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OCTOBER 29, 2023

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.

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Hymn Sing     Supplemental Hymnal

     # 38      The Solid Rock, vs 1, 3, 4

    Insert     Nearer, Still Nearer

     # 76      Give Thanks

Call to Worship 

Hymn     # 469     A Mighty Fortress Is Our God          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon     

Psalter     Psalm 1     (NRSVUE)          Grieke Toebes

1Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path that sinners tread or sit in the seat of scoffers,

2but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night.

3They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

4The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous,

6for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Prayer for Illumination      


Old Testament Reading     Exodus 40:1-11, 16, 34-35

       40 The LORD spoke to Moses, 2“On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3You shall put in it the ark of the covenant, and you shall screen the ark with the curtain. 4You shall bring in the table and arrange its setting, and you shall bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps. 5You shall put the golden altar for incense before the ark of the covenant and set up the screen for the entrance of the tabernacle. 6You shall set the altar of burnt offering before the entrance of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting 7and place the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it. 8You shall set up the court all around and hang up the screen for the gate of the court. 9Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it and consecrate it and all its furniture, so that it shall become holy. 10You shall also anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils and consecrate the altar, so that the altar shall be most holy. 11You shall also anoint the basin with its stand and consecrate it.

       16Moses did everything just as the LORD had commanded him.

       34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled upon it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Choral Anthem           My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

My heart is filled with thankfulness

To Him who bore my pain

Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace

And gave me life again

Who crushed my curse of sinfulness

And clothed me with His light

And wrote His law of righteousness

With pow’r upon my heart

My heart is filled with thankfulness

To Him who walks beside

Who floods my weaknesses with strength

And causes fear to fly

Whose ev’ry promise is enough

For ev’ry step I take

Sustaining with arms of love

And crowning me with grace

My heart is filled with thankfulness

To Him who reigns above

Whose wisdom is my perfect peace

Whose ev’ry thought is love

For ev’ry day I have on earth

Is given by the king

So I will give my life, my all

To love and follow Him

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     Insert     Come Praise and Glorify Our God

New Testament Reading     John 1:1-18

       1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.

       6There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

       10He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

       14And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 15(John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ ”) 16From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God. It is the only Son, himself God, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.

Sermon          Pastor Andrew Winter

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Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings

      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

      Prayer of Dedication.

Moment for Mission     Jubilee Christmas          Lou Ann Johnston

Joys and Concerns

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Jubilee Christmas is a special LUM program for families with children ages 12 and younger. Families who participate in Jubilee Christmas are invited to a host site and are able to select new toys for their children, as well as some food items to make their Christmas dinner more special.

Hymn     # 342     Of the Father’s Love Begotten, vs 1, 4, 5          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)                 


Postlude     A Mighty Fortress is Our God          setting by Paul Manz

God's truth abideth still

His kingdom is forever! 

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