ORDER OF SERVICE

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October 18, 2020

Setting 8

Holy Communion

 

WELCOME

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

GATHERING SONG:
Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)

Your love is amazing,

Steady and unchanging,

Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet.

Your love is a myst’ry,

How You gently lift me,

When I am surrounded Your love carries me.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

 

Your love is surprising,

I can feel it rising,

All the joy that’s growing deep inside of me.

Ev’ry time I see You,

All Your goodness shines through,

I can feel this God song rising up in me.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

 

Your love is amazing,

Steady and unchanging,

Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet.

Your love is a myst’ry,

How You gently lift me,

When I am surrounded Your love carries me.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Yes, You make me sing,

Lord, You make me sing, sing, sing,

How You make me sing.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

Your love makes me sing.

Lord You make me sing,

How You make me sing.

CCLI # 3091812

 

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

GREETING

PRAYER OF THE DAY

1 SAMUEL 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10

After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the Lord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. She made this vow: “O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head.”

They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”

Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in my God. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in my victory.  “There is no Holy One like the Lord, no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry are fat with spoil. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn. The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.  “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness; for not by might does one prevail. The Lord! His adversaries shall be shattered; the Most High will thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king, and exalt the power of his anointed.”

 

LUKE 1:46-55

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

 

KIDS MESSAGE

 

KIDS’ SONG:

Ancient Words

Holy words long preserved

For our walk in this world;

They resound with God’s own heart,

O, let the ancient words impart;

 

Words of life, words of hope,

Give us strength, help us cope;

In this world where’er we roam,

Ancient words will guide us home.

 

Ancient words, ever true,

Changing me, changing you;

We have come with open hearts,

O let the ancient words impart.

 

Holy words of our Faith,

Handed down to this age,

Came to us through sacrifice,

O heed the faithful words of Christ.

Holy words long preserved,

For our walk in this world.

They resound with God’s own heart,

O let the ancient words impart.

 

Ancient words, ever true,

Changing me, changing you;

We have come with open hearts,

O let the ancient words impart.

Ancient words, ever true,

Changing me, changing you;

We have come with open hearts,

O let the ancient words impart.

CCLI #2986399

 

MESSAGE

 

SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 419 (V 1-4)

For All the Faithful Women

(sung to melody of ELW 661)

For all the faithful women

Who served in days of old,

To you shall thanks be given;

To all, their story told.

 

They served with strength and gladness

In tasks your wisdom gave.

To You their lives bore witness,

Proclaimed Your pow’r to save.

 

O God, for saints and servants,

Those named and those unknown,

In whom through all the ages

Your light of glory shone,

We offer glad thanksgiving,

And fervent prayer we raise

That, faithful in your service,

Our lives may sing Your praise.

 

All praise to God the Father!

All praise to Christ the Son!

All praise to God the Spirit,

Who binds the church as one!

With saints who went before us,

With saints who witness still,

We sing glad alleluias,

And strive to do your will.

 

We praise your name for Miriam,

Who sang triumphantly,

While Pharaoh’s vaunted army,

Lay drowned beneath the sea.

As Israel marched to freedom,

Her chains of bondage gone,

So may we reach the kingdom,

Your mighty army has won.

 

To Hannah, praying childless,

Before the thone of grace,

You gave a son and called him,

To serve before your face.

Grant us her perseverance;

Lord, teach us how to pray,

And trust in Your deliverance,

When darkenss hides our way.

Text: Herman G. Stuempfle Jr., b. 1923 Text © 1993 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

NEW ZEALAND CREED

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Holding in prayer: Linda Pearce, Arlene and Brian Buhler,  William Wei, Birgit Gadjos, Magnar Bjorsvik’s sister-in-law Margit, Pat Stich, Bea and Les Starheim, Hal Richter, Chelsa Mack, Courtney Kelso, Uschi Bohn’s brother Winfried. Grieving families of Wendy's father John Pedersen, Russ's wife Darlene Balcome, Pastor Jennifer's Uncle Pearl Mart and Janet Mossman's Aunt Anne Novack.

 

OFFERING

OFFERTORY PRAYER

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

THE LORD’S PRAYER IN MOVEMENT

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

 

COMMUNION SONG: ELW 500

Now We Remain

Refrain

We hold the death of the Lord deep in our hearts.

Living, now we remain with Jesus the Christ.

 

Once we were people afraid, lost in the night.

Then by your cross we were saved;

dead became living, life from your giving.  Refrain

 

Something that we have known, something we've touched,

what we have seen with our eyes,

this we have heard: life-giving Word.  Refrain

 

He chose to give of himself, became our bread;

broken, that we might live;

love beyond love, pain for our pain.  Refrain

 

We are the presence of God; this is our call;

now to become bread and wine,

food for the hungry, life for the weary;

for to live with the Lord, we must die with the Lord.  Refrain

Text: David Haas, b. 1957

Text © 1983 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

BLESSING

 

SENDING SONG: ELW 629

Abide with Me

Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.

The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

 

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;

earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;

change and decay in all around I see;

O thou who changest not, abide with me.

 

I need thy presence ev'ry passing hour;

what but thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?

Who like thyself my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, oh, abide with me.

 

I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;

ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.

Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still, if thou abide with me!

 

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes,

shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;

heav'n's morning breaks, 

and earth's vain shadows flee;

in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Text: Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847

 

SENDING