JESUS CHRIST IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,

The light no darkness can overcome.

STAY WITH US, LORD, FOR IT IS EVENING,

and the day is almost over.

LET YOUR LIGHT SCATTER THE DARKNESS

and illumine Your Church.

 
JOYOUS LIGHT OF GLORY;
of the immortal Father; heavenly, holy, blessed Jesus Christ.  We have come to the setting of the sun, and we look to the evening light.  We sing to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:   You are worthy of being praised with pure voices forever.  O Son of God, O Giver of life:  the universe proclaims Your glory.  (LSB Evening Prayer)

 

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Live radio broadcast of the morning worship service of St. Paul can be heard at the following links- 

www.primcast.com/radio/285112 

http://player.radioforge.com

www.facebook.com/1101112430086580/live/

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SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP:  10:00 a.m. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND BIBLE CLASS:  9:00 a.m.   

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ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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Established in the year 1900

A congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod  - http://www.lcms.org

Located 6 miles Northeast of Pratt on Hwy. 61

DEAR CHRISTIANS, ONE AND ALL, REJOICE

Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice,
With exultation springing,
And with united heart and voice
And holy rapture singing,
Proclaim the wonders God has done,
How His right arm the vict'ry won,
What price our ransom cost Him!
 

Fast bound in Satan's chains I lay;
Death brooded darkly o'er me.
Sin was my torment night and day;
In sin my mother bore me.
But daily deeper still I fell;
My life became a living hell,
So firmly sin possessed me.
 

My own good works all came to naught,
No grace or merit gaining;
Free will against God's judgment fought,
Dead to all good remaining.
My fears increased till sheer despair
Left only death to be my share;
The pangs of hell I suffered.
 

But God had seen my wretched state
Before the world's foundation,
And mindful of His mercies great,
He planned for my salvation.
He turned to me a father's heart;
He did not choose the easy part
But gave His dearest treasure.
 

God said to His beloved Son:
"It's time to have compassion.
Then go, bright jewel of My crown,
And bring to all salvation.
From sin and sorrow set them free;
Slay bitter death for them that they
May live with You forever."
 

The Son obeyed His Father's will,
Was born of virgin mother;
And God's good pleasure to fulfill,
He came to be my brother.
His royal pow'r disguised He bore;
A servant's form, like mine, He wore
To lead the devil captive.
 

To me He said: "Stay close to Me,
I am your rock and castle.
Your ransom I Myself will be;
For you I strive and wrestle.
For I am yours, and you are Mine,
And where I am you may remain;
The foe shall not divide us.
 

"Though he will shed My precious blood,
Me of My life bereaving,
All this I suffer for your good;
Be steadfast and believing.
Life will from death the vict'ry win;
My innocence shall bear your sin,
And you are blest forever.
 

"Now to My Father I depart,
From earth to heav'n ascending,
And, heav'nly wisdom to impart,
The Holy Spirit sending;
In trouble He will comfort you
And teach you always to be true
And into truth shall guide you.
 

"What I on earth have done and taught
Guide all your life and teaching;
So shall the kingdom's work be wrought
And honored in your preaching.
But watch lest foes with base alloy
The heav'nly treasure should destroy;
This final word I leave you."

Lutheran Service Book #556 Concordia Publishing House

 

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