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Hymn # 375 All Glory, Laud, and Honor (Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Prayer for Illumination
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 15:1-18 NRSV
15 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea. 2The Lord is my strength and my might, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name. 4“Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he cast into the sea; his picked officers were sunk in the Red Sea. 5The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. 6Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power—your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy. 7In the greatness of your majesty you overthrew your adversaries; you sent out your fury, it consumed them like stubble. 8At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up, the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. 9The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’ 10You blew with your wind, the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders? 12You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13“In your steadfast love you led the people whom you redeemed; you guided them by your strength to your holy abode. 14The peoples heard, they trembled; pangs seized the inhabitants of Philistia. 15Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; trembling seized the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan melted away. 16Terror and dread fell upon them; by the might of your arm, they became still as a stone until your people, O Lord, passed by, until the people whom you acquired passed by. 17You brought them in and planted them on the mountain of your own possession, the place, O Lord, that you made your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hands have established. 18The Lord will reign forever and ever.”
Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.
New Testament Reading: Luke 1:46-55
46And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord, 47my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. 51He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 52He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; 53he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. 54He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Hymn # 14 Be Thou My Vision (Supplemental Hymnal)
Psalter: Psalm 146
1Praise Yahweh! Praise Yahweh, O my soul!
2Let me praise Yahweh while I live. Let me sing praises to my God forever.
3Do not trust in noblemen, in a human in whom there is no salvation.
4His breath departs; he returns to the dust. On that day, his plans die.
5Happy is the one who has the God of Jacob as an ally, whose hope rests on Yahweh, his God
6Who makes the heavens, the earth, the seas, and everything in them; who keeps faithfulness forever;
7Who does justice for the oppressed; who gives bread to the hungry; Yahweh, who releases the prisoners;
8Yahweh, who opens blind eyes; Yahweh, who raises up those who are laid low; Yahweh, who loves the righteous;
9Yahweh, who protects the immigrant. He will uphold the orphan and the widow, and the road of the wicked he will bend.
10Yahweh will reign forever. Your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise Yahweh!
Sermon Praise God, Our King! Pastor Andrew Winter