January 24, 2021

Opening Declaration of Dependence

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8  
Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Joel 2:13  
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. Daniel 9:9–10  
Correct me, O Lord, but in justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:24 
I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.” Luke 15:18–19  
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8–9

Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His sanctuary!
Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His firmament!
Praise God for His mighty deeds! Praise God according to His greatness!
Praise God with trumpet sound.
Let lute and harp resound with tambourine and dance in praise to God!
With strings and pipe let every type of praise be heard!
Sound the loud clashing cymbals!  Let your praise resound with cymbals
!Let everything that breathes praise God! Let heaven and earth praise God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Lift your voice in praise to God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Let everything that breathes praise God! Sing alleluia!
Congregation, please stand and join the choir in singing:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near, Join me in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen sound from His people again: Gladly forever adore Him!

Prayer of Confession

‍Almighty and most merciful Father,
         we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep,
         we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
         we have offended against Your holy laws,
         we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
         and we have done those things which we ought not to have done,
         and so we are helpless without You.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders,
         spare us, as we confess our faults,
         restore us, as we are penitent, according to Your promises declared to us in Christ Jesus our Lord,
         and grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and devout life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

 All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Assurance of Grace

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and  live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For  you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to  the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)
Gloria Patri - Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

General prayer

The Old Testament Lesson

The Hymn - "Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"   (Trinity Hymnal 198)
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 53
The Hymn -  "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"  (Trinity Hymnal 247)

The New Testament Lesson - John 19:1-27

Benediction

     Leader: Now may the God of peace  who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,  the great shepherd of the sheep, by  the blood of      the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will,  working in us  that which is pleasing in his sight,      through Jesus Christ,  to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

January 24, 2021
Third Sunday after Epiphany
10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Sentence
- Psalm 46:1
     God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Prelude

Liturgy of the Word

Call to Worship - Psalm144

Minister: Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Congregation:  O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.

Minister:   I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you, who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.

Congregation:   May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;

Minister:  Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

All: Bless the LORD!

Opening Hymn - "Lead On, O King Eternal" (Hymnal #580)

     Lead on, O King eternal, the day of march has come;
     Henceforth in fields of conquest thy tents shall be our home:
     Through days of preparation thy grace has made us strong,
     And now, O King eternal, we lift our battle song.

     Lead on, O King eternal, till sin's fierce war shall cease,
     And holiness shall whisper the sweet amen of peace;
     For not with swords loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums,
     But deeds of love and mercy, the heav'nly kingdom comes.

     Lead on, O King eternal, we follow, not with fears;
     For gladness breaks like morning where'er thy face appears;
     Thy cross is lifted o'er us; we journey in its light:
     The crown awaits the conquest; lead on, O God of might.

Prayer of Invocation and the Lord’s Prayer
     All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

    All: Our Father, although You are a holy God, who cannot look upon sin, look upon Christ our Savior and forgive us for His sake. You have promised us that if we confess our sins, You are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For if we do sin, we have an Advocate before Your throne, Jesus Christ the Righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins. Give us Your pardon by Your mercies, dear Father, for You have clothed us in Christ’s righteousness. We ask also that You would give us an increase of the grace of Your Holy Spirit, so that we may learn the wisdom of Your ways and walk in Your holy paths, for Your glory and the good of our neighbor. Amen.

Assurance of Grace - Ephesians 2:8-9
   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Offertory - 2 Corinthians 9:15
  Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Prayer of the Church - Pastor Connor Underseth

Gloria Patri
     Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Amen.

Reading of Scripture - Isaiah 11:1-12

Hymn of Preparation  - "O Breath of Life, Come Sweeping through Us" (Hymnal #341)   

     O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
     Revive your church with life and pow'r.
     O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
     And fit your church to meet this hour.

     O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
     Till humbly we confess our need;
     Then in your tenderness remake us,
     Revive, restore, for this we plead.

     O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
     Renewing thought and will and heart;
     Come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
     Revive your church in every part.

     O Heart of Christ, once broken for us,
     'Tis there we find our strength and rest;
     Our broken, contrite hearts now solace,
     And let your waiting church be blest.

     Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
     While harvest fields are vast and white?
     Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
     Equip your church to spread the light.

Scripture Reading - Luke 9:1-9

Sermon: "The Apostles' Early Ministry" by Pastor Trey Jasso

Liturgy of the Upper Room

Hymn of Preparation - "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee" (Hymnal #645)
     Jesus, the very thought of thee with sweetness fills my breast;
     But sweeter far thy face to see, and in thy presence rest.

     Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, nor can the mem'ry find,
     A sweeter sound than thy blest name, O Savior of mankind.

     O Hope of ev'ry contrite heart, O Joy of all the meek,
     To those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek!

     But what to those who find? Ah, this nor tongue nor pen can show:
     The love of Jesus, what it is none but his loved ones know.

     Jesus, our only joy be thou, as thou our prize wilt be;
     Jesus, be thou our glory now, and through eternity.

Words of Institution - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Our Confession of Faith -"Nicene Creed"
     Minister: Christian, in whom do you believe?

     All: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

     And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

     Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

     And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

     And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of Humble Approach

Approach the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Doxology
     Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
     Praise him all creatures here below.   
     Praise him above ye heavenly hosts;
     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Benediction

Postlude