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  • August 21, 2022

    Setting 10

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

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    GATHERING SONG

    10,000 Reasons

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    The sun comes up

    It's a new day dawning

    It's time to sing Your song again

    Whatever may pass

    and whatever lies before me

    Let me be singing

    when the evening comes

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    You're rich in love

    and You're slow to anger

    Your name is great

    and Your heart is kind

    For all Your goodness

    I will keep on singing

    10,000 reasons for my heart to find

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    And on that day

    when my strength is failing

    The end draws near

    and my time has come

    Still my soul will sing

    Your praise unending

    10,000 years and then forever more

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

    I'll worship Your holy name

    I'll worship Your holy name

    CCLI Song No. 6016351

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 58:9b-14

    PSALM 103:1-8

    SCRIPTURE: HEBREWS 12:18-29

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 205)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 13:10-17

    MESSAGE (VIDEO)

     

    OFFERING

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 612

    Healer of Our Every Ill

    Healer of our ev'ry ill,

    light of each tomorrow,

    give us peace beyond our fear,

    and hope beyond our sorrow.

     

    You who know our fears and sadness,

    grace us with your peace and gladness;

    Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts.

     

    Healer of our ev'ry ill,

    light of each tomorrow,

    give us peace beyond our fear,

    and hope beyond our sorrow.

     

    In the pain and joy beholding

    how your grace is still unfolding,

    give us all your vision, God of love.

     

    Healer of our ev'ry ill,

    light of each tomorrow,

    give us peace beyond our fear,

    and hope beyond our sorrow.

     

    Give us strength to love each other,

    ev'ry sister, ev'ry brother;

    Spirit of all kindness, be our guide.

     

    Healer of our ev'ry ill,

    light of each tomorrow,

    give us peace beyond our fear,

    and hope beyond our sorrow.

     

    You who know each thought and feeling,

    teach us all your way of healing;

    Spirit of compassion, fill each heart.

     

    Healer of our ev'ry ill,

    light of each tomorrow,

    give us peace beyond our fear,

    and hope beyond our sorrow.

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950  Text © 1987 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 592

    Just As I Am, Without One Plea

    Just as I am, without one plea,

    but that thy blood was shed for me,

    and that thou bidd'st me come to thee,

    O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

     

    Just as I am, though tossed about

    with many a conflict, many a doubt,

    fightings and fears within, without,

    O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

     

    Just as I am, thou wilt receive,

    wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;

    because thy promise I believe,

    O Lamb of God, I come, I come,

     

    Just as I am; thy love unknown

    has broken ev'ry barrier down;

    now to be thine, yea, thine alone,

    O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

    Text: Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • August 07, 2022

    Setting 6

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 733

    Great is Thy Faithfulness

    Great is thy faithfulness,

    O God my Father;

    there is no shadow of turning with thee;

    thou changest not,

    thy compassions they fail not;

    as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

     

    Great is thy faithfulness!

    Great is thy faithfulness!

    Morning by morning new mercies I see;

    all I have needed thy hand hath provided;

    great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

     

    Summer and winter

    and springtime harvest,

    sun, moon, and stars

    in their courses above

    Join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness,

    mercy, and love.

     

    Great is thy faithfulness!

    Great is thy faithfulness!

    Morning by morning new mercies I see;

    all I have needed thy hand hath provided;

    great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

     

    Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

    thine own dear presence

    to cheer and to guide;

    strength for today

    and bright hope for tomorrow,

    blessings all mine,

    with ten thousand beside!

     

    Great is thy faithfulness!

    Great is thy faithfulness!

    Morning by morning new mercies I see;

    all I have needed thy hand hath provided;

    great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

    Text: Thomas O. Chisholm, 1866-1960 Text © 1923,

    ren. 1951  Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 15:1-6

    PSALM 33:12-22

    SCRIPTURE: HEBREWS 11:1-3, 8-16

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 171)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 12:32-40

    MESSAGE

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 456

    Baptized in Water

    Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

    cleansed by the blood of Christ our king:

    heirs of salvation, trusting his promise,

    faithfully now God's praise we sing.

     

    Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

    dead in the tomb with Christ our king:

    one with his rising, freed and forgiven,

    thankfully now God's praise we sing.

     

    Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

    marked with the sign of Christ our king:

    born of the Spirit, we are God's children;

    joyfully now God's praise we sing.

    Text: Michael Saward, b. 1932

    Text © 1982 Jubilate Hymns, admin. Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

    All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEW ZEALAND)

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 543

    Go My Children, With My Blessing

    “Go, my children, with my blessing,

    never alone.

    Waking, sleeping, I am with you,

    you are my own.

    In my love’s baptismal river

    I have made you mine forever.

    Go, my children, with my blessing,

    you are my own.”

     

    “Go, my children, sins forgiven,

    at peace and pure.

    Here you learned how much I love you, what I can cure.

    Here you heard my dear Son’s story,

    here you touched him, saw his glory.

    Go, my children, sins forgiven,

    at peace and pure.”

     

    “Go, my children, fed and nourished, closer to me.

    Grow in love and love by serving,

    joyful and free.

    Here my Spirit’s power filled you,

    here my tender comfort stilled you.

    Go, my children, fed and nourished,

    joyful and free.”

    Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919, alt. Text © 1983 Concordia Publishing House

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • July 31, 2022

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 596

    My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

     

    My hope is built on nothing less
    than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
    no merit of my own I claim,
    but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

     

    On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
    all other ground is sinking sand,
    all other ground is sinking sand.

     

    When darkness veils his lovely face,
    I rest on his unchanging grace;
    in ev'ry high and stormy gale
    my anchor holds within the veil.

     

    On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
    all other ground is sinking sand,
    all other ground is sinking sand.

     

    His oath, his covenant, his blood
    sustain me in the raging flood;
    when all supports are washed away,
    he then is all my hope and stay.

     

    On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
    all other ground is sinking sand,
    all other ground is sinking sand.

     

    When he shall come with trumpet sound,
    oh, may I then in him be found,
    clothed in his righteousness alone,
    redeemed to stand before the throne!

     

    On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
    all other ground is sinking sand,
    all other ground is sinking sand.

    Text: Edward Mote, 1797-1874, alt.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ECCLESIASTES 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23

    PSALM 49:1-12

    SCRIPTURE: COLOSSIANS 3:1-11

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 179)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 12:13-21

    MESSAGE

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 583

    Take My Life, That I May Be

     

    Take my life, that I may be

    consecrated, Lord, to thee;

    take my moments and my days;

    let them flow in ceaseless praise.

     

    Take my hands and let them move

    at the impulse of thy love;

    take my feet and let them be

    swift and beautiful for thee.

     

    Take my life, that I may be

    consecrated, Lord, to thee;

    take my moments and my days;

    let them flow in ceaseless praise.

     

    Take my silver and my gold,

    not a mite would I withhold;

    take my intellect and use

    ev'ry pow'r as thou shalt choose.

     

    Take my life, that I may be

    consecrated, Lord, to thee;

    take my moments and my days;

    let them flow in ceaseless praise.

     

    Take my voice and let me sing

    always, only for my King;

    take my lips and let them be

    filled with messages from thee.

     

    Take my life, that I may be

    consecrated, Lord, to thee;

    take my moments and my days;

    let them flow in ceaseless praise.

     

    Take my will and make it thine;

    it shall be no longer mine;

    take my heart, it is thine own;

    it shall be thy royal throne.

     

    Take my life, that I may be

    consecrated, Lord, to thee;

    take my moments and my days;

    let them flow in ceaseless praise.

    Text: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879, adap.; Spanish text: Vicente Mendoza, 1875-1955

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVIATATION TO COMMUNION

    O LAMB OF GOD (P 182-183)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 595

    Let Us Break Bread Together

     

    Let us break bread together on our knees;

    let us break bread together on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

     

    Let us drink wine together on our knees;

    let us drink wine together on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

    Let us praise God together on our knees;

    let us praise God together on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 595

    Jesus Loves Me!

     

    Jesus loves me! this I know,

    for the Bible tells me so;

    little ones to him belong,

    they are weak, but he is strong.

     

    Yes, Jesus loves me,

    yes, Jesus loves me,

    yes, Jesus loves me,

    the Bible tells me so.

     

    Jesus loves me! he who died

    heaven's gates to open wide;

    he will wash away my sin,

    let his little child come in.

     

    Yes, Jesus loves me,

    yes, Jesus loves me,

    yes, Jesus loves me,

    the Bible tells me so.

     

    Jesus loves me! he will stay

    close beside me all the way;

    when at last I come to die,

    he will take me home on high.

     

    Yes, Jesus loves me,

    yes, Jesus loves me,

    yes, Jesus loves me,

    the Bible tells me so.

    Text: Anna B. Warner, 1820-1915, alt.

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • July 24, 2022

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    PRELUDE (Julianne Yu)

    WELCOME

    LINK TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 741

    Your Will Be Done

    Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

    Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

    Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

    Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

    Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

    Text: South African, based on the Lord's Prayer

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    READING: GENESIS 18:20-32

    MUSIC (Julianne Yu)

    PSALM 138

    READING: COLOSSIANS 2:6-19

    MUSIC (Julianna Yu)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 11:1-13

    MESSAGE

     

    OFFERING

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 752

    Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    Lord, send your Spirit in this place;

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    send us love, send us pow’r,

    send us grace.

     

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    Lord, send your Spirit in this place;

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    send us love, send us pow’r,

    send us grace.

     

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    Lord, send your Spirit in this place;

    Lord, listen to your children praying,

    send us love, send us pow’r,

    send us grace.

    Text: Ken Medema, b. 1943

    Text © 1973 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    APOSTLES’ PRAYER

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 191)

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    Lead Me to the Cross

    Savior I come, quiet my soul, remember

    Redemption’s hill,

    where Your blood was spilled,

    for my ransom

    Everything I once held dear,

    I count it all as loss

     

    Lead me to the cross,

    where Your love poured out

    Bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down

    Rid me of myself, I belong to You,

    Oh lead me.

    Lead me to the cross.

     

    You were as I, tempted and tried, human.

    The word became flesh,

    bore my sin and death,

    now you're risen

    Everything I once held dear,

    I count it all as loss

     

    Lead me to the cross,

    where Your love poured out

    Bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down

    Rid me of myself, I belong to You,

    Oh lead me.

    Lead me to the cross.

     

    To your heart

    To your heart

    Lead me to your heart

    Lead me to your heart

     

    Lead me to the cross,

    where Your love poured out

    Bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down

    Rid me of myself, I belong to You,

    Oh lead me.

     

    Lead me to the cross,

    where Your love poured out

    Bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down

    Rid me of myself, I belong to You,

    Oh lead me.

    Lead me to the cross.

    CCLI # 4785828

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 638

    Blessed Assurance

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, perfect delight,

    visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

    angels descending bring from above

    echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, all is at rest;

    I in my Savior am happy and blest,

    watching and waiting, looking above,

    filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

    Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

    POSTLUDE (Julianne Yu)

     

     

     

  • July 17, 2022

    Setting 10

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 438

    Oh Lord, What a Morning

    My Lord, what a morning;

    my Lord, what a morning;

    oh, my Lord, what a morning,

    when the stars begin to fall.

     

    You will hear the trumpet sound,

    to wake the nations underground,

    looking to my God's right hand,

    when the stars begin to fall.

     

    My Lord, what a morning;

    my Lord, what a morning;

    oh, my Lord, what a morning,

    when the stars begin to fall.

     

    You will hear the sinner cry,

    to wake the nations underground,

    looking to my God's right hand,

    when the stars begin to fall.

     

    My Lord, what a morning;

    my Lord, what a morning;

    oh, my Lord, what a morning,

    when the stars begin to fall.

     

    You will hear the Christian shout,

    to wake the nations underground,

    looking to my God's right hand,

    when the stars begin to fall.

     

    My Lord, what a morning;

    my Lord, what a morning;

    oh, my Lord, what a morning,

    when the stars begin to fall.

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 18:1-10a

    PSALM 15

    COLOSSIANS 1:15-28

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 205)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 10:38-42

    MESSAGE

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    As the Deer

    As the deer pants for the water

    So my soul longs after You.

    You alone are my heart’s desire

    And I long to worship You.

     

    You alone are my strength, my shield.

    To You alone may my spirit yield.

    You alone are my heart’s desire

    And I long to worship You.

     

    You’re my friend and You are my brother

    Even though You are a King.

    I love you more than any other

    So much more than anything.

     

    You alone are my strength, my shield.

    To You alone may my spirit yield.

    You alone are my heart’s desire

    And I long to worship You.

     

    I want You more than gold or silver

    Only You can satisfy.

    You alone are the real joy-giver

    And the apple of my eye.

     

    You alone are my strength, my shield.

    To You alone may my spirit yield.

    You alone are my heart’s desire

    And I long to worship You.

    I will always worship you.

    CCLI #1431

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 208)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 742

    What a Friend We Have in Jesus

    What a friend we have in Jesus,

    all our sins and griefs to bear!

    What a privilege to carry

    ev'rything to God in prayer!

    Oh, what peace we often forfeit;

    oh, what needless pain we bear—

    all because we do not carry

    ev'rything to God in prayer!

     

    Have we trials and temptations?

    Is there trouble anywhere?

    We should never be discouraged--

    take it to the Lord in prayer.

    Can we find a friend so faithful

    who will all our sorrows share?

    Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness--

    take it to the Lord in prayer.

     

    Are we weak and heavy-laden,

    cumbered with a load of care?

    Precious Savior, still our refuge--

    take it to the Lord in prayer.

    Do your friends despise, forsake you?

    Take it to the Lord in prayer.

    In his arms he'll take and shield you;

    you will find a solace there.

    Text: Joseph Scriven, 1820-1886

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 547

    Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

    Sent forth by God's blessing,

    our true faith confessing,

    the people of God

    from this dwelling take leave.

    The supper is ended.

    Oh, now be extended

    the fruits of this service

    in all who believe.

     

    The seed of Christ's teaching,

    receptive souls reaching,

    shall blossom in action

    for God and for all.

    Your grace shall incite us,

    your love shall unite us

    to work for your kingdom

    and answer your call.

     

    With praise and thanksgiving

    to God ever-living,

    the tasks of our ev'ryday life

    we will face—

    our faith ever sharing,

    in love ever caring,

    embracing God's children,

    the whole human race.

     

    With your feast you feed us,

    with your light now lead us;

    unite us as one in this life that we share.

    Then may all the living

    with praise and thanksgiving

    give honor to Christ

    and his name that we bear.

    Text: Omer Westendorf, 1916-1997, alt.

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • July 10, 2022

    Now the Feast

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG

    Open the Eyes of My Heart

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You.

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You

     

    To see You:

    High and lifted up,

    Shining in the light of Your glory.

    Lord, pour out Your power and love

    As we sing, “Holy, holy, holy”

     

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You.

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You

     

    To see You:

    High and lifted up,

    Shining in the light of Your glory.

    Lord, pour out Your power and love

    As we sing, “Holy, holy, holy”

     

    High and lifted up,

    Shining in the light of Your glory.

    Lord, pour out Your power and love

    As we sing, “Holy, holy, holy”

     

    Low voices only:

    Holy, holy, holy…You are Holy, holy, holy

    Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You

     

    Low voices continue, high voices join with:

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You, I want to see You

     

    Everyone:

    I want to see You...I want to see You

    I want to see You...I want to see You

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You.

    CCLI #2298355

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 3)

    NOW THE FEAST (P 4)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: DEUTERONOMY 30:9-14

    PSALM 25:1-10

    SCRIPTURE: COLOSSIANS 1:1-14

    FLUTERIFFIC MUSICAL INTERLUDE

    Finlandia

    Loch Lomond

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: LUKE 10:25-37

    MESSAGE

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 684

    Creating God, Your Fingers Trace

    Creating God, your fingers trace

    the bold designs of farthest space;

    let sun and moon and stars and light

    and what lies hidden praise your might.

     

    Sustaining God, your hands uphold

    earth's myst'ries known or yet untold;

    let water's fragile blend with air,

    enabling life, proclaim your care.

     

    Redeeming God, your arms embrace

    all now despised for creed or race;

    let peace, descending like a dove,

    make known on earth your healing love.

     

    Indwelling God, your gospel claims

    one fam'ly with a billion names;

    let ev'ry life be touched by grace

    until we praise you face to face.

    Text: Jeffery Rowthorn, b. 1934

    Text © 1979 The Hymn Society, admin. Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (GERMAN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 14)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 471

    Let Us Break Bread Together

    Let us break bread together

    on our knees;

    let us break bread together

    on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

     

    Let us drink wine together

    on our knees;

    let us drink wine together

    on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

     

    Let us praise God together

    on our knees;

    let us praise God together

    on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 840

    Now Thank We All Our God

    Now thank we all our God

    with hearts and hands and voices,

    who wondrous things has done,

    in whom this world rejoices;

    who, from our mothers' arms,

    has blest us on our way

    with countless gifts of love,

    and still is ours today.

     

    Oh, may this bounteous God

    through all our life be near us,

    with ever joyful hearts

    and blessed peace to cheer us,

    and keep us all in grace,

    and guide us when perplexed,

    and free us from all harm

    in this world and the next.

     

    All praise and thanks to God

    the Father now be given,

    the Son, and Spirit blest,

    who reign in highest heaven,

    the one eternal God,

    whom earth and heav'n adore;

    for thus it was, is now,

    and shall be evermore.

    Text: Martin Rinkhart, 1586-1649; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • WELCOME

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    Here I Am To Worship

    Light of the world,

    You stepped down into darkness.

    Opened my eyes let me see.

    Beauty that made this heart adore you

    Hope of a life spent with you.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    King of all days,

    Oh so highly exalted,

    Glorious in heaven above,

    Humbly you came

    to the earth you created.

    All for love's sake became poor.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God.

    CCLI Song # 3266032

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 66:10-14

    PSALM 66:1-9

    SCRIPTURE: GALATIANS 6:1-16

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 171)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 10:1-11, 16-20

    MESSAGE

    SHALLOM INVENTORY

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 887

    This is My Song

    This is my song,

    O God of all the nations,

    a song of peace

    for lands afar and mine.

    This is my home,

    the country where my heart is;

    here are my hopes, my dreams,

    my holy shrine;

    but other hearts in other lands

    are beating

    with hopes and dreams

    as true and high as mine.

     

    My country's skies

    are bluer than the ocean,

    and sunlight beams

    on cloverleaf and pine.

    But other lands have sunlight too,

    and clover,

    and skies are ev'rywhere

    as blue as mine.

    So hear my song,

    O God of all the nations,

    a song of peace for their land

    and for mine.

     

    This is my prayer,

    O God of all earth's kingdoms,

    your kingdom come;

    on earth your will be done.

    O God, be lifted up

    till all shall serve you,

    and hearts united learn to live as one.

    So hear my prayer,

    O God of all the nations;

    myself I give you;

    let your will be done.

    Text: Lloyd Stone, 1912-1993, sts. 1-2;   Georgia Harkness, 1891-1974, st. 3 Text sts. 1-2 © 1934, 1962 Lorenz Publishing Company. Text st. 3 © 1964 Lorenz Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEW ZEALAND)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 174)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 496

    One Bread, One Body

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

    Gentile or Jew, servant or free,

    woman or man….… no more.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Many the gifts, many the works,

    one in the Lord…….. of all.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Grain for the fields,

    scattered and grown,

    gathered to one…….. for all.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

    Text: John Foley, SJ, b. 1939

    Text © 1978 John B. Foley, SJ and OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 538

    The Lord Now Sends Us Forth

    The Lord now sends us forth

    with hands to serve and give,

    to make of all the earth

    a better place to live.

     

    The angels are not sent

    into our world of pain

    to do what we were meant

    to do in Jesus' name;

     

    that falls to you and me

    and all who are made free.

    Help us, O Lord, we pray,

    to do your will today.

     

    The angels are not sent

    into our world of pain

    to do what we were meant

    to do in Jesus' name;

     

    that falls to you and me

    and all who are made free.

    Help us, O Lord, we pray,

    to do your will today.

    Text: Anonymous, Central America; tr. Gerhard M. Cartford, b. 1923  English text © 1998 Augsburg Fortress

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

     WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    Here I Am To Worship

    Light of the world,

    You stepped down into darkness.

    Opened my eyes let me see.

    Beauty that made this heart adore you

    Hope of a life spent with you.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    King of all days,

    Oh so highly exalted,

    Glorious in heaven above,

    Humbly you came

    to the earth you created.

    All for love's sake became poor.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

    I'll never know how much it cost

    To see my sin upon that cross.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    Here I am to worship,

    Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God.

    CCLI Song # 3266032

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 66:10-14

    PSALM 66:1-9

    SCRIPTURE: GALATIANS 6:1-16

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 171)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 10:1-11, 16-20

    MESSAGE

    SHALLOM INVENTORY

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 887

    This is My Song

    This is my song,

    O God of all the nations,

    a song of peace

    for lands afar and mine.

    This is my home,

    the country where my heart is;

    here are my hopes, my dreams,

    my holy shrine;

    but other hearts in other lands

    are beating

    with hopes and dreams

    as true and high as mine.

     

    My country's skies

    are bluer than the ocean,

    and sunlight beams

    on cloverleaf and pine.

    But other lands have sunlight too,

    and clover,

    and skies are ev'rywhere

    as blue as mine.

    So hear my song,

    O God of all the nations,

    a song of peace for their land

    and for mine.

     

    This is my prayer,

    O God of all earth's kingdoms,

    your kingdom come;

    on earth your will be done.

    O God, be lifted up

    till all shall serve you,

    and hearts united learn to live as one.

    So hear my prayer,

    O God of all the nations;

    myself I give you;

    let your will be done.

    Text: Lloyd Stone, 1912-1993, sts. 1-2;   Georgia Harkness, 1891-1974, st. 3 Text sts. 1-2 © 1934, 1962 Lorenz Publishing Company. Text st. 3 © 1964 Lorenz Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEW ZEALAND)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 174)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 496

    One Bread, One Body

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

    Gentile or Jew, servant or free,

    woman or man….… no more.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Many the gifts, many the works,

    one in the Lord…….. of all.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Grain for the fields,

    scattered and grown,

    gathered to one…….. for all.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

    Text: John Foley, SJ, b. 1939

    Text © 1978 John B. Foley, SJ and OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 538

    The Lord Now Sends Us Forth

    The Lord now sends us forth

    with hands to serve and give,

    to make of all the earth

    a better place to live.

