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WELCOMES YOU
TO THE DEDICA TJON
OF THE LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BUILDING
AT SASABI- OYIBI, ACCRA- DODOWA ROAD
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ORDER OF SERVICE
FOR
THE DEDICATION
OF SEMINARY THEOLOGICAL BUILDING
The Welcome
P: Let us begin the procession in the name of God
the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.
IIU)CESSIONAL IIYMN: TLH # 473 "The Church's .one Founda-
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1. The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is His new creation
By water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her
To be His Holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her,
And for her life He died.
2. Elect from every nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth
Her char-ter of salvation
One Lord, one faith, one birth.
One holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With every grace endued.
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3. The Church shall never perish
Her dear Lord, to defend!
To guide, sustain, and cherish,
Is with her to the end.
Tho' there be those that hate her,
False sons with-in her pale,
Against both foe and traitor
She ever shall prevail.
4. Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping;
Their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.
5. Mid toil and tribulation
And tumult of her war
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She waits the consummation
Of peace forevermore,
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.
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, NTROIT: " The Cross" ( LW 311)
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Lift .high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore his sacred
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Come, Christians, follow where our captain trod,
Our Kif!Q:Victorious, Christ, the Son of 6od.
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Led :on way by this triumphant sign, . . .
The hosts of God in co.nquering ranks combine.
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So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory!
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OPENING HYMN: TLH NO. 635 "Here In Thy Name"
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1. . Here in Thy name, GOd, .. I I .. '
We dedicate this house to Thee.
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Oh, choose it for Thy fixed abode
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Keep it from all error free!
2. Here, when Thy people seek Thy face
And dying sinners pray to live,
Hear Thou in heaven, Thy dwelling place;
And when Thou hearest, Lord, forgive
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3. Here, when Thy messegers proclaim
The blessed Gospel of Thy Son,
Still by the power of His great name
Be mighty signs and wonders done.
4. When children's voices raise the song,
"Hosanna to the heavenly King!"
Let heaven with earth the strain prolong.
Hosanna! Let the angels sing. Amen.
5. Thy glory never hence depart.
Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone;
Thy kingdom come to every heart,
In every bosom fix Thy throne. A-men.
P: In the Name of God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.
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ONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION:
LL: In this hour as I remember all Christians
in. the world. God help me first to have ~ e c e
wtth you. Forgive me my sins as I name them
one by one in the silence of my heart. 1 pray
that you relax the tension of my body. Give me
Peace for my worries. Give me strength. for my
many duties. Help me to trust that you albne
can forgive my sins and can also, give me good
health, wisdom, and peace.
P: Often, in times of trouble, difficulties, temptati ons,
trials, hunger, drought and sickness we make vows
and promises to God about all that we will do
if we came through alive, but we confess that we
sometimes forget you Oh! God
C: Faithful God, deliver us.
P: Lord God, You have commissioned us, Your
Church to go out 'to all people to bring them the
Goodness of your forgiving love. You have
promised to be with us always, yet we have
often chosen to journey alone thereby bringing
failure and mi sunderstanding between people
and among nati ons. We confess that we have
fallen short of your hi gh call.
C: Faithful God del ivcr us.
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P: Lord God, You have commanded us, Your church,
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to teach, and bring little ones to you and not to forbid
then1. And yet we have often failed to carry out your
comn1andtnents.
Loving God deliver us.
Lord God, we confess to you all the hidden and open
sins of our hearts and minds. We pray for forgiveness
and grace to sin no more.
Loving God deliver us.
God, I bring to You;
My sins for Your forgiveness;
My hopes, my sins, my ambi tions for your blessings;
My temptations for Your strength;
My words, duties and responsibilities for Your help
My sickness for Your healing .
As you believe, so let it be, by the command of our
Lord Jesus Christ, l, as a call ed and ordained servant
of the word, forgive you all your sins in the Name
of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Choir:
St. Paul's Lutheran School Choir
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SALUTATION & COLLECT OF THE DA.Y
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P: The Lord be with you
C: And also with you
P: Let us .. pray: ., .
0 God, source of all abiding knowledge, through
Word and Spirit you both enlighten the minds and
sanctify lives of those whom you draw to your
service. look with favor on the seminary
of the church, blessing those who teach and those
who learn, that they may apply themselves with
ready diligence to your will and faithfully fulfill
their service to your purpose;
through Je.sus Christ, our Lord .
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C: Amen
PSALM OF THE DAY: PSALM 84:
Pastor: How I love your Temple,
LORD Almighty!
C: How I want to be there!
I long to be in the Lord's Temple.
With my whole being I sing for joy
to the living God.
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Even the sparrows have built a nest,
and the swallows have their own
home; they keep their young near
your altars, Lord Almighty, my king
and my God.
How happy are those who live in your
Temple, always singing praise to you.
How happy are those whose strength
comes from you, who are eager to make
the pilgrimage to Mount Zion.
As they pass through the dry valley
of Beca, it becomes a place of springs;
the autumn rain fill it with pools.
They grow stronger as they go; they will see
the God of gods on Zion.
Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty. Listen,
0 God of Jacob!
Bless our King, 0 God, the king you have chosen.
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One day spent in your Temple is better than a
thousand anywhere el se;' I woulJ rather stand at
the gate of the hduse ofmy.God than live in
homes of the wicked -
The Lord is our protector and glorious king,
blessing us with kindness and honor. He does
not refuse any good th'big to ;those who do
what is right.
