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Order of Service, May 8, 2022

Introduction The sermon passage for this Lord’s Day (Luke 21:5-11) introduces Luke’s account of Jesus’ extended teaching about his Second Coming. It is known as the Olivet Discourse. It extends through 21:36. We will work our way through this important passage in a series of six messages. Each of our hymns was selected because it…

Order of Service, May 1, 2022

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day is Luke 20:41-21:4. At first glance, it seems to contain three unrelated mini-stories of the events that occurred during Christ’s Passion Week. Upon closer examination, they are related. The religious leaders had been questioning Jesus, attempting to entrap him so that they could condemn him. In Luke…

Order of Service, March 13, 2022

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Jesus tells an extended parable that describes the plot made by tenants of a man’s vineyard to get rid of their master’s son and take ownership of the land. Their treacherous plot ends up in the murder of the master’s beloved son and the master, as…

Order of Service, February 27, 2022

Introduction The morning after Jesus’ so-called “Triumphal Entry,” Jesus returned to the temple. He angrily expelled those who irreverently used the holy place for common and shameful deeds. Jesus’ opponents were all the more determined to do away with him, but they couldn’t find the right time. The hymns in the service will declare the…

Order of Service, January 16, 2022

Introduction Jesus had set his face toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:51) and was resolved to traverse that path to the bitter end. He explained to the Twelve disciples multiple times that a rendezvous with death awaited him in that city. In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 18:31-34), Jesus explained this once again, but…

Order of Service, January 2, 2022

Introduction We begin the New Year by observing both of the ordinances the Lord gave the church by which to remember Him: the Lord’s Table and baptism. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship:      Psalm 96:1-4 Invocation Introduction to the Lord’s Table PROCLAMATION Hymn 238     How Sweet and Awful Is the Place Text:   Luke…

Order of Service, December 26, 2021

Introduction Luke chapter 18 began with a parable that taught the disciples to pray for the coming kingdom (Luke 1-8). The sermon text for this Lord’s Day adds a second parable about prayer. This parable explains what God requires of those who enter the kingdom. We must humble ourselves before him and seek his mercy.…

Order of Service, November 21, 2021

Introduction This Lord’s Day, our speaker will be Mark Buhr. His message, from Galatians 6:9, will focus on the promises of God that empower the Christian to perseverance and faithful service. The hymns selected for the worship service encourage perseverance and faithful service, reminding us of the One whom we serve. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude…

Order of Service, November 14, 2021

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Jesus mercifully heals ten lepers. Only one of them returns to thank Jesus for his life-changing mercy. Ironically, the one who gives thanks is an outsider, a pagan. The Scriptures use leprosy as a vivid, living object lesson that illustrates the ravages of sin. The climax…