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Joseph and His Brothers: Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Rev. Brian Hofman


Prelude: Miriam Hector
* Call to Worship (Psalm 95:1-3)
L: Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
P: let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
L: Let us come before him with thanksgiving
P: and extol him with music and song.
L: For the LORD is the great God,
P: the great King above all gods.
* Song of Worship
“Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down”
* God’s Greeting
* We Greet Each Other
Call to Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Call to Discipleship
* Song of Praise
“My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
Congregational Prayer
Baptism: Isaac Anthony Schroeder
The Apostles’ Creed
“In Christ Alone”
(verse 2 changed for baptism)
Baptized in Christ, for we belong,
Not by our works but by Your grace.
Your covenant secured by blood.
Father, receive our thanks and praise.
This child is Yours, a gift to us,
To raise in faith, to teach him trust.
Grant him new life, call him by name,
Isaac is marked with grace today.
Children’s Message
Prayer of Preparation
Scripture Reading
Genesis 50:15-26
Message: Pastor Brian
“Joseph and His Brothers: Forgiveness and Reconciliation”
Response of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism 126
Q. What does the fifth petition mean?
A. “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” means: Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or the evil that constantly clings to us. Forgive us just as we are fully determined, as evidence of your grace in us, to forgive our neighbors.
* Song of Response
“We Cannot Measure How You Heal”
* Benediction
* Closing Song
“God Be with You Till We Meet Again”

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