APRIL 3, 2022

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.

 

Welcome and Greeting



Prelude     Prelude on “Martyrdom”          Raymond H. Haan


Alas and did my Savior bleed



Call to Worship



Hymn     # 1     The Church’s One Foundation          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Prayer of Confession – Front of Gray Psalter Hymnal          



Prayer for Illumination          Jurgen Honig



Old Testament Reading     Proverbs 22:1-16     (NRSV)


       22 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 

and favor is better than silver or gold.

       2The rich and the poor have this in common: 

the LORD is the maker of them all.

       3The clever see danger and hide; 

but the simple go on, and suffer for it.

       4The reward for humility and fear of the LORD 

is riches and honor and life.

       5Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 

the cautious will keep far from them.

       6Train children in the right way, 

and when old, they will not stray.

       7The rich rule over the poor, 

and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

       8Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, 

and the rod of anger will fail.

       9Those who are generous are blessed, 

for they share their bread with the poor.

       10Drive out a scoffer, and strife goes out; 

quarreling and abuse will cease.

       11Those who love a pure heart and are gracious in speech 

will have the king as a friend.

       12The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, 

but he overthrows the words of the faithless. 

       13The lazy person says, 

“There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” 

       14The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit; 

he with whom the LORD is angry falls into it.

       15Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy, 

but the rod of discipline drives it far away.

       16Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, 

and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss.


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Choral Anthem     By Christ Redeemed

By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored

We keep his memory adored

And show the love of our dear Lord

Until he comes until he comes


He body broken in our stead

Is here in this memorial bread

And so our feeble souls are fed

Until he comes, until he comes


By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored

We keep his memory adored

And show the love of our dear Lord

Until he comes, until he comes


The drops of his dread agony

His lifeblood shed for us we see

The wine will tell the mystery

Until he comes, until he comes


Until the trumpet sound be heard

Until the ancient graves be stirred

When with the great commanding word 

The Lord will come, the Lord will come


By Christ redeemed

Until he comes 



Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 14     Be Thou My Vision          (Supplemental Hymnal)



New Testament Reading     Luke 19:11-27


       11As they were listening to this, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12So he said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return. 13He summoned ten of his slaves, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’ 14But the citizens of his country hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to rule over us.’ 15When he returned, having received royal power, he ordered these slaves, to whom he had given the money, to be summoned so that he might find out what they had gained by trading. 16The first came forward and said, ‘Lord, your pound has made ten more pounds.’ 17He said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been trustworthy in a very small thing, take charge of ten cities.’ 18Then the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your pound has made five pounds.’ 19He said to him, ‘And you, rule over five cities.’ 20Then the other came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your pound. I wrapped it up in a piece of cloth, 21for I was afraid of you, because you are a harsh man; you take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked slave! You knew, did you, that I was a harsh man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then did you not put my money into the bank? Then when I returned, I could have collected it with interest.’ 24He said to the bystanders, ‘Take the pound from him and give it to the one who has ten pounds.’ 25(And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten pounds!’) 26‘I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 27But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and slaughter them in my presence.’”



Sermon     Parable of the Ten Minas          Pastor SJ Winter

 
 

Communion Hymn     # 80     Create in Me a Clean Heart          (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     # 50     There is a Redeemer          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Benediction   



Postlude     AD REGIAS AGNI DAPES          Flor Peeters


The Lamb’s high banquet we await