APRIL 10, 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.

 

Hymn Sing 


     Supplemental Hymnal

     # 36     I am Thine, O Lord, vs 1, 2, 4

     # 23     Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness, vs 1, 2, 3

     # 74     Praise the Name of Jesus



Introit     FPC Sunday School



Call to Worship



Hymn     # 371     All Glory Laud and Honor          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 31     (NRSV)          Nancy Dunn


1In you, O LORD, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me.

2Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.

3You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me,

4take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for you are my refuge.

5Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.

6You hate those who pay regard to worthless idols, but I trust in the LORD.

7I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have taken heed of my adversities,

8and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.

9Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also.

10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.

11I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me.

12I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.

13For I hear the whispering of many—terror all around!—as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.

14But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.”

15My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.

16Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love.

17Do not let me be put to shame, O LORD, for I call on you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.

18Let the lying lips be stilled that speak insolently against the righteous with pride and contempt.

19O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone!

20In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues.

21Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was beset as a city under siege.

22I had said in my alarm, “I am driven far from your sight.” But you heard my supplications when I cried out to you for help.

23Love the LORD, all you his saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.

24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.



Prayer for Illumination                                                     



Old Testament Reading     Isaiah 50:4-9


       4The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens—wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 5The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. 6I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.

       7The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; 8he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. 9It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty? All of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Choral Anthem     Beneath the Cross


Beneath the cross of Jesus

I find a place to stand,

And wonder at such mercy

That calls me as I am;

For hands that should discard me

Hold wounds which tell me, "Come."

Beneath the cross of Jesus

My unworthy soul is won.


Beneath the cross of Jesus

His family is my own

Once strangers chasing selfish dreams,

Now one through grace alone.

How could I now dishonor

The ones that You have loved?

Beneath the cross of Jesus

See the children called by God.


Beneath the cross of Jesus

The path before the crown

We follow in His footsteps

Where promised hope is found.

How great the joy before us

To be His perfect bride;


Beneath the cross of Jesus

We will gladly live our lives.



Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 378     Hosanna, Loud Hosanna          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



New Testament Reading     Luke 19:37-44   


       37As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38saying,

       “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!”

       39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

       41As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side. 44They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.”



Sermon     Palm Sunday          Pastor SJ Winter

 
 

Moment for Mission     Dave Stith



Joys and Concerns



Prayer of Thanksgiving, Dedication, and Intercession


Trinity Life Ministry is a Christ-centered, biblically based, 12-month residential program for men, and provides services to the children, wives, parents, and other family members of those in their care.  



Hymn     # 58     Before the Throne of God Above          (Supplemental Hymnal) 



Benediction   



Postlude     Fantasia on “St. Drostane”          Craig A. Penfield


Ride on, ride on in majesty!

Hark! All the tribes hosanna cry.