might live a brand new life.
And if we have been united
in a dreadful death like his,
we will all be reunited, for he lives.

2 In the water and the witness,
in the breaking of the bread,
in the waiting arms of Jesus
who is risen from the dead,
God has made a new beginning
from the ashes of our past;
in the losing and the winning we hold fast.

3 Glory be to God the Father,
glory be to Christ the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit,
ever three and ever one;
as it was in the beginning,
glory now resounds again
in a song that has no ending. Amen

Hands are laid upon Liesel & Rory while the gift of the Holy Spirit is invoked
They are anointed with oil and given a sign of their baptism

Through Baptism God has made these new sisters… to all the world.
We welcome you into the Lord’s family. We receive you as fellow members of the body of Christ, children of the same heavenly Father, and workers with us in the kingdom of God.

The peace of the Lord be with you always. And also with you.

Do not forget to give your tithes and offerings to St. Peter during this time of social distancing. Remembering to give will help you continue to feel connected to your congregation. You can give electronically with instructions on our website or you can mail your checks to:

  • St. Peter Lutheran Church
    100 N. Promenade St.
    Hallettsville, TX  77964

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Let us pray. Merciful Father...Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.
We give you thanks, Father, …
taking bread and giving thanks to you
Almighty Father, …now and forever.    Amen

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.

Even though you are physically absent from our celebration of the mystery of our Lord’s Body and Blood, you are encouraged to concentrate, reflect, and meditate on the blessing he bestows upon us, to cultivate in your heart, mind, and spirit an earnest desire for the sacrament in which we are promised that with the bread and wine his body and blood are given and shed FOR YOU for the forgiveness of your sins. We pray that the day of our reunion will be soon.
Come to the Banquet for all is now ready. Thanks be to God.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us. 
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us. 
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; grant us peace, grant us peace.
Communion Distribution

May the body and blood…keep you in his grace. Amen.
Let us pray…Pour out upon us, … through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Silence is kept for reflection.

The Lord bless you...and + give you peace.         Amen.

Portions of the liturgy are from, copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Scripture is reprinted from New Revised Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Prayers of the Church, copyright 2018 Lutheran Core. Sermon, copyright 2020 Jared Stillions or other listed preacher. Used by permission. All other material not covered by other copyright is copyright 2020 St. Peter Lutheran Church of Hallettsville, Texas. Reprinted by permission under one or more of the following licenses:  Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License # SB140201, One License A-727829, CCLI 11158184. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-727829 and/or CCLI with license 11158184. No reproduction allowed without permission.
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100 N Promenade St | Hallettsville, TX 77964 | PH: (361)798-2808