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NOVEMBER 12, 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     

Call to Worship 

Hymn     # 428     O Worship the King          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon

       4but God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

— Ephesians 2:4-7 

Psalter     Psalm 78:1-7     (NRSVUE)          Mike Bergmann

1Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

2I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old,

3things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us.

4We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord and his might and the wonders that he has done.

5He established a decree in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel,

which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children,

6that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn,

and rise up and tell them to their children,

7so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;

Prayer for Illumination                                        

Old Testament Reading     Joel 3:16-18

       16The Lord roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shake. But the Lord is a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.

       17So you shall know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my holy mountain. And Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall never again pass through it.

       18In that day the mountains shall drip sweet wine, the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streambeds of Judah shall flow with water; a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and water the Wadi Shittim.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Choral Anthem                                  

Children’s Sermon 

Hymn     # 67     O Great God          (Supplemental Hymnal)

New Testament Reading     John 2:1-11

       2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to me and to you? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the person in charge of the banquet.” So they took it. 9When the person in charge tasted the water that had become wine and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), that person called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

Sermon          Pastor Andrew Winter

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Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings

      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

      Prayer of Dedication

           Merciful Father, we offer

           with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—

           our selves, our time, and our possessions—signs of your gracious love.

           Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us—

           Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Joys and Concerns

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Through the Gate is a faith-based residential treatment center with a focus on intensive discipleship for women who are struggling with drugs and alcohol.

Hymn     # 489     When Peace Like a River          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Postlude     Variation on Darwall's 148th          Charles Callahan

The Lord Jehovah reigns,

His throne is built on high

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