JANUARY 9, 2022

The Order for the Worship of God

Follow along by watching our livestream on our YouTube channel at 930a on Sunday.

Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself and for Faith Church.

 

Welcome and Greeting


Prelude     I Will Arise and Go to Jesus          arr. Don Hustad 


Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,

Weak and wounded, sick and sore

Jesus ready stands to save you,

Full of pity, love, and power



Call to Worship



Hymn     # 430     We Sing the Mighty Power of God          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


  

Psalter:     Psalm 23     (NRSV)          Jurgen Honig


1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

2He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

3he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.

5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.


Prayer for Illumination                       


Old Testament Reading:     Jeremiah 23:1-6


       23 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. 3Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.

       5The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.


Choral Anthem     Love Unmeasured, Love of God

From the edge of the horizon 

Farther than the eye has seen

From the mountain to the valley 

Flows an ever-growing stream

Living water for the thirsty 

River flowing deep and broad

Springing from the throne of heaven

Love unmeasured, love of God


O how blessed the one who trusts in God!

Firmly planted he shall stand like a tree beside the river

Drinking deeply from God’s hand


Fearing not the heat of noonday

Bending not when storm winds blow

Never failing to be fruitful

God has promised it is so

Living water for the thirsty

River flowing deep and broad

Springing from the throne of heaven

Love unmeasured, love of God


Children’s Sermon


Hymn     # 500     How Firm a Foundation          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


New Testament Reading:     1 Peter 5:1-5


       5 Now as an elder myself and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you 2to tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly. 3Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. 4And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. 5In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for

       “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”



Sermon     “Tend the Flock of God”          Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Hymn     # 9     Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Installation and Ordination of Church Officers



Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession


In La Paz, Bolivia, Greg and Faith Hurst focus on discipleship through family-based ministry and church planting. 



Hymn     # 1     The Church’s One Foundation          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Benediction   



Postlude     Do Not I Love Thee, O My Lord          setting Wilbur Held


Do not I love thee, O my Lord?

Behold my heart, and see, 

And turn each cursed idol out,

That dares to rival thee.