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Lord Almighty, how happy are those who
trust 1n you!
"TO GOO BE THE GLORY"
1. To God be the glory! Great things He; has done
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life in atonement for sin
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
CHORUS:
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the Earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice;
Oh come to the Father through Jesus the son
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.
2. Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood
To every believer, the promise of God,
The vilest offender who truly believes
That moment from Jesus, a pardon receives
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Great things He has taught us, great things
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has done, And great our rejoicing through Jesus
Son, But purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see.
Choir:
All Saints Lutheran Choir - Anyaa
OLD TESTAMENT READING
I Samuel 1: 21-28 - Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, Jr.
Reader:
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President
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort- Wayne
U.S.A.
This is the Word of the Lord!
Thanks be to God!
THE EPISTLE READING:
Hebrews 2:14-18 -
Rev. Yaw Gyakye Amoateng
President,

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Evangelical Lutheran Church
of Ghana Seminary
This is the Word of the_ Lord!
Thanks be to God!
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Lutheran Church Mass Choir
5E GOSPEL LESSON
Luke 2:22-40 -
Professor Timothy Quill
Director of Theological Education
Office of International Mission
Lutheran Church Missouri -Synod
U.S.A
Reader: This is the Word of the Lord!
C: Praise to you 0 Christ.
CONFESSION OF FAITH - APOSTLES' CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty
Creator 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 buried.
He descended into hell
The tAird day He rose again from the dead
He ascended. into heaven ,
And sits on the right hand of God the Father
Almighty. From there He will come to judge
the living and the dead.
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1 believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy hristian church,
the conltnunion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
HYMN: TLH NO 341:
('rown lllnt With Many Crown"
1. Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Thro' all eternity.
2. Crown Him the Virgin Son,
The God incarnate born,
arm those crimson trophies won
which now His brow adorn; Fruit of the
mystic rose, As of that rose the stem;
The root where mercy ever flows,
The Babe of Bethlehem
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Crown Him the Lord of Love.
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight
But downward bends his wondering eye
At mysteries so bright.
4. Crown Him the Lord of Heaven.
Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to whom is given
The wondrous name of Love
Crown Him with many crowns
As thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns,
For He is King of all. Amen.
SERMON: by:
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison
President,
Lutheran church Missouri-Synod
U.S.A
OFFERING - BAND/LUTHERAN CHOIR
GENERAL PRAYER:
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Rev. Dr. George Black
Lutheran church Missouri -Synod
U.S.A
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CLOSING HYMN: TLH NO 657: "Beautiful Saviour"
1. Beautiful Saviour
King of Creation
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I'd love Thee, Truly I'd serve Thee,
Light of my Soul, my Joy, my Crown.
2. Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands
Robed in flow'ers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorr'wing spirit sing.
3. Fair is the sunshine,
Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels in the sky. Amen.
BENEDICTION
P: The Lord be with you
C: And also with you
P: We bless the Lord
C: We give thanks to God
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Go out into the WL-.:: .. : \ ; r edce;
have courage; hold to vvhat is good
return no one evil for evil;
give strength to those who doubt;
support the weak; help the suffering;
honor all people;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
And may the Almighty God,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
bless you now and forever.
C: Amen.
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PART TWO
GHANA NATIONAL ANTHEM
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God bless our homeland Ghana
And make' our 'nation great and strong
Bold todefend for ever
The cause of Freedom and of Right
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Fill our hearts with true humility ..
Make us cherish fearless honesty,.
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And help us to resist; o p p r s s o r s ~ rule .
W.ith all our will and might .evermore.
Introduction of invited Guests by MC - Mr. Kwadjo Gyamfi
Director for Lutheran School & Project
Cultural Dance
Welcome Address/History/ purpose of gathering by
Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn
Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church
of Ghana
Lutheran School Cadet
Guest speaker's Address - Professor Timothy Quill
Address by Special Guest of Honour
Rev. Dr. George Black
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CHOIR - Lutheran Mass Choir
Dedication/Commissioning of the Building
1. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison
2. Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn
3. Professor Tim Quill
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DEDICATION:
P: In the Name of God the Father, God the Son
and God the Holy Spirit.
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C: Amen.
P: I cut this tape to enable us open the doOT
of the Seminary Building and to ~ e d i c t e
it to the Service of our Lord. ,
BUILDER: The builder hands the key over tO the
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Peace be to this Seminary building and all who.
enter here.
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Our help is in the name of the Lord
Who made heaven and earth
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P: J open the doors of thi s Seminary bui lding
for the teaching of I ti s lloly Word thot muy
bring eternal salvation to all people;
for you Jive and rei gn with the Father
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and forever.
C: Amen.
LET US PRAY:
P: 0 Almighty and eternal God,
you have granted us Grace to build
this Seminary facility to your praise
and glory. We implore you, Father,
to visit this Seminary Facility.
Drive far from it the evil one.
Let your Holy Angels encamp around it night
and day. Defend It from all danger from fire
and every evil.
Hold your protecting hands over who r
to teach and dwell here.
May this facility be a place where your
name is praised forevermore; through Jesus
Christ Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.
C: Amen.
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P: We set apart and. dedi cate thi H Semi nat y
in the Namt! ofthe Father, and of th Scm and
of the llol y Spirit. A1ncn.
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Vote Of Thanks - Chairman, St. Paul's Luth ,ran Congregation
Official Tour & Inspection of the Facility
Refreshment/ Departure
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