     

    The angels are not sent

    into our world of pain

    to do what we were meant

    to do in Jesus' name;

     

    that falls to you and me

    and all who are made free.

    Help us, O Lord, we pray,

    to do your will today.

     

    The angels are not sent

    into our world of pain

    to do what we were meant

    to do in Jesus' name;

     

    that falls to you and me

    and all who are made free.

    Help us, O Lord, we pray,

    to do your will today.

    Text: Anonymous, Central America; tr. Gerhard M. Cartford, b. 1923  English text © 1998 Augsburg Fortress

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

     

  • June 26, 2022

    Setting 7

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    GATHERING WORDS

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 532

    Gather Us In

    Here in this place

    the new light is streaming,

    now is the darkness vanished away;

    see in this space

    our fears and our dreamings

    brought here to you

    in the light of this day.

     

    Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,

    gather us in, the blind and the lame;

    call to us now, and we shall awaken,

    we shall arise at the sound of our name.

     

    We are the young,

    our lives are a myst'ry,

    we are the old

    who yearn for your face;

    we have been sung

    throughout all of hist'ry,

    called to be light to the whole human race.

     

    Gather us in,

    the rich and the haughty,

    gather us in,

    the proud and the strong;

    give us a heart, so meek and so lowly,

    give us the courage to enter the song.

     

    Here we will take

    the wine and the water,

    here we will take

    the bread of new birth,

    here you shall call

    your sons and your daughters,

    call us anew to be salt for the earth.

     

    Give us to drink

    the wine of compassion,

    give us to eat the bread that is you;

    nourish us well,

    and teach us to fashion

    lives that are holy

    and hearts that are true.

     

    Not in the dark of buildings confining,

    not in some heaven,

    light years away—

    here in this place

    the new light is shining,

    now is the kingdom,

    and now is the day.

     

    Gather us in and hold us forever,

    gather us in and make us your own;

    gather us in, all peoples together,

    fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

    Text and music © 1982 GIA Publications Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: I KINGS 19:15-16, 19-21

    PSALM 77:1-20

    SCRIPTURE: GALATIANS 5:1, 13-25

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (p 179)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 9:51-62

    KIDS’ MESSAGE (VIDEO)

    INTERGENERATIONAL PRAYER OF CONFESSION: HANDS

    MESSAGE

     

    OFFERING

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 400

    God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

    God of tempest, God of whirlwind,

    as on Pentecost descend!

    Drive us out from sheltered comfort;

    past these walls your people send!

    Sweep us into costly service,

    there with Christ to bear the cross,

    there with Christ to bear the cross!

     

    God of blazing, God of burning,

    all that blocks your purpose, purge!

    Through your church,

    Christ's living Body,

    let your flaming Spirit surge!

    Where deceit conceals injustice,

    kindle us to speak your truth,

    kindle us to speak your truth!

     

    God of earthquake, God of thunder,

    shake us loose from lethargy!

    Break the chains of sin asunder,

    for earth's healing set us free!

    Crumble walls that still divide us;

    make us one in Christ our Lord,

    make us one in Christ our Lord!

     

    God of passion, God unsleeping,

    stir in us love's restlessness!

    Where the people cry in anguish,

    may we share your heart's distress.

    Rouse us from content with evil;

    claim us for your kingdom's work,

    claim us for your kingdom's work!

    Text: Herman G. Stuempfle Jr., b. 1923

    Text © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    HOLY BAPTISM OF RYKER REGARDIE STRAUTS

             PRESENTATION & PROFESSIONS

             PROFESSION OF FAITH

             THANKGIVING AT THE FONT

             BAPTISM

                Response: ELW 215 (x2)

    Blessed Be God, Who Chose You

    Blessed be God, who chose you in Christ. Live in love as Christ loved us.

             WELCOME & GIFT

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (TRADITIONAL)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 182-183)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 471

    Let Us Break Bread Together

    Let us break bread

    together on our knees;

    let us break bread

    together on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

     

    Let us drink wine

    together on our knees;

    let us drink wine

    together on our knees.

     

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

     

    Let us praise God

    together on our knees;

    let us praise God

    together on our knees.

    When I fall on my knees,

    with my face to the rising sun,

    O Lord, have mercy on me.

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 773

    Precious Lord, Take My Hand

    Precious Lord, take my hand,

    Lead me on, let me stand,

    I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.

    Through the storm,

    through the night,

    Lead me on to the light.

    Take my hand, precious Lord,

    lead me home.

     

    When my way grows drear,

    precious Lord, linger near,

    when my life is almost gone,

    hear my cry, hear my call,

    hold my hand lest I fall.

    Take my hand, precious Lord,

    lead me home.

     

    When the darkness appears

    and the night draws near,

    and the day is past and gone,

    at the river I stand,

    guide my feet, hold my hand.

    Take my hand, precious Lord,

    lead me home.

    CCLI #27044

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • June 19, 2022

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEGEMENT/CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 886

    Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

    Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing

    my great Redeemer's praise,

    the glories of my God and King,

    the triumphs of his grace!

     

    My gracious Master and my God,

    assist me to proclaim,

    to spread through all the earth abroad

    the honors of your name.

     

    The name of Jesus charms our fears

    and bids our sorrows cease,

    sings music in the sinner's ears,

    brings life and health and peace.

     

    He speaks, and list'ning to his voice,

    new life the dead receive;

    the mournful, broken hearts rejoice,

    the humble poor believe.

     

    Look unto him, your Savior own,

    O fallen human race!

    Look and be saved through faith alone,

    be justified by grace!

     

    To God all glory, praise, and love

    be now and ever giv'n

    by saints below and saints above,

    the church in earth and heav'n.

    Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, alt.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: I KINGS 19:1-4, 8-15a

    PSALM 22:19-28

    SCRIPTURE: GALATIANS 3:23-29

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 8:26-39

    KIDS MESSAGE: ELEPHANT VIDEO

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 705

    God of Grace and God of Glory

    God of grace and God of glory,

    on your people pour your pow'r;

    crown your ancient church's story;

    bring its bud to glorious flow'r.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

    for the facing of this hour,

    for the facing of this hour.

     

    Lo! the hosts of evil round us

    scorn the Christ, assail his ways!

    From the fears that long have bound us

    free our hearts to faith and praise.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

    for the living of these days,

    for the living of these days,

     

    Cure your children's warring madness;

    bend our pride to your control;

    shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

    rich in things and poor in soul.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

    lest we miss your kingdom's goal,

    lest we miss your kingdom's goal.

     

    Save us from weak resignation

    to the evils we deplore;

    let the gift of your salvation

    be our glory evermore.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

    serving you whom we adore,

    serving you whom we adore.

    Text: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    LORD’S PRAYER (FRENCH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 191)

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    You Are God Alone (Not a God)

    You are not a god created

    By human hands

    You are not a god dependent

    On any mortal man

    You are not a god in need of

    Anything we can give

    By Your plan

    That's just the way it is

     

    You are God alone from before time began

    You were on Your throne

    You are God alone

    And right now in the good times and bad

    You are on Your throne

    You are God alone

     

    You're unchangeable

    You're unshakable

    You're unstoppable that's what You are

    You're unchangeable

    You're unshakable

    You're unstoppable that's what You are

     

    You're the only God whose power

    None can contend

    You're the only God whose name and

    Praise will never end

    You're the only God who's worthy

    Of ev'rything we can give

    You are God

    That's just the way it is

     

    And right now in the good times and bad

    You are on Your throne

    You are God alone

    CCLI Song # 4243463

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    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 638

    Blessed Assurance

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, perfect delight,

    visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

    angels descending bring from above

    echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, all is at rest;

    I in my Savior am happy and blest,

    watching and waiting, looking above,

    filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

    Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • June 12, 2022

    Setting 10

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 819

    Come All You People

    Come, all you people,

    come and praise the Most High;

    come, all you people,

    come and praise the Most High;

    come, all you people,

    come and praise the Most High;

    come now and worship the Lord.

     

    Come, all you people,

    come and praise the Savior;

    come, all you people,

    come and praise the Savior;

    come, all you people,

    come and praise the Savior;

    come now and worship the Lord.

     

    Come, all you people,

    come and praise the Spirit;

    come, all you people,

    come and praise the Spirit;

    come, all you people,

    come and praise the Spirit;

    come now and worship the Lord.

    Text: Alexander Gondo; tr. I-to Loh, b. 1936, alt.

    Text © 1986 World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, and the Asian Institute of Liturgy & Music, notation and English paraphrase by I-to Loh.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: PROVERBS 8:1-4, 22-31

    PSALM 8

    SCRIPTURE: ROMANS 5:1-5

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 205)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 16:12-15

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 861

    When Long Before Time

    When long before time

    and the worlds were begun,

    when there was no earth

    and no sky and no sun,

    and all was deep silence

    and night reigned supreme,

    and even our Maker had only a dream—

     

    The silence was broken

    when God sang the Song,

    and light pierced the darkness

    and rhythm began,

    and with its first birth-cries

    creation was born,

    and creaturely voices

    sang praise to the morn.

     

    The sounds of the creatures

    were one with their Lord's,

    their harmonies sweet

    and befitting the Word;

    the Singer was pleased

    as the earth sang the Song,

    the choir of the creatures reechoed it long.

     

    Though down through the ages

    the Song disappeared,

    its harmonies broken and almost unheard,

    the Singer comes to us to sing it again,

    our God-is-with-us

    in the world now as then.

     

    The Light has returned

    as it came once before,

    the Song of the Lord

    is our own song once more,

    so let us all sing with one heart

    and one voice

    the Song of the Singer in whom we rejoice.

     

    To you, God the Singer,

    our voices we raise,

    to you, Song Incarnate,

    we give all our praise,

    to you, Holy Spirit,

    our life and our breath,

    be glory for ever,

    through life and through death.

    Text: Peter W. A. Davison, b. 1936

    Text © Peter W. A. Davison, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    GRADUATION RECOGNITION

    PRAYER FOR GRADUATES

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 208)

     

    COMMUNION SONG

    Draw Me Into Your Presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    I want to know You.

     

    For there's life in Your presence

    There is life in Your presence

    There is life in Your presence

    I want to know You.

     

    Where else can I go?

    Where else can I hide?

    For only in Your presence, Lord,

    Can I find peace of mind.

     

    Draw me into Your presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    I want to know You.

     

    For there's life in Your presence

    There is life in Your presence

    There is life in Your presence

    I want to know You.

     

    Where else can I go?

    Where else can I hide?

    For only in Your presence, Lord,

    Can I find peace of mind.

     

    Draw me into Your presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    Draw me into Your presence

    I want to know You.

     

    For there's life in Your presence

    There is life in Your presence

    There is life in Your presence

    I want to know You.

    I want to know You.

    I want to know You.

    CCLI #795266

    Teresa Muller © 1991 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG

    When We Face an Unknown Future

    When we face an unknown future that we can't imagine yet,

    when the closeness we have treasured

    turns from blessing into threat —

    As we miss our friends and loved ones, as we crave community,

    may we look, God, in this season, for a whole new way to be.

     

    Jesus faced the lonely desert as a time to look within.

    There he met such trial and conflict; there he knew you were with him.

    In this time of separation when we miss the life we've known,

    may we hear your voice proclaiming: "I am here! You're not alone."

     

    May we cherish those around us as we never have before.

    May we think much less of profit; may we learn what matters more.

    May we hear our neighbors' suffering;

    may we see our neighbors' pain.

    May we learn new ways of offering life and health and hope again.

     

    God, when illness comes to threaten, and when so much here goes wrong,

    may we know this thing for certain — that your love is sure and strong.

    You're beside us in our suffering — and when times are surely tough,

    we may face an unknown future, but it's filled, Lord, with your love.

    Tune: The Sacred Harp, 1844; attributed to Benjamin Franklin White ("God Whose Giving Knows No Ending")  (MIDI)

    Text: Copyright © 2020 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.

    Email: carolynshymns@gmail.com     New Hymns: www.carolynshymns.com/

     

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    SENDING

  • June 05, 2022

    Now the Feast

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 396

    Spirit of Gentleness

    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

    blow through the wilderness

    calling and free;

    Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,

    stir me from placidness,

    wind, wind on the sea.

     

    You moved on the waters,

    you called to the deep,

    then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;

    and over the eons

    you called to each thing:

    "Awake from your slumbers

    and rise on your wings."

     

    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

    blow through the wilderness

    calling and free;

    Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,

    stir me from placidness,

    wind, wind on the sea.

     

    You swept through the desert,

    you stung with the sand,

    and you goaded your people

    with a law and a land;

    and when they were blinded

    with idols and lies,

    then you spoke through your prophets

    to open their eyes.

     

    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

    blow through the wilderness

    calling and free;

    Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,

    stir me from placidness,

    wind, wind on the sea.

     

    You sang in a stable,

    you cried from a hill,

    then you whispered in silence

    when the whole world was still;

    and down in the city

    you called once again,

    when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

     

     

    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

    blow through the wilderness

    calling and free;

    Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,

    stir me from placidness,

    wind, wind on the sea.

     

    You call from tomorrow,

    you break ancient schemes.

    From the bondage of sorrow

    all the captives dream dreams;

    our women see visions,

    our men clear their eyes.

    With bold new decisions

    your people arise.

     

    Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

    blow through the wilderness

    calling and free;

    Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,

    stir me from placidness,

    wind, wind on the sea.

    Text: James K. Manley, b. 1940

    Text © 1978 James K. Manley, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 3)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    READING: ACTS 2:1-21

    PSALM 104:24-35

    READING: PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 14:8-19

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 644

    Although I Speak with Angel’s Tongue

    Although I speak with angel's tongue,

    my faith, my knowledge all surpass,

    but have no love, my gifts are vain

    as clanging gong or blaring brass.

     

    For love is patient, love is kind,

    and never vain with boasting pride;

    love bears all things,

    all things endures.

    All things must end; love will abide.

     

    For now we peer at darkened glass;

    our visions end;

    our tongues all cease.

    In part we know, in part now see:

    then we will see love face to face.

     

    The gifts are many, the Body one,

    and into one are all baptized.

    Beloved, share one heart, one mind,

    one hope, one faith,

    one love in Christ.

    Text: Andrew Donaldson, b.1951

    Text © 1995 Andrew Donaldson.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (GERMAN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 14)

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    Remembrance

    Oh, how could it be

    That my God would welcome me

    into this mystery

    Take this bread, take this wine

    Now the simple made divine

    for any to receive

     

    By Your mercy,

    we come to Your table

    By Your grace,

    You are making us faithful

     

    Lord, we remember You

    And remembrance leads us to worship

    And as we worship You

    Our worship leads to communion

    We respond to Your invitation,

    we remember You

     

    See His body, see His blood

    Know that He has overcome

    every trial we will face

    None too lost to be saved

    None too broken or ashamed,

    all are welcome in this place

     

    By Your mercy,

    we come to Your table

    By Your grace,

    You are making us faithful

     

    Lord, we remember You

    And remembrance leads us to worship

    And as we worship You

    Our worship leads to communion

    We respond to Your invitation,

    we remember You

     

    Dying You destroyed our death

    Rising You restored our life

    Lord Jesus, come in glory,

    Lord Jesus, come in glory,

    Lord Jesus, come in glory,

    Lord Jesus, come in glory

     

    Lord, we remember You

    And remembrance leads us to worship

    And as we worship You

    Our worship leads to communion

    We respond to Your invitation

    We respond to Your invitation,

    we remember You

    CCLI #5484616

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 785

    When Peace Like a River

    When peace like a river

    attendeth my way,

    when sorrows like sea billows roll,

    whatever my lot,

    thou hast taught me to say,

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    Though Satan should buffet,

    though trials should come,

    let this blest assurance control,

    that Christ has regarded

    my helpless estate,

    and has shed his own blood for my soul.

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    He lives--oh, the bliss

    of this glorious thought;

    my sin, not in part, but the whole,

    is nailed to his cross

    and I bear it no more.

    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

    O my soul!

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    Lord, hasten the day

    when our faith shall be sight,

    the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,

    the trumpet shall sound

    and the Lord shall descend;

    even so it is well with my soul.

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

    Text: Horatio G. Spafford, 1828-1888

     

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  • May 29, 2022

    Setting 6

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 634

    The Power of Jesus’ Name

    All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name!

    Let angels prostrate fall;

    bring forth the royal diadem

    and crown him Lord of all.

    Bring forth the royal diadem

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    O seed of Israel's chosen race

    now ransomed from the fall,

    hail him who saves you by his grace

    and crown him Lord of all.

    Hail him who saves you by his grace

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Hail him, you heirs of David's line,

    whom David Lord did call

    the God incarnate, man divine

    and crown him Lord of all.

    The God Incarnate, man divine

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget

    the wormwood and the gall,

    go spread your trophies at his feet

    and crown him Lord of all.

    Go spread your trophies at his feet

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe

    on this terrestrial ball

    to him all majesty ascribe

    and crown him Lord of all.

    to him all majesty ascribe

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

    we at his feet may fall!

    We'll join the everlasting song

    and crown him Lord of all.

    We'll join the everlasting song

    and crown him Lord of all.

    Text: Edward Perronet, 1726-1792, sts. 1-4; J. Rippon, A Selection of Hymns, 1787, sts. 5-6

     

    CONFESSION OF FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    READING: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-13

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 171)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 6:43-45

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 773

    Precious Lord, Take My Hand

    Precious Lord, take my hand,

    Lead me on, let me stand,

    I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.

    Through the storm, through the night,

    Lead me on to the light.

    Take my hand, precious Lord,

    lead me home.

     

    When my way grows drear,

    precious Lord, linger near,

    when my life is almost gone,

    hear my cry, hear my call,

    hold my hand lest I fall.

    Take my hand, precious Lord,

    lead me home.

     

    When the darkness appears

    and the night draws near,

    and the day is past and gone,

    at the river I stand,

    guide my feet, hold my hand.

    Take my hand, precious Lord,

    lead me home.

    CCLI #27044

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 174)

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    At the Cross

    There’s a place where mercy reigns

    and never dies

    There’s a place where streams of grace flow deep and wide

     

    Where all the love I’ve ever found

    Comes like a flood

    Comes flowing down

     

    At the cross

    At the cross

    I surrender my life

    I’m in awe of You, I’m in awe of You

    Where Your love ran red

    And my sin washed white

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You

    Jesus

     

    There’s a place where sin and shame are powerless

    Where my heart has peace with God

    And forgiveness

    Where all the love I’ve ever found

    Comes like a flood

    Comes flowing down

     

    At the cross

    At the cross

    I surrender my life

    I’m in awe of You, I’m in awe of You

    Where Your love ran red

    And my sin washed white

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You

     

    Here my hope is found

    Here on holy ground

    Here I bow down

    Here I bow down

    Here arms open wide

    Here You saved my life

    Here I bow down

    Here I bow

     

    At the cross

    At the cross

    I surrender my life

    I’m in awe of You, I’m in awe of You

    Where Your love ran red

    And my sin washed white

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You

    Jesus

    CCLI #7017786

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Shout to the Lord

    My Jesus, my Saviour

    Lord there is none like You.

    All of my days I want to praise

    The wonders of Your mighty love

     

    My comfort, my shelter

    Tower of refuge and strength

    Let every breath, all that I am

    Never cease to worship You

     

    Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing

    Power and majesty, praise to the King

    Mountains bow down

    and the seas will roar

    At the sound of Your name

     

    I sing for joy at the work of Your hand

    Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand

    Nothing compares to

    the promise I have in You

     

    Tenderly you hold us,

    warm in your loving embrace.

    Fill us with joy, let us know peace.

    Shelter us from dark despair

     

    Your kindness, your mercy

    Endlessly shower on us.

    Bless-ed are we, let us rejoice

    We have everlasting life

     

    Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing

    Power and majesty, praise to the King

    Mountains bow down

    and the seas will roar

    At the sound of Your name

     

    I sing for joy at the work of Your hand

    Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand

    Nothing compares to

    the promise I have in You

    Nothing compares to

    the promise I have in You

    CCLI # 1406918

     

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    SENDING

  • May 22, 2022

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    LAND ACCKNOWLEDGEMENT

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CALL TO WORSHIP 

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 631

    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

    Love divine, all loves excelling,

    Joy of heav'n, to earth come down!

    Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

    all thy faithful mercies crown.

    Jesus, thou art all compassion,

    pure, unbounded love thou art;

    visit us with thy salvation,

    enter ev'ry trembling heart.

     

    Breathe, oh, breathe thy loving Spirit

    into ev'ry troubled breast;

    let us all in thee inherit;

    let us find thy promised rest.

    Take away the love of sinning;

    Alpha and Omega be;

    end of faith, as its beginning,

    set our hearts at liberty.

    Come, Almighty, to deliver;

    let us all thy life receive;

    suddenly return, and never,

    nevermore thy temples leave.

    Thee we would be always blessing,

    serve thee as thy hosts above,

    pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

    glory in thy perfect love.

     

    Finish then thy new creation,

    pure and spotless let us be;

    let us see thy great salvation

    perfectly restored in thee!

    Changed from glory into glory,

    till in heav'n we take our place,

    till we cast our crowns before thee,

    lost in wonder, love, and praise!

    Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    What a Wonderful World

    Crescendo Operatic Society Children’s Choir singing, accompanied by Jeff

     

    READING: PHILIPPIANS 1:1-18a

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: LUKE 9:46-48

    SERMON

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 656

    Blest Be the Tie That Binds

     

    Blest be the tie that binds

    our hearts in Christian love;

    the unity of heart and mind

    is like to that above.

     

    Before our Father's throne

    we pour our ardent prayers;

    our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

    our comforts and our cares.

     

    We share our mutual woes,

    our mutual burdens bear,

    and often for each other flows

    the sympathizing tear.

     

    From sorrow, toil, and pain,

    and sin we shall be free;

    and perfect love and friendship reign

    through all eternity.

    Text: John Fawcett, 1740-1817, alt.

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEW ZEALAND)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 191)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 374

    Day of Arising

     

    Day of arising,

    Christ on the roadway,

    unknown companion walks with his own.

    When they invite him,

    as fades the first day,

    and bread is broken, 

    Christ is made known.

     

    When we are walking,

    doubtful and dreading,

    blinded by sadness, slowness of heart,

    yet Christ walks with us,

    ever awaiting

    our invitation: Stay, do not part.

     

    Lo, I am with you,

    Jesus has spoken.

    This is Christ's promise, this is Christ's sign:

    when the church gathers,

    when bread is broken,

    there Christ is with us in bread and wine.

