Worship 1/22/23

Worship Service
Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 10 a.m.



Pastor:   In the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen.



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.

People:   Amen.

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.

People:   Amen.



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      Come, Now is the Time to Worship



Come, now is the time to worship;

Come, now is the time to give your heart.

Come just as you are to worship;

Come just as you are before your God, come.



One day ev’ry tongue will confess You are God,

One day ev’ry knee will bow;

Still the greatest treasure remains for those

Who gladly choose You now.



Come, come, come, come

CCLI Song No. 2430948 ; words and music by Brian Doersken, © 1998 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com; CCLI License # 384330









Lay Leader:   The Lord be with you.

People:        And also with you.

Lay Leader:   Let us pray. . .Lord God, your lovingkindness always goes before us and follows after us. Summon us into your light, and direct our steps in the ways of goodness that come through the cross of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

People:   Amen.




FIRST LESSON   1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Lay Leader: 10Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. 11For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. 12What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” 13Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. 16(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power.

18For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


Lay Leader: The word of the Lord.

People:      Thanks be to God.




GOSPEL LESSON    Matthew 4:12-23

Pastor:          The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the fourth chapter.

People:        Glory to you, O Lord.

12Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

15“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles – 16the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” 17From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven as come near.”

18As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 20Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

23Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.


Pastor:     The Gospel of the Lord

People:  Praise to you, O Christ.


THE MESSAGE              Pastor Kris Brower


THE HYMN OF THE DAY        Be Thou My Vision   

Verse 1

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art

Thou my best thought by day or by night

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light


Verse 2

Be Thou my vision, 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 me thou heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.


Verse 3

Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise

Thou mine inheritance, now and always

Thou and Thou only, be first in my heart

Great God of heaven, my treasure Thou art.


Verse 4

Light of my soul, after victory won

May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall

Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


CCLI Song # 4448770 -Eleanor Henrietta Hull | John Chisum | Mary Elizabeth Byrne; © 1998 Van Ness Press, Inc. (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.); For use solely with the SongSelect. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330



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.



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.


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.


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       All Who Are Thirsty


All who are thirsty, all who are weak

Come to the fountain, dip your heart in the stream of life

Let the pain and the sorrow, be washed away,

In the waves of his mercy, as deep cries out to deep.

We sing…


Chorus 1

Come Lord Jesus come, Come Lord Jesus come

Come Lord Jesus come, Come Lord Jesus come.


Chorus 2

Holy Spirit come, Holy Spirit come

Holy Spirit come, Holy Spirit come.


CCLI Song #2489542 – Brenton Brown, Glenn Robertson, © 1998 Vineyard Songs.  For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use.



Pastor: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
People: Amen.




Lay Leader:  

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.

People:   Amen.


Pastor:  Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
People: Amen.


CLOSING SONG   All Because of Jesus

Verse 1

Giver of every breath I breathe, Author of all eternity

Giver of every perfect thing, To You be the glory


Verse 2

Maker of heaven and of earth, No one can comprehend your worth

King over all the universe, To You be the glory



I’m alive, because I’m alive in You


Chorus 1

And it’s all because of Jesus I’m alive

And it’s all because the blood of Jesus Christ

That covers me and raised this dead man’s life

It’s all because of Jesus I’m alive. (Repeat all from Verse 1 thru Pre-chorus)


Chorus 2

And it’s all because of Jesus I’m alive

And it’s all because the blood of Jesus Christ

That covers me and raised this dead man’s life

It’s all because of Jesus



Ev’ry sunrise sings Your praise. The universe cries out your praise

I’m singing freedom all my days, Now that I’m alive


Chorus 3

It’s all because of Jesus I’m alive

It’s all because the blood of Jesus Christ

Covers me and raised this dead man’s life

It’s all because of Jesus, It’s all because of Jesus I’m alive

It’s all because the blood of Jesus Christ

That covers me and raised this dead man’s life

It’s all because of Jesus I’m alive.

CCLI Song # 4882903; Steve Fee © Worship Together Music | Sixsteps Songs.  For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330




Pastor: Go in peace. Serve the Lord!
People: Thanks be to God.


Prayer Requests

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  

Charles Diehl  

Wayne Simpson for healing for his heart  

Angela & Shane Grier for their reconciliation in faith  


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