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1 Christ the King A Celebration of Christ s Reign in the Seasons of the Church Year FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH November 20,

2 THE CHURCH YEAR For centuries, the Christian Church has worshiped according to the Church Year. The Church Year begins in December with the season of Advent. The first six months of the church year (December through May) follow the life of Christ from his birth until his suffering, death, and resurrection on Easter Sunday. The second six months of the church year (June through November) follow the teachings of Christ. We are now approaching the close of the Church Year and the beginning of another. To mark the end of this year, the Church celebrates the Season of Endtimes. Endtimes reminds us that the time is short, and our Savior is coming again soon. The Sundays in Endtimes: 1. Last Judgment, where we remember that Christ is coming to judge the living and the dead 2. Saints Triumphant, when we remember the eternal glory enjoyed by the saints in heaven glory prepared and waiting for us 3. Christ the King, when we remember that the entire Church Year celebrates the rule of Christ over our hearts now and forever. 2

3 A member of the WELS -- FAITH comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ Romans 10:17 Pastor Jonathan Schroeder Church Office: Home Phone: Fax: Those who serve: Vicar Mark Reichert Home Phone: Organist: Heidi Nichols NOVEMBER 20, 2011 ENDTIMES Welcome! Thank you for joining us for worship this morning. In our service we gather before our almighty God to offer him our worship and praise. We also gather to strengthen ourselves through the study of God s holy and powerful word. Please take a moment to sign our guest register in the back of the church. Restrooms are located in the hallway directly opposite the entrance to the sanctuary. Cry room is located on the right side in the back of the sanctuary by the balcony stairs. A speaker there allows you to hear the service. Hearing assistance devices are available. Speak to an usher. Large print service folders are available. Speak to an usher. Staffed nursery is available, down the hall to the right. THE FESTIVAL OF CHRIST THE KING 3

4 CALL TO WORSHIP Crown Him with Many Crowns Christian Worship Hymn #341 C: (Sings) 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 they matchless king Through all eternity. RESPONSORY Crown him the Lord of love Behold his hands and side, Rich wounds yet visible a - bove, In beauty glorified. No angel in the sky Can fully bear that sight, But downward bends his won dring eye at mysteries so bright. Crown him the Lord of heav n, Enthroned in worlds above; Crown him the King to whom is giv n The wondrous name of Love. His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high, Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die. L: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. C: To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father-- to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. L: The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness. C: (Sings) Crown him the Lord of heav n, enthroned in worlds above; Crown him the King to whom is giv n the wondrous name of Love. Crown him with many crowns, as thrones before him fall; Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns, for he is King of all. PRAYER OF THE DAY CHILDREN S DEVOTION 4

5 Luke 1:26-35 ADVENT Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne. Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel Christian Worship Hymn #23 Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel. That mourns in lowly exile here Until the Son of God - appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you O Israel. Oh, come, O key of David, come, and open wide our heavn ly home. Make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you O Israel. Isaiah 9:6-7a CHRISTMAS Crown him the virgin s son, the God incarnate born. Joy To The World Christian Worship Hymn #62 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 heav'n and nature sing. 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, wonders of his love. 5

6 EPIPHANY Crown him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways. Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12 As With Gladness Men of Old Christian Worship Hymn #83 As with gladness men of old Did the guiding star behold, As with joy they hailed its light, Leading onward, beaming bright, So, most gracious Lord, may we Evermore your foll'wers be. As they offered gifts most rare At your cradle, rude and bare, So may we with holy joy, Pure and free from sin's alloy, All our costliest treasures bring, Christ, to you, our heav'nly King. LENT Crown him the Lord of love - behold his hands and sides. John 18:33-37; 19:14-16 O sacred head, now wounded, With grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded, With thorns your only crown, O sacred head, no glory Now from your face does shine; Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call you mine. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded Christian Worship Hymn #105 Lord, be my consolation, My shield when I must die; Remind me of your passion When my last hour draws nigh. My eyes will then behold you, Upon your cross will dwell; My heart will then enfold you- Who dies in faith dies well! 6

