Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ!

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1 Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ! We thank God that you have joined us this morning for worship. If you are visiting with us, we thank God you are here and pray our worship together will be a mutual blessing. If you are looking for a church home, we hope Abiding Savior can meet your needs. Please introduce yourself to one of the Pastors. We ask both members and visitors to kindly fill out attendance cards and pass them to the center aisle. The ushers will gather them during the Sermon Hymn which follows the Children s Message. Feel free to add a prayer request for the Pastor to include in the congregational prayer. We love children here at Abiding Savior. Parents are encouraged to sit in the front pews so that young children can see what is happening during worship. If you should want to make use of our cry room or nursery, please ask one of our ushers for directions. Ministers Rev. Dr. Thomas Rogers... Senior Pastor Rev. Glenn Lucas... Associate Pastor Rev. Richard Schumm, Emeritus... Assistant to the Pastors Mrs. Donna Lucas... Principal Pam Howard... Preschool Director Chris Rogers... Music Director & Organist Kyle Salesky.Director of Family and Youth Ministries Hank Hellfeld... Deacon Call Us Church Office... (949) School Office... (949) Preschool Office... (949) On the Web...

2 Order of Worship The Third Sunday after the Epiphany Sunday, January 21, :00 & 10:45 a.m. PRE RELUDE 8:00 a.m. WELCOME God Is So Good arr. Karen Thompson Please stand. BELLS FOR JESUS OPENING HYMN Yesterday, Today, Forever Yesterday, today, forever, Our Lord Jesus is the same. He, the Alpha and Omega, Christ, the Lamb of God, His name; Who was there in the beginning And will be there at the end, The Almighty One, our friend, There, with all the saints and angels, We shall stand before His throne Where unending joy is known. Yesterday in Bethl em s manger Jesus made His earthly bed; Giving up His heav nly mansion To become our Living Bread. With His blood He paid our ransom; Died and rose that we might be Freed from Satan s tyranny To inherit life eternal; Thus, our praises we employ, Bathed in endless grace and joy. Here on earth today we wander Knowing not what may betide. Even so our Savior s near us, Never changing, by our side. Though our pilgrim path s uncertain, We remain in His embrace As we run this earthly race. Therefore, trust in Jesus solely, In His grace now rest secure Joyful in God s promise sure. Glory be to God the Father, Author of all life and light; Honor bring to Christ the Savior Who has set all things aright. Praise sing to the Holy Spirit For the gift of faithfulness. To the Three in One address All our thanks and adoration Till that joyous day when we Dwell in God s infinity. Text: Copyright 2017 by Jeffrey E. Burkart. All rights reserved. Tune: Georg G. Boltze, 18 th century. INV NVOCATION Pastor: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen! Worshippers are invited to kneel for the Confession and Absolution. Those who desire not to kneel may sit or stand. 2

3 Pastor: Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness. Pastor: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Pastor: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Pastor: Almighty God, our maker and redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. O most merciful God, who has given Your only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins; and a by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Pastor: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only Son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. Grant this, Lord, unto us all. Amen. HYMN OF PRAISE Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes, Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise. Great Father of glory, pure Father of light, Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight; All laud we would render: O help us to see Tis only the splendor of light that hides Thee. Text: W. Chalmers Smith, , alt. Setting: 1969 Concordia Publishing House Tune: Welsh; setting: Richard W. Hillert, b Text & Tune: Public Domain LSB 802 Used by Permission. LSBHymnLicense.net #

4 SALUTATION AND COLLECT Pastor: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Pastor: Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. OLD TESTAMENT READING JONAH 3:1-5, 10 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you. So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day s journey. And he called out, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown! And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. Lector: This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. EPISTLE READING 1 CORINTHIANS 7:29-35 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord. Lector: This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Please stand for the Holy Gospel: 4

5 HOLY GOSPEL Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, chapter one. ARK 1:14-20 MARK READING OF HOLY GOSPEL Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men. And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him. Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord! Worshippers are invited to stand and share the peace of the lord with each other. Children can come down to the chancel steps for the children s message. CHILDREN HILDREN S MESSAGE Prayer and member/guest cards will be collected during the singing of the following hymn: 5

6 SER ERMON HYMN Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake Come, follow Me, the Savior spake, All in My way abiding; Deny yourselves, the world forsake, Obey My call and guiding. O bear the cross, whate er betide, Take My example for your guide. I am the light, I light the way, A godly life displaying; I bid you walk as in the day; I keep your feet from straying. I am the way, and well I show How you must sojourn here below. My heart abounds in lowliness, My soul with love is glowing; And gracious words My lips express, With meekness overflowing. My heart, My mind, My strength, My all, To God I yield, on Him I call. Then let us follow Christ, our Lord, And take the cross appointed And, firmly clinging to His Word, In suff ring be undaunted. For those who bear the battle s strain The crown of heav nly life obtain. Text: Johann Scheffler, , sts. 1-3, 5; Geistliche Lieder und Lobgesänge, 1695, st. 4; tr. Charles W. Schaeffer, Tune: Bartholomäus Gesius, c , adapt.; setting: Johann Hermann Schein, Text & Music: Public Domain LSB 688 Used by Permission. LSBHymnLicense.net # SERMON REV EV. TOM ROGERS NICENE CREED I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. 6

