MARCH 13, 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.

 

Hymn Sing

     Supplemental Hymnal

     # 55     Shine, Jesus, Shine, vs. 1, 3

     # 58     Before the Throne of God Above

      #71     Thy Word

Call to Worship



Hymn     # 18     Come, Christians, Join to Sing          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 27     (NRSV)          Jurgen Honig


1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh—my adversaries and foes—they shall stumble and fall.

3Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.

4One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

5For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.

6Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.

7Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!

8“Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face, LORD, do I seek.

9Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!

10If my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will take me up.

11Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.

12Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.

13I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

14Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!



Prayer for Illumination



Old Testament Reading:     Exodus 20:1-17  


20 Then God spoke all these words:

       2I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me.

       4You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 6but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

       7You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

       8Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

       12Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

       13You shall not murder.

       14You shall not commit adultery.

       15You shall not steal.

       16You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

       17You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Special Music     Holy Is His Name          John Michael Talbot



Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 385     Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



New Testament Reading:     Luke 18:18-30


       18A certain ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 20You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother.’” 21He replied, “I have kept all these since my youth.” 22When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 23But when he heard this, he became sad; for he was very rich. 24Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

       26Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27He replied, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.”

       28Then Peter said, “Look, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30who will not get back very much more in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”


Sermon     “There Is Still One Thing Lacking”          Pastor Andrew Winter

Hymn     # 34     I Have Decided to Follow Jesus, vs. 1, 3          (Supplemental Hymnal)

 
 

Moment for Mission          Dave Stith

Joys and Concerns



Prayer of Thanksgiving, Dedication, and Intercession


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Hymn     Will You Come and Follow Me          (Insert)



Benediction   



Postlude     Lord, All my Heart is Fixed on Thee          Johann Ludwig Krebs


My portion and my hidden joy,

Whose cross could all my bonds destroy;

Lord Jesu Christ! My God and Lord!