AUGUST 1, 2021

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.


Prelude     “Sicilienne” from Bach’s Mementos          J.S. Bach/C.M. Widor

Welcome and Greeting

Hymn     # 556     Great is Thy Faithfulness          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession – Front of gray Psalter Hymnal

Prayer for Illumination          Donna Lofgren

First Lesson:     Leviticus 19:9-18     NRSV              

       9When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the Lord your God.

       11You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one another. 12And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.

       13You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning. 14You shall not revile the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind; you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

       15You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor. 16You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not profit by the blood of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

       17You 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.

Special Music          Gordon MacLeod

Children’s Sermon              

Q. 107. What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?

A.  The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer (for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever) teaches us that our only hope is that the kingdom of heaven and its power and glory belong to Jesus.

Hymn     # 58     Before the Throne          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Lesson:     Titus 3:8-15               

8This is a trustworthy message, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God might take care to devote themselves to good works. These things are good and useful for people. 9But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, contentions, and quarrels about laws, because they are unprofitable and useless. 10Have nothing more to do with a divisive person after a first and second admonition, 11knowing that such a person has been corrupted and is sinful, being self-condemned.

12When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me in Nicopolis, because I have decided to spend the winter there. 13Make every effort to send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way, so that they lack nothing. 14And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works directed toward urgent needs, so that they might not be unfruitful.

15All those who are with me greet you. Greet those who have affection for us in faith.

May grace be with all of you.

Sermon     Devoted to Good Works          Pastor Andrew Winter


Communion Hymn     # 10     The King of Love (vs. 1, 4, 5, 6)          (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.

Moment for Mission          Pastor SJ Winter

Hymn     # 15     Whate’er My God Ordains is Right          (Supplemental Hymnal) 


Postlude     Celebration in D          Stephen L. Aber