What's Happening at MLC on
March 1, 2020
The First Sunday in Lent
Worship with Holy Communion: 10:15 a.m.
Call to Worship: Prayer bell
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your word, and when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Genesis 2-3, portions; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
The account of Jesus' temptation confirms his unique Son-ship with God. Whereas the first Adam succumbed to temptation, the second Adam resisted the devil's enticements. Death reigned "because of one mans' trespass." "Grace and the free gift of righteousness" now reign through Jesus. The theme of Lent is the story of a struggle which culminates in the victory on the cross of Calvary.
Processional hymn: LSB 418, O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days
Lesson response: LSB 562, All Mankind Fell in Adam's Fall
Offertory hymn: LSB 716, I Walk in Danger All the Way
Communion hymns: LSB 438, A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth; LSB 547, The Lamb; LSB 419, Savior, When in Dust to Thee
Closing hymn: Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing *
* printed in bulletin with permission