Worship 12/27/20

Worship Service
Sunday, December 27, 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: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the aid of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that, attentive to your Word, we may confess our sins, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
People: Amen.

Pastor: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

(Silence for reflection and self-examination)

Pastor: Gracious God,
People: Have mercy on us. In your compassion, forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone. Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pastor: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.
People: Amen.

 

Worship Music

O Come All Ye Faithful
Verse 1
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels

Chorus
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Verse 2
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest (chorus)

CCLI Song # 31054; © Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain; For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330

Angels We Have Heard on High
Verse 1
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strain

Verse 2
Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Chorus 1
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Verse 3
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King

Chorus 2
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Verse 4
See Him in the manger laid
Jesus Lord of heaven and earth
Mary, Joseph lend your aid
With us sing our Savior’s birth (chorus)

CCLI Song #27721, © Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain. For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330

 

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.

 

First Lesson  

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

 

Gospel Acclamation 

 

Gospel Lesson  Luke 2:22-40

Pastor:          The Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke, the second chapter.

People:        Glory to you, O Lord.

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord’), and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, ‘a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons.’
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, ‘Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.’
And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, ‘This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.’
There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage, then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and prayer night and day. At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

Pastor: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

The Message by Pastor Tsena Dinssa

 

Hymn of the Day   “Do You Hear What I Hear?”    

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?

A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?

A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea.

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?

A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold.

Said the king to the people everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!

The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light.
Songwriters: Noel Regney, Gloria Shayne, Arr. H. Simeone

 

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:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my ev’rything and I will adore You

Chorus from Revelation Song, CCLI Song # 4447960. Jennie Lee Riddle © 2004 Gateway Create Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI) for use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. CCLI License # 384330

 

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

What Child is This?
Verse 1
What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the king,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary!

Verse 2
Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you;
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The babe, the son of Mary!

Verse 3
So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come, peasant king to own him.
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone him.
Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The babe, the Son of Mary.

Text: William C. Dix, 1837-1898

 

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Verse 1
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

Verse 2
T’was grace, that taught my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed.

Chorus
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood, His mercy rains
Unending love, amazing grace.

Verse 3
The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures. (chorus)

Verse 4
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine.

CCLI Song # 4768151, Chris Tomlin | John Newton | Louie Giglio, © 2006 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), Vamos Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. ww.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330

 

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 (Unspeakable Joy)” 

Verse 1
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.

Verse 2
Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let all their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

Chorus
Joy, unspeakable joy,
An overflowing well, no tongue can tell,
Joy, unspeakable joy,
Rises in my soul, never lets me go.

Verse 3
No more let sin and sorrow grow, nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found.

Chorus
Joy, unspeakable joy,
An overflowing well, no tongue can tell,
Joy, unspeakable joy,
Rises in my soul, never lets me go.

Verse 4
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.

 

Sending

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

 

Postlude
Whom Shall I Fear?

 

Receiving the Offering

All Saints can now accept online donations through a credit card. Visit our Online Donation Page to make a one-time donation or set up a weekly 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 Glenn’s birthday.

 

 

 

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