Reformation 500 Resources: Small Catechism Service of the Word

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**I developed this Service of the Word to help us remember the Small Catechism in anticipation of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation on October 31, 2017.  I am not interested in breaking copyright, so you will need a copy of the Study Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, published by Augsburg Fortress, or a Sundays and Seasons license.  Please use and enjoy, but give credit where credit is due.  Thanks!  Pastor Breen Marie Sipes, Tri-Saints Lutheran Parish**

Tri-Saints Lutheran Parish
Byron and Hardy, Nebraska
Small Catechism Service of the Word:  Fall 2017

Welcome and Announcements/Joys and Concerns

Catechism Moment: Commandment of the Day pg. 15-24
(as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Prayer of Preparation
(quiet individual prayer to prepare our hearts and minds to worship God)

GATHERING

Catechism Moment:  How People are to be Taught to Confess pg. 45
(as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Catechism Moment:  Individual Confession and Forgiveness pg. 46
(substitute plural language and use as a corporate confession)

Gathering Song (see Worship to Go for current hymns http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Greeting
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
be with you all.  And also with you.

Prayer of the Day

WORD

First Reading (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Psalm (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Second Reading (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Children’s Message (see Worship recap for what we did last week:  http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/recap.html)

Gospel Acclamation    “God’s Word is Our Great Heritage” LBW #239, ELW #509 https://youtu.be/PJe7Z_-Npmg

Gospel (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Sermon (See Worship recap for a youtube recording of last week’s sermon http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/recap.html)

Hymn of the Day (see Worship to Go for current hymns http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

FAITHFUL RESPONSE

Catechism Moment:  Apostles’ Creed Article pg. 27-31
(as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Catechism Moment:  Apostles’ Creed pg. 25
(profess the whole thing together)

Prayers of the People (see Worship to Go for this week’s prayers http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Peace
The peace of Christ be with you always.
  And also with you.

Offering

Catechism Moment:  Offering Prayer pg. 56
(first paragraph by leader, second paragraph by congregation)

Catechism Moment:  Lord’s Prayer Petition pg. 34-42
(as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Catechism Moment: The Lord’s Prayer pg. 33
(pray together)

SENDING

Catechism Moment:  Sacrament of Holy Baptism pg. 43-44
(numbered questions only, as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Catechism Moment:  Affirmation of Baptism/Sending for Mission pg. 78 prayer (leader begins, congregation joins with plural language at “sustain us…”)

Sending Song (see Worship to Go for current hymns http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Food for the Journey (a take-home piece for children and youth)

Catechism Moment:  Morning Blessing pg. 52
(leader prays the first part, becomes “repeat after me” prayer with “into your hands”)

Sending for Mission
Go in peace.  Serve the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.

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