     

    Christ, our companion,

    hope for the journey, 

    bread of compassion, open our eyes.

    Grant us your vision,

    set all hearts burning

    that all creation with you may rise.

    Text: Susan Palo Cherwien, b. 1953

    Text © 1996 Susan Palo Cherwien, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    The Same Love

     

    You choose the humble 

    and raise them high

    You choose the weak 

    and make them strong 

    You heal our brokenness inside, 

    And give us life.

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God 

    that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified 

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    You take the faithless one aside 

    And speak the words "You are mine."

    You call the cynic and the proud, 

    “Come to me now.”

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God 

    that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified 

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God 

    that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified 

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    CCLI # 6180933

     

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  • May 15, 2022

    Setting 10

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    Come as You Are

    Come out of sadness,

    from wherever you've been

    Come broken hearted

    Let rescue begin

    Come find your mercy

    Oh sinner come kneel

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are

     

    There's hope for the hopeless,

    and all those who've strayed

    Come sit at the table,

    Come taste the grace

    There's rest for the weary,

    Rest that endures

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't cure

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't cure

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Fall in God’s arms, Come as you are

     

    There's joy for the morning,

    Oh sinner be still

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken,

    Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are,

    Come as you are, Come as you are.               

    CCLI 7017790

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ACTS 17:16-31

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 205)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 1:16-18

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 650

    In Christ There is No East or West

    In Christ there is no east or west,

    in him no south or north,

    but one community of love

    throughout the whole wide earth.

     

    In Christ shall true hearts ev'rywhere

    their high communion find;

    his service is the golden cord

    close binding humankind.

     

    Join hands, disciples of the faith,

    whate'er your race may be.

    All children of the living God

    are surely kin to me.

     

    In Christ now meet both east and west,

    in him meet south and north;

    all Christly souls are one in him

    throughout the whole wide earth.

    Text: John Oxenham, 1852-1941, alt.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (TRADITIONAL)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 208)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 697

    Just a Closer Walk with Thee

    Refrain

    Just a closer walk with thee,

                grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

                daily walking close to thee,

                let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

     

    I am weak but thou art strong:

    Jesus, keep me from all wrong;

    I'll be satisfied as long

    as I walk, let me walk close to thee.  Refrain

     

    Through this world of toil and snares,

    if I falter, Lord, who cares?

    Who with me my burden shares?

    None but thee, dear Lord,

    none but thee.  Refrain

     

    When my feeble life is o'er,

    time for me will be no more;

    guide me gently, safely o'er

    to thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.  Refrain

    Text: North American traditional

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 638

    Blessed Assurance

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

     

    Refrain

        This is my story, this is my song,

        praising my Savior, all the day long:

        this is my story, this is my song,

        praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, perfect delight,

    visions of rapture

    now burst on my sight;

    angels descending bring from above

    echoes of mercy, whispers of love.  Refrain

     

    Perfect submission, all is at rest;

    I in my Savior am happy and blest,

    watching and waiting, looking above,

    filled with his goodness, lost in his love.  Refrain

    Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • May 08, 2022

    Now the Feast

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 526

    God is Here

    God is here! As we your people

    meet to offer praise and prayer,

    may we find in fuller measure

    what it is in Christ we share.

    Here, as in the world around us,

    all our varied skills and arts

    wait the coming of the Spirit

    into open minds and hearts.

     

    Here are symbols to remind us

    of our lifelong need of grace;

    here are table, font, and pulpit;

    here the cross has central place.

    Here in honesty of preaching,

    here in silence, as in speech,

    here, in newness and renewal,

    God the Spirit comes to each.

     

    Here our children find a welcome

    in the Shepherd's flock and fold;

    here as bread and wine are taken,

    Christ sustains us as of old.

    Here the servants of the Servant

    seek in worship to explore

    what it means in daily living

    to believe and to adore.

     

    Lord of all, of church and kingdom,

    in an age of change and doubt,

    keep us faithful to the gospel;

    help us work your purpose out.

    Here, in this day's dedication,

    all we have to give, receive;

    we, who cannot live without you,

    we adore you! We believe!

    Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000

    Text © 1979 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

    GREETING

    KYRIE (PAGE 3)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ACTS 9:36-43

    PSALM 23

    SCRIPTURE: REVELATION 7:9-17

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 10:22-30

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    You Are My Shepherd

    You are my shepherd, I shall never want;

    You make me lie in pastoral fields;

    You lead me, You steer me, 

    beside the living waters still.

     

    Though I walk thru the valley 

    of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no ill.

    For You are with me eternally,

    Your rod and staff comfort me still.

     

    You are my shepherd, I shall never want;

    You make me lie in pastoral fields;

    You lead me, You steer me, 

    beside the living waters still.

     

    I sit at the table You prepare for me;

    I eat with my friends and my foes.

    With heavenly oil, You anoint my soul.

    My cup is full, it overflows.

     

    Surely, truly, 

    just have You have promised me,

    Goodness and mercy shall follow me, 

    all of my days.

     

    You are my shepherd, I shall never want;

    You make me lie in pastoral fields;

    You lead me, You steer me, 

    beside the living waters still.

    You lead me, You steer me…..

    Beside…………….. the living waters still.

    ©2011 Gerry Parsons

     

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    LORD’S PRAYER (FRENCH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (PAGE 14)

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 781

    Children of the Heavenly Father

    Children of the heav'nly Father

    safely in his bosom gather;

    nestling bird nor star in heaven

    such a refuge e'er was given.

     

    God his own doth tend and nourish,

    in his holy courts they flourish.

    From all evil things he spares them,

    in his mighty arms he bears them.

     

    Neither life nor death shall ever

    from the Lord his children sever;

    unto them his grace he showeth,

    and their sorrows all he knoweth.

     

    Though he giveth or he taketh,

    God his children ne'er forsaketh;

    his the loving purpose solely

    to preserve them pure and holy.

    Text: Carolina Sandell Berg, 1832-1903; tr. Ernst W. Olson, 1870-1958

    Text © 1925 Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Mighty to Save

    Everyone needs compassion

    A love that's never failing, 

    let mercy fall on me

    Everyone needs forgiveness

    The kindness of a Saviour, 

    the hope of nations

     

    Saviour, He can move the mountains

    My God is mighty to save, 

    He is mighty to save

    Forever, author of Salvation

    He rose and conquered the grave,

    Jesus conquered the grave.

     

    Take me as You find me

    All my fears and failures, 

    fill my life again

    I give my life to follow

    Everything I believe in, 

    and now I surrender

     

    Saviour, He can move the mountains

    My God is mighty to save, 

    He is mighty to save

    Forever, author of Salvation

    He rose and conquered the grave,

    Jesus conquered the grave.

    (Repeat once)

     

    Shine Your light and let the whole world see, we're singing

    For the glory of the risen King, Jesus

    Shine Your light and let the whole world see, we're singing

    For the glory of the risen King

     

    Saviour, He can move the mountains

    My God is mighty to save, 

    He is mighty to save

    Forever, author of Salvation

    He rose and conquered the grave,

    Jesus conquered the grave.

    (Repeat once)

    CCLI #4591782

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

     

     

  • May 01, 2022

    Setting 7

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 641

    All Are Welcome

    Let us build a house 

    where love can dwell

    and all can safely live,

    a place where saints and children tell

    how hearts learn to forgive.

    Built of hopes and dreams and visions,

    rock of faith and vault of grace;

    here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

     

    Refrain

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house 

    where prophets speak, 

    and words are strong and true,

    where all God's children dare to seek

    to dream God's reign anew.

    Here the cross shall stand as witness

    and as symbol of God's grace;

    here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:  Refrain

     

    Let us build a house where love is found

    in water, wine and wheat:

    a banquet hall on holy ground

    where peace and justice meet.

    Here the love of God, through Jesus,

    is revealed in time and space;

    as we share in Christ the feast that frees us:  Refrain

     

    Let us build a house 

    where hands will reach

    beyond the wood and stone

    to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,

    and live the Word they've known.

    Here the outcast and the stranger

    bear the image of God's face;

    let us bring an end to fear and danger:  Refrain

     

    Let us build a house 

    where all are named,

    their songs and visions heard

    and loved and treasured, 

    taught and claimed

    as words within the Word.

    Built of tears and cries and laughter,

    prayers of faith and songs of grace,

    let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:  Refrain

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

    Text © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    READING: ACTS 9:1-19a

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 179)

    GOSPEL: MATTHEW 6:24

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY

    The Same Love

    You choose the humble 

    and raise them high

    You choose the weak 

    and make them strong 

    You heal our brokenness inside, 

    And give us life.

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God 

    that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified 

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    You take the faithless one aside 

    And speak the words "You are mine."

    You call the cynic and the proud, 

    “Come to me now.”

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God 

    that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified 

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia.

     

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God 

    that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified 

    Is calling us all by name, 

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling, 

    You're calling us to the cross.

    CCLI # 6180933

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    O LAMB OF GOD (P 182-183)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 258

    Unexpected and Mysterious

    Unexpected and mysterious

    is the gentle word of grace.

    Everloving and sustaining

    is the peace of God's embrace.

    If we falter in our courage

    and we doubt what we have known,

    God is faithful to console us

    as a mother tends her own.

     

    In a momentary meeting

    of eternity and time,

    Mary learned that she would carry

    both the mortal and divine.

    Then she learned of God's compassion,

    of Elizabeth's great joy,

    and she ran to greet the woman

    who would recognize her boy.

     

    We are called to ponder myst'ry

    and await the coming Christ,

    to embody God's compassion

    for each fragile human life.

    God is with us in our longing

    to bring healing to the earth,

    while we watch with joy and wonder

    for the promised Savior's birth.

    Text: Jeannette M. Lindholm, b. 1961

    Text © 2002 Jeannette M. Lindholm, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 659

    Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

    Will you let me be your servant,

    let me be as Christ to you?

    Pray that I may have the grace to

    let you be my servant, too.

     

    We are pilgrims on a journey,

    we are trav'lers on the road;

    we are here to help each other

    walk the mile and bear the load.

     

    I will hold the Christ-light for you

    in the nighttime of your fear;

    I will hold my hand out to you,

    speak the peace you long to hear.

     

    I will weep when you are weeping;

    when you laugh I'll laugh with you.

    I will share your joy and sorrow

    till we've seen this journey through.

     

    Will you let me be your servant,

    let me be as Christ to you?

    Pray that I may have the grace to

    let you be my servant, too.

    Text: Richard Gillard, b. 1953

    Text © 1977 Scripture In Song (c/o Integrity's Hosanna Music) /ASCAP, c/o Integrity Media, Inc., 1000 Cody Road, Mobile, AL 36695.

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • April 24, 2022

    Setting 6

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 367

    Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds

    Now all the vault of heav'n resounds

    in praise of love that still abounds:

    "Christ has triumphed! He is living!"

    Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear!

    Repeat their song of glory here:

    "Christ has triumphed! He is living!"

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

     

    Eternal is the gift he brings,

    therefore our heart with rapture sings:

    "Christ has triumphed! He is living!"

    Now still he comes to give us life

    and by his presence stills all strife.

    "Christ has triumphed! He is living!"

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

     

    Oh, fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;

    set heart and will on things above

    that we conquer through your triumph;

    grant grace sufficient for life's day

    that by our lives we truly say:

    "Christ has triumphed! He is living!"

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

     

    Adoring praises now we bring

    and with the heav'nly blessed sing:

    "Christ has triumphed! Alleluia!"

    Be to the Father, and our Lord,

    to Spirit blest, most holy God,

    all the glory, never ending!

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

    Text: Paul Z. Strodach, 1876-1947, alt.

    Text © 1958 Service Book and Hymnal, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 145:10-13

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 171)

    JOHN 20:19-31

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    God of All Our Days

    We came to You with our heart in pieces

    And found the God with healing

    in His hands

    We turned to You,

    put everything behind us

    And found the God

    who makes all things new

     

    We looked to You,

    drowning in our questions

    And found the God who holds all wisdom

    And we trusted You

    and stepped out on the ocean

    You caught our hands among the waves

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    We ran from You,

    we wandered in the shadows

    And found a God who relentlessly pursues

    We hid from You, haunted by our failure

    And found the God

    whose grace still covers us

     

    We fell on You

    when we were at our weakest

    And found the God, the lifter of our head

    And we've worshiped You,

    and felt You right beside us

    You're the reason that we sing

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    In our worry, God You are our stillness

    In our searching, God You are our answers

    In our blindness, God You are our vision

    In our bondage, God You are our freedom

    In our weakness, God You are our power

    You're the reason that we sing

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    In our blindness, God You are our vision

    In our bondage, God You are our freedom

    All our days

    CCLI# 7067569

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 174)

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    Spirit of the Living God

    Spirit of the living God,

    Fall afresh on me.

    Spirit of the living God,

    Fall afresh on me.

     

    Break me, melt me, mould me, fill me

    Spirit of the living God,

    Fall afresh on me.

     

    Sprit of the living God,

    Move among us all;

    Make us one in heart and mind,

    Make us one in love:

     

    Humble, caring, selfless, sharing

    Spirit of the living God,

    Fill our lives with love!

    CCLI Song # 23488

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 364

    Christ Has Risen, Alleluia

    Christ has arisen, alleluia.

    Rejoice and praise him, alleluia.

    For our redeemer burst from the tomb,

    even from death, dispelling its gloom.

     

    Refrain

          Let us sing praise to him with endless joy.

          Death's fearful sting he has come to destroy.

          Our sin forgiving, alleluia!

          Jesus is living, alleluia!

     

    For three long days the grave did its worst

    until its strength by God was dispersed.

    He who gives life did death undergo,

    and in its conquest his might did show.  Refrain

     

    The angel said to them, "Do not fear.

    You look for Jesus who is not here.

    See for yourselves the tomb is all bare.

    Only the graveclothes are lying there."  Refrain

     

    "Go spread the news: he's not in the grave.

    He has arisen this world to save.

    Jesus' redeeming labors are done.

    Even the battle with sin is won."  Refrain

     

    Christ has arisen to set us free.

    Alleluia, to him praises be.

    Jesus is living! Let us all sing;

    he reigns triumphant, heavenly king.  Refrain

    Text: Bernard Kyamanywa, b. 1938; tr. Howard S. Olson, b. 1922

    Swahili text © 1968 Lutheran Theological College, Makumira, Tanzania, admin. Augsburg Fortress. English text © 1977 Howard S. Olson, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

     

  • Easter, April 17, 2022

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

    GATHERING SONG: Christ is Alive

    Performed by TLC Choir

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 118:21-29

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 20:1-18

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 419 V 1-3, 6

    For All the Faithful Women

    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.

     

    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 arm has won.

     

    We honor faithful Mary,

    fair maiden, full of grace.

    She bore the Christ, our brother,

    who saved our human race.

    May we, with her, surrender

    ourselves to your command

    and lay upon your altar

    our gifts of heart and hand.

     

    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.

    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.

     

    BAPTISM OF ETHAN MACK

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    THANKSGIVING AT THE FONT

    BAPTISM

    WELCOME

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEW ZEALAND)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    Lamb of God

    Lamb of God, 

    you take away the sin of the world;

    Have mercy on us.

    Lamb of God,

    You take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

     

    Lamb of God, 

    you take away the sin of the world;

    Grant us peace,

    Grant us peace,

    Lamb of God.

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 365

    Jesus Christ is Risen Today

    Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!

    our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

    who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

    suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

     

    Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

    unto Christ, our heav'nly king, Alleluia!

    who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

    sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

     

    But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!

    our salvation have procured; Alleluia!

    now above the sky he's king, Alleluia!

    where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

     

    Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!

    praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!

    praise him, all you heav'nly host, Alleluia!

    Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

    Text: Latin carol, 14th cent., sts. 1-3; tr. J. Walsh, Lyra Davidica, 1708, alt.; Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, st. 4

     

    BLESSING

    SENDING SONG: ELW 376

    Thine is the Glory

    Thine is the glory,

    risen, conqu'ring Son;

    endless is the vict'ry

    thou o'er death hast won!

    Angels in bright raiment

    rolled the stone away,

    kept the folded grave-clothes

    where thy body lay.

     

    Thine is the glory,

    risen, conqu'ring Son;

    endless is the vict'ry

    thou o'er death hast won!

     

    Lo, Jesus meets thee,

    risen from the tomb!

    Lovingly he greets thee,

    scatters fear and gloom;

    let his church with gladness

    hymns of triumph sing,

    for the Lord now liveth;

    death hath lost its sting!

     

    Thine is the glory,

    risen, conqu'ring Son;

    endless is the vict'ry

    thou o'er death hast won!

     

    No more we doubt thee,

    glorious Prince of life;

    life is naught without thee;

    aid us in our strife;

    make us more than conqu'rors,

    through thy deathless love;

    bring us safe through Jordan

    to thy home above.

     

    Thine is the glory,

    risen, conqu'ring Son;

    endless is the vict'ry

    thou o'er death hast won!

    Text: Edmond Budry, 1854-1932; tr. R. Birch Hoyle, 1875-1939

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE

  • April 15, 2022

    Setting 8

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    GATHERING PRAYER

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 347

    Go to the Dark Gethsamane

    Go to dark Gethsemane,

    all who feel the tempter's pow'r;

    your Redeemer's conflict see.

    Watch with him one bitter hour;

    turn not from his griefs away;

    learn from Jesus Christ to pray.

     

    Follow to the judgment hall,

    view the Lord of life arraigned;

    oh, the wormwood and the gall!

    Oh, the pangs his soul sustained!

    Shun not suff'ring, shame, or loss;

    learn from him to bear the cross.

     

    Calv'ry's mournful mountain climb;

    there, adoring at his feet,

    mark that miracle of time,

    God's own sacrifice complete.

    "It is finished!" hear him cry;

    learn from Jesus Christ to die.

     

    Early hasten to the tomb,

    where they laid his breathless clay;

    all is solitude and gloom.

    Who has taken him away?

    Christ is ris'n! He meets our eyes.

    Savior, teach us so to rise.

    Text: James Montgomery, 1771-1854

     

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 52:13-53:12

    PSALM 22 (STRIPPING OF ALTAR)

    SCRIPTURE: HEBREWS 10:16-25

    GOSPEL ACCLMATION (P 189)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 19:1-42

    PROCESSION OF THE CROSS

    MESSAGE

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 349

    Ah Holy Jesus

    Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

    that we to judge thee 

    have in hate pretended? 

    By foes derided, by thine own rejected, 

    O most afflicted. 

     

    Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?

    Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee. 

    'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee; 

    I crucified thee. 

     

    Lo, the Good Shepherd 

    for the sheep is offered;

    the slave hath sinned, 

    and the Son hath suffered; 

    for our atonement, 

    while we nothing heeded, 

    God interceded. 

     

    For me, kind Jesus, was thine incarnation,

    thy mortal sorrow, 

    and thy life's oblation;

    thy death of anguish 

    and thy bitter passion,

    for my salvation.

     

    Therefore, kind Jesus, 

    since I cannot pay thee,

    I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee;

    think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,

    not my deserving.

    Text: Johann Heermann, 1585-1647; tr. Robert Bridges, 1844-1930, alt.

     

    BIDDING PRAYER

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 353

    Were You There

    Were you there 

    when they crucified my Lord?

    Were you there 

    when they crucified my Lord?

    Oh, sometimes it causes me 

    to tremble, tremble, tremble.

    Were you there 

    when they crucified my Lord?

     

    Were you there 

    when they nailed him to the tree?

    Were you there 

    when they nailed him to the tree?

    Oh, sometimes it causes me 

    to tremble, tremble, tremble.

    Were you there 

    when they nailed him to the tree?

     

    Were you there 

    when they pierced him in the side?

    Were you there 

    when they pierced him in the side?

    Oh, sometimes it causes me 

    to tremble, tremble, tremble.

    Were you there 

    when they pierced him in the side?

     

    Were you there 

    when the sun refused to shine?

    Were you there 

    when the sun refused to shine?

    Oh, sometimes it causes me 

    to tremble, tremble, tremble.

    Were you there 

    when the sun refused to shine?

     

    Were you there 

    when they laid him in the tomb?

                Were you there 

    when they laid him in the tomb?

                Oh, sometimes it causes me 

    to tremble, tremble, tremble.

                Were you there 

    when they laid him in the tomb?

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    SENDING

     

  • April 10, 2022

    Setting 7

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP – JOHN 12:12-16

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 344

    All Glory, Laud, and Honor

    Refrain

    All glory, laud, and honor

    to you, redeemer, king,

    to whom the lips of children

    made sweet hosannas ring.

     

    You are the king of Israel

    and David's royal Son,

    now in the Lord's name coming,

    our King and Blessed One.  Refrain

     

    The company of angels

    are praising you on high;

    creation and all mortals

    in chorus make reply.  Refrain

     

    The multitude of pilgrims

    with palms before you went;

    our praise and prayer and anthems

    before you we present.  Refrain

     

    To you, before your passion,

    they sang their hymns of praise.

    To you, now high exalted,

    our melody we raise.  Refrain

     

    Their praises you accepted;

    accept the prayers we bring,

    great author of all goodness,

    O good and gracious King.  Refrain

    Text: Theodulph of Orleans, 760-821; tr. John Mason Neale, 1818-1866, alt.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 189)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 18:28-40

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 330

    Seed that in Earth is Dying

    Seed that in earth is dying

    grows into ears of grain.

    Grapes that are crushed in the vessel

    turn into golden wine.

    God, through this mystery grant us

    faith in our deepest darkness,

    life in our night and death.

     

    We were baptized in Jesus,

    into his death and grave,

    to resurrection's promise:

    praise and eternal life.

    Heaven's own praises begin here

    where you yourself are near us,

    deep in our night and death.

     

    Seed that in earth is dying

    rises to bear much fruit.

    Christ, as we meet at your table,

    give us the bread of life.

    Lord, we do thank and adore you!

    Unceasing praise of the ages

    rises from night and death.

    Text: Svein Ellingsen, b. 1929; tr. Hedwig T. Durnbaugh, b. 1929

    English text © Hedwig T. Durnbaugh, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    COMMISSIONING OF STEPHEN MINISTERS

    JOHN 12:24-27

    PROMISES

    AFFIRMATION

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (FRENCH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION HYMN: ELW 481

    Come to the Table

    Come to the table of mercy,

    prepared with the wine and the bread.

    All who are hungry and thirsty,

    come, and your souls will be fed.

    Come at the Lord's invitation;

    receive from his nail-scarred hand.

