Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 10 a.m.
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy Spirit.
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Pastor: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(Silence for reflection and self-examination)
Pastor: Most merciful God,
People: We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
Pastor: Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
OPENING SONG Where The Spirit of the Lord Is
For we know the truth, Your truth has set us free
In Your Name alone, we have been released
You are here with us, You are here with us
We are slaves no more, freedom is our hope
Never looking back, Jesus You are Lord
We give all to You, we give all to You
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom
Where the Spirit of the Lord is chains are broken eyes are open
Christ is with us, Christ is with us
Who the Son has freed, He is free indeed
All our sin is gone, we have been redeemed
Jesus paid it all, Jesus paid it all (Chorus)
Open wide the gates of heaven, Fill our hearts as we surrender
Lord let Your presence fall, Lord let Your presence fall
Open wide the gates of heaven, We will worship You forever
Lord let Your presence fall, Lord let Your presence fall (Repeat)
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Lay Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Lay Leader: Let us pray. . .Holy God, our strength and our redeemer, by your Spirit hold us forever, that through your grace we may worship you and faithfully serve you, follow you and joyfully find you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH DISMISSAL
FIRST LESSON 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
2To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, 5for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind—6just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you—7so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lay Leader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL LESSON John 1:29-42
Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the first chapter.
People: Glory to you, O Lord.
29[John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”
35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).
Pastor: The Gospel of the Lord
People: Praise to you, O Christ.
THE MESSAGE Pastor Wendy Berthelsen
THE HYMN OF THE DAY Holy Spirit
There’s nothing worth more that could ever come close
Nothing can compare, You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord
Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
I’ve tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone
In your presence, Lord (Chorus)
Let us become more aware of Your presence
Let us experience the glory of Your goodness (Repeat) (Chorus)
Pastor: The following persons, having been elected by the congregation to positions of leadership, are asked to come forward as their names are read.
President- Art Mory, Secretary- Ginya Anderson, Treasurer-DJ Schoneweis,
Trustee Team Chair- Donald Scheeler, Ministry Team Chair- Lois Ballard-Stephenson
Pastor: In Holy Baptism our Lord Jesus Christ liberated you from sin and death and made you members of his Church. Through Word and Sacrament you have been nurtured in faith. I ask you, together with all who are here gathered, to confess the faith of the Church, the faith in which we are baptized.
Congregation: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 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. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Pastor: St. Paul writes, “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives to everyone ability for particular service. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person, for the good of all.”
(1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
You have been elected to positions of leadership and trust in this congregation.
You are to see that the words and deeds of this household of faith reflect him in whose name we gather.
You are to work together with other members to see that the worship and work of Christ are done in this congregation, and that God’s will is done in this community and in the whole world.
You are to be diligent in your specific area of serving, that the one Lord who empowers you is glorified.
You are to be examples of faith active in love, to help maintain the life and harmony of this congregation.
On behalf of your sisters and brothers in Christ, I ask you: Are you ready to accept and faithfully to carry out the duties of the offices to which you have been elected?
Council Response: Yes, by the help of God.
Pastor: People of God, I ask you: Will you support these, your elected leaders, and will you share in the mutual ministry that Christ has given to all who are baptized?
Congregation: Yes, by the help of God.
Pastor: I now declare you installed as council members of this congregation. God bless you with his Holy Spirit, that you may prove faithful servants of Christ.
(Congregation may be seated)
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Each prayer petition will end with –
Lay Leader: Lord in your mercy
People: Hear our prayer.
Lay Leader: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
People: And also with you.
Lay Leader: Let us pray. Merciful Father,
People: We offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Pastor: It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everliving God. But chiefly we are bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of our Lord; for he is the true Passover Lamb who gave himself to take away our sin, who by his death has destroyed death, and by his rising has brought us to eternal life. And so, with Mary Magdalene and Peter and all the witnesses of the resurrection, with earth and sea and all their creatures, and with angels and archangels, cherubim and seraphim, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Pastor: Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth. In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son, that all those who believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life. We give thanks to you for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ. Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts, that we may receive our Lord with a living faith as he comes to us in his holy supper.
People: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
Pastor: In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Pastor: Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:
People: Our 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.
At All Saints, we practice open communion. If you believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and have been baptized, you are invited to commune. Those not receiving the bread and wine are invited to come forward for a blessing. Grape juice is also available.
COMMUNION SONG Communion
This is the Body. This is the Blood.
Broken and poured out, for all of us.
And in this communion, we share in His love,
This is the Body, this is the Blood.
I will remember everything, Lord,
That You’ve done for me,
I won’t take for granted, the sacrifice that set me free.
I hunger and thirst for Your love, come fill me today (Chorus)
We hunger and thirst for Your love, and Your righteousness
We long for Your presence here, Lord, be with us again.
Pastor: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life; and we pray that in your mercy you would strengthen us, through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pastor: Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
CLOSING SONG All the People Said Amen
You are not alone if you are lonely
When you feel afraid you’re not the only
We are all the same in need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
It’s all you got to lean on
But thank God it’s all you need
And all the people said amen, woah,
And all the people said amen.
Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends,
And all the people said amen.
If you’re rich or poor well it don’t matter
Weak or strong you know love is what we’re after
We’re all broken but we’re all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And He so loved the world
He sent His son to save us all (Chorus)
Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart
Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart
Blessed are the people hungry for another start
For theirs is the kingdom the kingdom of God (Chorus)
Pastor: Go in peace. Serve the Lord!
People: Thanks be to God.
Prayers for Lydia’s health and healing for her headaches
Prayers for the Vogt family for Ernest’s passing
Praise and thanksgiving for Wayne’s cancer remission
Laurie Becker-Kirk who is battling leukemia
Prayers for Calla and Ken who is in hospice
Prayers for Elis who has cancer
Peace and effective pain treatment for Bob with cancer
For the Spradling family on the passing of their infant son, grandson and brother, Waylon.
Prayers for Janet who will be stopping dialysis and moving to hospice care.
Pray for peace in Ukraine
Prayers for Bill Anderson
Peace for Anna in her life and to open up to the Lord
Sister Martine in recovery from her shoulder surgery
Barb for the loss of her brother
Sandra with cancer
Angela to get to walk on her own
Janice in her recovery from hospitalization
Beth, Teresa, Roxie & Rhonda, Marla
Natalie & Mark in recovery
Matthew for healing after surgery
Terry (who had a stroke) and Audrina the caretaker
Dillion, Kain, Michael, Angela, Larry,
Jill, Anna, Aleisha, Eva, Kain
James, Nancy, Lora, Paula, Maria, Paola
Fred, Rick, Lorene, Angie
Wayne Simpson for healing for his heart
Angela & Shane Grier for their reconciliation in faith
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