March 28, 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

November 28, 2021

Prelude

Choral Introit - “All Mankind Fell in Adam's Fall”

All mankind fell in Adam’sf all, and sin doth now infect all;
Sire to son the bane descends, and man’s desire to sin tends.
Through all man’s powers corruption creeps and him in shameful sin steeps;
In guilt he draws his infant breath and reaps its fruits, even woe, death.
From hearts depraved, to evil prone, flow thoughts and deeds in sin sown;
God’s image lost, the darkened soul is lost, cannot find its goal.

But Christ, the second Adam, came to bear our sin, woe, and shame,
To be our Life, our Light, our Way, our only Hope, our sure Stay.
As by one man all mankind fell and, prone to sin, then faced hell,
So by one Man, who took our place, we now are sure of God’s grace.
We thank Thee, Christ; new life is ours, new light, new hope, yea great powers;
This grace our every way attend until we reach our life’s end.

Call to Worship - Psalm 149:1, 4

Minister: Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song!
People: His praise in the assembly of the godly!
Minister:
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
People: Let us sing to our God!

Hymn –  Come, We That Love the LordHymnal #700

Come, we that love the Lord,
and let our joys be known;
join in a song with sweet accord,
and thus surround the throne.

Let those refuse to sing
that never knew our God;
but children of the heav'nly King
may speak their joys abroad.

The men of grace have found
glory begun below;
celestial fruits on earthly ground
from faith and hope may grow.

The hill of Zion yields
a thousand sacred sweets,
before we reach the heav'nly fields
or walk the golden streets.

Then let our songs abound,
and ev'ry tear be dry;
we're marching through Immanuel's ground
to fairer worlds on high.

Prayer of Invocation and the Lord’s Prayer

Confession of Sin

Prayer for Pardon

All: Merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you pardon all who truly repent and turn in faith to you. We humbly confess that we have sinned, we have not loved you with our whole hearts, and have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justly, nor have we loved mercy, nor walked humbly with you. Blot out our iniquities with your lovingkindness and mercy, and create in us a pure heart by the Holy Spirit, for Christ’s sake, we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Grace - John 3:16-18

Gloria Patri – Hymnal #735

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.

Offertory - Deuteronomy 10:14

Prayer of the Church - Elder D. Abbott

Scripture Reading 2 Thessalonians 3:6-17

Hymn of Preparation – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”  Hymnal #194

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here,
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, thou Lord of might,
who to thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
in ancient times didst give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe. [Refrain]

O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
from depths of hell thy people save,
and give them vict'ry o'er the grave. [Refrain]

O come, thou Dayspring from on high,
and cheer us by thy drawing nigh;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

O come, thou Key of David, come
and open wide our heav'nly home;
make safe the way that leads on high,
and close the path to misery. [Refrain]

Reading of  Scripture - 1 Timothy 1:17

Sermon - "The King of the Ages" by Pastor M. Connor Underseth

Hymn of PreparationHail, Thou Once Despised Jesus Hymnal #176

Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us:
thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, thou agonizing Savior,
bearer of our sin and shame!
By thy merits we find favor;
life is given through thy name.

Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
all our sins were on thee laid;
by almighty love anointed,
thou hast full atonement made.
All thy people are forgiven
through the virtue of thy blood;
opened is the gate of heaven,
peace is made 'twixt man and God.

Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there forever to abide;
all the heav'nly hosts adore thee,
seated at thy Father's side.
There for sinners thou art pleading;
there thou dost our place prepare;
ever for us interceding
till in glory we appear.

Worship, honor, pow'r, and blessing
thou art worthy to receive:
loudest praises, without ceasing,
meet it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
help to sing our Savior's merits,
help to chant Immanuel's praise!

Words of Institution - 1 Corinthians11:23-29

The Lord's Supper

Our Confession of Faith - “Apostles' Creed” Hymnal p. 845
Minister: Christian, in whom 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.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Doxology - Hymnal #731
     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