MARCH 27, 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 


     See, What a Morning     (see insert)


     Gray Psalter Hymnal

     # 399     Jesus Lives, vs. 1, 4, 5     

     # 263     Just As I Am, vs. 1, 2, 4



Call to Worship



Hymn     # 146     Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah!          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 32     (NRSV)          Dorothy Bethel


1Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

2Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.

4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

5Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

6Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.

7You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.

8I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

9Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not stay near you.

10Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.

11Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.



Prayer for Illumination     


      


Old Testament Reading:    


     Leviticus 6:1-7


       6 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2When any of you sin and commit a trespass against the LORD by deceiving a neighbor in a matter of a deposit or a pledge, or by robbery, or if you have defrauded a neighbor, 3or have found something lost and lied about it—if you swear falsely regarding any of the various things that one may do and sin thereby— 4when you have sinned and realize your guilt, and would restore what you took by robbery or by fraud or the deposit that was committed to you, or the lost thing that you found, 5or anything else about which you have sworn falsely, you shall repay the principal amount and shall add one-fifth to it. You shall pay it to its owner when you realize your guilt. 6And you shall bring to the priest, as your guilt offering to the LORD, a ram without blemish from the flock, or its equivalent, for a guilt offering. 7The priest shall make atonement on your behalf before the LORD, and you shall be forgiven for any of the things that one may do and incur guilt thereby.


     Exodus 22:1-4  


       22 When someone steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, the thief shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. The thief shall make restitution, but if unable to do so, shall be sold for the theft. 2When the animal, whether ox or donkey or sheep, is found alive in the thief’s possession, the thief shall pay double.

       3If a thief is found breaking in, and is beaten to death, no bloodguilt is incurred; 4but if it happens after sunrise, bloodguilt is incurred.


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Choral Anthem     The King of Love My Shepherd Is


The King of love my shepherd is

Whose goodness fails me never

I nothing lack if I am his

And he is mine forever


Perverse and foolish oft I strayed

But yet in love he sought me

And on his shoulder gently laid 

And home rejoicing brought me


In death’s dark vale I fear no ill

With you dear Lord beside me

Your rod and staff my comfort still

Your cross before to guide me


And so through all the length of days 

Your goodness fails me never

Good Shepherd may I sing your praise 

Within your house forever



Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 31     Jesus, Lover of My Soul          (Supplemental Hymnal)



New Testament Reading:     Luke 19:1-10


       19 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. 5When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. 7All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” 8Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” 9Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”



Sermon     “To Seek Out and To Save”          Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Joys and Concerns



Prayer of Thanksgiving, Dedication, and Intercession


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Hymn     # 288     Take My Life and Let It Be          (Gray Psalter Hymnal) 



Benediction   



Postlude     Prelude and Fugue in G Minor          J. S. Bach          Guest Organist Benjamin Nold