Worship 12/13/20

Worship Service
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Our Service is live at 10 a.m. You can watch the live stream and follow along with the order of worship below.

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

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.
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.

 

Worship Music

Joy
Verse 1
We’re choosing celebration
Breaking into freedom
You’re the song
You’re the song of our hearts
We cast aside our shadows
Trust You with our sorrows
You’re the song
You’re the song of our hearts

Pre-Chorus
We’re dancing to the rhythm of Your heart
We’re rising from the ashes to the stars

Chorus
You’re the joy, joy, joy, lighting my soul
The joy, joy, joy, making me whole
Though I’m broken,
I am running into Your arms of love

Verse 2
The pain will not define us
Joy will reignite us
You’re the song
You’re the song of our hearts
The dark is just a canvas
For Your grace and brightness
You’re the song
You’re the song of our hearts

Bridge
In the shadows in the sorrows
In the desert when the pain hits
You are constant ever present
You’re the song of my heart
(repeat)

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O Come O Come Emmanuel
Verse 1
O come O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Verse 2
O come Thou Wisdom from on high
Who orders all things mightily
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go

Chorus
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel

Verse 3
O come Thou Dayspring come and cheer
The spirits by Thine advent here
To drive away the shades of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight. (chorus)

Ending
Come, Emmanuel
O come Emmanuel
Kings of kings, the Savior,
O Come Emmanuel, Emmanuel.

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Greeting and Prayer of the Day
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.

Pastor: Let us pray. Stir the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that transformed by grace we may walk in your way; through your son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
People: Amen.

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle: Candle of Joy

 

First Lesson  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
to provide for those who mourn in Zion—to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.

For I the Lord love justice, I hate robbery and wrongdoing; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge that they are a people whom the Lord has blessed. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Acclamation 

 

Gospel Lesson  John 1:6-8, 19-28

Pastor:          The Holy Gospel according to Saint John, the first chapter.

People:        Glory to you, O Lord.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, ‘I am not the Messiah.’ And they asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’ Then they said to him, ‘Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?’ He said, ‘I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord” ’, as the prophet Isaiah said.
Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. They asked him, ‘Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?’ John answered them, ‘I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.’ This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

 

The Message by Pastor Tsena Dinssa

 

Hymn of the Day “Angels From the Realm of Glory     

 

The Apostles’ Creed
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.

 

The Prayers of the People
Each prayer petition will end with –
Reader: Lord in your mercy
People: Hear our prayer.

 

The Peace We share a sign of God’s Peace with one another
Pastor: The Peace of the Lord be with you always!
People: And also with you.

 

Great Thanksgiving

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 God thanks and praise.

 

Pastor: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy … we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 

Words Of Institution

Pastor: In the night in which he was betrayed…

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Pastor: 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.

 

Lamb of God

 

Communion Songs

Amazed

Verse 1

You dance over me, while I am unaware

You sing all around, but I never hear the sound

 

Chorus

Lord I’m amazed by You

Lord I’m amazed by You

Lord I’m amazed by You

And how You love me

 

Verse 2

You paint the morning sky, with miracles in mind

My hope will always stand, for You hold me in Your hand

 

Bridge

How deep, how wide How great is Your love for me. (chorus)

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Great are You Lord

Verse

You give life, you are love

You bring light to the darkness

You give hope, you restore, ev’ry heart that is broken

Great are you Lord

 

Chorus

It’s your breath in our lungs

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise

It’s your breath in our lungs

So we pour out our praise to you only

 

Bridge

All the earth will shout Your praise

Our hearts will cry these bones will sing

Great are you Lord  (Repeat)

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Post-Communion Blessing & Prayer
Pastor: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
People: Amen.

 

Blessing
Pastor: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.
People: Amen.

 

Sending Hymn Joy to the World” 

Sending

Pastor: Go in peace. Share the good news!
People: Thanks be to God!

 

Receiving the Offering
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.

 

 

 


This week’s Altar Flowers are provided by the Shimek family in honor of Parent’s Anniversary.

 

 

 

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