2016-05-22 — Confirmation

Date: May 22, 2016

Theme: Confirmation

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Confirmation Examination

TLH 338 : Thine Forever, God of Love Hymnary.org link
Liturgy: …………………………………. TLH, p. 32 ff., The Order of MatinsResponsive Psalm: ………………………………………………. Psalm 78:1-7
P: Give ear, O my people, to my law;
C: Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
P: I will open my mouth in a parable;
C: I will utter dark sayings of old,
P: Which we have heard and known,
C: And our fathers have told us.
P: We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation
to come the praises of the LORD,
C: And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.
P: For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in
Israel, Which He commanded our fathers,
C: That they should make them known to their children;
P: That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born,
C: That they may arise and declare them to their children,
P: That they may set their hope in God,
C: And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments.
Choir:………………………. We Shall Mount Up With Wings Like Eagles
Scripture Reading: …………………………………………2 Timothy 3:1-16
Paul encourages young Timothy to stand firm in the inspired Word.
Psalm:………………………WS, p. 42, Psalm 121 – I Will Lift Up My Eyes
Confession of Faith:……….Luther’s Explanation to the 3rd Article
C: I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in
Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him. But the Holy Spirit
has called me by the gospel, enlightened me with His gifts,
sanctified, and kept me in true faith. In the same way He calls,
gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church
on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In
this Christian Church He daily and richly forgives all sins to
me and all believers. On the last day He will raise me and all
the dead and give to me and all believers in Christ eternal life.
This is most certainly true.
TLH 288 : Lord, Help us Ever to Retain Hymnary.org link
Sermonette #1: Patrick Michael Baker
1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
TLH 658 st. 1-2: Onward Christian Soldiers Hymnary.org link
Sermonette #2: Sarah Ann Eichstadt
Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the
power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.
WS 777 st. 1-2: Amazing Grace -- How Sweet the Sound Hymnary.org link
Sermonette #3: Victoria Rose Kitzman
Titus 2:14: Christ gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from
every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous
for good works.
WS 799 st. 1-3: This Is the Feast of Victory Hymnary.org link
Sermonette #4: Beatrice Christine Gruidl Lentz
Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone
should boast.
TLH 341 st. 1,4-5: Crown Him with Many Crowns Hymnary.org link
Sermonette #5:  Jessica Joy Maki
Matthew 11:28-29: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I
am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
TLH 370 st. 1-2: My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less Hymnary.org link
Sermonette #6: Kylee Rose Yang
2 Timothy 3:15: And that from childhood you have known the Holy
Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
WS 785 : Children of the Heavenly Father Hymnary.org link
Offering & Prayer:
Rite of Confirmation:
Note: These vows are included so that our communicants may be able
to privately reaffirm their own vows made on their confirmation day.
1) Do you this day, in the presence of God and of this Christian
congregation, confirm the solemn covenant which the Triune God made
with you at your Baptism? Answer: I do.
2) Do you, then, renounce the devil and all his works and all his ways?
Answer: I do.
3) Do you believe in God the Father? Answer: Yes, I believe in God the
Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
4) Do you believe in God the Son? Answer: Yes, I believe in Jesus Christ, His
only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the
Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He
ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father
Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
5) Do you believe in God the Holy Ghost? Answer: Yes, I believe in the
Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The
forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting.
6) Do you desire to be a member of Grace Lutheran Church and of the
Church of the Lutheran Confession? Answer: I do.
7) Do you hold all the books of the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and
the doctrine of Grace Lutheran Church, drawn from the Bible, as you
have learned to know it from Luther’s Small Catechism, to be the true
and correct one? Answer: I do.
8) Do you also, as a member of Grace Lutheran Church, intend to continue
steadfast in the confession of this Church and suffer all, even death, rather
than fall away from it? Answer: I do so intend, with the help of God.
9) Finally, do you intend faithfully to conform all your life to the rule of the
divine Word, to be diligent in the use of the Means of Grace (the Gospel
in Word and Sacrament), to walk as it becomes the Gospel of Christ, and
in faith, word, and deed to remain true to the Triune God, even unto
death? Answer: I do so intend, by the grace of God.
SS Children: TLH 410 : Jesus, Lead Thou On Hymnary.org link
Hymn: Shine, Jesus, Shine