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Morning Worship Service: 10-Sep-2023
Rev. M. Connor Underseth
Rev. M. Connor Underseth
Sunday, September 10, 2023
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Pastor M. Connor Underseth
Sermon TItle: Hear the Word
Sermon Text: James 1:19-21 (

Worship Guide:

Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit:  “Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing”
Text and tune by Gordon Young

Now let us all praise God and sing our great Redeemer’s praise;
That we may all with one accord our joyful voices raise.
Sing alleluia!

All ye servants of the Lord, praise Him forever,
Sing Jehovah’s mighty power, praise Him forever.
Sing of His righteousness, praise Him forever.

So let us all praise God and sing our great Redeemer’s praise;
That we may all with one accord our joyful voices raise.
Sing alleluia!

Call to Worship - Psalm 34:1-3

Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
People: My soul makes its boast in the Lord, let the humble hear and be glad.
Leader: Oh, magnify the Lord with me.
All: let us exalt his name together!

Prayer of Invocation 
Hymn – “This Earth belongs to God”

This earth belongs to God
The world its wealth and all its people
He formed the waters wide
And fashioned every sea and shore
Who may go up the hill of the Lord 
And stand in the place of holiness
Only the one whose heart is pure 
Whose hands and lips are clean

Lift high your heads you gates
Rise up you everlasting doors
As here now the King of glory
Enters into full command
Who is the king this King of glory 
Where is the throne He comes to claim
Christ is the King the Lord of glory 
Fresh from His victory

Lift high your heads you gates
And fling wide open the ancient doors
For here comes the King of glory
Taking universal power
Who is the king this King of glory 
What is the power by which He reigns
Christ is the King His cross His glory 
And by love He rules

All glory be to God
The Father Son and Holy Spirit
From ages past it was
Is now and evermore shall be

CCLI Song # 6503596
Reflection on the Law

Leader: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
People: This is the great and first commandment. (Matt 22: 37-38)

Leader: God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God. You shall have no
other gods before me.:
People: For although there may be so-called "gods" in heaven or on earth… yet for us there is one God. (1Cor 8:5-6)

Leader: You shall not make for yourself an idol.
People: What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the
living God. (2Cor 6:16)

Leader: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
People: Let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under
condemnation. (Jam 5:12)

Leader: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
People: There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. (Heb 4:9-10)

Confession of Sin
Assurance of Grace   Psalm 32:5

Trinity Hymnal #662 “As the Hart Longs for Flowing Streams” 

As the hart longs for flowing streams,
So longs my soul for Thee, O God.
My soul does thirst for the living God;
When shall I come to see Thy face?

My tears have fed me day and night,
While men have said, “Where is your God?”
But I recall as my soul pours dry,
The days of praise within Thy house.

Why do I mourn and toil within
When it is mine to hope in God?
I shall again sing praise to Him;
He is my help, He is my God.

Prayer of the Church - Elder Brad Tidwell

Trinity Hymnal #657  “In Sweet Communion, Lord, with Thee”
In sweet communion, Lord, with thee
I constantly abide;
my hand thou holdest in thine own
to keep me near thy side.

Thy counsel through my earthly way
shall guide me and control,
and then to glory afterward
thou wilt receive my soul.

Whom have I, Lord, in heav'n but thee,
to whom my thoughts aspire?
And, having thee, on earth is naught
that I can yet desire.

Though flesh and heart should faint and fail,
the Lord will ever be
the strength and portion of my heart,
my God eternally.

To live apart from God is death,
'tis good his face to seek;
my refuge is the living God,
his praise I long to speak.

God’s Word Read: James 1:19-21
God’s Word Preached: “Hear the Word” by Pastor M. Connor Underseth

Prayer of Application and the Lord’s Prayer

All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 
Your kingdom come, your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread,     and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen.

Hymn of Preparation – “My Heart Is Filled”

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me with His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow'r upon my heart

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly
Whose every promise is enough
For every step I take
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who reigns above
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace
Whose every thought is love
For every day I have on earth
Is given by the King
So I will give my life my all
To love and follow Him

CCLI Song # 4108704

“Apostles Creed” Trinity Hymnal p. 845

Minister: Christian, what do you believe? 
All:  I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. 
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,  and born of the virgin Mary. He 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. 
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Words of Institution 
Communion Prayer
Approach the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving

Song: “With All My Heart” 

With all my heart
I will follow after You,
With all my soul
I will praise You, O Lord;
With all the strength
That You have given me
I'll not be led astray,
With all my heart
I will walk in Your ways.
CCLI Song # 11751

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below:
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:


CCLI License #390757