Worship Services

Online Worship for November 22, 2020

Christ the King Sunday

 

Greeting & Announcements

 

Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns – vss. 1, 3, 4 (ELW 855)

 

Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne;

hark, how the heav'nly anthem drowns all music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee,

and hail him as thy matchless king through all eternity!

 

Crown him the Lord of love – behold his hands and side,

rich wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.

No angels in the sky can fully bear that sight,

but downward bend their burning eyes at mysteries so bright.

 

Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o'er the grave

and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save.

His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high,

who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

 

Text: Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894, sts. 1-3, 5; Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903, st. 4

 

Apostles’ Creed

P:  I believe in God, the Father almighty … C:  Creator of heaven and earth.

 

P:  I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord … C:  He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell.  On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

 

P:  I believe in the Holy Spirit … C:  The Holy catholic Church, the Communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Prayer of the Day -- O God of power and might, your Son, the King of the Universe shows us the way of humble, loving service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace.  Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

 

Children’s SermonPastor John M. Riggle

 

Pulpit Hymn:  Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love [ELW 708]

 

{Refrain}

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.  Refrain

 

Neighbors are wealthy and poor, varied in color and race, neighbors are near us and far away.  Refrain

 

These are the ones we will serve, these are the ones we will love; all these are neighbors to us and you.  Refrain

 

Kneel at the feet of our friends, silently washing their feet: this is the way we will live with you.  Refrain

Text: Tom Colvin, 1925-2000, alt.  Text © 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Carol

 Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

Scripture Reading Matthew 25:31-46

[Jesus told this parable …] “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.  All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.  Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?  And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?  And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’  And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’  Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’  Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’  Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’  And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

Sermon:  “The King’s Decree” -- Pastor Riggle

 

Prayers of the Church:

P:  Sovereign of all, train our ears to hear your cry in the needs of those around us.

C:  Bless all ministries of the Church through which we seek to serve others as we ourselves have been served.

P:  You cause rain to fall on the just and unjust alike.

C:  Direct our use of creation to provide for the needs of all people in ways that are sustainable for the earth.

P:  Bring peace to every place where conflict rages, including in our nation.

C:  Send your Spirit to end divisions among us and usher in your reign of unity and reconciliation.

P:  Heal and release us from tolerating systems of oppression and prejudice.

C:  Restore our capacity to see your image in those whose dignity has been stripped away, because of color, creed, or any other difference.  Help us to work for fairness, kindness, and goodness everywhere for everyone.

P:  Thank you for saints departed and those still with us who feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and tend the sick.  Hear now the silent prayers we lift up for all people… {silence.}  We lift up by name … {petitions.}  We pray, now, as Jesus taught us:

 

Lord’s PrayerOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

 

BENEDICTION:  May the peace of God, which is beyond all human understanding, keep your hearts and minds + in Christ Jesus.  Amen.

 

Hymn: Jesus Shall Reign – vss. 1-3  [ELW 434]

 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun does its successive journeys run;

his kingdom stretch from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.

 

To him shall endless prayer be made, and praises throng to crown his head;

his name like sweet perfume shall rise with ev'ry morning sacrifice.

 

People and realms of ev'ry tongue dwell on his love with sweetest song;

and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.

 

Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, alt.

 

 

Acknowledgements:  The prayer of the day and prayers of the church are adapted and used in print and streaming, by virtue of our Sundays & Seasons subscription, with permission of Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love

Text: Tom Colvin, 1925-2000, alt.  Text © 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Carol  Stream, IL 60188

Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-724714. All rights reserved

 

Prayer Concerns

Hayley

Ernie & Elaine

Sandy & Rick

Rich

Jim

Burt

Kevin

Howard

Darold

Dean

Dwight

Pastor Jeremy

Monica

Bill

Kristi and Sharon

Kari and family

Family and Friends of:

Genese

Phyllis

Mardell

Jake

_______________________

+ All who have Covid-19 or are waiting on test results.

+ Everyone who cares for the ill, for the dying, and families in mourning.

+ Those in government for wisdom, courage, and the willingness to work together.

+ For comfort, peace, joy, hope, and strength in the Holidays and throughout the winter time.

 

 

Faith Lutheran Church will hold its Annual Meeting, online by way of Zoom, today, November 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  As usual, we will elect new Council members, approve a budget for 2021, and discuss other matters including the status of the pandemic.  We encourage everyone to try to find a way to participate.  Contact Pastor if you would like help doing that.

 

Sunday SchoolOnline Sunday School, led by Luther Crest Bible Camp staff, in a Vacation Bible School camp style happens every Sunday at 10:15 a.m.  If you would like your child or grandchild to participate please contact the church through our “Contact Us” page, or call Pastor Riggle at: (712) 449-0027.

 

Thanksgiving EveWe will have a Thanksgiving Eve pre-recorded online worship service available on our website by Wednesday November 25th.  May God’s Spirit fill us with the fruit of gratitude for our many blessings, and the commitment to help all who are in need, in this month of Thanksgiving.  Amen!

 

Advent Begins Sunday November 29th.  During the four weeks of Advent, leading up to Christmas, we will read together the Advent devotional book “Our Hope and Expectation” given out to every household of our congregation.  Each Advent week, in the middle of the week, we will also hold a Zoom Fireside Advent Reflection time, led by Pastor.  (These will also be recorded and put on our website, to watch at your leisure, if Zoom isn’t a good option for you.)

 

Secret Santa Is Coming! – Outreach Team is organizing a Secret Santa exchange fo

 

r this coming Holiday Season, beginning just before Thanksgiving, and ending right after the New Year.  Everyone who participates will be assigned someone to be “Santa” for, and each will have a “Secret Santa” to brighten their holidays too.  Santas will send cards, drop off small gifts, and find other ways to reach out.  And, of course, they will pray for the person they are Secret-Santa-ing.

 

 

Campfires and Carols at Luther Crest Bible Camp.

 

We're kicking off Advent with a special event- Campfire and Carols! Together, with our partner in ministry Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center in New Jersey, we are bringing a Bold Transformational Special Event to you!

 

Join us online for a special worship! We'll sing some of our favorite Christmas and Advent songs, dance, pray, and hear a message about the birth of Jesus! Find this worship on our Facebook page November 29 time TBD! No need for a Facebook account to participate.

 

It's time to order your cookies from the Luther Crest Christmas Bake Sale!

Support camp and enjoy yummy treats and ease by ordering your holiday baked goods from Luther Crest this year! Lots to choose from! Safe pickup options!

DEADLINE TO ORDER:  DECEMBER 4 PICK UP DATES: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 (3-6PM), SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8AM-NOON)

For more information call 320-846-2431

See what's offered at our website: www.luthercrest.org