Order of Worship
February 5th 2023 ~ 5th Sunday after Epiphany

 

Prelude

 
Welcome, Announcements, and Peace

 
Call to Worship

We gather in the name of the living Christ to worship God.
Surely, God is in this place 
and calls us to worship in spirit and in truth.
God’s love is for you 
and for all people everywhere.
That we may share God’s love and life, 
may we be renewed 
in the refreshing Spirit of the living Christ.
The living Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
Amen.

~ Life in Liturgy

 

Hymn of Praise

Kyrie Eleison Have Mercy

WS #144

Chorus
Kyrie Eleison have mercy
Christe Eleison have mercy
(REPEAT)

Verse 1
As we come before You with the needs of our world
We confess our failures and our sin
For our words are many yet our deeds have been few
Fan the fire of compassion once again

Chorus
Kyrie Eleison have mercy
Christe Eleison have mercy
(REPEAT)

Verse 2
When the cries of victims go unheard in the land
And the scars of war refuse to heal
Will we stand for justice to empower the weak
Till their bonds of oppression are no more

Chorus
Kyrie Eleison have mercy
Christe Eleison have mercy
(REPEAT)

Verse 3
If we love our God
With all our heart mind and strength
And we love our neighbours as ourselves
Then this law of love will heal the nations of earth
And the glory of Christ will be revealed

Chorus
Kyrie Eleison have mercy
Christe Eleison have mercy
(REPEAT)

Verse 4
Lord renew our vision to be Christ where we live
To reach out in mercy to the lost
For each cup of kindness to the least in our midst
Is an offering of worship to the throne

Chorus
Kyrie Eleison have mercy
Christe Eleison have mercy
(REPEAT)

CCLI Song # 6016038
Keith Getty | Stuart Townend
© 2010 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366
 

Opening Prayer

We come together as one,
united in our common loyalty to Jesus Christ.
We come to worship and praise the God who calls us here.
Let’s open our hearts to one another,
just as Christ has opened his heart to us,
and God will be glorified.
Amen.

 

Special Music

Your Love Never Fails
Chris McClarney and Anthony Skinner

 

Scripture Reading

Shafer Aanonsen, reader

Romans 5:1-5
 
5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Luked 22:1-6
The Message

22 1-2 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover, drew near. The high priests and religion scholars were looking for a way to do away with Jesus but, fearful of the people, they were also looking for a way to cover their tracks.

3-6 That’s when Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot. He was one of the Twelve. Leaving the others, he conferred with the high priests and the Temple guards about how he might betray Jesus to them. They couldn’t believe their good luck and agreed to pay him well. He gave them his word and started looking for a way to betray Jesus, but out of sight of the crowd.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

 Sermon

Waypoints of Faith in a World of Joy and Pain, Part 2 of 3
Senior Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Robert de Wetter

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Prayers of the People

Peyton Aanonsen, Reader

 

Brokenness
David Meece, Michael Hudson, Dwight Liles and Niles Borop

 

Doxology

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
Amen

 

CCLI Song # 6115489
Thomas Ken
Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Communion

 

Lord’s Prayer

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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn

Nearer My God To Thee

RH #553

Verse 1
Nearer my God to Thee nearer to Thee
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me
Still all my song shall be nearer my God to Thee
Nearer my God to Thee nearer to Thee

Verse 2
Though like the wanderer the sun gone down
Darkness be over me my rest a stone
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer my God to Thee
Nearer my God to Thee nearer to Thee

Verse 3
There let the way appear steps unto heav’n
All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv’n
Angels to beckon me nearer my God to Thee
Nearer my God to Thee nearer to Thee

Verse 4
Then with my waking tho’ts bright with Thy praise
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise
So by my woes to be nearer my God to Thee
Nearer my God to Thee nearer to Thee

Verse 5
Or if on joyful wing cleaving the sky
Sun moon and stars forgot upward I fly
Still all my song shall be nearer my God to Thee
Nearer my God to Thee nearer to Thee

CCLI Song # 78835
Lowell Mason | Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

 

Closing Prayer

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever. 
Amen.

~ Psalm 23 (NKJV)


Blessing

 

Postlude


Our love in action now begins…

 

The flowers this morning were given by Sue and Dan Kloster in honor of Sue’s mother, Julie Borm.

This Sunday’s Special Music is brought to you by
Micha Schoepe & Paul Dankers.

Thank you to all of this Sunday’s volunteers!

Altar Setter – Sue de Campo
Greeters – Aanonsen Family and Cecy Rios
Scripture Readers and POP – Shafer Aanonsen, Peyton Aanonsen & Kim Rogers

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