SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

The Order for the Worship of God

Faith Presbyterian Church     9:30 a.m.

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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.

 

Prelude     Erhalt' uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, Chorale Prelude by Johann Pachelbel


Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word
Curb those who fain by craft or sword
Would wrest the kingdom from Thy Son
And set at naught all He hath done. - Martin Luther

    

         

Welcome and Greeting



Hymn     How Great Thou Art (# 483 in Psalter Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 110 (NRSV) (read responsively)     Kris Stith

1The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.”

2The Lord sends out from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes.

3Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day you lead your forces on the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning, like dew, your youth will come to you.

4The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

5The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.

6He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter heads over the wide earth.

7He will drink from the stream by the path; therefore he will lift up his head.



Prayer for Illumination     Kris Stith



First Lesson:     2 Samuel 7:8-17 (NRSV)     Kris Stith

8Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; 9and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 12When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings. 15But I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. 16Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me; your throne shall be established forever. 17In accordance with all these words and with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.



Lector:     “This is the Word of the Lord.”



Congregation:     “Thanks be to God for His Word.”



Special Music     Emily Newman — Soloist     


Children’s Sermon    



Hymn     All Glory, Laud and Honor (# 375 in Psalter Hymnal)

  

                               

Second Lesson:     Mark 10:32-52 (NRSV)                                 

32They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; 34they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again.”

35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the   baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

41When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” 46They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have   mercy on me!” 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.”  Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way. 

Sermon     “Blinded by Honor”     Pastor SJ Winter

 
 

Joys and Concerns



Prayer of  Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession



Hymn     He Leadeth Me (#452 in Psalter Hymnal)



Benediction  



Postlude     Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Chorale Prelude by J. S. Bach


To Thee, Lord Jesus, thanks we give
Who diedst for us, that we might live
And thro' Thy holy precious blood
Hast made us righteous before God

 

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