MARCH 6, 2022

The Order for the Worship of God

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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     Choral Prelude on Danket dem Herrn          Dietrich Buxtehude


Thank the Lord, for He is so rich in favor, 

For His mercy and truth endure forever.



Call to Worship



Hymn     # 555     Lead On, O King Eternal          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Prayer of Confession – Front of Gray Psalter Hymnal          



Prayer for Illumination          Michael Bergmann



Old Testament Reading     2 Kings 5:1-19     (NRSV)


       5 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. 2Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 4So Naaman went in and told his lord just what the girl from the land of Israel had said. 5And the king of Aram said, “Go then, and I will send along a letter to the king of Israel.”

       He went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten sets of garments. 6He brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read, “When this letter reaches you, know that I have sent to you my servant Naaman, that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.”

       8But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house. 10Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” 11But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy! 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?” He turned and went away in a rage. 13But his servants approached and said to him, “Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean.

       15Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company; he came and stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel; please accept a present from your servant.” 16But he said, “As the LORD lives, whom I serve, I will accept nothing!” He urged him to accept, but he refused. 17Then Naaman said, “If not, please let two mule-loads of earth be given to your servant; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god except the LORD. 18But may the LORD pardon your servant on one count: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, leaning on my arm, and I bow down in the house of Rimmon, when I do bow down in the house of Rimmon, may the LORD pardon your servant on this one count.” 19He said to him, “Go in peace.”


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Choral Anthem     More Love to Thee


More love to thee, oh Christ, more love to thee

Hear thou the prayer I make on bended knee

This is my earnest plea

More love, oh Christ, to thee

More love to thee, more love to thee


Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest

Now thee alone I seek, give what is best

This all my prayer shall be

More love, oh Christ, to thee

More love to thee, more love to thee!


Then shall my latest breath whisper thy praise

This be the parting cry my heart shall raise

Still all my prayer shall be

More love, oh Christ to thee

More love to thee, more love to thee

More love to thee, more love to thee

Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 59     O How He Loves You and Me          (Supplemental Hymnal)



New Testament Reading     Luke 17:11-19


       11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”


Sermon     Your Faith Has Saved You          Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Communion Hymn     # 39     O Sacred Head, Now Wounded          (Supplemental Hymnal)



The LORD’s Supper 


Invitation to the Table and Words of Institution


Prayer of Thanksgiving


Giving & Receiving the Bread and the Cup


Prayer of Consecration:

 

Almighty Lord: we are thankful for all the benefits given us in this bread and wine, this body and blood. As the grain was harvested and the grapes gathered for this food, so may your church in every place be gathered into your household. And as the grain was ground and the grapes crushed, so may our lives be spent in your service, until you return in triumph to gather to yourself the harvest and call us to the marriage feast of the lamb. Amen.



Hymn     # 267     And Can It Be          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Benediction   



Postlude     Postlude on “Darwall’s 148th”              


Rejoice, the Lord is King:

Your Lord and King adore!