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NOVEMBER 5, 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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Prelude     Psalm 23          Emma Lou Diemer

Welcome and Greeting

Preparation of Our Hearts

Call to Worship 

Hymn     # 431     All Creatures of Our God and King          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession     Front of Gray Psalter Hymnal

Prayer for Illumination          Cameron Ward 

Old Testament Reading     Isaiah 53:4-7     (NRSVUE)

       4Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases, yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

       7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Choral Anthem     Come to Me         

     Soloist Gordon MacLeod     

     Guest cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun

Come to me, all you who labor

Come to me, and I will give you rest

Come to me, all who are weary and burdened

And you will find rest for your souls

Come, my child, learn my heart

For I am gentle and lowly

See how great my love for you

That I have called you my child

Children’s Sermon 

Hymn     Insert     O Wondrous Love

New Testament Reading     John 1:35-51

       35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

       43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Sermon          Pastor Andrew Winter

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Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings

      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

      Prayer of Dedication

Hymn     # 53     Behold the Lamb          (Supplemental Hymnal)

The LORD’s Supper    

Invitation to the Table 

     Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions 92 and 93

     Q. 92. What is a sacrament?

     A. A sacrament is a holy regulation established by Christ, in which Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed, and applied to believers by physical signs.

     Q. 93. What are the sacraments of the New Testament?

     A. The sacraments of the New Testament are baptism and the Lord’s supper.

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. 

Hymn     # 505     For All the Saints, vs 1-3, 6-7          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Postlude     Toccata in C Major          Johann Pachelbel

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