Saturday & Sunday Worship Service

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April 24 & 25, 2021

Guest Pastor – Chris Christenson

Welcome & Greeting

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, we fall before you, 
Humbly trusting in your cross.
Our great joy is to adore you; 
All things else are only loss.

Come, you nations. 
Sing you saved. 
Jesus Christ has brought salvation, 
Won the vict’ry o’er the grave.

Jesus is the perfect Savior, 
Only source of all that’s good;
Ev’ry grace and ev’ry favor 
Come to us through Jesus’ blood.

Come, you nations. 
Sing you saved. 
Jesus Christ has brought salvation, 
Won the vict’ry o’er the grave.

Jesus gives us true repentance   
By his Spirit sent from heav’n,
Whispers this assuring sentence, 
“All your sins are now forgiv’n.”

Come, you nations. 
Sing you saved. 
Jesus Christ has brought salvation, 
Won the vict’ry o’er the grave.

Jesus gives us pure affections, 
Wills to do what he requires,
Makes us follow his directions, 
And what he commands, inspires.

Come, you nations. 
Sing you saved. 
Jesus Christ has brought salvation, 
Won the vict’ry o’er the grave.

Invocation

P: We worship in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

Confession and Absolution

P: Dear friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us.
C: Lord of life, I confess that I am by nature dead in sin. For faithless worrying and selfish pride, for sins of habit and sins of choice, for the evil I have done and the good I have failed to do, you should cast me away from your presence forever. O Lord, I am sorry for my sins. Forgive me, for Jesus’ sake.

Oh Lord, Have Mercy

O Lord, have mercy on me.
O Christ, have mercy on me.
Create in me, a pure heart, O God,
Renew a steadfast spirit within me.

O Lord, have mercy on me.
O Christ, have mercy on me.
Do not cast me, from your presence.
Take not your Holy Spirit from me.

O Lord, have mercy on me.
O Christ, have mercy on me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation.
Grant me a willing spirit, to uphold me.

O Lord, have mercy on me.
O Christ, have mercy on me.
O Lord, have mercy on me.

P: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. In his great mercy, God made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in our sins. Hear the word of Christ through his called servant: I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C:  Amen.

You Are God

You are God. Now we praise your name; 
You are Lord. Hear our voices raised
For you are holy, adorned in glory; 
You are God. Now we praise your name.
Let all the earth praise your name; 
Lift up our voices in praise.

You are God. Let our song be heard.
You are Lord. Let our hearts be stirred.
By your gift of living, sin forgiving; 
You are God. Let our song be heard.

Let all the earth praise your name; 
Lift up our voices in praise.
Holy, holy, holy, 
Hallelujah! Be praised!
Holy, holy, holy, 
Hallelujah! Be praised!

You are God. Move our hands and feet; 
You are Lord. Move our lives to speak
Of Christ’s redemption, true salvation; 
You are God. Move our hands and feet.

Let all the earth praise your name; 
Lift up our voices in praise.
Holy, holy, holy, 
Hallelujah! Be praised!
Holy, holy, holy, 
Hallelujah! Be praised!

You are God. Now new life has dawned. 
You are Lord. Now our curse is gone.
Sin’s strife amended, death’s sting has ended.
You are God. Now new life has dawned.

Let all the earth praise your name; 
Lift up our voices in praise.
Holy, holy, holy, 
Hallelujah! Be praised!
Holy, holy, holy, 
Hallelujah! Be praised!

Prayer of the Day 

P: O Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Good Shepherd who laid down your life for the sheep. Lead us now to the still waters of your life-giving Word that we may abide in your Father’s house forevermore; for you live and reign with him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 
C: Amen.

