NOVEMBER 7, 2021

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.

 

Welcome and Greeting



Prelude     Vater unser in Himmelreich          J.S. Bach


Our Father in the heaven Who art

Who tellest all of us in heart

Brothers to be, and on Thee call

And wilt have prayer from one and all



Call to Worship



Hymn     # 18     Come, Christians Join to Sing          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Prayer of Confession – Front of gray Psalter Hymnal



Prayer for Illumination          Ron Smith



Old Testament Reading:     Jonah 3     NRSV                  


3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

       6When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7Then he had a proclamation made in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything. They shall not feed, nor shall they drink water. 8Human beings and animals shall be covered with sackcloth, and they shall cry mightily to God. All shall turn from their evil ways and from the violence that is in their hands. 9Who knows? God may relent and change his mind; he may turn from his fierce anger, so that we do not perish.”

       10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.


Lector:     This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation:     Thanks be to God for His Word.



Choral Anthem:     O Love That Will Not Let Me Go


O Love that will not let me go

I rest my weary soul in thee

I give thee back the life I owe

That in thine ocean depths its flow

May richer fuller be.


O Light that followest all my way

I yield my flickering torch to thee

My heart restores its borrowed ray

That in thy sunshine's blaze its day

May brighter fairer be.


O Joy that seekest me through pain

I cannot close my heart to thee

I trace the rainbow through the rain

And feel the promise is not vain

That morn shall tearless be


O Cross that liftest up my head

I dare not ask to hide from thee

I lay in dust life's glory dead

And from the ground there blossoms red

Life that shall endless be


O Love that will not let me go

I rest my weary soul in thee



Children’s Sermon 



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



New Testament Reading:     James 4:4-12             


       4Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you suppose that it is for nothing that the scripture says, “God yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,

       “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

       7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

       11Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. So who, then, are you to judge your neighbor?



Sermon     “All the More Grace”                             Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Communion Hymn     # 46     This Is the Feast of Victory          (Supplemental Hymnal)



The Lord’s Supper    


Invitation to the Table and Words of Institution


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     # 38     The Solid Rock          (Supplemental Hymnal) 



Benediction  



Postlude     Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir          Johann Gottfried Walther


Our Father, Thou in heav’n above,

Who biddest us to dwell in love,

As brethren of one family