Prelude Prelude and Fugue in E Minor J.S. Bach
Welcome and Greeting
Hymn # 408 Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Prayer of Confession – Front of gray Psalter Hymnal
Prayer for Illumination Jurgen Honig
Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 1:22-28 NRSV
22Over the heads of the living creatures there was something like a dome, shining like crystal, spread out above their heads. 23Under the dome their wings were stretched out straight, one toward another; and each of the creatures had two wings covering its body. 24When they moved, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of mighty waters, like the thunder of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army; when they stopped, they let down their wings. 25And there came a voice from above the dome over their heads; when they stopped, they let down their wings.
26And above the dome over their heads there was something like a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was something that seemed like a human form. 27Upward from what appeared like the loins I saw something like gleaming amber,
something that looked like fire enclosed all around; and downward from what looked like the loins I saw something that looked like fire, and there was a splendor all around. 28Like the bow in a cloud on a rainy day, such was the appearance of the splendor all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of someone speaking.
Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.
Choral Anthem: Make a Joyful Noise
Make a joyful noise to the Lord all ye lands
Make his praises hear on every shore
God almighty reigns.
We will enter his gates with singing
We will enter his courts with praise
We his people, the sheep of his pasture
We will worship his holy name
We will serve him with thanksgiving
We will enter his courts with praise!
New Testament Reading: John 2:13-22 Jurgen Honig
13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the
cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
16He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
Hymn # 64 How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (Supplemental Hymnal)
Psalter: Psalm 150 (Please read responsively)
1Praise Yahweh! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in the mighty dome of his sky!
2Praise him for his great deeds! Praise him for the abundance of his greatness!
3Praise him with the blowing of the trumpet! Praise him with the harp and the lyre!
4Praise him with the tambourine and dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and the flute!
5Praise him with noisy cymbals! Praise him with clashing cymbals!
6Let all who have breath praise Yahweh! Praise Yahweh!
Sermon Praise God in His Sanctuary! Pastor Andrew Winter