    Eat of the bread of salvation;

    drink of the blood of the Lamb.

    (x2)

    Text: Claire Cloninger, b. 1942

    Text © 1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (ASCAP) c/o Integrity Media, Inc., 1000 Cody Road, Mobile, AL 36695; Juniper Landing Music (admin. Word Music); and Word Music (ASCAP).

     

    BLESSING

    SHARING THE PEACE

     

    SENDING SONG

    10,000 Reasons

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    The sun comes up

    It's a new day dawning

    It's time to sing Your song again

    Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me

    Let me be singing when the evening comes

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    You're rich in love and You're slow to anger

    Your name is great and Your heart is kind

    For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

    10,000 reasons for my heart to find

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    And on that day when my strength is failing

    The end draws near and my time has come

    Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

    10,000 years and then forever more

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

    I'll worship Your holy name

    I'll worship Your holy name

    CCLI Song No. 6016351

     

    SENDING

  • April 03, 2022

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    SERMON & TRANSLATION LINKS

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 532

    Gather Us In

    Here in this place

    The new light is streaming,

    Now is the darkness vanished away;

    See in this space our fears and our dreamings

    Brought here to you in the light of this day.

     

    Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,

    gather us in, the blind and the lame;

    call to us now, and we shall awaken,

    we shall arise at the sound of our name.

     

    We are the young, our lives are a myst'ry,

    we are the old who yearn for your face;

    we have been sung

    throughout all of hist'ry,

    called to be light to the whole human race.

     

    Gather us in, the rich and the haughty,

    gather us in, the proud and the strong;

    give us a heart, so meek and so lowly,

    give us the courage to enter the song.

     

    Here we will take the wine and the water,

    here we will take the bread of new birth,

    here you shall call

    your sons and your daughters,

    call us anew to be salt for the earth.

     

    Give us to drink the wine of compassion,

    give us to eat the bread that is you;

    nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

    lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

     

    Not in the dark of buildings confining,

    not in some heaven, light years away—

    here in this place the new light is shining,

    now is the kingdom, and now is the day.

     

    Gather us in and hold us forever,

    gather us in and make us your own;

    gather us in, all peoples together,

    fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

    Text and music © 1982 GIA Publications Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 146:1-10

    1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-17

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 189)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 17 :1-2, 20-21

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 324

    In the Cross of Christ I Glory

    In the cross of Christ I glory,

    Tow’ring o’er the wrecks of time.

    All the light of sacred story

    Gathers round its head sublime.

     

    When the woes of life o’ertake me,

    Hopes deceive and fears annoy,

    Never shall the cross forsake me;

    Lo, it glows with peace and joy.

     

    When the sun of bliss is beaming

    Light and love upon my way,

    From the cross the radiance streaming

    Adds more luster to the day.

     

    Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,

    By the cross are sanctified;

    Peace is there that know no measure,

    Joys that through all time abide.

    Text: John Bowring, 1792-1872

     

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER SUNG

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Give us today our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins,

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial,

    deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Our Father, in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven.

    Music by Gerry Parsons © 2021

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 479

    We Come to the Hungry Feast

    We come to the hungry feast

    Hungry for a word of peace.

    To hungry hearts unsatisfied

    The love of God is not denied.

    We come, we come to the hungry feast.

     

    We come to the hungry feast

    Hungry for a world released

    From hungry people of ev’ry kind,

    The poor in body, poor in mind.

    We come, we come to the hungry feast.

     

    We come to the hungry feast

    Hungry that the hunger cease,

    And knowing, though we eat our fill,

    The hunger will stay with us; still

    We come, we come to the hungry feast.

    Text: Ray Makeever, b. 1943

    Text © 1982 Ray Makeever, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Amazing Love

    I’m forgiven because you were forsaken,

    I’m accepted, you were condemned,

    I’m alive and well,

    Your spirit is with me

    Because you died and rose again.

     

    Amazing love, how can it be

    That you my king would die for me?

    Amazing love, I know it’s true

    It’s my joy to honour you

    In all I do, I honour you

     

    You are my King,

    You are my King,

    Jesus You are my King,

    Jesus you are my King

     

    Amazing love, how can it be

    That you my King would die for me?

    Amazing love, I know it’s true

    It’s my joy to honour you

     

    Amazing love,  how can it be

    That you my King would die for me?

    Amazing love, I know it’s true

    It’s my joy to honour you

    In all I do, I honour you

    In all I do, I honour you

    CCLI Song #2456623

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • March 27, 2022

    Setting 6

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    Come as You Are

    Come out of sadness

    From wherever you’ve been

    Come broken hearted let rescue begin

    Come find your mercy

    Oh sinner come kneel

     

    Earth has no sorrow

    That heaven can’t heal

    Earth has no sorrow

    That heaven can’t heal

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You’re not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are

     

    There’s hope for the hopeless,

    And all those who’ve strayed,

    Come sit at the table,

    Come taste the grace

     

    There’s rest for the weary,

    Rest that endures

    Earth has no sorrow

    That heaven can’t cure

    Earth has no sorrow

    That heaven can’t cure

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Fall in God’s arms, Come as you are

     

    There's joy for the morning,

    Oh sinner be still

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

     Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Come as you are, Come as you are            

    CCLI 7017790

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 145:10-13

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 205)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 18:12-27

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 325

    I Want Jesus to Walk with Me

    I want Jesus to walk with me;

    I want Jesus to walk with me;

    All along my pilgrim journey,

    Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

     

    In my trials, Lord, walk with me;

    In my trials, Lord, walk with me;

    When my heart is almost breaking,

    Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

     

    When I’m in trouble,

    Lord, walk with me;

    When I’m in trouble,

    Lord, walk with me;

    When my head is bowed in sorrow,

    Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEZ PERCE)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (P 174)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 465

    As the Grains of Wheat

    As the grains of wheat

    Once scattered on the hill

    Were gathered into one

    to become the bread;

    So may all your people

    From all the ends of earth

    Be gathered into one in you.

     

    As this cup of blessing

    Is shared within our midst,

    May we share the presence of your love.

     

    As the grains of wheat

    Once scattered on the hill

    Were gathered into one

    To become our bread;

    So may all your people

    From all the ends of earth

    Be gathered into one in you.

     

    Let this be a foretaste

    Of all that is to come

    When all creation shares

    This feast with you.

    As the grains of wheat

    Once scattered on the hill

    Are gathered into one

    to become the bread;

    so may all your people

    from all the ends of earth

    be gathered into one in you.

    Text: Didache, 2nd cent.; Marty Haugen, b. 1950

    Text © 1990 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 634

    All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

    All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!

    Let the angels prostrate fall;

    Bring forth the royal diadem

    And crown him Lord of all.

    Bring forth the royal diadem

    And crown him Lord of all.

     

    O seed of Israel’s chosen race

    Now ransomed from the fall,

    Hail him who saves you by his grace

    And crown him Lord of all.

    Hail him who saves you by his grace

    And crown him Lord of all.

     

    Hail him, you heirs of David's line,

    whom David Lord did call

    the God incarnate, man divine

    and crown him Lord of all.

    The God Incarnate, man divine

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget

    the wormwood and the gall,

    go spread your trophies at his feet

    and crown him Lord of all.

    Go spread your trophies at his feet

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe

    on this terrestrial ball

    to him all majesty ascribe

    and crown him Lord of all.

    to him all majesty ascribe

    and crown him Lord of all.

     

    Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

    we at his feet may fall!

    We'll join the everlasting song

    and crown him Lord of all.

    We'll join the everlasting song

    and crown him Lord of all.

    Text: Edward Perronet, 1726-1792, sts. 1-4; J. Rippon, A Selection of Hymns, 1787, sts. 5-6

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • March 20, 2022

    Setting 10

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 696

    Jesus Calls Us; O’er the Tumult

    Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult

    of our life's wild, restless sea,

    day by day his clear voice sounding,

    saying, "Christian, follow me":

     

    As of old Saint Andrew heard it

    by the Galilean lake,

    turned from home and toil and kindred,

    leaving all for Jesus' sake.                       

     

    Jesus calls us from the worship

    of the vain world's golden store,

    from each idol that would keep us,

    saying, "Christian, love me more."

     

    In our joys and in our sorrows,

    days of toil and hours of ease,

    still he calls, in cares and pleasures,

    "Christian, love me more than these."

     

    Jesus calls us! By your mercy,

    Savior, may we hear your call,

    give our hearts to your obedience,

    serve and love you best of all.

    Text: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    READING: ISAIAH 55:1-9

    PSALM 63:1-8

    1 CORINTHIANS 10:1-13

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: LUKE 13:1-9

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY

    Grace Alone

    Every promise we can make

    Every prayer and step of faith

    Every difference we will make

    Is only by His grace

    Every mountain we will climb

    Every ray of hope we shine

    Every blessing left behind

    Is only by His grace

     

    Grace alone which God supplies

    Strength unknown He will provide

    Christ in us our cornerstone

    We will go forth in grace alone

     

    Every soul we long to reach

    Every heart we hope to teach

    Everywhere we share His peace

    Is only by His grace

    Every loving word we say

    Every tear we wipe away

    Every sorrow turned to praise

    Is only by His grace

     

    Grace alone which God supplies

    Strength unknown He will provide

    Christ in us our cornerstone

    We will go forth in grace alone

     

    Grace alone which God supplies

    Strength unknown He will provide

    Christ in us our cornerstone

    We will go forth in grace alone

     

    We will go forth in grace alone

    CCLI# 2335524

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 619

    I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

    I know that my Redeemer lives!

    What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

    He lives, he lives, who once was dead;

    he lives, my ever-living head!

     

    He lives triumphant from the grave;

    he lives eternally to save;

    he lives exalted, throned above;

    he lives to rule his church in love.

     

    He lives to grant me rich supply;

    he lives to guide me with his eye;

    he lives to comfort me when faint;

    he lives to hear my soul's complaint.

     

    He lives to silence all my fears;

    he lives to wipe away my tears;

    he lives to calm my troubled heart;

    he lives all blessings to impart.

     

    He lives to bless me with his love;

    he lives to plead for me above;

    he lives my hungry soul to feed;

    he lives to help in time of need.

     

    He lives, my kind, wise, heav'nly friend;

    he lives and loves me to the end;

    he lives, and while he lives, I'll sing;

    he lives, my prophet, priest, and king!

     

    He lives and grants me daily breath;

    he lives, and I shall conquer death;

    he lives my mansion to prepare;

    he lives to bring me safely there.

     

    He lives, all glory to his name!

    He lives, my Savior, still the same;

    what joy this blest assurance gives:

    I know that my Redeemer lives!

    Text: Samuel Medley, 1738-1799, alt.

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • March 13, 2022

    Setting 7

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 880

    O God Beyond All Praising

     

    O God beyond all praising,

    we worship you today

    and sing the love amazing

    that songs cannot repay;

    for we can only wonder

    at ev'ry gift you send,

    at blessings without number

    and mercies without end:

    we lift our hearts before you

    and wait upon your word

    we honor and adore you,

    our great and mighty Lord.

     

    The flow'r of earthly splendor

    in time must surely die,

    its fragile bloom surrender to you,

    the Lord most high;

    but hidden from all nature

    the eternal seed is sown—

    though small in mortal stature,

    to heaven's garden grown:

    for Christ, your gift from heaven,

    from death has set us free,

    and we through him are given

    the final victory.

     

    Then hear, O gracious Savior,

    accept the love we bring,

    that we who know your favor

    may serve you as our King;

    and whether our tomorrows

    be filled with good or ill,

    we'll triumph through our sorrows

    and rise to bless you still:

    to marvel at your beauty

    and glory in your ways,

    and make a joyful duty

    our sacrifice of praise.

    Text: Michael Perry, 1942-1996 Text ©

    1982, 1987  Jubilate Hymns, admin. Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 205)

    GOSPEL

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 708

    Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love

     

    Jesu, Jesu,

    fill us with your love,

    show us how to serve

    the neighbors we have from you.

     

    Kneels at the feet of his friends,

    silently washes their feet,

    master who acts as a slave to them.

     

    Jesu, Jesu,

    fill us with your love,

    show us how to serve

    the neighbors we have from you.

     

    Neighbors are wealthy and poor,

    varied in color and race,

    neighbors are near us and far away

     

    Jesu, Jesu,

    fill us with your love,

    show us how to serve

    the neighbors we have from you.

     

    These are the ones we will serve,

    these are the ones we will love;

    all these are neighbors to us and you.

     

    Jesu, Jesu,

    fill us with your love,

    show us how to serve

    the neighbors we have from you.

     

    Kneel at the feet of our friends,

    silently washing their feet:

    this is the way we will live with you.

     

    Jesu, Jesu,

    fill us with your love,

    show us how to serve

    the neighbors we have from you.

    Text: Tom Colvin, 1925-2000, alt. Text © 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 732

    Borning Cry

     

    "I was there to hear your borning cry,

    I'll be there when you are old.

    I rejoiced the day you were baptized

    to see your life unfold.

     

    I was there when you were but a child,

    with a faith to suit you well;

    in a blaze of light you wandered off

    to find where demons dwell."

     

    "When you heard the wonder of the Word

    I was there to cheer you on;

    you were raised to praise the living Lord,

    to whom you now belong.

     

    If you find someone to share your time

    and you join your hearts as one,

    I'll be there to make your verses rhyme

    from dusk till rising sun."

     

    "In the middle ages of your life,

    not too old, no longer young,

    I'll be there to guide you through the night,

    complete what I've begun.

     

    When the evening gently closes in

    and you shut your weary eyes,

    I'll be there as I have always been,

    with just one more surprise."

     

    "I was there to hear your borning cry,

    I'll be there when you are old.

    I rejoiced the day you were baptized

    to see your life unfold."

    Text: John C. Ylvisaker, b. 1937

    Text © 1985 John C. Ylvisaker

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Cry of My Heart

    It is the cry of my heart to follow You.

    It is the cry of my heart to be close to You.

    It is the cry of my heart to follow

    All of the days of my life.

     

    Teach me Your holy ways, oh Lord.

    So I can walk in Your truth. 

    Teach me Your holy ways, oh Lord,

    And make me wholly devoted to You.

    Oh, oh, oh!

     

    It is the cry of my heart to follow You.

    It is the cry of my heart to be close to You.

    It is the cry of my heart to follow

    All of the days of my life.

     

    Open my eyes so I can see

    The wonderful things that You do

    Open my heart up more and more,

    And make me wholly devoted to You.

    Oh, oh, oh!

     

    It is the cry of my heart to follow You.

    It is the cry of my heart to be close to You.

    It is the cry of my heart to follow

    All of the days of my life.

     

    It is the cry of my heart to follow You.

    It is the cry of my heart to be close to You.

    It is the cry of my heart to follow

    All of the days of my life

    All of the days of my life

    All of the days of my life

    CCLI  844980

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

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  • Ash Wednesday

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 606

    Our Father, We Have Wandered

    Our Father, we have wandered

    and hidden from your face;

    in foolishness have squandered

    your legacy of grace.

    But now, in exile dwelling,

    we rise with fear and shame,

    as, distant but compelling,

    we hear you call our name.

     

    And now at length discerning

    the evil that we do,

    behold us, Lord, returning

    with hope and trust to you.

    In haste you come to meet us

    and home rejoicing bring,

    in gladness there to greet us

    with calf and robe and ring.

     

    O Lord of all the living,

    both banished and restored,

    compassionate, forgiving,

    and ever-caring Lord,

    grant now that our transgressing,

    our faithlessness may cease.

    Stretch out your hand in blessing,

    in pardon, and in peace.

    Text: Kevin Nichols, 1929-2006 Text from Resource Collection of Hymns and Service. Music for the Liturgy © 1981 International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: JOEL 2:1-2, 12-17

    PSALM 51:1-17

    2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-6:10

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: MATTHEW 6:1-6, 16-21

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    Create in Me a Clean Heart

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

     

    Cast me not away from Thy presence,

    O Lord,

    and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

    Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

    And renew a right spirit within me.

     

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

     

    Cast me not away from Thy presence,

    O Lord,

    and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

    Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

    And renew a right spirit within me.

    CCLI# 114696

     

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    IMPOSITION OF ASHES

     

    IMPOSITION OF ASHES SONG: ELW 814

    Take, O, Take Me As I Am

    Take, oh, take me as I am;

    summon out what I shall be;

    set your seal upon my heart

    and live in me. (sung 5-6 times)

    Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949 Text © 1995 Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc.,

    agent.  7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com.

    800.442.3358.  All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 608

    Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling

    Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,

    calling for you and for me.

    See, on the portals

    he's waiting and watching,

    watching for you and for me.

     

    "Come home, (Come home,)

    come home! (come home!)

    You who are weary, come home."

    Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

    calling, "O sinner, come home!"

     

    Why should we tarry

    when Jesus is pleading,

    pleading for you and for me?

    Why should we linger

    and heed not his mercies,

    mercies for you and for me?

     

    "Come home, (Come home,)

    come home! (come home!)

    You who are weary, come home."

    Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

    calling, "O sinner, come home!"

     

    Oh, for the wonderful

    love he has promised,

    promised for you and for me!

    Though we have sinned,

    he has mercy and pardon,

    pardon for you and for me.

     

    "Come home, (Come home,)

    come home! (come home!)

    You who are weary, come home."

    Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

    calling, "O sinner, come home!"

    Text: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909

     

    SHARING OF THE PEACE

    DISMISSAL

  • February 27, 2022

    Setting 6

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 793

    Be Thou My Vision

     

    Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

    naught be all else to me,

    save that thou art:

    thou my best thought

    both by day and by night,

    waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

     

    Be thou my wisdom,

    and thou my true word;

    I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.

    Thou my soul's shelter,

    and thou my high tow'r,

    raise thou me heav'nward,

    O Pow'r of my pow'r.

     

    Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise,

    thou mine inheritance, now and always:

    thou and thou only, the first in my heart,

    great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

     

    Light of my soul, after victory won,

    may I reach heaven's joys, O heaven's Sun!

    Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

    still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

    Text: Irish, 8th cent.; vers. Eleanor H. Hull, 1860-1935, alt.; tr. Mary E. Byrne, 1880-1931

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 27:1-9

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 9:1-41

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY

    Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone

     

    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

    That saved a wretch like me

    I once was lost, but now I'm found

    Was blind, but now I see

     

    'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

    And grace my fears relieved

    How precious did that grace appear

    The hour I first believed

    My chains are gone, I've been set free

    My God, my Savior has ransomed me

    And like a flood His mercy rains

    Unending love, Amazing grace

     

    My chains are gone, I've been set free

    My God, my Savior has ransomed me

    And like a flood His mercy rains

    Unending love, Amazing grace

     

    The Lord has promised good to me

    His word my hope secures

    He will my shield and portion be

    As long as life endures

     

    My chains are gone, I've been set free

    My God, my Savior has ransomed me

    And like a flood His mercy rains

    Unending love, Amazing grace

     

    My chains are gone, I've been set free

    My God, my Savior has ransomed me

    And like a flood His mercy rains

    Unending love, Amazing grace

     

    When we've been there

    ten thousand years,

    Bright Shining as the sun

    We've no less days to sing God's praise

    Than when we've first begun

    Than when we've first begun

    Than when we've first begun

    CCLI Song No. 4768151

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION HYMN: ELW 481

    Come to the Table

    Come to the table of mercy,

    prepared with the wine and the bread.

    All who are hungry and thirsty,

    come, and your souls will be fed.

     

    Come at the Lord's invitation;

    receive from his nail-scarred hand.

    Eat of the bread of salvation;

    drink of the blood of the Lamb.

    Text: Claire Cloninger, b. 1942

    Text © 1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (ASCAP) c/o Integrity Media, Inc., 1000 Cody Road, Mobile, AL 36695; Juniper Landing Music (admin. Word Music); and Word Music (ASCAP).

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 715

    Christ, Be Our Light

     

    Longing for light, we wait in darkness.

    Longing for truth, we turn to you.

    Make us your own, your holy people,

    light for the world to see.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

    Longing for hope, many despair.

    Your word alone has pow'r to save us.

    Make us your living voice.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for food, many are hungry.

    Longing for water, many still thirst.

    Make us your bread, broken for others,

    shared until all are fed.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for shelter, many are homeless.

    Longing for warmth, many are cold.

    Make us your building, sheltering others,

    walls made of living stone.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Many the gifts, many the people,

    many the hearts that yearn to belong.

    Let us be servants to one another,

    signs of your kingdom come.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

    Text: Bernadette Farrell, b. 1957

    Text © 1993 Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • February 20, 2022

    Setting 10

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & SERMON

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 532

    Gather Us In

    Here in this place

    the new light is streaming,

    now is the darkness vanished away;

    see in this space

    our fears and our dreamings

    brought here to you

    in the light of this day.

     

    Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,

    gather us in, the blind and the lame;

    call to us now, and we shall awaken,

    we shall arise at the sound of our name.

     

    We are the young, our lives are a myst'ry,

    we are the old who yearn for your face;

    we have been sung

    throughout all of hist'ry,

    called to be light to the whole human race.

     

    Gather us in, the rich and the haughty,

    gather us in, the proud and the strong;

    give us a heart, so meek and so lowly,

    give us the courage to enter the song.

     

    Here we will take the wine and the water,

    here we will take the bread of new birth,

    here you shall call

    your sons and your daughters,

    call us anew to be salt for the earth.

     

    Give us to drink the wine of compassion,

    give us to eat the bread that is you;

    nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

    lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

     

    Not in the dark of buildings confining,

    not in some heaven, light years away—

    here in this place the new light is shining,

    now is the kingdom, and now is the day.

     

    Gather us in and hold us forever,

    gather us in and make us your own;

    gather us in, all peoples together,

    fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

    Text and music © 1982 GIA Publications Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 147:1-11

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 7:37-52

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 785

    When Peace Like a River

    When peace like a river

    attendeth my way,

    when sorrows like sea billows roll,

    whatever my lot,

    thou hast taught me to say,

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    Though Satan should buffet,

    though trials should come,

    let this blest assurance control,

    that Christ has regarded

    my helpless estate,

    and has shed his own blood for my soul.

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    He lives--oh, the bliss

    of this glorious thought;

    my sin, not in part, but the whole,

    is nailed to his cross

    and I bear it no more.

    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

    O my soul!

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

     

    Lord, hasten the day

    when our faith shall be sight,

    the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,

    the trumpet shall sound

    and the Lord shall descend;

    even so it is well with my soul.