Old Testament Lesson – Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what the Lord says –
  he who created you, O Jacob, 
  he who formed you, O Israel: 
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; 
  I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, 
  I will be with you; 
and when you pass through the rivers, 
  they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, 
  you will not be burned; 
  the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God, 
  the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Without Your Love (Where Can I Go O Lord) 

Where can I go, O Lord, without your love?
Is there any place I can go without your love?
From you no one can hide…nowhere
From your loving eyes
Where can I go, O Lord, without your love?
If I fly to the heavens, you’re there.
If I lie in the depths, you’re there
With your love.

Where can I go, O Lord, without your love?
Is there anything I can do without your love?
Is there any sin that’s so great…or maybe 
The sum of my mistakes
I am nothing, I am lost without your love.
If I fly to the heavens, you’re there.
If I lie in the depths, you’re there
With your love.

Where can I go, O Lord, without your love?
Nothing can separate me from your love
Not trouble or hardship, Lord…or famine
Not danger, nor the sword.
Nothing can separate me from your love.
If I fly to the heavens, you’re there.
If I lie in the depths, you’re there
With your love.

You say, I am yours, 
You summoned me by name.
“Don’t fear the fire, 
I’ll be with you through the flames.
When you pass through the waters, 
I will be with you”
If I fly to the heavens, you’re there.
If I lie in the depths, you’re there
With your love.

Where I go, O Lord, without your love?

Psalm 23 – For You Are with Me

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me lie in pastures down
He leads me where calm waters flow,
He restores my soul. 
He guides me in paths of righteousness 
Even though I walk through death,
I’ll fear no evil, you’re with me; 
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 

For You are with me, 
  You are with me
For You are with me, 
  You are with me

You prepare a table before me 
In presence of my enemies. 
You anoint my head with oil of joy; 
My cup overflows. 
Goodness and love will follow me 
All the days my life will see, 
Then dwelling in the house of the Lord 
Forever and evermore.

For You are with me, 
  You are with me
For You are with me, 
  You are with me
For You are with me,
  You are with me

Epistle Lesson – 1 John 5:1-6

  Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 
  This is the one who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 

Overcome Me

In this world as Christ has said,
There’s troubles now and then,
And they come again.
Troubles plague this world of sin
To all who live within.
Can darkness win?
Christ has overcome this world.

Troubles lead us to the dark,
But dare we not lose heart.
Jesus won’t depart.
Christ this world has overcome
For each and everyone.
He said, “It’s done.”
Christ has overcome this world.
Christ has overcome this world.

Darkness now is all I see
The pain surrounding me…Yet I believe.
Overcome my unbelief.
Lord rush to my relief…I need your peace.
Christ has overcome this world, 
Christ has overcome this world, 
Christ has overcome this world.
Now overcome.

You have overcome this world, 
You have overcome this world, 
You have overcome this world,
You have overcome this world.
Now, Lord, overcome….me.

Verse of the Day

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. Alleluia.

Gospel Lesson – John 10:11-18

  “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 
  “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life – only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

The Lord’s My Shepherd; I’ll Not Want

The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; he leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

I am Jesus’ little lamb
And I am safe with him.

My soul he doth restore again
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E’en for his own name’s sake.

I am Jesus’ little lamb
And I am safe with him.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

I am Jesus’ little lamb
And I am safe with him.

My table thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

I am Jesus’ little lamb
And I am safe with him.

Goodness and mercy, all my life,
Shall surely follow me,
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling-place shall be.

I am Jesus’ little lamb
And I am safe with him.

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father, 
Maker of the heav’n and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, our Savior, 
God’s own Son of human birth.

Virgin-born, the Lord incarnate, 
Whom the Spirit did conceive;
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; 
He’s the God whom I believe!

Crucified, was dead and buried; 
Down to hell in victory;
From the dead he rose the third day; 
Up to heav’n triumphantly.

There at God’s right hand he’s ruling, 
By his will the world is led.
He will come to judge the nations, 
Both the living and the dead.

I believe in God the Spirit, 
In his Church, his chosen band.
They are joined in sweet communion, 
Holy in his sight they stand.

I believe in sins forgiven; 
I believe I’ll rise again;
I believe in life eternal. 
Amen! Amen! Amen!

