Worship 2/27/22

Worship Service
Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 10 a.m.



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



*OPENING 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 (Repeat)

To see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory,
Pour out your pow’r and love, as we sing, “holy, holy, holy.”

Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy,
Holy, holy, holy; I want to see you.

CCLI Song #2298355 – Paul Baloche; ©1977 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (c/o Integrity Music Inc.); For use solely with the
SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330.



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.



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)  



Most merciful God,


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.




In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God 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.






The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.


And also with you!








The Lord be with you.


And also with you.


Let us pray. God of compassion, keep before us the love you have revealed in your Son, who prayed even for his enemies; in our words and deeds help us to be like him through whom we pray, Jesus Christ our Lord.






FIRST LESSON 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

12 Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, 13 not like Moses, who put
a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that
was being set aside. 14 But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they
hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it
set aside. 15 Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds;
16 but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and
where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And all of us, with unveiled faces,
seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into
the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the
4:1 Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not
lose heart. 2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice
cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend
ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.


Lay Leader:    The word of the Lord.

People:         Thanks be to God.







*GOSPEL LESSON Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a]


Pastor:       The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the ninth chapter.

People:    Glory to you, O Lord.

28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James,
and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his
face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men,
Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his
departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his
companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw
his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said
to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you,
one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 While he was saying
this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the
cloud. 35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen
to him!” 36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in
those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
[ 37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is
my only child. 39 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him
until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him. 40 I begged your
disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” 41 Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse
generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son
here.” 42 While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But
Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43a And
all were astounded at the greatness of God.]

Pastor:        The Gospel of the Lord.

People:     Praise to you, O Christ.


THE MESSAGE     Pastor Baker    


*THE HYMN OF THE DAY      “How Good, Lord, to Be Here!”



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 –

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.



Pastor:         The peace of the Lord be with you always.

People:       And also with you.




Let us pray. Merciful God,

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.



The Lord be with you. 

And also with you.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.



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, through Christ our Lord. Sharing our life, he lived among us to reveal your glory and love, that our darkness should give way to his own brilliant light. And so, with the Church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:



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.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.



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.



Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.

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.




COMMUNION SONG          “Above All”

Verse 1
Above all powers, above all kings Above all nature and all created things Above all
wisdom and all the ways of man You were here before the world began

Verse 2
Above all kingdoms, above all thrones Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth There’s no way to measure what you’re worth

Crucified, laid behind the stone You lived to die, rejected and alone Like a rose trampled
on the ground You took the fall and thought of me Above all.

Like a rose trampled on the ground You took the fall and thought of me Above all.

Words and Music by LENNY LeBLANC and PAUL BALOCHE, © 1999 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (c/o Integrity Music,
Inc.). CCLI Song No. 2672885, CCLI license #384330





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.




Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.




*CLOSING SONG “Shine Jesus Shine”

Verse 1
Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, shine on me

Shine, Jesus, shine, Fill this land with the Fathers glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze, Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow, Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word, Lord, and let there be light

Verse 2
Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, shine on me (Chorus)

Verse 3
As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, shine on me (Chorus)

CCLI Song # 30426. Words and music by Graham Kendrick © 1987 Make Way Music For use solely with the SongSelect®
Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 384330




Alleluia.  Go in peace. Serve the Lord!

Thanks be to God.   



Receiving the Offering

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Checks may be mailed to All Saints Lutheran Church, 4325 SW Green Oaks, Arlington TX 76017. You may also be able to use online bill payment through your bank and set up recurring payments.


Prayer Requests

John Barnes’ sister-in-law Karen, who has bone cancer.

Wayne Maddox preparing for surgery

Morris, Rita, Natalie & Mark in recovery

Matthew (healing after surgery)

David’s mom Elsie (new hospice)

Jeremy McDowell – son of Sherry Livingston – recovering from a heart attack

Glen Foster – fell and injured his back healing slowly

Meghan expecting Juda Ryan (Karolyns’s daughter)

Richard & Vivian – Cancer

Lorene continue to shrink the tumors

Please protect Fred

Jim with Diabetes

Mark (stroke) Mary Rosas’ brother

Dick healing from pneumonia

Lily healing from hip surgery

Debbie respiratory infection

Terry (Terry had a stroke) and Audrina the caretaker

Francis Stark

Kain, Ty and Van

Anna, Val, Aleisha, Eva, Michael, James, Angela, Cindy

Ernest Voght, James, Nancy, Lora, Paul, Paula, Maria, Paola

Lydia & Angie

Charles Diehl

Waylon Spradley and family




If you have a prayer request, please contact the church office, office@allsaintsarlington.org, 817-483-1631.


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