     

    It is well (it is well)

    with my soul, (with my soul,)

    it is well, it is well with my soul.

    Text: Horatio G. Spafford, 1828-1888

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG

    You Never Let Go

    Even though I walk through the valley

    Of the shadow of death

    Your perfect love is casting out fear

     

    And even when I’m caught in the middle

    Of the storms of this life

    I won’t turn back, I know You are near

     

    And I will fear no evil

    For my God is with me

    And if my God is with me

    Whom then shall I fear?

    Whom then shall I fear?

     

    Oh no, You never let go

    Through the calm and through the storm

    Oh no, You never let go

    In every high and every low

    Oh no, You never let go

    Lord, You never let go of me

     

    I can see a light that is coming

    For the heart that holds on

    A glorious light beyond all compare

     

    There will be an end to these troubles

    But until that day comes

    We’ll live to know You here on the earth

     

    And I will fear no evil

    For my God is with me

    And if my God is with me

    Whom then shall I fear?

    Whom then shall I fear?

     

    Oh no, You never let go

    Through the calm and through the storm

    Oh no, You never let go

    In every high and every low

    Oh no, You never let go

    Lord, You never let go of me

    You keep on loving And You never let go!

     

    I can see a light that is coming

    For the heart that holds on

    There will be an end to these troubles

    But until that day comes

    Still I will praise You,

    Still I will praise You

     

    Oh no, You never let go

    Through the calm and through the storm

    Oh no, You never let go

    In every high and every low

    Oh no, You never let go

    Lord, You never let go of me

     

    Oh no, You never let go

    Through the calm and through the storm

    Oh no, You never let go

    In every high and every low

    Oh no, You never let go

    Lord, You never let go of me

    Lord, You never let go of me

    Beth Redman and Matt Redman - CCLI# 4674166

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • February 13, 2022

    Now the Feast

    No Communion

     

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: (SHORTENED)

    Open the Eyes of My Heart

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You.

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You.

     

    To see You:

    High and lifted up,

    Shining in the light of Your glory.

    Lord, pour out Your power and love

    As we sing, “Holy, holy, holy”

     

    High and lifted up,

    Shining in the light of Your glory.

    Lord, pour out Your power and love

    As we sing, “Holy, holy, holy”

     

    Low voices only:

    Holy, holy, holy…You are Holy, holy, holy

    Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You

    Low voices continue, high voices join with:

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You, I want to see You

     

    Everyone:

    I want to see You...I want to see You

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord,

    Open the eyes of my heart

    I want to see You... I want to see You.

    CCLI #2298355

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 3)

     

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 34:1-10

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 6:35-59

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 474

    Bread of Life from Heaven

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Break now the bread of Christ's sacrifice;

    giving thanks, hungry ones, gather round.

    Eat, all of you, and be satisfied;

    in Christ's presence the loaves will abound.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Seek not the food that will pass away;

    set your hearts on the food that endures.

    Come, learn the true and the living way,

    that the fullness of life may be yours.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Love as the one who, in love for you,

    gave himself for the life of the world.

    Come to the one who is food for you,

    that your hunger and thirst be no more.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Dwell in the one who now dwells in you;

    make your home in the lifegiving Word.

    Know only Christ, Holy One of God,

    and believe in the truth you have heard.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Drink of this cup and declare his death;

    eat this bread and believe Easter morn;

    trust his return and, with ev'ry breath,

    praise the one in whom you are reborn.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

    Text: Susan R. Briehl, b. 1952

    Text © 2001 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER SUNG

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Give us today

    our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial

    and deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven.

     

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 787

    On Eagles’ Wings

    You who dwell

    in the shelter of the Lord,

    who abide in this shadow for life,

    say to the Lord:

    "My refuge,

    my rock in whom I trust!"

     

    And he will raise you up on eagle's wings,

    bear you on the breath of dawn,

    make you to shine like the sun,

    and hold you in the palm of his hand.

     

    The snare of the fowler

    will never capture you,

    and famine will bring you no fear;

    under God's wings your refuge,

    with faithfulness your shield.

     

    And he will raise you up on eagle's wings,

    bear you on the breath of dawn,

    make you to shine like the sun,

    and hold you in the palm of his hand.

     

    You need not fear the terror of the night,

    nor the arrow that flies by day;

    though thousands fall about you,

    near you it shall not come.

     

    And he will raise you up on eagle's wings,

    bear you on the breath of dawn,

    make you to shine like the sun,

    and hold you in the palm of his hand.

     

    For to the angels God's given a command

    to guard you in all of your ways;

    upon their hands they will bear you up,

    lest you dash your foot against a stone.

     

    And he will raise you up on eagle's wings,

    bear you on the breath of dawn,

    make you to shine like the sun,

    and hold you in the palm of his hand;

    and hold you,

    hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Text: Michael Joncas, b. 1957

    Text © 1979 OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

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  • February 06, 2022

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    GATHERING SONG ELW 880

    O God Beyond All Praising

    O God beyond all praising,

    we worship you today

    and sing the love amazing

    that songs cannot repay;

    for we can only wonder

    at ev'ry gift you send,

    at blessings without number

    and mercies without end:

    we lift our hearts before you

    and wait upon your word

    we honor and adore you,

    our great and mighty Lord.

     

    The flow'r of earthly splendor

    in time must surely die,

    its fragile bloom surrender to you,

    the Lord most high;

    but hidden from all nature

    the eternal seed is sown—

    though small in mortal stature,

    to heaven's garden grown:

    for Christ, your gift from heaven,

    from death has set us free,

    and we through him are given

    the final victory.

     

    Then hear, O gracious Savior,

    accept the love we bring,

    that we who know your favor

    may serve you as our King;

    and whether our tomorrows

    be filled with good or ill,

    we'll triumph through our sorrows

    and rise to bless you still:

    to marvel at your beauty

    and glory in your ways,

    and make a joyful duty

    our sacrifice of praise.

    Text: Michael Perry, 1942-1996 Text © 1982, 1987 Jubilate Hymns, admin. Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 179)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 4:46-54, 5:1-18

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    Shout to the Lord

    My Jesus, my Saviour

    Lord there is none like You.

    All of my days I want to praise

    The wonders of Your mighty love

     

    My comfort, my shelter

    Tower of refuge and strength

    Let every breath, all that I am

    Never cease to worship You

     

    Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing

    Power and majesty, praise to the King

    Mountains bow down

    and the seas will roar

    At the sound of Your name

     

    I sing for joy at the work of Your hand

    Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand

    Nothing compares

    to the promise I have in You

     

    Tenderly you hold us,

    warm in your loving embrace.

    Fill us with joy, let us know peace.

    Shelter us from dark despair

     

    Your kindness, your mercy

    Endlessly shower on us.

    Bless-ed are we, let us rejoice

    We have everlasting life

     

    Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing

    Power and majesty, praise to the King

    Mountains bow down

    and the seas will roar

    At the sound of Your name

     

    I sing for joy at the work of Your hand

    Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand

    Nothing compares

    to the promise I have in You

    Nothing compares

    to the promise I have in You

    CCLI # 1406918

     

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEZ PERCE VERSION)

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 860

    I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me

    I'm so glad Jesus lifted me.

    I'm so glad Jesus lifted me.

    I'm so glad Jesus lifted me,

    singing glory, hallelujah! Jesus lifted me.

     

    Satan had me bound, Jesus lifted me.

    Satan had me bound, Jesus lifted me.

    Satan had me bound, Jesus lifted me,

    singing glory, hallelujah! Jesus lifted me.

     

    When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me.

    When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me.

    When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me,

    singing glory, hallelujah! Jesus lifted me. 

    Text: African American spiritual

     

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  • January 30, 2022

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    WELCOME

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    GAHTERING SONG:

    Come as You Are

    Come out of sadness

    from wherever you've been

    Come broken hearted let rescue begin

    Come find your mercy

    Oh sinner come kneel

     

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are

     

    There's hope for the hopeless,

    And all those who've strayed

    Come sit at the table,

    Come taste the grace

     

    There's rest for the weary,

    Rest that endures

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't cure

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't cure

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

    Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Fall in God’s arms, Come as you are

     

    There's joy for the morning,

    Oh sinner be still

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow

    that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens,

    Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home,

    You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt,

     Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    CCLI 7017790

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 4:1-42

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 666

    What Wonderous Love is This

    What wondrous love is this,

    O my soul, O my soul!

    What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

    What wondrous love is this

    that caused the Lord of bliss

    to bear the dreadful curse

    for my soul, for my soul,

    to bear the dreadful curse for my soul?

     

    When I was sinking down,

    sinking down, sinking down,

    when I was sinking down, sinking down,

    when I was sinking down

    beneath God's righteous frown,

    Christ laid aside his crown

    for my soul, for my soul,

    Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.

     

    To God and to the Lamb

    I will sing, I will sing;

    to God and to the Lamb I will sing;

    to God and to the Lamb,

    who is the great I AM,

    while millions join the theme,

    I will sing, I will sing,

    while millions join the theme, I will sing.

     

    And when from death I'm free,

    I'll sing on, I'll sing on;

    and when from death I'm free, I'll sing on;

    and when from death I'm free,

    I'll sing God's love for me,

    and through eternity

    I'll sing on, I'll sing on;

    and through eternity I'll sing on.

    Text: North American folk hymn, 19th cent., alt.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    LORD’S PRAYER (FRENCH)

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 661

    I Love to Tell the Story

    I love to tell the story

    of unseen things above,

    of Jesus and his glory,

    of Jesus and his love.

     

    I love to tell the story,

    because I know it's true;

    it satisfies my longings

    as nothing else would do.

     

    I love to tell the story;

    'twill be my theme in glory

    to tell the old, old story

    of Jesus and his love.

     

    I love to tell the story:

    how pleasant to repeat

    what seems, each time I tell it,

    more wonderfully sweet!

    I love to tell the story,

    for some have never heard

    the message of salvation

    from God's own holy word.

     

    I love to tell the story;

    'twill be my theme in glory

    to tell the old, old story

    of Jesus and his love.

     

    I love to tell the story,

    for those who know it best

    seem hungering and thirsting

    to hear it like the rest.

    And when, in scenes of glory,

    I sing the new, new song,

    I'll sing the old, old story

    that I have loved so long.

     

    I love to tell the story;

    'twill be my theme in glory

    to tell the old, old story

    of Jesus and his love.

    Text: Katherine Hankey, 1834-1911

     

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  • January 23, 2022

    Setting 6

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 456

    Baptized in Water

    Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

    cleansed by the blood of Christ our king:

    heirs of salvation, trusting his promise,

    faithfully now God's praise we sing.

     

    Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

    dead in the tomb with Christ our king:

    one with his rising, freed and forgiven,

    thankfully now God's praise we sing.

     

    Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

    marked with the sign of Christ our king:

    born of the Spirit, we are God's children;

    joyfully now God's praise we sing.

    Text: Michael Saward, b. 1932

    Text © 1982 Jubilate Hymns, admin. Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

    All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE P 165-166

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 139:13-18

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 3:1-21

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    The Same Love

    You choose the humble

    and raise them high

    You choose the weak

    and make them strong

    You heal our brokenness inside,

    And give us life.

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name,

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified

    Is calling us all by name,

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    You take the faithless one aside

    And speak the words "You are mine."

    You call the cynic and the proud,

    “Come to me now.”

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name,

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified

    Is calling us all by name,

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia.

    You're calling, You're calling,

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling,

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling,

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling,

    You're calling us to the cross.

     

    The same love that set the captives free

    The same love that opened eyes to see

    Is calling us all by name,

    You are calling us all by name

    The same God that spread the heavens wide

    The same God that was crucified

    Is calling us all by name,

    You are calling us all by name.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia.

    You're calling, You're calling,

    You're calling us to the cross.

    You're calling, You're calling,

    You're calling us to the cross.

    CCLI # 6180933

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    (SPANISH OR SUNG)

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Give us today

    our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial

    and deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 638

    Blessed Assurance

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, perfect delight,

    visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

    angels descending bring from above

    echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

     

    Perfect submission, all is at rest;

    I in my Savior am happy and blest,

    watching and waiting, looking above,

    filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long.

    Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915

     

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    January 16, 2022

    Setting 10

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 715 (V 1-3)

    Christ, Be Our Light

    Longing for light, we wait in darkness.

    Longing for truth, we turn to you.

    Make us your own, your holy people,

    light for the world to see.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

    Longing for hope, many despair.

    Your word alone has pow'r to save us.

    Make us your living voice.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for food, many are hungry.

    Longing for water, many still thirst.

    Make us your bread, broken for others,

    shared until all are fed.

    Longing for food, many are hungry.

    Longing for water, many still thirst.

    Make us your bread, broken for others,

    shared until all are fed.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

    Text: Bernadette Farrell, b. 1957

    Text © 1993 Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 127:1-2

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 2:13-25

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 710

    Let Streams of Living Justice

    Let streams of living justice

    flow down upon the earth;

    give freedom's light to captives,

    let all the poor have worth.

    The hungry's hands are pleading,

    the workers claim their rights,

    the mourners long for laughter,

    the blinded seek for sight.

    Make liberty a beacon,

    strike down the iron pow'r;

    abolish ancient vengeance:

    proclaim your people's hour.

     

    For healing of the nations,

    for peace that will not end,

    for love that makes us lovers,

    God grant us grace to mend.

    Weave our varied gifts together;

    knit our lives as they are spun;

    on your loom of time enroll us

    till our thread of life is run.

    O great weaver of our fabric,

    bind church and world in one;

    dye our texture with your radiance,

    light our colors with your sun.

     

    Your city's built to music;

    we are the stones you seek;

    your harmony is language;

    we are the words you speak.

    Our faith we find in service,

    our hope in others' dreams,

    our love in hand of neighbor;

    our homeland brightly gleams.

    Inscribe our hearts with justice;

    your way—the path untried;

    your truth—the heart of stranger;

    your life—the Crucified.

    Text: William Whitla, b. 1934

    Text © 1989 William Whitla.

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG

    Trading My Sorrows

     

    I’m trading my sorrows,

    I’m trading my shame,

    I’m laying them down

    For the joy of the Lord.

     

    I’m trading my burdens,

    I’m trading my pain,

    I’m laying them down

    For the joy of the Lord.

     

    I am pressed but not crushed,

    Persecuted, not abandoned,

    Struck down, but not destroyed;

    I am blessed beyond belief

    For His promise will endure,

    That His joy’s gonna be my strength.

    Though the sorrow may last for the night,

    His joy comes with the morning.

     

    I’m trading my sorrows,

    I’m trading my shame,

    I’m laying them down

    For the joy of the Lord.

    I’m trading my burdens,

    I’m trading my pain,

    I’m laying them down

    For the joy of the Lord.

    CCLI #2574653

     

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  • January 09, 2022

    Now the Feast

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    GATHERING SONG ELW 240

    Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah

    Light one candle to watch for Messiah:

    let the light banish darkness.

    He shall bring salvation to Israel,

    God fulfills the promise.

     

    Light two candles to watch for Messiah:

    let the light banish darkness.

    He shall feed the flock like a shepherd,

    gently lead them homeward.

     

    Light three candles to watch for Messiah:

    let the light banish darkness.

    Lift your heads and lift high the gateway

    for the King of glory.

     

    Light four candles to watch for Messiah:

    let the light banish darkness.

    He is coming, tell the glad tidings.

    Let your lights be shining!

    Text: Wayne L. Wold, b. 1954

    Text © 1984 Fortress Press, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 3)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 60:1-6

    SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 3:1-12

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: MATTHEW 2:1-12

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 300

    The First Noel

    The first Noel the angel did say

    was to certain poor shepherds 

    in fields as they lay;

    in fields where they lay, 

    keeping their sheep,

    on a cold winter's night that was so deep.

     

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

    Born is the King of Israel.

     

    They looked up and saw a star

    shining in the east beyond them far;

    and to the earth it gave great light,

    and so it continued both day and night. 

     

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

    Born is the King of Israel.

     

    And by the light of that same star

    three wise men came from country far;

    to seek for a king was their intent,

    and to follow the star wherever it went.  

     

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

    Born is the King of Israel.

     

     

    This star drew near to the northwest,

    o'er Bethlehem it took its rest;

    and there it did both stop and stay

    right over the place where Jesus lay. 

     

     

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

    Born is the King of Israel.

     

    Then entered in those wise men three,

    full rev'rently upon their knee,

    and offered there in his presence

    their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. 

     

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

    Born is the King of Israel.

    Text: English traditional

     

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER SUNG

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Give us today 

    our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial

    and deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven. 

     

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 732

    Borning Cry

    "I was there to hear your borning cry,

    I'll be there when you are old.

    I rejoiced the day you were baptized

    to see your life unfold.

     

    I was there when you were but a child,

    with a faith to suit you well;

    in a blaze of light you wandered off

    to find where demons dwell."

     

    "When you heard the wonder of the Word

    I was there to cheer you on;

    you were raised to praise the living Lord,

    to whom you now belong.

    If you find someone to share your time

    and you join your hearts as one,

    I'll be there to make your verses rhyme

    from dusk till rising sun."

    "In the middle ages of your life,

    not too old, no longer young,

    I'll be there to guide you through the night,

    complete what I've begun.

    When the evening gently closes in

    and you shut your weary eyes,

    I'll be there as I have always been,

    with just one more surprise."

     

    "I was there to hear your borning cry,

    I'll be there when you are old.

    I rejoiced the day you were baptized

    to see your life unfold."

    Text: John C. Ylvisaker, b. 1937

    Text © 1985 John C. Ylvisaker

     

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    Setting 7

    Holy Communion

     

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 817

    You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore

    You have come down to the lakeshore

    seeking neither

    the wise nor the wealthy,

    but only asking for me to follow.

     

    Sweet Lord,

    you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling,

    you've called out my name.

    On the sand, I

    have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

     

    You know full well what I have, Lord:

    neither treasure

     nor weapons for conquest,

    just these my fish nets

    and will for working.

     

    Sweet Lord,

    you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling,

    you've called out my name.

    On the sand, I

    have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

     

    You need my hands, my exhaustion,

    working love for

    the rest of the weary--

    a love that's willing

    to go on loving.

     

    Sweet Lord,

    you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling,

    you've called out my name.

    On the sand, I

    have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

     

    You who have fished other waters;

    you, the longing

    of souls that are yearning:

    O loving Friend, you

    have come to call me.

     

    Sweet Lord,

    you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling,

    you've called out my name.

    On the sand, I

    have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

    Text: Cesáreo Gabaráin, 1936-1991; tr. Madeleine Forell Marshall, b. 1946 Spanish and English text © 1979 Cesáreo Gabaráin, OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved.

    Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 179)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 1:35-51

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 798

    Will You Come and Follow Me

    "Will you come and follow me

    if I but call your name?

    Will you go where you don't know

    and never be the same?

     

    Will you let my love be shown,

    will you let my name be known,

    will you let my life be grown

    in you and you in me?

     

    "Will you leave yourself behind

    if I but call your name?

    Will you care for cruel and kind

    and never be the same?

    Will you risk the hostile stare,

    should your life attract or scare?

    Will you let me answer pray'r

    in you and you in me?

     

    Lord, your summons echoes true

    when you but call my name.

    Let me turn and follow you

    and never be the same.

    In your company I'll go

    where your love and footsteps show.

    Thus I'll move and live and grow

    in you and you in me.

    Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949 Text © 1987 Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., agent 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEZ PERCE)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: WOV 646

    We Three Kings of the Orient Are

    We three kings of Orient are;

    bearing gifts we traverse afar,

    field and fountain, moor and mountain,

    following yonder star.

     

    Oh, star of wonder, star of night,

    star with royal beauty bright;

    westward leading, still proceeding,

    guide us to thy perfect light!

     

    Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain,

    gold I bring to crown him again;

    king forever, ceasing never,

    over us all to reign

     

    Oh, star of wonder, star of night,

    star with royal beauty bright;

    westward leading, still proceeding,

    guide us to thy perfect light!

     

    Frankincense to offer have I;

    incense owns a deity nigh;

    prayer and praising, gladly raising,

    worshiping God Most High.

     

    Oh, star of wonder, star of night,

    star with royal beauty bright;

    westward leading, still proceeding,

    guide us to thy perfect light!

     

    Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume

    breathes a life of gathering gloom;

    sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,

    sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

     

    Oh, star of wonder, star of night,

    star with royal beauty bright;

    westward leading, still proceeding,

    guide us to thy perfect light!

     

    Glorious now behold him arise,

    King and God and Sacrifice;

    heav’n sings alleluia:

    alleluia the earth replies.

     

    Oh, star of wonder, star of night,

    star with royal beauty bright;

    westward leading, still proceeding,

    guide us to thy perfect light!

    Text: John Henry Hopkins Jr., 1820-1891, alt.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 290

    Go Tell It On the Mountain

    Go tell it on the mountain,

    over the hills and ev'rywhere;

    go tell it on the mountain

    that Jesus Christ is born!

     

    While shepherds kept their watching

    o'er silent flocks by night,

    behold, throughout the heavens

    there shone a holy light.

     

    Go tell it on the mountain,

    over the hills and ev'rywhere;

    go tell it on the mountain

    that Jesus Christ is born!

     

    Down in a lonely manger

    the humble Christ was born;

    and God sent us salvation

    that blessed Christmas morn.

     

    Go tell it on the mountain,

    over the hills and ev'rywhere;

    go tell it on the mountain

    that Jesus Christ is born!

    Text: African American spiritual, refrain; John W. Work Jr., 1872-1925, stanzas, alt.

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • December 26, 2021

    Lessons & Carols

    No Communion

     

    WELCOME

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    GATHERING CAROL 1: PICK FAVOURITE

    GATHERING CAROL 2: PICK FAVOURITE

    DIALOGUE

    OPENING PRAYER

    READING: GENESIS 1:1-5, 14-18

     

    CAROL: ELW 275

    Angels from the Realms of Glory

    Angels, from the realms of glory,

    wing your flight o'er all the earth;

    once you sang creation's story,

    now proclaim Messiah's birth:

    Come and worship, come and worship,

    worship Christ, the newborn king.

     

    Shepherds, in the fields abiding,

    watching o'er your flocks by night,

    God with us is now residing,

    yonder shines the infant light.

    Come and worship, come and worship,

    worship Christ, the newborn king.

     

    Sages, leave your contemplations,

    brighter visions beam afar;

    seek the great desire of nations,

    you have seen his natal star.

    Come and worship, come and worship,

    worship Christ, the newborn king.

