Installation Service of Vicar Alan Boezi | Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | March 10th, 2024

March 10, 2024 | Installation Service Of Vicar, Alan Boezi
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas,…

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OPENING HYMN: #611 Chief of Sinners Though I Be
CLOSING HYMN: #744 Amazing Grace


Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:00 PM

Fourth Sunday in Lent



Anthem sung by Diane McBride and Pastor Carl Prostka

“Spirit Song” by John Wimber


OPENING HYMN: #611 Chief of Sinners Though I Be

INVOCATION                   LSB p. 213

P      In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

P   Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and   
       confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name  
      of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P  Our help is in the name of the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

P   I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Silence for meditation and reflection.


P   O almighty God, merciful Father,

C   I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and    
       iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved
      Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for  
       them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your   
      boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter  
       sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be  
      gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P  Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and   

      ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of

      you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I

      forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son

      and of the Holy Spirit.

C  Amen.

KYRIE   550 Lamb of God

Text and tune: Twila Paris, 1958
Text and tune: © 1985 Straightway Music, admin. EMI. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004170


P The Lord be with you

C  And also with you

O King of Glory, Lord of Hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of Truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy spirit, one God, now and forever. 

FIRST READING                 Acts 1: 12-26

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the
Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.[a]

15 In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong[b] he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms ,“‘May his camp become desolate,  and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

L          This is the Word of the Lord.
C          Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING       1 John 5:9-15

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has
not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

L          This is the Word of the Lord.
C          Thanks be to God.


P  The Holy Gospel according to St. John the 17th chapter.

C  Glory to You, O Lord.

11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C    Praise to You, O Christ.                               

Apostles’ Creed

         I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

     born of the virgin Mary,

     suffered under Pontius Pilate,

     was crucified, died and was buried.

     He descended into hell.

     The third day He rose again from the dead.

     He ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

      I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy Christian Church,

          the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

HYMN:  #809 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

SERMON        Rev. Robert Weidmayer

RITE OF INSTALLATION    Rev. Larry Stojkovic

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH                                            LSB 215

P     Friends in Christ, I urge you all to lift up your hearts to God and   
           pray with me as Christ our Lord has taught us and freely promised
           to hear us.

           God, our Father in heaven, look with mercy on us, Your needy
           children on earth, and grant us grace that Your holy name be
           hallowed by us and all the world through the pure and true
           teaching of Your Word and the fervent love shown forth in our

           lives. Graciously turn from us all false doctrine and evil living

           whereby Your precious name is blasphemed and profaned. Lord,
           in Your mercy,

C      hear our prayer.

P       May Your kingdom come to us and expand. Bring all transgressors

           and those who are blinded and bound in the devil’s kingdom to

           know Jesus Christ, Your Son, by faith that the number of

           Christians may be increased. Lord, in Your mercy,

C     hear our prayer.

P        Strengthen us by Your Spirit according to Your will, both in life
            and in death, in the midst of both good and evil things, that our
            own wills may be crucified daily and sacrificed to Your good and

            gracious will. Into Your merciful hands we commend [name(s)]

            and all who are in need, praying for them at all times: Thy will be

            done. Lord, in Your mercy,

C      hear our prayer.

P      Grant us our daily bread, preserve us from greed and selfish

            cares, and help us trust in You to provide for all our needs. Lord,

            in Your mercy,
C      hear our prayer.

P        Forgive us our sins as we also forgive those who sin against us so

            that our hearts may be at peace and may rejoice in a good

            conscience before You, and that no sin may ever frighten or

            alarm us. Lord, in Your mercy,

C      hear our prayer.

P        Lead us not into temptation, O Lord, but help us by Your Spirit to

            subdue our flesh, to turn from the world and its ways, and to

            overcome the devil with all his wiles. Lord, in Your mercy,

C      hear our prayer.

P      And lastly, O heavenly Father, deliver us from all evil of both

            body and soul, now and forever. Lord, in Your mercy,

C        hear our prayer.

P       We trust, O Lord, in Your great mercy to hear and answer us;

           through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C     Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER          Matthew 6:9–13

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.


P      The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

C    Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: #744 Amazing Grace


P  Go in peace!  Serve the Lord! 


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