Mid-week St. Nicholas Service
by Walter Snyder, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, Missouri
From a series of mid-week services based on Nicholas of Myra, Lucia of Syracuse, and Katharina von Bora Luther of Wittenberg, Advent 2006
Saint Nicholas — 6 December AD 342
Psalm 78:3-7 or 145:8-13
1 John 4:7-14
Sermon from the Gospel, theme, “Let the Children Come”
O Lord, let Your continual mercy enkindle in Your Church the unfailing gifts of charity and faith, that, following the example of your servant Nicholas of Myra, we may have grace to deal in generosity and love with children and with all who are poor and distressed, to uphold the cause of those who have no helper, and to strive for purity of doctrine in the Church; for the sake of Him who gave His life for us, Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
By All Your Saints Still Striving
KING’S LYNN, arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams
By the Rev. Walter P. Snyder, Ask the Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod), Emma, Missouri. Used by permission.