top of page

FEBRUARY 25, 2024

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.

Bulletin - February 25, 2024: Text

Hymn Sing     Gray Psalter Hymnal

     # 246     Come, Thou Almighty King, vs 1, 2, 3

     # 504     Holy God, We Praise Your Name, vs 1, 2

     Insert     Rock of Ages, vs 1, 3, 4

Call to Worship 

Hymn     # 38     The Solid Rock          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon        

Psalter     Psalm 22:23-31     (NRSVUE)          Ron Smith

23You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him; stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

24For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me but heard when I cried to him.

25From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him.

26The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord. May your hearts live forever!

27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord,

and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.

28For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

29To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and I shall live for him.

30Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord

31and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.

Prayer for Illumination                

Old Testament Reading     Genesis 35:22b-26

       22bNow the sons of Jacob were twelve. 23The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. 24The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. 25The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maid: Dan and Naphtali. 26The sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maid: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Choral Anthem     This I Know

Who can comprehend the mind of God

Who can understand his ways

Nothing in life seems certain

On the journey through earthly days

I have questions that go unanswered

There are things I do not understand

But my Father knows what it best for me

According to his plan

This I know 

I have a Savior, Jesus Christ

Who died for me

This I know

He died at Calvary

To pay sin’s debt that I might be free

Then he arose in glorious splendor

To take his rightful place

And someday soon I’ll see his face

This I know

This I know

That in my savior, I have an anchor firm and sure

This I know

His love and mercy will forevermore endure

Soon I’ll enter heaven’s glory

And walk on streets of purest gold

And on that day I will behold him

This I know

So I will trust in the Lord

I will not be shaken

He will fight the battle for me

His is the glory and the power forever

His is the victory

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 14     Be Thou My Vision          (Supplemental Hymnal)

New Testament Reading     John 6:1-21

       6 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following him because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” 6He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” 10Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place, so they sat down, about five thousand in all. 11Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” 13So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

       15When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

       16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. 20But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

Sermon          Pastor SJ Winter

Bulletin - February 25, 2024: Text

Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings

      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

      Prayer of Dedication

Joys & Concerns

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Bravely Women’s Health (formerly Matrix Lifecare Services) mission is to provide education, support, and resources that empower individuals to make life-affirming decisions before, during, and after pregnancy. 

Hymn     # 25     We’ve a Story to Tell the Nations          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Postlude     I Sing the Mighty Power of God          Donna Lofgren

Bulletin - February 25, 2024: Text
bottom of page