7 GARING OF OUR TIS AND OFFERINGS God doesn t need our money, but in His grace He gives us the privilege to be stewards of everything He has entrusted to our care. We can do more together than separately. As one body in Christ, our congregation has agreed to offer our first fruits to support ministries and missions that enable us to communicate Christ s love to everyone, everywhere; and our love for Him. Your sacrificial gift enables this holy work. MUSICAL OFFERING 8:00 a.m. This Little Light of Mine arr. Martha Lynn Thompson BELLS FOR JESUS PRAYER OF CHURCH Pastor: Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. Pastor: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer. After each petition the prayer concludes: Pastor: Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend ourselves and all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through Jesus Christ, our Lord. We look now with joy to our Holy Communion at the Table of our Lord, rejoicing that He comes to us to bless us in this Sacrament t of His Presence. Amen. REGARDING HOLY COMMUNION: As Lutheran communicants, we believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in this Holy Supper. Be mindful of the words of St. Paul: We ought to examine ourselves before we eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (1 Corinthians 11:28) Are you truly sorry for your sins? Do you believe that your sins are forgiven because Jesus died for them? Do you believe that Jesus gives you his own body and blood in the Sacrament as a seal of that forgiveness? Is it your sincere intention to do better in living a Christian life? Then come, and receive assurance and strengthening from Jesus. NOTE: In the center of each communion tray are a few glasses with grape juice wine for those who are on alcohol restrictive medications or who, for personal reasons, wish to abstain from wine. Also we have gluten-free communion wafers available for those who need them. They are in the small plastic containers on the wafer trays (patens). The empty plastic containers may be placed in the bags with the used communion cups. HOLY COMMUNION 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 t give Him thanks and praise. 7

8 Pastor: It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord; for what had been hidden from before the foundation of the world You have made known to the nations in Your Son. In Him, being found in the substance of our mortal nature, You have manifested the fullness of Your glory. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing: Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of pow r and might: Heav n and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna a in the highest. Pastor: Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. We give You thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ. Send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts that He may establish in us a living faith and prepare us joyfully to remember our Redeemer and receive Him who comes to us in His body and blood. We pray together the prayer He taught us: 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. WORDS OF INSTITUTION Pastor: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: Take, eat; this is my body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of me. In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: Drink of it, all of you; this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. Pastor: The peace of the Lord be with you always. People: And also with you. AGNUS DEI Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; Grant us peace, grant us peace. 8

9 DISTRIBUTION HYMN YMNS O Christ, Who Called the Twelve O Christ, who called the Twelve To rise and follow You, Forsaking old, familiar ways For ventures bold and new: Grant us to hear Your call To risk security And, bound in heart and will to You, Find perfect liberty. O Christ, who taught the Twelve The truth for ages sealed, Whose words and works awakened faith, The ways of God revealed: Instruct us now, we pray, By Your empow ring Word. True teacher, be for all who seek Their light, their life, their Lord. O Christ, who led the Twelve Among the desolate And broke as bread of life for all Your love compassionate: Lead us along the ways Where hope has nearly died And help us climb the lonely hills Where love is crucified. O Christ, who sent the Twelve On roads they d never trod To serve, to suffer, teach, proclaim The nearer reign of God: Send us on ways where faith Transcends timidity, Where love informs and hope sustains Both life and ministry. O Christ, the_apostles Lord, The martyrs strength and song, The crucified and risen King To whom the saints belong: Though generations pass, Our tribute still we bring, Our hymns a sacrifice of praise, Our lives an offering. Text: Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr., b Tune: English; adapt. Franklin L. Sheppard, ; setting: Stanley Oliver, Text: 1993 GIA Publications, Inc. Music: Public Domain LSB 856 Used by Permission. LSBHymnLicense.net # O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee O Jesus, blessed Lord, to Thee My heartfelt thanks forever be, Who hast so lovingly bestowed On me Thy body and Thy blood. Break forth, my soul, for joy and say: What wealth is come to me this day! My Savior dwells within my heart: How blessed am I! How good Thou art! Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo, ; tr. Arthur J. Mason, Tune: Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Bourgeois; setting: Common Praise, 2000 LSB 632 Used by Permission. LSBHymnLicense.net #

10 PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Pastor: Let us pray. Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a foretaste of the feast to come in the Holy Supper of Your Son's body and blood. Keep us firm in the true faith throughout our days of pilgrimage that, on the day of His coming, we may, together with all Your saints, celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which has no end; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. BENEDICTION Pastor: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen! CLOSING HYMN On What Has Now Been Sown On what has now been sown Thy blessing, Lord, bestow; The pow r is Thine alone To make it sprout and grow. Do Thou in grace the harvest raise, And Thou alone shalt have the praise! To Thee our wants are known, From Thee are all our pow rs; Accept what is Thine own And pardon what is ours. Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive, And to Thy Word a blessing give. O grant that each of us, Now met before Thee here, May meet together thus When Thou and Thine appear And follow Thee to heav n, our home. E en so, amen, Lord Jesus, come! Text: John Newton, , alt. Tune: John Darwall, ; setting: Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978 Text & Music: Public Domain LSB 921 Used by Permission. LSBHymnLicense.net # Pastor: Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 10

11 Keep in Your Prayers Prayers for f strength and healing, guidance and blessing for: Patricia Howard Elizabeth Hurley Jeanne Kelly Brad Lucente Ross Marchand Crystal Nylander Suzanne Bailey Bill Bartlett Leigh Bassler Terri Green Alexander Hernandez Betsy Hotsko Brett Riedlinger Lee Seib Junko Shiki Denice Soresi Eileen Stewart Judy Williams We pray for those who are ill: Irene Fabre Larry Reimnitz Lou Torres Etsuko Busker Rosemary Colburn We pray for those who are recovering: Jeff Conrad Rocky Hewitt June Thomas 11