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MAY 26, 2024

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.

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Hymn Sing     Gray Psalter Hymnal 


     # 500     How Firm a Foundation, vs 1, 4, 5

     # 483     How Great Thou Art, vs 1, 3, 4

     Insert     Here Is Love       

Call to Worship    


1O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

2Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

3For the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods.

4In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.

5The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed.


6O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

7For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.



Hymn     # 471     All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon



Psalter     Psalm 29     (NRSVUE)          Donna Lofgren


1Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.

3The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.

4The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

6He makes Lebanon skip like a calf and Sirion like a young wild ox.

7The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

8The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

9The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl and strips the forest bare, and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

11May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Prayer for Illumination



New Testament Reading     Matthew 21:1-11   


       21 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” 4This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:

       5“Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

       6The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7they brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

       “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

       10When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Special Music     How Deep the Father's Love          Gordon MacLeod   

Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 490     Blessed Assurance          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Old Testament Reading     1 Kings 1:32-48


       32King David said, “Summon to me the priest Zadok, the prophet Nathan, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada.” When they came before the king, 33the king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord and have my son Solomon ride on my own mule and bring him down to Gihon. 34There let the priest Zadok and the prophet Nathan anoint him king over Israel; then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35You shall go up following him. Let him enter and sit on my throne; he shall be king in my place, for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.” 36Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, “Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, so ordain. 37As the Lord has been with my lord the king, so may he be with Solomon and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.”

       38So the priest Zadok, the prophet Nathan, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule and led him to Gihon. 39There the priest Zadok took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!” 40And all the people went up following him, playing on pipes and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth quaked at their noise.

       41Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished feasting. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why is the city in an uproar?” 42While he was still speaking, Jonathan son of the priest Abiathar arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are a worthy man and surely you bring good news.” 43Jonathan answered Adonijah, “No, for our lord King David has made Solomon king; 44the king has sent with him the priest Zadok, the prophet Nathan, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and they had him ride on the king’s mule; 45the priest Zadok and the prophet Nathan have anointed him king at Gihon, and they have gone up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you heard. 46Solomon now sits on the royal throne. 47Moreover, the king’s servants came to congratulate our lord King David, saying, ‘May God make the name of Solomon more famous than yours and make his throne greater than your throne.’ The king bowed in worship on the bed 48and went on to pray thus, ‘Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who today has granted one of my offspring to sit on my throne and permitted me to witness it.’”



Sermon          Pastor Andrew Winter

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Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings


      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


      Prayer of Dedication


      Merciful Father, we offer

      with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—

      our selves, our time, and our possessions—signs of your gracious love.

       Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us—

       Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen



Joys and Concerns



Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession


The Nykamps are missionaries who formerly served in Ethiopia at the Mekelle Youth Center. They are currently exploring other missionary opportunities and have asked for prayers of wisdom and clarity as they seek to discern God’s leading for their next assignment.



Hymn     # 12     Like a River Glorious          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Announcements



Benediction



Postlude     Fantasy on "In Babilone"                 Richard A. Williamson


For all heroes of the Spirit,

Give we thanks to Thee, O Lord.

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