7 1 Corinthians 15:17-25 EASTER Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o er the grave. 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! But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! Our salvation has procured, Alleluia! Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia! Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia! Jesus Christ is Ris n Today Christian Worship Hymn #157 PENTECOST Crown him the Lord of heaven, enthroned in worlds above. Matthew 25:31-40 Speak, O Lord Christian Worship Supplement Hymn #735 Printed on the next page 7

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9 OFFERING The members of Faith Lutheran Congregation have joined together to do the Lord's work in this community and around the world. Visitors need not feel obligated to participate in this offering which supports our ministry. Following the Offering please stand. PRAYER OF THE CHURCH LORD S PRAYER 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. 9

10 THE SACRAMENT Faith Lutheran Church practices close communion. We ask that only members partake of the Sacrament. L: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you. L: Lift up your hearts. C: We lift them up to the Lord. L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C: It is right to give him thanks and praise. L: Praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In love he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ. To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and thanks and honor and glory forever and ever. SANCTUS Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. German Mass by Franz Peter Schubert Sung by Choir 10

11 THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION: L: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat. This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink from it all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me. C: Amen. The peace of the Lord be with you always. DISTRIBUTION 11

12 Revelation 21:1-5 ENDTIMES Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns for he is King of all. 12

13 Announcements Welcome to our guests and visitors! We are glad that you are here, and hope that you will join us again soon. Are you a Mom that wants to meet other Moms? Join us on Tuesday, November 22, during the week of Thanksgiving when school is out. We will meet at church at 11am for fellowship, fun, and lunch. The children will play out on the playground if weather permits, otherwise they will do an inside activity. Then we will each lunch together and be done by 12:30pm in time for naps. Bring a sack lunch for you and your children. All moms and children welcome. If you have any questions or are planning to join us, contact Tiffany Harris at Thanksgiving Bonfire: We will be having a Thanksgiving bonfire on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 6:00pm. Join us for a chili dinner and devotion around the fire. Bring a dish to share, lawn chairs or a blanket, and dress for the weather. There is a signup sheet for those who will attend in the gathering area. We have no church service on Thanksgiving Day. Advent Dinners and Devotion: Beginning on November 30th, we will be having Wednesday night dinners and devotion to celebrate the Advent season. Dinner begins at 6:00pm and devotion around 6:45pm. This week s menu is casseroles. There are sign-up sheets in the gathering area for those who wish to attend and to bring food. Confirmation: Beginning on November 30th, confirmation class starts at 5:30pm. This will be the starting time for the three Wednesdays in the Advent season. Choir: You don t need any experience, just a willingness to lift your voice in song. We meet on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the balcony of the church. Practice lasts no longer than one hour. Ladies Christmas Party: Please join on us on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00am for the Ladies Christmas Party. The party will take place at Faith Lutheran Church. Take time out from your busy holiday schedule for food, fellowship and fun with the ladies of Faith Lutheran Church. The ladies will eat brunch, have devotion and work on the Christmas ornament that is distributed to guests and visitors on Christmas Eve. There will be a sign up sheet in the gathering area for those wishing to attend as well as food items to bring. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Schroeder at or via at 13

14 Decorating the Church for Christmas: On Sunday, November 27th we will be decorating the church for Christmas. The decorating will be right after church. We need a few extra hands to help with this. If you have about an hour to spare, please feel free to stay and help. Upcoming Schedules: Cleaning: Week of Nov 21 Nov 26: Family 1 (Quinn/Ricker) Family 2 (Duncan) Week of Nov 28 Dec 3: Family 1 (Madden) Family 2 (McDevitt) Nursery: Sun, Nov 27: Pfeifer Sun, Dec 4: Soleto Video Taping: Sun, Nov 27: Caleb Christopher Sun, Dec 4: Andrew Bjornas The following items are reprinted under OneLicense.net #A German Mass Sanctus. Franz Schubert ; Richard T. Proulx b.1937; Deutsche Messe by Schubert; adapt. by Proulx 1985, 1989, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission. The following items are reprinted under CCLI # There Is a Higher Throne. Text, Tune, Setting: Keith Getty, b and Kristyn Getty b Thankyou Music; admin. EMI CMG Publishing. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission WELS Hymnal Supplement Speak, O Lord. Text: Keith Getty, b and Stuart Townend, b Thankyou Music; admin. EMI CMG Publishing. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission WELS Hymnal Supplement 14

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