     

    All creation, join in praising

    God, the Father, Spirit, Son,

    evermore your voices raising

    to the eternal Three in One.

    Come and worship, come and worship,

    worship Christ, the newborn king.

    Text: James Montgomery, 1771-1854, alt., sts. 1-3; Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857, st. 4

     

    READING: MICAH 5:2-5a

     

    HYMN: ELW 279

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

    O little town of Bethlehem, 

    how still we see thee lie!

    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

    the silent stars go by;

    Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light.

    The hopes and fears of all the years

    are met with thee tonight.

     

    For Christ is born of Mary, 

    and gathered all above,

    While mortals sleep, the angels keep

    their watch of wond’ring love.

    O morning stars, together

    proclaim thy holy birth,

    And praises sing to God the king, 

    and peace to all the earth!

     

    O holy child of Bethlehem,

    descend to us we pray;

    Cast out our sin, and enter in,

    be born in us today.

    We hear the Christmas angels

    the great glad tidings tell;

    Oh, come to us, abide with us,

    our Lord Immanuel!

     

    READING LUKE 1:26-35, 38

    CAROL 1: PICK FAVOURITE 

    CAROL 2: PICK FAVOURITE

    READING: MATTHEW 1:18-25

     

    HYMN: ELW 278

    Away in a Manger

    Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,

    The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head;

    The stars in the bright sky

    look down where he lay,

    The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

     

    The cattle are lowing; the baby awakes,

    But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

    I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,

    And stay by my cradle ‘til morning is nigh.

     

    Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay

    close by me forever and love me I pray.

    Bless all the dear children in thy tender care

    and fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

     

    LUKE 2:8-20

     

    HYMN: 289

    Angels We Have Heard on High

    Angels we have heard on high,

    sweetly singing o'er the plains,

    and the mountains in reply,

    echoing their joyous strains.

     

    Gloria in excelsis Deo;

    gloria in excelsis Deo.

     

    Shepherds, why this jubilee?

    Why your joyous strains prolong?

    What the gladsome tidings be

    which inspire your heav'nly song?

     

    Gloria in excelsis Deo;

    gloria in excelsis Deo.

     

    Come to Bethlehem and see

    him whose birth the angels sing;

    come, adore on bended knee

    Christ the Lord, the newborn king.

     

    Gloria in excelsis Deo;

    gloria in excelsis Deo.

    Text: French carol; tr. H. F. Hemy, The Crown of Jesus Music, 1864

     

    READING: MATTHEW 2:1-11

     

    HYMN: ELW 284

    ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

    Twas in the moon of wintertime

    when all the birds had fled,

    that *God the Lord of all the earth

    sent angel choirs instead;

    before their light the stars grew dim,

    and wond'ring hunters heard the hymn:

     

    Jesus your king is born! Jesus is born,

    in excelsis gloria!

     

    Within a lodge of broken bark

    the tender babe was found;

    a ragged robe of rabbit skin

    enwrapped his beauty round;

                but as the hunter braves drew nigh,

                the angel song rang loud and high: 

     

    Jesus your king is born! Jesus is born,

    in excelsis gloria!

     

    The earliest moon of wintertime

    is not so round and fair

    as was the ring of glory on

    the helpless infant there.

    The chiefs from far before him knelt

    with gifts of fox and beaver pelt. 

     

    Jesus your king is born! Jesus is born,

    in excelsis gloria!

     

    O children of the forest free,

    the angel-song is true;

    the holy child of earth and heav'n

    is born today for you.

    Come, kneel before the radiant boy,

    who brings you beauty, peace, and joy. 

     

    Jesus your king is born! Jesus is born,

    in excelsis gloria!

    *original: "mighty Gitchi Manitou"

    Text: Jean de Brébeuf, 1593-1649; tr. Jesse E. Middleton, 1872-1960, alt.

    Text © 1927 The Frederick Harris Music Company. All rights reserved.

     

    JOHN 1:1-14

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

     

    SONG: Mary Did You Know?

    Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?

    Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? 

     

    Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? 

    This child that you've delivered, 

    will soon deliver you.

     

    Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? 

    Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? 

    Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? 

    And when you kiss your little baby, 

    you have kissed the face of God.

     

    Oh Mary did you know

    Oh Mary did you know

     

    The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again. 

    The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.

     

    Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation? 

    Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations? 

    Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb? 

    And the sleeping child you're holding is the great I AM.

     

    RESPONSIVE PRAYER

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    BLESSING

    SENDING SONG 1: PICK FAVOURITE

    SENDING SONG 2: PICK FAVOURITE

    SHARING THE PEACE

     

     

  • Christmas Eve

    Candlelight Service

    No Communion

     

    PRELUDE – O Holy Night

    (Andrea and Eva)

     

    WELCOME

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    INVOCATION

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 283

    Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful

    Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!

    Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;

    Come and behold him born the king of angels:

     

    Oh, come, let us adore him, 

    Oh come, let us adore him,

    Oh, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

     

    Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

    Sing all ye citizens of heaven above!

    Glory to God in the highest:

     

    Oh, come, let us adore him, 

    Oh come, let us adore him,

    Oh, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

     

    Yeah Lord we greet thee,

    born this happy morning

    Jesus to thee be all glory given

    Word of the Father now in flesh appearing

     

    Oh, come, let us adore him, 

    Oh come, let us adore him,

    Oh, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

     

    CONFESSION

    CHRISTMAS PRAYER

    READING: ISAIAH 9:2-7

     

    SONG: ELW 279

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

    O little town of Bethlehem, 

    how still we see thee lie!

    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

    the silent stars go by;

    Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light.

    The hopes and fears of all the years

    are met with thee tonight.

     

    For Christ is born of Mary, 

    and gathered all above,

    While mortals sleep, the angels keep

    their watch of wond’ring love.

    O morning stars, together

    proclaim thy holy birth,

    And praises sing to God the king, 

    and peace to all the earth!

     

    O holy child of Bethlehem,

    descend to us we pray;

    Cast out our sin, and enter in,

    be born in us today.

    We hear the Christmas angels

    the great glad tidings tell;

    Oh, come to us, abide with us,

    our Lord Immanuel!

     

    READING: TITUS 2:11-14

     

    SONG: ELW 270

    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    Hark! The herald angels sing, 

    “Glory to the newborn king;

    Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 

    God and sinners reconciled.”

    Joyful, all ye nations, rise; 

    join the triumph of the skies;

    With angelic hosts proclaim, 

    “Christ is born in Bethlehem.

     

    Hark! The herald angels sing, 

    “Glory to the newborn king!”

     

    Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!

    Hail the son of righteousness!

    Light and life to all he brings,

    ris’n with healing in his wings;

    Mild he lays his glory by, 

    born that we no more may die.

    Born to raise each child of earth,

    Born to give us second birth.

     

    Hark! The herald angels sing, 

    “Glory to the newborn king!”

     

    READING: LUKE 2:1-7

     

    SONG: ELW 278

    Away in a Manger

    Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,

    The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head;

    The stars in the bright sky

    look down where he lay,

    The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

     

    The cattle are lowing; the baby awakes,

    But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

    I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,

    And stay by my cradle ‘til morning is nigh.

     

    Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay

    close by me forever and love me I pray.

    Bless all the dear children in thy tender care

    and fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

     

    READING: LUKE 2:8-20

     

    SONG: ELW 290

    Go, Tell it on the Mountain

    Go tell it on the mountain, 

    over the hills and ev’rywhere;

    Go tell it on the mountain,

    that Jesus Christ is born!

     

    While shepherds kept their watching

    o’er silent flocks by night;

    Behold, throughout the heavens,

    there shone a lovely light.

     

    Go tell it on the mountain, 

    over the hills and ev’rywhere;

    Go tell it on the mountain,

    that Jesus Christ is born!

     

    Down in a lonely manger

    the humble Christ was born;

    And God sent us salvation

    that blessed the Christmas morn.

     

    Go tell it on the mountain, 

    over the hill and ev’rywhere;

    Go tell it on the mountain,

    that Jesus Christ is born!

     

    MESSAGE

    OFFERING

    SHARING THE PEACE

     

    SONG: ELW 271

    I Am So Glad

    I am so glad

      each Christmas Eve,

    The night of Jesus’ birth!

    Then like the sun the

      star shone forth,

    And angels sang on

      earth.

     

    The little child

      in Bethlehem,

    He was a king indeed!

    For he came down

      from heav’n above

    To help a world in need.

     

    am so glad

      each Christmas Eve,

    His praises then I sing;

    He opens now

      for ev’ry child

    The palace of the King.

     

    And so I love

      Each Christmas Eve,

    And I love Jesus too;

    And that he loves me

      Every day

    I know so well is true.

     

    CANDLE LIGHTING

    GOSPEL OF THE INCARNATION: JOHN 1:1-14

    THE PRAYERS

     

    SONG: ELW 281

    Silent Night, Holy Night

    Silent night, holy night! 

    All is calm, all is bright

    Round yon virgin mother and child. 

    Holy Infant, so tender and mild,

    Sleep in heavenly peace.

    Sleep in heavenly peace.

     

    Silent night, holy night! 

    Shepherds quake at the sight;

    Glories stream from heaven afar, 

    heav’nly hosts sing, Alleluia!

    Christ, the saviour is born! 

    Christ, the saviour is born!

     

    Silent night, holy night! 

    Son of God, love’s pure light.

    Radiant beams from thy holy face,

    With the dawn of redeeming grace,

    Jesus Lord, at thy birth.

    Jesus Lord, at thy birth.

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 267

    Joy to the World

    Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

    Let earth receive her King;

    Let ev’ry heart prepare him room

    and heav’n and nature sing,

    and heav’n and nature sing,

    and heav’n and nature sing.

     

    Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns!

    Let all their songs employ,

    While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

    Repeat the sounding joy,

    Repeat the sounding joy,

    Repeat the sounding joy.

     

    He rules the world with truth and grace

    and makes the nations prove

    The glories of his righteousness

    and wonders of his love,

    and wonders of his love,

    and wonders of his love.

     

    “O, Come, All Ye Faithful” attr. John F. Wade. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Phillips Brooks. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” Charles Wesley. “Away in a Manger,” American, 1885. “Go, Tell it on a Mountain,” African American Spiritual. “I Am So Glad,” Marie Wexelsen, tr. Peter Sveeggen. “Silent Night!” Joseph Mohr, tr. John F. Young. “Joy to the World,” Isaac Watts. Prayers and Blessings are from the Lutheran Book of Worship © 1978 Augsburg Fortress or Sundays and Seasons ©  1996 Augsburg Fortress.

  • December 19, 2021

    Setting 8, Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 253

    He Came Down

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    hallelujah forevermore.

     

    He came down that we may have light;

    He came down that we may have light;

    He came down that we may have light;

    hallelujah forevermore.

     

    He came down that we may have peace;

    he came down that we may have peace;

    he came down that we may have peace;

    hallelujah forevermore.

     

    He came down that we may have joy;

    he came down that we may have joy;

    he came down that we may have joy;

    hallelujah forevermore.

    Text: Cameroon traditional

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 1:1-18

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 631 V 1&2

    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

    Love divine, all loves excelling,

    Joy of heav'n, to earth come down!

    Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

    all thy faithful mercies crown.

    Jesus, thou art all compassion,

    pure, unbounded love thou art;

    visit us with thy salvation,

    enter ev'ry trembling heart.

     

    Breathe, oh, breathe thy loving Spirit

    into ev'ry troubled breast;

    let us all in thee inherit;

    let us find thy promised rest.

    Take away the love of sinning;

    Alpha and Omega be;

    end of faith, as its beginning,

    set our hearts at liberty.

    Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

     

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (FRENCH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 257 V 5&6

    O Come, O Come Emmanuel

    O come, O Key of David, come,

    and open wide our heav'nly home;

    make safe the way that leads on high,

    and close the path to misery.

     

    Rejoice! Rejoice!

    Emmanuel shall come to you,

    O Israel.

     

    O come, O Dayspring, come and cheer;

    O Sun of justice, now draw near.

    Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

    and death's dark shadow put to flight.

     

    Rejoice! Rejoice!

    Emmanuel shall come to you,

    O Israel.

    Text: Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, Köln, 1710; tr. composite

    Text sts. 2, 6, 7 © 1997 Augsburg Fortress

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 279 V 1-3

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

    O little town of Bethlehem,

    how still we see thee lie!

    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

    the silent stars go by;

    yet in thy dark streets shineth

    the everlasting light.

    The hopes and fears of all the years

    are met in thee tonight.

     

    For Christ is born of Mary,

    and, gathered all above

    while mortals sleep, the angels keep

    their watch of wond'ring love.

    O morning stars, together

    proclaim the holy birth,

    and praises sing to God the king,

    and peace to all the earth!

     

    How silently, how silently

    the wondrous gift is giv'n!

    So God imparts to human hearts

    the blessings of his heav'n.

    No ear may hear his coming;

    but, in this world of sin,

    where meek souls will receive him, still

    the dear Christ enters in.

    Text: Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • December 12, 2021

    Setting 6, Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 253 V.1-3

    He Came Down

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    hallelujah forevermore.

     

    He came down that we may have light;

    He came down that we may have light;

    He came down that we may have light;

    hallelujah forevermore.

     

    He came down that we may have peace;

    he came down that we may have peace;

    he came down that we may have peace;

    hallelujah forevermore.

    Text: Cameroon traditional

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 165-166)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 55:1-13

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 4:13-14

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 697

    Just a Closer Walk With Thee

    Just a closer walk with thee,

    grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

    daily walking close to thee,

    let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

     

    I am weak but thou art strong:

    Jesus, keep me from all wrong;

    I'll be satisfied as long

    as I walk, let me walk close to thee.

     

    Just a closer walk with thee,

    grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

    daily walking close to thee,

    let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

     

    Through this world of toil and snares,

    if I falter, Lord, who cares?

    Who with me my burden shares?

    None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

     

    Just a closer walk with thee,

    grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

    daily walking close to thee,

    let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

     

    When my feeble life is o'er,

    time for me will be no more;

    guide me gently, safely o'er

    to thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.

     

    Just a closer walk with thee,

    grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

    daily walking close to thee,

    let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

    Text: North American traditional

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPANISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG:

    Hungry

    Hungry I come to You

    for I know You satisfy

    I am empty

    but I know Your love does not run dry

    So I wait for You, so I wait for You

     

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

     

    Broken I run to You

    for Your arms are open wide

    I am weary

    but I know Your touch restores my life

    So I wait for You, so I wait for You

     

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

     

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

     

    So I wait for You, so I wait for You

     

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    CCLI #2650364

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone

    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

    That saved a wretch like me

    I once was lost, but now I'm found

    Was blind, but now I see

     

    'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

    And grace my fears relieved

    How precious did that grace appear

    The hour I first believed

     

    Chorus:

    My chains are gone, I've been set free

    My God, my Savior has ransomed me

    And like a flood His mercy rains

    Unending love, Amazing grace

     

    The Lord has promised good to me

    His word my hope secures

    He will my shield and portion be

    As long as life endures

     

    Chorus [2x]

     

    When we've been there ten thousand years,

    Bright Shining as the sun

    We've no less days to sing God's praise

    Than when we've first begun

    Than when we've first begun

    Than when we've first begun

    CCLI Song No. 4768151

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • December 05, 2021

    Setting 10, Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    STEPHEN MINISTRY

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP/CANDLE LIGHTING

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 253 V.1 & 2

    He Came Down

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    hallelujah forevermore.

     

    He came down that we may have light;

    He came down that we may have light;

    He came down that we may have light;

    hallelujah forevermore.

    Text: Cameroon traditional 

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: EZEKIEL 37:1-14 

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 11:25-26

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: 

    Breathe

    This is the air I breathe

    This is the air I breathe

    Your Holy presence living in me

    This is my daily bread

    This is my daily bread

    Your very word spoken to me

     

    And I, I'm desperate for you

    And I, I'm lost without you

     

    This is the air I breathe

    This is the air I breathe

    Your Holy presence living in me

    This is my daily bread

    This is my daily bread

    Your very word spoken to me

     

    And I, I'm desperate for you

    And I, I'm lost without you

    I'm lost without you

    I'm lost without you

    I'm lost without you

    I'm lost …. without you

     

    This is the air I breathe

    This is the air ….. I breathe

    CCLI #1874117

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (FINNISH)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 257 V 3&4

    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    O come, O come, O Lord of might,

    as to your tribes on Sinai's height

    in ancient times you gave the law

    in cloud, and majesty, and awe. 

     

    Rejoice! Rejoice! 

    Emmanuel shall come to you, 

    O Israel.

     

    O come, O Branch of Jesse, free

    your own from Satan's tyranny;

    from depths of hell your people save,

    and give them vict'ry o'er the grave. 

     

    Rejoice! Rejoice! 

    Emmanuel shall come to you, 

    O Israel.

    Text: Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, Köln, 1710; tr. composite

    Text sts. 2, 6, 7 © 1997 Augsburg Fortress.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

     

    SENDING SONG: 

    Trading My Sorrows

    I’m trading my sorrows,

    I’m trading my shame,

    I’m laying them down 

    For the joy of the Lord.

     

    I’m trading my burdens,

    I’m trading my pain,

    I’m laying them down 

    For the joy of the Lord.

     

    I am pressed but not crushed, 

    Persecuted, not abandoned,

    Struck down, but not destroyed;

    I am blessed beyond belief

    For His promise will endure, 

    That His joy’s gonna be my strength.

    Though the sorrow may last for the night,

    His joy comes with the morning.

     

    I’m trading my sorrows, 

    I’m trading my shame,

    I’m laying them down 

    For the joy of the Lord.

    I’m trading my burdens,

    I’m trading my pain,

    I’m laying them down 

    For the joy of the Lord. 

    CCLI #2574653

     

    SENDING

  • November 28, 2021

    Setting 7, Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CANDLE LIGHTING LITANY

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 253 V.1

    He Came Down

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    He came down that we may have love;

    hallelujah forevermore.

    Text: Cameroon traditional

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    GREETING

    SCRIPTURE: JEREMIAH 29:1, 4-14

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 179)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 14:27

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 670

    Build Us Up, Lord

    Build us up, Lord, build us up;

    set in us a strong foundation.

    Lead us to do your holy will;

    form and shape your new creation.

     

    Build us up, Lord, build us up;

    as we guide and teach each other,

    help us to share your love

    with the world:

    ev'ry sister, ev'ry brother.

     

    Growing in Christ,

    we plant seeds for the kingdom;

    we follow in faith what's begun!

    Lord, set in our hearts

    the pow'r of your word

    to spread the news of your Son!

     

    Build us up, Lord, build us up;

    let our lives reflect your glory.

    Cast away all our doubts and fears;

    help us tell the world your story.

     

    Build us up, Lord, build us up;

    help us bear good fruit for you,

    Lord, give us vision and keep us sure.

    Grant us faith that's steadfast and true

     

    Growing in Christ,

    we plant seeds for the kingdom;

    we follow in faith what's begun!

    Lord, set in our hearts

    the pow'r of your word

    to spread the news of your Son!

    Text: Mark Glaeser, b. 1956, and Donna Hanna, b. 1952

    Text © 2003 Augsburg Fortress.

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (MANDARIN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 257 V 1&2

    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    O come, O come, Emmanuel,

    and ransom captive Israel,

    that mourns in lonely exile here

    until the Son of God appear.

     

    Rejoice! Rejoice!

    Emmanuel shall come to you,

    O Israel.

     

    O come, O Wisdom from on high,

    embracing all things far and nigh:

    in strength and beauty come and stay;

    teach us your will and guide our way. 

     

    Rejoice! Rejoice!

    Emmanuel shall come to you,

    O Israel.

    Text: Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, Köln, 1710; tr. composite

    Text sts. 2, 6, 7 © 1997 Augsburg Fortress.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 852

    Golden Breaks the Dawn

    Golden breaks the dawn,

    comes the eastern sun;

    like a rider strong, set the course to run.

    Birds above me fly, flowers bloom below;

    through the earth and sky

    God's great mercies flow.

     

    Holy, living God, keep me safe today;

    though I weary plod, make me kind, I pray.

    Let me guide our youth,

    honor weak and old;

    let me serve with truth,

    and God's love unfold.

     

    Give me daily bread, while I do my part;

    bright skies overhead,

    gladness in my heart.

    Simple wants provide, evil let me shun;

    Jesus at my side, till the day is done.

    Text: Tzu-chen Chao; para. Frank W. Price, 1885-1974

    Text © 1977 by Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd, Hong Kong, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

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  • November 21, 2021

    Now the Feast

    Holy Communion


    WELCOME

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    LAND ACKNOWLEGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    Here I am to Worship

    Light of the world,

    You stepped down into darkness.

    Opened my eyes let me see.

    Beauty that made this heart adore you

    Hope of a life spent with you.

     

    Chorus:

    Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,

    Here I am to say that you're my God,

    You're altogether lovely,

    Altogether worthy,

    Altogether wonderful to me.

     

    King of all days,

    Oh so highly exalted,

    Glorious in heaven above,

    Humbly you came to the earth you created.

    All for love's sake became poor.

     

    Chorus (2x)

    CCLI Song # 3266032

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE(P 3)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 9:1-7

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 8:12

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 258 V. 1&3

    Unexpected & Mysterious

    Unexpected and mysterious

    is the gentle word of grace.

    Everloving and sustaining

    is the peace of God's embrace.

     

    If we falter in our courage

    and we doubt what we have known,

    God is faithful to console us

    as a mother tends her own.

     

    We are called to ponder myst'ry

    and await the coming Christ,

    to embody God's compassion

    for each fragile human life.

     

    God is with us in our longing

    to bring healing to the earth,

    while we watch with joy and wonder

    for the promised Savior's birth.

    Text: Jeannette M. Lindholm, b. 1961 Text © 2002 Jeannette M. Lindholm, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SUNG)

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Give us today our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins,

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial,

    deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Our Father, in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven.

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 254

    Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

    Come, thou long-expected Jesus,

    born to set thy people free;

    from our fears and sins release us;

    let us find our rest in thee.

    Israel's strength and consolation,

    hope of all the earth thou art,

    dear desire of ev'ry nation,

    joy of ev'ry longing heart.

     

    Born thy people to deliver,

    born a child, and yet a king;

    born to reign in us forever,

    now thy gracious kingdom bring.

    By thine own eternal Spirit

    rule in all our hearts alone;

    by thine all-sufficient merit

    raise us to thy glorious throne.

    Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 715 (V. 1,2 & 5)

    Christ, Be Our Light

    Longing for light, we wait in darkness.

    Longing for truth, we turn to you.

    Make us your own, your holy people,

    light for the world to see.

     

    Refrain

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

    Longing for hope, many despair.

    Your word alone has pow'r to save us.

    Make us your living voice.  Refrain

     

    Many the gifts, many the people,

    many the hearts that yearn to belong.

    Let us be servants to one another,

    signs of your kingdom come.  Refrain

    Text: Bernadette Farrell, b. 1957

    Text © 1993 Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

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  • November 14, 2021

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG:

    Come as You Are

    Come out of sadness, from wherever you've been

    Come broken hearted Let rescue begin

    Come find your mercy Oh sinner come kneel

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart

    Come as you are

     

    There's hope for the hopeless, & all those who've strayed

    Come sit at the table, Come taste the grace

    There's rest for the weary, Rest that endures

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't cure

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't cure

     

    So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Fall in God's arms, Come as you are

     

    There's joy for the morning, Oh sinner be still

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are,

    Come as you are, Come as you are.                CCLI 7017790

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: AMOS 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 7:37-38

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 717

    Let Justice Flow Like Streams

    Let justice flow like streams

    of sparkling water, pure,

    enabling growth, refreshing life,

    abundant, cleansing, sure.

     

    Let righteousness roll on

    as others' cares we heed,

    an ever-flowing stream of faith

    translated into deed.

     

    So may God's plumb line, straight,

    define our measure true,

    and justice, right, and peace pervade

    this world our whole life through.

    Text: Jane Parker Huber, b. 1926

    Text © 1984 Jane Parker Huber, admin. Westminster John Knox Press

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (NEZ PERCE VERSION)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 493 (V. 3)

    Taste and See

    Refrain:

    Taste and see, taste and see

    the goodness of the Lord.

    Oh, taste and see, taste and see

    the goodness of the Lord, of the Lord.

     

    Worship the Lord, all you people.

    You'll want for nothing if you ask.

    Taste and see that the Lord is good;

    in God we need put all our trust.  Refrain

    Text: James E. Moore Jr., b. 1951, based on Ps. 34

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

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 712 (V. 1&2)

    Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

    Lord, whose love in humble service

    bore the weight of human need,

    who upon the cross, forsaken,

    worked your mercy's perfect deed:

    we, your servants, bring the worship

    not of voice alone, but heart;

    consecrating to your purpose

    ev'ry gift which you impart.

     

    Still your children wander homeless;

    still the hungry cry for bread;

    still the captives long for freedom;

    still in grief we mourn our dead.

    As you, Lord, in deep compassion

    healed the sick and freed the soul,

    by your Spirit send your power

    to our world to make it whole.

    Text: Albert F. Bayly, 1901-1984

    Text © 1961 Oxford University Press.

     

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  • November 07, 2021

    Setting 6

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    10,000 Reasons

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    The sun comes up

    It's a new day dawning

    It's time to sing Your song again

    Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me

    Let me be singing when the evening comes

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    You're rich in love and You're slow to anger

    Your name is great and Your heart is kind

    For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

    10,000 reasons for my heart to find

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

     

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    And on that day when my strength is failing

    The end draws near and my time has come

    Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

    10,000 years and then forever more

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

     

    Bless the Lord O my soul

    O my soul

    Worship your holy name

    Sing like never before

    O my soul

    I'll worship Your holy name

    I'll worship Your holy name

    I'll worship Your holy name

    CCLI Song No. 6016351

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: I KINGS 19:1-18

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 12:27-28

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: WOV 778 (V. 1&3)

    O Christ the Same

    O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages--

    our loves and hopes, our failures and our fears;

    eternal Lord, the king of all the ages,

    unchanging still amid the passing years:

    O living Word, the source of all creation,

    who spread the skies and set the stars ablaze;

    O Christ the same, who wrought our whole salvation,

    we bring our thanks for all our yesterdays.

     

    O Christ the same, secure within whose keeping

    our lives and loves, our days and years remain;

    our work and rest, our waking and our sleeping,

    our calm and storm, our pleasure and our pain:

    O Lord of love, for all our joys and sorrows,

    for all our hopes when earth shall fade and flee;

    O Christ the same, beyond our brief tomorrows,

    we bring our thanks for all that is to be.

    Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith, b. 1926

    © 1984 Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    RECOGNITION OF SAINTS BY CANDLE & BELL

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 591 (V 1&4)

    That Priceless Grace

    That priceless grace, that priceless grace,

    that priceless grace,

    which gave me life:

    Jesus' life is priceless grace.

    That priceless grace is life for me.

     

    That precious word, that precious word,

    that precious word,

    which brought me light:

    Jesus' word is priceless grace.

    That priceless grace is life for me.

    Text © 1Text: Emmanuel F. Y. Grantson, b. 1949

    999 Augsburg Fortress.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 583 (V. 1&4)

    Take My Life, That I May Be

    Refrain

                Take my life, that I may be

                consecrated, Lord, to thee;

                take my moments and my days;

                let them flow in ceaseless praise.

     

    Take my hands and let them move

    at the impulse of thy love;

    take my feet and let them be

    swift and beautiful for thee.  Refrain

     

    Take my will and make it thine;

    it shall be no longer mine;

    take my heart, it is thine own;

    it shall be thy royal throne.  Refrain

    Text: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879, adap.; Spanish text: Vicente Mendoza, 1875-1955

     

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  • October 31, 2021

    Reformation Sunday Service

    Holy Communion

     

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    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    OPENING WORDS

    SMUDGING CEREMONY

     

    Gathering SONG: Song at the Center

    Refrain:

    From the corners of creation

    to the center where we stand,

    Let all things be blessed and holy,

    all is fashioned by your hand;

    Brother wind and sister water,

    mother earth and father sky,

    Sacred plants and sacred creatures,

    sacred people of the land.

     

    In the east, the place of dawning,

    there is beauty in the morn,

    Here the seeker finds new visions

    as each sacred day is born;

    All who honor life around them,

    all who honor life within,

    They shall shine with light and glory

    when the morning breaks again. Refrain

     

    In the south, the place of growing,

    there is wisdom in the earth,

    Both the painful song of dying

    and the joyful song of birth;

    As the earth gives up her life-blood

    so her children's hearts may beat,

    We give back to her our reverence

    holy ground beneath our feet. Refrain

     

    In the west, the place of seeing,

    there is born a vision new

    Of the servant of the servants,

    who proclaimed the gospel true;

    Let the creatures of creation

    echo back creations prayer,

    Let the Spirit now breathe through us

    and restore the sacred there. Refrain

     

    In the north, the place of wisdom,

    there is holy darkness deep,

    Here the silent song of mystery

    may awake you from your sleep;

    Here the music still and holy,

    sounds beneath the snow and night,

    In the ones who wait with patience

    for the coming of the light. Refrain

    Tune: © 1993, GIA Publications, Inc. Text: © 1993, GIA Publications, Inc.

     

    PRAYER FOR THE SACRED FIRE

    LIGHTING OF THE SACRED FIRE

     

    SONG: ELW 837 (DRUMMING)

    Many and Great, O God

    Many and great, O God, are your works,

    maker of earth and sky.

    Your hands have set the heavens with stars;

    your fingers spread the mountains and plains.

    Lo, at your word the waters were formed;

    deep seas obey your voice.

     

    Grant unto us communion with you,

    O Star-abiding One.

    Come unto us and dwell with us;

    with you are found the gifts of life.

    Bless us with life that has no end,

    eternal life with you.

    Text: Joseph R. Renville, 1779-1846; para. Philip Frazier, 1892-1964, alt.

     

    CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

    READING: JEREMIAH 31:31-34

    PSALM 46 (Tone 7)

    READING: ROMANS 3:19-28

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (Now the Feast)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 8:31-36

    STORYTELLING BY CARI KLAASSEN

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: (DRUMMING)

    Amazing Grace (English & Ojibway)

    Amazing grace! how sweet the sound

    that saved a wretch like me!

    I once was lost, but now am found;

    was blind, but now I see.

     

    Kihcishawencikewin

    kaapinmaaci ikoyaan

    Ninkakippiinkwenaapan hsa

    Nookomitahsh niwaap

     

    Through many dangers, toils, and snares

    I have already come;

    'tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

    and grace will lead me home.

     

    Ninkiihsekis imaa nte ink

    Oshawencikewin tahsh

    ninkii oncipisaa nentam

    ehtipweyentamaan

    Text: John Newton, 1725-1807, alt., sts. 1-4; anonymous, st. 5

     

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (Nez Perce version)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 472

    Eat this Bread

    Eat this bread, drink this cup

    Come to me and never be hungry

    Eat this bread, drink this cup

    Trust in me and you will not thirst

    Text: Taize Community Music: Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994 Text and music © 1984 Les Presses de Taize, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.

     

    POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    SONG: (Drumming and Acapella)

    We Are One in the Spirit

    We are one in the Spirit,

    we are one in the Lord;

    We are one int he Spirit,

    we are one in the Lord;

    And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.

     

    Chorus:

    And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,

    yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.

     

    We will walk with each other,

    we will walk hand in hand;

    We will walk with each other,

    we will walk hand in hand;

    And together we'll spread the news that God is in our land. Chorus

     

    We will work with each other,

    we will work side by side;

    We will work with each other,

    we will work side by side;

    And we'll guard each man's dignity and save each man's pride. Chorus

     

    All praise to the Father,

    from whom all things come;

    And all praise to Christ Jesus,

    His only Son.

    And all praise to the Spirit

    who makes us one. Chorus

    CCLI Song # 4352361

    CCLI License # 3186444

     

    BLESSING

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

    Q&A SESSION WITH CARI

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    GATHERING SONG By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette When We Face an Unknown Future 

    GREETING

    PRAYER of the DAY

    READING: Jeremiah 31:7-9

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Listen, God is Calling refrain and vs 1 ELW 513

    GOSPEL: MARK 1:46-52

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Listen, God is Calling refrain vs 2-3 ELW 513

    SERMON by BISHOP GREG MOHR

    HYMN of the DAY When the Poor Ones ELW 725

    THANKSGIVING for OUTGOING COUNCIL MEMBERS

    INSTALLATION of SYNOD OFFICERS

    BLESSING for BISHOP GREG

    PRAYERS of INTERCESSION

    LORD’S PRAYER

    BLESSING of WATER for SENDING

    SONG for ASPERGING by Marty Haugen Song at the Center 

    BENEDICTION

    CLOSING of a SYNOD ASSEMBLY

    BLESSING HYMN God Be the Love ACS 1084

    DISMISSAL

  • October 17, 2021

    Setting 10

    Holy Communion


    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 852 (V. 1&3)

    Golden Breaks the Dawn

    Qing zao qilai kan

    Golden breaks the dawn, comes the eastern sun;

    like a rider strong, set the course to run.

    Birds above me fly, flowers bloom below;

    through the earth and sky God's great mercies flow.

     

    Qing zao qilai kan, hong ri chu tongfang,

    xiongzhuang xiang yongshi, meihao xiang xinlang;

    tian gao feiniao guo, di kuo yehua xiang,

    zhao wo qin gongzuo, Tianfu you enguang.

     

    Give me daily bread, while I do my part;

    bright skies overhead, gladness in my heart.

    Simple wants provide, evil let me shun;

    Jesus at my side, till the day is done.

     

    Qing zao qilai kan, hong ri chu tongfang,

    xiongzhuang xiang yongshi, meihao xiang xinlang;

     

    tian gao feiniao guo, di kuo yehua xiang,

    zhao wo qin gongzuo, Tianfu you enguang.

    Text: Tzu-chen Chao; para. Frank W. Price, 1885-1974

    Text © 1977 by Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd, Hong Kong, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: I SAMUEL 3:1-21

    GOSPEL EXCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 20:21-23

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 574 (V. 1&2)

    Here I am Lord

    "I, the Lord of sea and sky,

    I have heard my people cry.

    All who dwell in dark and sin

    my hand will save.

    I, who made the stars of night,

    I will make their darkness bright.

    Who will bear my light to them?

    Whom shall I send?"

     

    Refrain

    Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?

    I have heard you calling in the night.

    I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

    I will hold your people in my heart.

     

    "I, the Lord of snow and rain,

    I have borne my people's pain.

    I have wept for love of them.

    They turn away.

    I will break their hearts of stone,

    give them hearts for love alone.

    I will speak my word to them.

    Whom shall I send?"  Refrain

    Text: Daniel L. Schutte, b. 1946

    Text © 1981 OCP Publications, Inc., 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SUNG)

    Our Father in Heaven

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Give us today our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins,

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

     

    Our Mother in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial,

    deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Our Father, our Mother,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven.

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 483 (V 1&3)

    Here is Bread

    Here is bread, here is wine,

    Christ is with us, he is with us.

    Break the bread, taste the wine,

    Christ is with us here.

     

    In this bread there is healing,

    in this cup there's life forever.

    In this moment, by the Spirit,

    Christ is with us here.

     

    Here we are, joined in one,

    Christ is with us, he is with us.

    We'll proclaim till he comes

    Jesus crucified.

     

    In this bread there is healing,

    in this cup there's life forever.

    In this moment, by the Spirit,

    Christ is with us here.

    CCLI Song # 983717

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 583 (V 1&2)

    Take My Life that I May Be

    Refrain

                Take my life, that I may be

                consecrated, Lord, to thee;

                take my moments and my days;

                let them flow in ceaseless praise.

     

    Take my hands and let them move

    at the impulse of thy love;

    take my feet and let them be

    swift and beautiful for thee.  Refrain

     

    Take my silver and my gold,

    not a mite would I withhold;

    take my intellect and use

    ev'ry pow'r as thou shalt choose.  Refrain Text: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879, adap.; Spanish text: Vicente Mendoza, 1875-1955

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • October 10, 2021

    Setting 7

    Holy Communion


    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG:

    Come, Now is the Time to Worship

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you

    claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God.

    Come.

     

    One day every tongue will confess

    You are God

    One day every knee shall bow

    Still the greatest treasure is love for those

    Around the whole world now.

     

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you

    claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God.

    Come.

     

    One day every tongue will confess

    You are God

    One day every knee shall bow

    Still the greatest treasure is love for those

     

    Around the whole world now.

     

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you

    claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God.

    Come. Come. Come.

    CCLI Song # 2430948

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 16:1-18

    GOSPEL EXCLAMATION (P 179)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 6:51

    MESSAGE

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    Hungry (Falling on My Knees)

    Hungry I come to You

    for I know You satisfy

    I am empty but I know

    Your love does not run dry

    So I wait for You, so I wait for You…

     

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    Broken I run to You

    for Your arms are open wide

    I am weary but I know

    Your touch restores my life

    So I wait for You, so I wait for You…

     

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    I'm falling on my knees

    Offering all of me

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    Jesus You're all this heart is living for

    CCLI # 2650364

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 474 (V 1&2)

    Bread of Life from Heaven

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Break now the bread of Christ's sacrifice;

    giving thanks, hungry ones, gather round.

    Eat, all of you, and be satisfied;

    in Christ's presence the loaves will abound.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

     

    Seek not the food that will pass away;

    set your hearts on the food that endures.

    Come, learn the true and the living way,

    that the fullness of life may be yours.

     

    Bread of life from heaven,

    your blood and body given,

    we eat this bread and drink this cup

    until you come again.

    Text: Susan R. Briehl, b. 1952 Text © 2001 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    BLESSING

    SENDING SONG: ELW 679 (V 1&3)

    For the Fruit of All Creation

    For the fruit of all creation,

    thanks be to God.

    For these gifts to ev'ry nation,

    thanks be to God.

    For the plowing, sowing, reaping,

    silent growth while we are sleeping,

    future needs in earth's safekeeping,

    thanks be to God.

     

    For the harvests of the Spirit,

    thanks be to God.

    For the good we all inherit,

    thanks be to God.

    For the wonders that astound us,

    for the truths that still confound us,

    most of all, that love has found us,

    thanks be to God.

    Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 Text © 1970 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • October 03, 2021

    Now the Feast

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    CALL TO WORSHIP

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 638

    Blessed Assurance

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long

     

    Perfect submission, all is at rest;

    I in my Savior am happy and blest,

    watching and waiting, looking above,

    filled with his goodness, lost in his love

     

    This is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior, all the day long:

    this is my story, this is my song,

    praising my Savior all the day long

    Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (PAGE 3)

    NOW THE FEAST (PAGE 4)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 2:23-25; 3:1-15;4:10-17

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

     

    GOSPEL: JOHN 8:58

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    You Know My Name

    You are my Maker

    You formed my heart

    Before even time began

    My life was in Your hands

     

    You know my name

    You know my every thought

    You see each tear that falls

    And You hear me when I call

     

    You are my Saviour

    You call me Your own

    You'll never leave me

    No matter where I go

     

    You know my name

    You know my every thought

    You see each tear that falls

    And You hear me when I call

     

    You know my name

    You know my every thought

    You see each tear that falls

    And You hear me when I call

    And You hear me when I call

    And You hear me when I call

    CCLI Song # 2151368

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER SUNG

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Give us today 

    our daily bread.

    Forgive us our sins

    as we forgive those

    who sin against us.

     

    Our Father in heaven,

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

     

    Save us from the time of trial

    and deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever.

     

    Save us from the time of trial

    and deliver us from evil.

    For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are Yours,

    now and forever. 

     

    hallowed be Your name,

    Your kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth as in heaven.

    Your  kingdom come,

    Your will be done,

    on earth …….. as in heaven.

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 472

    Eat This Bread

    Eat this bread, drink this cup

    Come to me and never be hungry

    Eat this bread, drink this cup

    Trust in me and you will not thirst

    Text: Taize Community Music: Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994 Text (and music © 1984 Les Presses de Taize, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG

    God of All Our Days

    We came to You with our heart in pieces

    And found the God 

    with healing in His hands

    We turned to You, 

    put everything behind us

    And found the God 

    who makes all things new

     

    We looked to You, 

    drowning in our questions

    And found the God who holds all wisdom

    And we trusted You 

    and stepped out on the ocean

    You caught our hands among the waves

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    We ran from You, 

    we wandered in the shadows

    And found a God 

    who relentlessly pursues

    We hid from You, haunted by our failure

    And found the God 

    whose grace still covers us

     

    We fell on You 

    when we were at our weakest

    And found the God, the lifter of our head

     

    We've worshiped You,

    and felt You right beside us

    You're the reason that we sing

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    In our worry, God You are our stillness

    In our searching, 

    God You are our answers

    In our blindness, God You are our vision

     

    In our bondage, 

    God You are our freedom

    In our weakness, God You are our power

    You're the reason that we sing

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    In our blindness, 

    God You are our vision

    In our bondage, 

    God You are our freedom

    All our days

    CCLI # 7067569

     

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  • September 26, 2021

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 837

    Many and Great, O God

    Many and great, O God, are your works,

    maker of earth and sky.

    Your hands have set the heavens 

    with stars;

    your fingers spread 

    the mountains and plains.

    Lo, at your word the waters were formed;

    deep seas obey your voice.

     

    Grant unto us communion with you,

    O Star-abiding One.

    Come unto us and dwell with us;

    with you are found the gifts of life.

    Bless us with life that has no end,

    eternal life with you.

    Text: Joseph R. Renville, 1779-1846; para. Philip Frazier

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 1:50-51

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 656

    Blest Be the Tie That Binds

    Blest be the tie that binds

    our hearts in Christian love;

    the unity of heart and mind

    is like to that above.

     

    Before our Father's throne

    we pour our ardent prayers;

    our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

    our comforts and our cares.

     

    We share our mutual woes,

    our mutual burdens bear,

    and often for each other flows

    the sympathizing tear.

     

    From sorrow, toil, and pain,

    and sin we shall be free;

    and perfect love and friendship reign

    through all eternity.

    Text: John Fawcett, 1740-1817, alt.

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 479

    We Come to the Hungry Feast

    We come to the hungry feast

    hungry for a word of peace.

    To hungry hearts unsatisfied

    the love of God is not denied.

    We come, we come to the hungry feast.

     

    We come to the hungry feast

    hungry for a world released

    from hungry people of ev'ry kind,

    the poor in body, poor in mind.

    We come, we come to the hungry feast.

     

     


    We come to the hungry feast

    hungry that the hunger cease,

    and knowing, though we eat our fill,

    the hunger will stay with us; still

    we come, we come to the hungry feast.

    Text: Ray Makeever, b. 1943

    Text © 1982 Ray Makeever, admin. Augsburg Fortress

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Sometimes by Step

    Sometimes the night is beautiful.

    Sometimes the sky is so far away.

    Sometimes it seems to be so close

    You could touch it,

    But your heart would break.

    Sometimes the morning comes too soon.

    Sometimes the day can be so hard.

    There is so much work left to do,

    but so much You’ve already done.

     

    Oh, God, You are my God and I will ever praise You.

    Oh, God, You are my God and I will ever praise You.

    And I will seek You in the morning

    and I will learn to walk in Your ways.

    And step by step You’ll lead me

    And I will follow You all of my days.

     

    Sometimes I think of Abraham;

    how one star he saw had been lit for him.

    He was a stranger in this land.

    And I am that no less than he

    and on the road thru life we walk.

    Sometimes the climb can be so steep

    I may falter in my steps

    but never beyond Your reach.

     

    Oh, God, You are my God and I will ever praise You.

    Oh, God, You are my God and I will ever praise You.

    And I will seek You in the morning

    and I will learn to walk in Your ways.

    And step by step You’ll lead me

    And I will follow You all of my days.

    And I will follow you all of my days.

     

    And I will follow you all of my days.

    And step by step You’ll lead me

    And I will follow you all of my days.

    And I will follow you all of my days.

    CCLI Song # 915125

     

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  • September 19, 2021

    Setting 6

    Holy Communion


    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 532 (V 1&3)

    Gather Us In

    Here in this place the new light is streaming,

    now is the darkness vanished away;

    see in this space our fears and our dreamings

    brought here to you in the light of this day.

    Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,

    gather us in, the blind and the lame;

    call to us now, and we shall awaken,

    we shall arise at the sound of our name.

     

    Here we will take the wine and the water,

    here we will take the bread of new birth,

    here you shall call your sons and your daughters,

    call us anew to be salt for the earth.

