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MARCH 28, 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.

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Prelude     Jesu Dulcis Memoria                                 Gregory Hamilton

The sweet memory of Jesus

Giving true joy to the heart


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

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Merciful God, we have not loved you

with all our heart and mind and strength and soul.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

We have not loved our neighbors as you have taught us.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

We are indifferent to the saving grace of your Word and life.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Forgive and heal us by your steadfast love made known to us

in the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Anthem     Who Is That Man?

Who is that man, O who is that man

Praying in the moonlit garden

What does he seek

Why does he weep all alone

Where have they gone, O where have they gone

Those who always walk beside him

Where can they be

Why do they leave him alone, alone

Why, O why, do some want to hurt him

What has he done to make them afraid

Why, O why, do his friends now desert him

Closing their eyes, turning away

Who is that man, O who is that man

Hanging there in pain and sorrow

Why must he die

Why must he suffer there

And die all alone, all alone

Psalter     Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19     (NRSVUE)          Steve Varys 

1I love the Lord because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

2Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

12What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?

13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord;

14I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

15Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful ones.

16O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. You have loosed my bonds.

17I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord.

18I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,

19in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!

Prayer for Illumination   

Old Testament Reading     Leviticus 19:17-18

       17“You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbor, or you will incur guilt yourself. 18You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Hymn     # 22     Ah, Holy Jesus, How Has Thou Offended          (Supplemental Hymnal)

New Testament Reading     1 John 4:7-21

       7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

       13By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.

       God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 17Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. 19We love because he first loved us. 20Those who say, “I love God,” and hate a brother or sister are liars, for those who do not love a brother or sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.

Anthem     O Love Divine

O love divine, what have you done

Incarnate God has died for me

The Father’s coeternal Son

Bore all my sins upon the tree

The son of God for me has died

My Lord, my love is crucified

Is crucified for me and you

To bring us near to God

Believe the record true

We are all bought with Jesus’ blood

Pardon flows from his side

My Lord, my love is crucified

Behold him now, all that pass by

The bleeding Prince of life and peace

Come, sinners, see your Savior die

And say, was ever grief like his

Come, feel with me 

His blood applied

My Lord, my love is crucified

My Lord, my love is crucified

Meditation          Pastor Andrew Winter

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Hymn     # 53     Behold the Lamb          (Supplemental Hymnal)

The LORD’s Supper    

     Invitation to the Table

      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     # 384     When I Survey the Wondrous Cross          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


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