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Morning Worship Service: 14-May-2023
Rev. M. Connor Underseth
Rev. M. Connor Underseth
Sunday, May 14, 2023
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Sermon Title: The Lowly and the Rich
Sermon Text: James 1:9-11
Pastor M. Connor Underseth

May 14, 2023 Worship Outline
Morning Liturgy

Welcome and Announcements
Missions Minute

Choral Introit: “Forever”

Sunsets and seasons and streams like our dreams come and go.
But He is the peace in our lives that survives, for we know:
He is forever and ever, and never will cease.  He is the Lord of peace.
He is forever and ever, and never will cease; 
Our never ending, everlasting peace.

Mountains may crumble and fall; after all, what are they?
But He is the joy that endures; we are sure He will stay.
He is forever and ever, for time can’t destroy.  He is the song of joy.
He is forever and ever, and time can’t destroy: 
Our never ending, everlasting joy.

Praise the Lord, He will never cease.  
Praise the Lord, He is joy and peace.

We are like castles of sand: now we stand, soon we’re gone.
But He is the love that remains; though we change, He goes on.
He is forever and ever, our Father above.  He is the heart of love.
He is forever and ever, our Father above; 
Our never ending, everlasting, never ending love.

Praise the Lord for He reigns above.  
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is love.

Call to Worship: Psalm 24:1, 8-10

Minister: The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.
People: Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!
Minister: Lift up your heads, O gates!  And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
People: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!

Trinity Hymnal #292  “Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord” 
Who shall ascend the mountain of the Lord, 
To search the mystery in heaven stored, 
The knowledge of the Holy One adored? Alleluia! 
One King alone, whose hands and heart are pure,
One Servant of the Lord with purpose sure, 
Can enter in that glory to endure. Alleluia! 
He only can ascend to God’s right hand 
Who first came down as his high mercy planned;
True God and man has earth and heaven spanned. Alleluia! 
Before the clouds receive the King on high, 
A cross lifts up his form against the sky; 
The Framer of the worlds has come to die. Alleluia! 
He shall ascend the mountain of the Lord,
The King of glory, whose own blood outpoured 
Paid that dear price that mercy did afford. Alleluia! 

Prayer of Invocation
Reflection on God’s Law

Minister: Honor your father and your mother. 
People: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (Eph. 6:1) 
Minister: You shall not murder. 
People: Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 Jn. 3:15) 
Minister: You shall not commit adultery. 
People: Everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matt. 5:28) 
Minister: You shall not steal. 
People: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. Do your work quietly and earn your own living. (2 Thess. 3:10,12) 
Minister: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 
People: Having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor. (Eph. 4:25) 
Minister: You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor’s. 
People: For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Gal. 5:14) 

Confession of Sin
Assurance of Grace: Romans 6:1-4
Prayer of the Church: Pastoral Intern Aaron Philip

Psalm 67: “Oh God, Show Mercy to Us” [tune: Trinity Hymnal #660]
O God, show mercy to us, and bless us with Your grace; 
And cause to shine upon us the brightness of Your face; 
So that the whole world over may truly know Your way, 
And so that Your salvation all nations see displayed.
O God, let peoples praise You; Let all the peoples praise.
Let nations come rejoicing and songs of gladness raise. 
For You will judge the peoples with perfect equity;
To nations of the whole earth a governor You’ll be. 
O God, let peoples praise You; Let all the peoples praise.
The earth has brought its bounty throughout its harvest days 
Since God, our God, will bless us. Yes, God will blessing send, 
That all the earth may fear Him To its remotest end. 

Reading of Sermon Text: James 1:9-11
Sermon: “The Lowly and the Rich” 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.

Trinity Hymnal #378: “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face”

Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen, 
Here grasp with firmer hand th'eternal grace, 
And all my weariness upon thee lean. 
Here would I feed upon the bread of God, 
Here drink with thee the royal wine of heav'n; 
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv'n. 
This is the hour of banquet and of song;
This is the heav'nly table spread for me:
here let me feast, and, feasting, still prolong 
The brief, bright hour of fellowship with thee. 
I have no help but thine, nor do I need 
Another arm save thine to lean upon:
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
My strength is in thy might, thy might alone. 
Mine is the sin, but thine the righteousness; 
Mine is the guilt, but thine the cleansing blood; 
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace,
thy blood, thy righteousness, O Lord my God. 
Trinity Hymnal p. 845 “Apostles Creed” 

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

Trinity Hymnal #731: “Doxology”

CCLI License #390757