    Give us to drink the wine of compassion,

    give us to eat the bread that is you;

    nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

    lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

    Text © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 21:1-3; 22:1-14

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 1:29-34

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 636 (V 1&2)

    How Small Our Span of Life

    How small our span of life, O God,

    our years from birth till death:

    a single beat within the heart,

    the catching of a breath,

    a drop within the ocean's deep,

    a grain upon the shore,

    a flash of light before we sleep

    to see the sun no more.

     

    And yet our speck of life is spanned

    by your infinity;

    our tick of time on earth is caught

    in your eternity.

    While suns and stars spin endlessly

    through depths of cosmic space,

    while aeons roll and ages pass,

    you hold us in your grace.

    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

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 636 (V 3&4)

    How Small Our Span of Life

    O Christ, you left eternity

    to plunge in time's swift stream,

    to share the shortness of our span,

    our mortal lives redeem.

    You filled your cross-closed years with love;

    you loved us to the end

    and touch us with your risen life

    that ours may time transcend.

     

    We thank you, God, for kindling faith

    that lights our transient years,

    illumining our pilgrimage

    through mists of doubt and fears;

    for hope that sees a life beyond

    the swiftly passing days;

    for love, both human and divine,

    that lifts our hearts to praise.

    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.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 623 (V 1&3)

    Rock of Ages, Cleft of Me

    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

    let me hide myself in thee;

    let the water and the blood,

    from thy riven side which flowed,

    be of sin the double cure;

    cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.

     

    Nothing in my hand I bring;

    simply to thy cross I cling.

    Naked, come to thee for dress;

    helpless, look to thee for grace;

    foul, I to the fountain fly;

    wash me, Savior, or I die.

    Text: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    SENDING

  • September 12, 2021

    Setting 7

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    WELCOME

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & SERMON

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 556 (V 1&2)

    Morning Has Broken

    Morning has broken like the first morning;

    blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

    Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!

    Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

     

    Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven,

    like the first dewfall on the first grass.

    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,

    sprung in completeness where God's feet pass.

    Text: Eleanor Farjeon, 1881-1965 Text © Miss E. Farjeon Will Trust, by permission of David Higham Associates.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE (P 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 1:1—2:4A

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 1:1-5

    MESSAGE

     

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 735

    Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth

    Mothering God, you gave me birth

    in the bright morning of this world.

    Creator, source of ev'ry breath,

    you are my rain, my wind, my sun.

     

    Mothering Christ, you took my form,

    offering me your food of light,

    grain of life, and grape of love,

    your very body for my peace.

     

    Mothering Spirit, nurt'ring one,

    in arms of patience hold me close,

    so that in faith I root and grow

    until I flow'r, until I know.

    Text: Jean Janzen, b. 1933; based on Julian of Norwich, c. 1342- c. 1413

    Text © 1991 Jean Janzen, admin. Augsburg Fortress

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 466

    In the Singing

    In the singing, in the silence,

    in the hands expectant, open,

    in the blessing, in the breaking,

    in your presence at this table,

               

    Refrain

                Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ,

                be the wine of grace;

                Jesus, Christ, Jesus Christ,

                be the bread of peace.

     

    In the question, in the answer,

    in the moment of acceptance,

    in the heart's cry, in the healing,

    in the circle of your people,  Refrain

    Text: Shirley Erena Murray, b. 1931

    Text © 1996 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 881

    Let All Things Now Living

    Let all things now living

    a song of thanksgiving

    to God the creator triumphantly raise,

    who fashioned and made us,

    protected and stayed us,

    who still guides us on to the end of our days.

    God's banners are o'er us,

    God's light goes before us,

    a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,

    till shadows have vanished

    and darkness is banished,

    as forward we travel from light into light.

     

    God rules all the forces:

    the stars in their courses

    and sun in its orbit obediently shine;

    the hills and the mountains,

    the rivers and fountains,

    the deeps of the ocean proclaim God divine.

    We too should be voicing

    our love and rejoicing;

    with glad adoration a song let us raise

    till all things now living

    unite in thanksgiving:

    "To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!"

    Text: Katherine K. Davis, 1892-1980, alt.

    Text © 1939, 1966 E.C. Schirmer Music Company

     

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    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 858 (V 1&4)

    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,

    the King of creation!

    O my soul, praise him,

    for he is your health and salvation!

    Let all who hear now to his temple draw near,

    joining in glad adoration!

     

    Praise to the Lord!

    Oh, let all that is in me adore him!

    All that has life and breath,

    come now with praises before him!

    Let the amen sound from his people again.

    Gladly forever adore him!

    Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, alt.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 35:4-7A

    PSALM 146

    SCRIPTURE: JAMES 2:1-10, 14-17

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: MARK 7:24-37

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 612 (V 1&3)

     

    Healer of Our Every Ill

    Refrain:

                Healer of our ev'ry ill,

                light of each tomorrow,

                give us peace beyond our fear,

                and hope beyond our sorrow.

     

    You who know our fears and sadness,

    grace us with your peace and gladness;

    Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts.  Refrain

     

    Give us strength to love each other,

    ev'ry sister, ev'ry brother;

    Spirit of all kindness, be our guide.  Refrain

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

    Text © 1987 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION HYMN: ELW 481

    Come to the Table

    Come to the table of mercy,

    prepared with the wine and the bread.

    All who are hungry and thirsty,

    come, and your souls will be fed.

    Come at the Lord's invitation;

    receive from his nail-scarred hand.

    Eat of the bread of salvation;

    drink of the blood of the Lamb.

    (repeat once)

    Text: Claire Cloninger, b. 1942

    Text © 1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (ASCAP) c/o Integrity Media, Inc., 1000 Cody Road, Mobile, AL 36695; Juniper Landing Music (admin. Word Music); and Word Music (ASCAP).

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 722 (V 1&3)

    O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate

    O Christ, your heart, compassionate,

    bore ev'ry human pain.

    Its beating was the pulse of God;

    its breadth, God's vast domain.

    The heart of God, the heart of Christ

    combined in perfect rhyme

    to write God's love in human deeds,

    eternity in time.

     

    O Christ, create new hearts in us

    that beat in time with yours,

    that, joined by faith with your great heart,

    become love's open doors.

    We are your body, risen Christ;

    our hearts, our hands we yield

    that through our life and ministry

    your love may be revealed.

    Text: Herman G. Stuempfle Jr., b. 1923

    Text © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

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    SENDING

  • August 29, 2021

    Now the Feast

    Holy Communion

     

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    GATHERING SONG:

    Draw Me Close to You

    Draw me close to you

    Never let me go

    I lay it all down again

    To hear you say that I'm your friend

     

    Help me find the way,

    Bring me back to you

     

    You're all I want

    You're all I ever needed

    You're all I want

    Help me know you are near

     

    You are my desire

    No one else will do

     ‘Cause nothing else could take your place

    To feel the warmth of your embrace

     

    Help me find the way,

    Bring me back to you

     

    You're all I want

    You're all I ever needed

    You're all I want

    Help me know you are near

    Help me know you are near

    CLLI #1459484

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (PAGE 3)

    NOW THE FEAST (PAGE 4)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    READING: DEUTERONOMY 4:1-2, 6-9

    PSALM 15 (SPOKEN)

    READING: JAMES 1:17-27

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    MARK 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 512

    Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil

    Lord let my heart be good soil

    Open to the seed of Your word

    Lord let my heart be good soil

    Where love can grow and peace is understood

     

    When my heart is hard, break the stone away

    When my heart is cold, warm it with the day

    When my heart is lost, lead me on your way

    Lord let my heart, Lord let my heart

    Lord let my heart be good soil

     

    Lord let our hearts be good soil

    Open to the seed of Your word

    Lord let our hearts be good soil

    Where love can grow and peace is understood

     

    When our hearts are hard, break the stone away

    When our hearts are cold, warm it with the day

    When our hearts are lost, lead us on your way

    Lord let our hearts, Lord let our hearts

    Lord let our hearts be good soil

    Lord let our hearts be good soil

    Text: Handt Hanson, b. 1950

    Text © 1985 Prince of Peace Publishing, Changing Church, Inc., admin. Augsburg Fortress.

     

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 472

    Eat This Bread (x2)

    Eat this bread, drink this cup,

    come to me and never be hungry.

    Eat this bread, drink this cup,

    trust in me and you will not thirst."

    Text: Taizé Community

    Text © 1984 Les Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications Inc., agent. 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    All Things Are Possible

    Almighty God my redeemer, my hiding place, my safe refuge

    No other name like Jesus, no power can stand against You.

     

    My feet are planted on this rock

    And I will not be shaken

    My hope it comes from You alone

    My Lord and my salvation

     

    Your praise is always on my lips

    Your word is living in my heart

    And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You Lord

     

    You fill my life with greater joy

    Yes I delight myself in You

    And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You, Lord

     

    My feet are planted on this rock

    And I will not be shaken

    My hope it comes from You alone

    My Lord and my salvation

     

    Your praise is always on my lips

    Your word is living in my heart

    And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You Lord

     

    You fill my life with greater joy

    Yes I delight myself in You

    And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You, Lord

     

    When I am weak, you make me strong

    When I'm poor, I know I'm rich for in the power of Your name

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

     

    Your praise is always on my lips

    Your word is living in my heart

    And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You Lord

     

    You fill my life with greater joy

    Yes I delight myself in You

    And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You, Lord

     

    When I am weak, you make me strong

    When I'm poor, I know I'm rich for in the power of Your name

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    CCLI # 2245140

     

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  • August 08, 2021

    Setting 10

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 641 (V. 1 & 3-4)

    All are Welcome

    Let us build a house where love can dwell

    and all can safely live,

    a place where saints and children tell

    how hearts learn to forgive.

    Built of hopes and dreams and visions,

    rock of faith and vault of grace;

    here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

     

    Refrain

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where love is found

    in water, wine and wheat:

    a banquet hall on holy ground

    where peace and justice meet.

    Here the love of God, through Jesus,

    is revealed in time and space;

    as we share in Christ the feast that frees us:  Refrain

     

    Let us build a house where hands will reach

    beyond the wood and stone

    to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,

    and live the Word they've known.

    Here the outcast and the stranger

    bear the image of God's face;

    let us bring an end to fear and danger:  Refrain

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

    Text © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    PSALM 34:1-8 (TONE 9)

    SCRIPTURE: I KINGS 19:4-8

    SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 4:25—5:2

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: JOHN 6:35-51

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 484 (V 1&4)

    You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

    Refrain

    You satisfy the hungry heart

    with gift of finest wheat.

    Come give to us, O saving Lord,

    the bread of life to eat.

     

    As when the shepherd calls his sheep,

    they know and heed his voice;

    so when you call your fam'ly, Lord,

    we follow and rejoice.  Refrain

     

    The myst'ry of your presence, Lord,

    no mortal tongue can tell:

    whom all the world cannot contain

    comes in our hearts to dwell.  Refrain

    Text: Omer Westendorf, 1916-1997

    Text © 1977 Archdiocese of Philadelphia

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 496

    One Bread, One Body

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Gentile or Jew, servant or free,

    woman or man….… no more.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Many the gifts, many the works,

    one in the Lord…….. of all.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

     

    Grain for the fields,

    scattered and grown,

    gathered to one…….. for all.

     

    One bread, one body, one Lord of all;

    one cup of blessing which we bless,

    and we, though many

    throughout the earth,

    we are one body in this one Lord.

    Text: John Foley, SJ, b. 1939

    Text © 1978 John B. Foley, SJ and OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

     

    BLESSING

    SHARING THE PEACE

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 689 (V 1-2 & 4)

    Praise and Thanksgiving

    Praise and thanksgiving, God, we would offer

    for all things living, you have made good:

    harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard,

    hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.

     

    God, bless the labor we bring to serve you,

    that with our neighbor we may be fed.

    Sowing or tilling, we would work with you,

    harvesting, milling for daily bread.

     

    Then will your blessing reach ev'ry people,

    freely confessing your gracious hand.

    Where you are reigning, no one will hunger;

    your love sustaining showers the land.

    Text: Albert F. Bayly, 1901-1984, alt.

    Text © Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

     

    SENDING

  • August 01, 2021

    Setting 8

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 461

    All Who Hunger Gather Gladly

    All who hunger gather gladly;

    holy manna is our bread.

    Come from wilderness and wand'ring.

    Here in truth we will be fed.

    You that yearn for days of fullness,

    all around us is our food.

    Taste and see the grace eternal.

    Taste and see that God is good.

     

    All who hunger, never strangers;

    seeker, be a welcome guest.

    Come from restlessness and roaming.

    Here in joy we keep the feast.

    We that once were lost and scattered

    in communion's love have stood.

    Taste and see the grace eternal.

    Taste and see that God is good.

     

    All who hunger, sing together,

    Jesus Christ is living bread.

    Come from loneliness and longing.

    Here in peace we have been fed.

    Blest are those who from this table

    live their days in gratitude.

    Taste and see the grace eternal.

    Taste and see that God is good.

    Text: Sylvia G. Dunstan, 1955-1993

    Text © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    KYRIE ELESION (P 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 16:2-4, 9-15

    PSALM 78:23-29 (TONE 4)

    SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 4:1-16

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (P 188)

    GOSPEL: JOHN 6:24-35

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 835 (V1-3)

    All Creatures, Worship God Most High

    All creatures, worship God most high!

    Sound ev'ry voice in earth and sky: Alleluia! Alleluia!

    Sing, brother sun, in splendor bright;

    sing, sister moon and stars of night:

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

     

    2       Sing, brother wind; with clouds and rain

    you grow the gifts of fruit and grain: Alleluia! Alleluia!

    Dear sister water, useful, clear,

    make music for your Lord to hear:

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

     

    3       Sing, brother fire, so mirthful, strong,

    drive far the shadows, join the throng: Alleluia! Alleluia!

    Dear mother earth, so rich in care,

    praise God in colors bright and rare:

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

    Text: Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226; tr. composite

    Text © 1997 Augsburg Fortress.

     

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM MYSTERY OF FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 692

    We are an Offering

    We lift our voices, we lift our hands,

    we lift our lives up to you: we are an offering.

    Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands,

    Lord, use our lives, they are yours:

    we are an offering.

    All that we have, all that we are,

    all that we hope to be, we give to you,

    we give to you.

     

    We lift our voices,

    we lift our hands,

    we lift our lives up to You:

    we are an offering,

    we are an offering.

    CCLI Song # 16220

     

    BLESSING

    SHARING THE PEACE

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 881 (V 1)

    Let All Things Now Living

    Let all things now living

    a song of thanksgiving

    to God the creator triumphantly raise,

    who fashioned and made us,

    protected and stayed us,

    who still guides us on to the end of our days.

    God's banners are o'er us,

    God's light goes before us,

    a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,

    till shadows have vanished

    and darkness is banished,

    as forward we travel from light into light.

    Text: Katherine K. Davis, 1892-1980, alt.

    Text © 1939, 1966 E.C. Schirmer Music Company

     

    SENDING

  • July 25, 2021

    Service of Word and Prayer

    No Communion

     

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 412 (V. 1&2)

    Shall We Gather at the River

    Shall we gather at the river,

    where bright angel feet have trod,

    with its crystal tide forever

    flowing by the throne of God?

     

    Refrain

                Yes, we'll gather at the river,

                the beautiful, the beautiful river;

                gather with the saints at the river

                that flows by the throne of God.

     

    On the margin of the river,

    washing up its silver spray,

    we will walk and worship ever,

    all the happy golden day.  Refrain

    Text: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899

     

    GREETING

    PRAYER

    SCRIPTURE: 2 KINGS 4:42-44

    PSALM 145:10-18 (READ RESPONSIVELY)

    SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 3:14-21

    GOSPEL: JOHN 6:1-21

    SERMON

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 484 (V. 1&4)

    You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

    Refrain

    You satisfy the hungry heart

    with gift of finest wheat.

    Come give to us, O saving Lord,

    the bread of life to eat.

     

    As when the shepherd calls his sheep,

    they know and heed his voice;

    so when you call your fam'ly, Lord,

    we follow and rejoice.  Refrain

     

    The myst'ry of your presence, Lord,

    no mortal tongue can tell:

    whom all the world cannot contain

    comes in our hearts to dwell.  Refrain

    Text: Omer Westendorf, 1916-1997

    Text © 1977 Archdiocese of Philadelphia

     

    BREAD OF LIFE LITANY

    INTERCESSIONS

    SHARING THE PEACE

    THE LORD’S PRAYER

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    Shout to the Lord

    My Jesus, my Saviour

    Lord there is none like You.

    All of my days I want to praise

    The wonders of Your mighty love

     

    My comfort, my shelter

    Tower of refuge and strength

    Let every breath, all that I am

    Never cease to worship You

     

    Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing

    Power and majesty, praise to the King

    Mountains bow down and the seas will roar

    At the sound of Your name

     

    I sing for joy at the work of Your hand

    Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand

    Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

     

    Tenderly you hold us,

    warm in your loving embrace.

    Fill us with joy, let us know peace.

    Shelter us from dark despair

     

    Your kindness, your mercy

    Endlessly shower on us.

    Bless-ed are we, let us rejoice

    We have everlasting life

     

    Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing

    Power and majesty, praise to the King

    Mountains bow down and the seas will roar

    At the sound of Your name

     

    I sing for joy at the work of Your hand

    Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand

    Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

    Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

    CCLI # 1406918

  • July 18, 2021

    Now the Feast & Celebration

    Holy Communion

     

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    GATHERING SONG: ELW 532

    Gather Us In

    Here in this place the new light is streaming,

    now is the darkness vanished away;

    see in this space our fears and our dreamings

    brought here to you in the light of this day.

    Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,

    gather us in, the blind and the lame;

    call to us now, and we shall awaken,

    we shall arise at the sound of our name.

     

    We are the young, our lives are a myst'ry,

    we are the old who yearn for your face;

    we have been sung throughout all of hist'ry,

    called to be light to the whole human race.

    Gather us in, the rich and the haughty,

    gather us in, the proud and the strong;

    give us a heart, so meek and so lowly,

    give us the courage to enter the song.

     

    Here we will take the wine and the water,

    here we will take the bread of new birth,

    here you shall call your sons and your daughters,

    call us anew to be salt for the earth.

    Give us to drink the wine of compassion,

    give us to eat the bread that is you;

    nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

    lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

     

    Not in the dark of buildings confining,

    not in some heaven, light years away—

    but here in this place the new light is shining,

    now is the kingdom, and now is the day.

    Gather us in and hold us forever,

    gather us in and make us your own;

    gather us in, all peoples together,

    fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

    Text © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (P. 3)

    NOW THE FEAST (P. 4)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE: JEREMIAH 23:1-6

    PSALM 23 (TONE 11)

    SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 2:11-22

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL: MARK 6:30-34, 53-56

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    You Are My Shepherd

    You are my shepherd, I shall never want;

    You make me lie in pastoral fields;

    You lead me, You steer me, beside the living waters still.

     

    Though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no ill.

    For You are with me eternally,

    Your rod and staff comfort me still.

     

    You are my shepherd, I shall never want;

    You make me lie in pastoral fields;

    You lead me, You steer me, beside the living waters still.

     

    I sit at the table You prepare for me;

    I eat with my friends and my foes.

    With heavenly oil, You anoint my soul.

    My cup is full, it overflows.

     

    Surely, truly, just have You have promised me,

    Goodness and mercy shall follow me, all of my days.

     

    You are my shepherd, I shall never want;

    You make me lie in pastoral fields;

    You lead me, You steer me, beside the living waters still.

    You lead me, You steer me…..

    Beside…………….. the living waters still.

    ©2011 Gerry Parsons

     

    APOSTLES’ CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    SHARING THE PEACE

    OFFERING

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (SPOKEN)

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 780

    Shepherd Me, O God

    Refrain

    Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

    beyond my fears, from death into life.

     

    God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I want,

    I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love,

    I walk by the quiet waters of peace.  Refrain

     

    Gently you raise me and heal my weary soul,

    you lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth,

    my spirit shall sing the music of your name.  Refrain

     

    Though I should wander the valley of death,

    I fear no evil, for you are at my side,

    your rod and your staff, my comfort and my hope.  Refrain

     

    You have set me a banquet of love

    in the face of hatred,

    crowning me with love beyond my pow'r to hold.  Refrain

     

    Surely your kindness and mercy follow me

    all the days of my life;

    I will dwell in the house of my God forevermore.  Refrain

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950, based on Psalm 23

    Text © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG:

    God of All Our Days

    We came to You with our heart in pieces

    And found the God with healing in His hands

    We turned to You, put everything behind us

    And found the God who makes all things new

    We looked to You, drowning in our questions

    And found the God who holds all wisdom

    And we trusted You and stepped out on the ocean

    You caught our hands among the waves

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    We ran from You, we wandered in the shadows

    And found a God who relentlessly pursues

    We hid from You, haunted by our failure

    And found the God whose grace still covers us

    We fell on You when we were at our weakest

    And found the God, the lifter of our head

    And we've worshiped You, and felt You right beside us

    You're the reason that we sing

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    In our worry, God You are our stillness

    In our searching, God You are our answers

    In our blindness, God You are our vision

    In our bondage, God You are our freedom

    In our weakness, God You are our power

    You're the reason that we sing

    'Cause You're the God of all our days

     

    Each step we take, You make a way

    And we will give You all our praise

    Our seasons change, You stay the same

    You're the God of all our days

     

    In our blindness, God You are our vision

    In our bondage, God You are our freedom

    All our days

    CCLI # 7067569

     

    SENDING

  • July 11, 2021

    Setting 10

    Holy Communion

     

    WELCOME

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    GATHERING SONG:

    Come, Now is the Time to Worship

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God. Come.

     

    One day every tongue will confess You are God

    One day every knee shall bow

    Still the greatest treasure is love for those

    Around the whole world now.

     

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you

    claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God. Come.

     

    One day every tongue will confess

    You are God

    One day every knee shall bow

    Still the greatest treasure is love for those

    Around the whole world now.

     

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you

    claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God. Come.

     

    One day every tongue will confess

    You are God

    One day every knee shall bow

    Still the greatest treasure is love for those

    Around the whole world now.

    (repeat once)

     

    Come, now is the time to worship

    Come, now is the time you

    claim our hearts

    Come, just as you are to worship

    Come, just as you are before your God.

    Come. Come. Come.

    CCLI Song # 2430948

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    SCRIPTURE READING: AMOS 7:7-13

    PSALM 85:8-13 (Tone 11)

    SCRIPTURE: EPHESIANS 1:3-14

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

    GOSPEL READING: MARK 6:14-29

    MESSAGE

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 401

    Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading

    Refrain

    Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.<