Psalm 118

O give thanks unto the Lord
His love endures forevermore
I will not fear; He is my help
The Lord He is my strength and my song

The Lord’s right hand is lifted high
The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things
I will not die but I will live
And will proclaim what the Lord has done

This is the day the Lord has made, 
let us rejoice and be glad.
This is the day the Lord has made, 
let us rejoice and be glad, let us be glad.

Open up the gate of the Lord
The gate where righteousness enters in
I will give thanks; you answered me
The Lord, He is my strength, my salvation

O Lord save, grant us success
Blessed he comes in the name of the Lord
The Lord is God his light shines on us
With boughs in hand, we join in the throng

This is the day the Lord has made, 
let us rejoice and be glad.
This is the day the Lord has made, 
let us rejoice and be glad, let us be glad.

You’re my God, I will give thanks
You’re my God, I will exalt you
O give thanks, the Lord He is good
Give thanks to the Lord, His love endures.

This is the day the Lord has made, 
let us rejoice and be glad.
This is the day the Lord has made, 
let us rejoice and be glad, let us be glad.

He Rose

He rode in
  Jerusalem
Humble King
  Hosannas sing

Things would change
  In the coming days
The plot was made
  To cast him away

He served his meal with God’s promise sealed
As he gave body and the blood that saves

But what for?
  Was there more?

But darkness reigned
  He went to pray
He was betrayed
  And the soldiers came

He would not fight 
  Though his friends fled the night
He was bound 
  Though in him no sin was found

Just as the lamb to the slaughter dies
Silent he went to be crucified

But what for? 
  Was there more?

Jesus died
  The crucified
Had darkness won?
  Over God’s own Son

What could be said, 
  Of the one counted among the dead? 

How could he save mortal man 
  destined for the grave?
How could he take away the sting of death?
How can give this wretched sinner rest?

How can it be? 
  How can it be?

Then shone bright
  Life’s light from the tomb

Burst open up from the earth 
Like new life from its womb

The Angel’s words, “He’s not here”
Now gives my soul peace

Death’s sting removed 
Now I stand in God’s victory!

Secure His promise 
That I now have his victory!

He rose! 

Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (sung)

Blessing

My Redeemer

Consider this, a man named Job, 
God had blessed him, 
He was faithful as it’s told.
Then one day he lost it all. 
Satan tempted, 
Satan pressured to make him fall.
Job knew his Redeemer lived 
And so he yearned, 
To see him with his own eyes 
Stand upon the earth. And he said…

I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives. 

On the way to mourn a friend, 
What a sad day, 
What bad way it should end.
For this friend had saved her life, 
Called her out from all the pain 
And from sin’s strife.
She was crying that 
They’ve taken him away.
Turned around to see her 
Living Savior’s face. And she knew…

I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.
I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.

That same day to Emmaus town, 
Two men walking, 
Talking with their faces down.
Talking about the crucified 
He was supposed to be 
Their Redeemer but he died.
This travelling stranger
Opened Scripture so they’d learn.
As they watched him breaking bread
Their hearts began to burn. And they knew…

I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.
I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.

Alleluia. Alleluia.

Not one of us will be immune, 
The body from the dust 
To dust will be assumed.
Have no fear; do not fret. 
The one who died for you 
He hasn’t failed you yet.
Your sins were buried there 
With Jesus in his death.
‘Cause he lives, you will live with 
Him forever blessed. Now you know…

I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.
I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.

Alleluia. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

You believe, you’ve been told, 
What about the multitude 
Who doesn’t know?
Those who live in fear of death, 
Needless suffering, 
Needless searching without rest.
Tell them death has lost 
Its victory and sting.
Jesus is the Resurrection –
Let all creation sing! And we sing…

I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.
I know my Redeemer lives, 
I know that my Redeemer lives.

Alleluia. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

Congregation continues singing to the end.

Alleluia. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia.