537 — I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
His Mercy Is More
061 — Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
330 — Amazing Grace
Leader My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
Congregation If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
Leader we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”—
Congregation my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
Leader For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,
but these men lie in wait for their own blood;
Congregation they set an ambush for their own lives.
Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.
Leader The grass withers, the flower fades,
Congregation but the word of our God will stand forever.
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13