CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

440 STONEVILLE RD.  485-4432 

Pastor Thomsen                                                                                Amanda Stacy, DCE

(906) 250-2132                                                                                   (402) 650-3132

WORSHIP SERVICE

 

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Saturday Evening Worship                5:00 p.m.

Sunday Early Worship                         8:30 a.m.

Sunday Late Worship                        10:45 a.m.

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SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

December 4, 2022                  10:45 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:  “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates! 
Behold, the King of glory waits. 
The King of kings is drawing near;
The Savior of the world is here.
Life and salvation He doth bring;

Therefore rejoice and gladly sing.

To God the Father raise

Your joyful songs of praise.

A righteous Helper comes to thee;

His chariot is humility,

His kingly crown is holiness,

His scepter, pity in distress.

The end of all our woe He brings;

Therefore the earth is glad and sings.

To Christ the Savior raise

Your grateful hymns of praise.

How blest the land, the city blest,

Where Christ the ruler is confessed!

O peaceful hearts and happy homes

To whom this King in triumph comes!

The cloudless sun of joy is He

Who comes to set His people free.

To God the Spirit raise

Your happy shouts of praise.

Fling wide the portals of your heart;

Make it a temple set apart

From earthly use for heav’n’s employ,

Adorned with prayer and love and joy.

So shall your Sov’reign enter in

And new and nobler life begin.

To God alone be praise

For word and deed and grace!

Redeemer, come and open wide

My heart to Thee; here, Lord abide!

O enter with Thy grace divine;

Thy face of mercy on me shine.

Thy Holy Spirit guide us on

Until our glorious goal is won

Eternal praise and fame

We offer to Thy name.

 

INVOCATION & OPENING SENTENCES

Pastor:       In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

Pastor:       Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.

People:      Restore us, O God; let Your face shine, that we may be saved!

Pastor:       Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see.

People:      But let Your hand be on the man of Your right hand, the son of man whom You have made strong for Yourself!

Pastor:       I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry.

People:      He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.

 

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION         

Pastor:       O God, our Father, You have set forth the way of life for us in Your beloved Son. We confess with shame our slowness to learn of Him, our failure to follow Him, and our reluctance to bear the cross.

People:      Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your steadfast love. We acknowledge our sinful nature and confess our sinful thoughts, words, and deed. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us.

Pastor:       Upon this your confession and by the command of our Lord, I, a called and ordained servant of Christ, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

Pastor:       Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. Go in peace.

People:      Amen.

 

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come to us with Your presence. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation and grant us a deep and abiding peace for all of our days. By the working of the Holy Spirit, lead us to share that joy we now know as Your gift. Keep us in true faith until the coming of Your everlasting kingdom where You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Isaiah 11:1-10

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy   in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord  as the waters cover the sea. 10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                               

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     Romans 15:4-13

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10 And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Reader:      This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:     Thanks be to God.

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                 Psalm 72:1-7

Pastor:       Give the king Your justice, O God, and Your righteousness to the royal son!

People:      May He judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice!

Pastor:       Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!

People:      May He defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

Pastor:       May they fear You while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!

People:      May He be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!

Pastor:       In His days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

All:            Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Pastor:       Give the king Your justice, O God, and Your righteousness to the royal son!

 

THE 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 men 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.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                  Matthew 3:1-12

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.  And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ  

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

 

SERMON HYMN:  “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry”

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry 
Announces that the Lord is nigh; 
Awake and hearken, for he brings 
Glad tidings of the King of kings!

Then cleansed be ev’ry life from sin; 
Make straight the way for God within, 
And let us all our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.

.
We hail Thee as our Savior, Lord,
Our refuge, and our great reward; 
Without Thy grace we waste away
Like flow’rs that wither and decay.


Lay on the sick Thy healing hand

And make the fallen strong to stand;

Show us the glory of Thy face
Till beauty springs in ev’ry place.


All praise, eternal Son, to Thee

Whose advent sets Thy people free,

Whom with the Father we adore

And Holy Spirit evermore.


SERMON

 

THE GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS TO THE LORD

 

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

 

COMMUNION HYMN:  “Before the Throne of God Above”

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav'n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God

With Christ my Savior and my God

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

BENEDICTION

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.

 

CLOSING HYMN:   “Prepare the Royal Highway”

Prepare the royal highway;
The King of kings is near!

Let ev’ry hill and valley
A level road appear!
Then greet the King of Glory
Foretold in sacred story:

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

God’s people, see Him coming: 
Your own eternal king! 
Palm branches strew before Him! 
Spread garments! Shout and sing! 
God’s promise will not fail you! 
No more shall doubt assail you!

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

Then fling the gates wide open 
To greet your promised king! 

Your king, yet ev’ry nation 

Its tribute too should bring. 
All lands, bow down before Him! 

All nations, now adore Him!

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

His is no earthly kingdom; 
It comes from heav’n above. 
His rule is peace and freedom 
And justice, truth, and love. 
So let your praise be sounding 
For kindness so abounding:

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.    

People:      Thanks be to God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

           

 

 

                                  

       

 

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

December 4, 2022                  10:45 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN:  “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates! 
Behold, the King of glory waits. 
The King of kings is drawing near;
The Savior of the world is here.
Life and salvation He doth bring;

Therefore rejoice and gladly sing.

To God the Father raise

Your joyful songs of praise.

A righteous Helper comes to thee;

His chariot is humility,

His kingly crown is holiness,

His scepter, pity in distress.

The end of all our woe He brings;

Therefore the earth is glad and sings.

To Christ the Savior raise

Your grateful hymns of praise.

How blest the land, the city blest,

Where Christ the ruler is confessed!

O peaceful hearts and happy homes

To whom this King in triumph comes!

The cloudless sun of joy is He

Who comes to set His people free.

To God the Spirit raise

Your happy shouts of praise.

Fling wide the portals of your heart;

Make it a temple set apart

From earthly use for heav’n’s employ,

Adorned with prayer and love and joy.

So shall your Sov’reign enter in

And new and nobler life begin.

To God alone be praise

For word and deed and grace!

Redeemer, come and open wide

My heart to Thee; here, Lord abide!

O enter with Thy grace divine;

Thy face of mercy on me shine.

Thy Holy Spirit guide us on

Until our glorious goal is won

Eternal praise and fame

We offer to Thy name.

 

INVOCATION & OPENING SENTENCES

Pastor:       In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

Pastor:       Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.

People:      Restore us, O God; let Your face shine, that we may be saved!

Pastor:       Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see.

People:      But let Your hand be on the man of Your right hand, the son of man whom You have made strong for Yourself!

Pastor:       I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry.

People:      He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.

 

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION         

Pastor:       O God, our Father, You have set forth the way of life for us in Your beloved Son. We confess with shame our slowness to learn of Him, our failure to follow Him, and our reluctance to bear the cross.

 

 

People:      Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your steadfast love. We acknowledge our sinful nature and confess our sinful thoughts, words, and deed. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us.

Pastor:       Upon this your confession and by the command of our Lord, I, a called and ordained servant of Christ, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:      Amen.

Pastor:       Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. Go in X peace.

People:      Amen.

 

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come to us with Your presence. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation and grant us a deep and abiding peace for all of our days. By the working of the Holy Spirit, lead us to share that joy we now know as Your gift. Keep us in true faith until the coming of Your everlasting kingdom where You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING:   Isaiah 11:1-10

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy   in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord  as the waters cover the sea. 10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

Reader:    This is the Word of the Lord.                               

People:    Thanks be to God.

 

EPISTLE READING:                     Romans 15:4-13

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10 And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Reader:      This is the Word of the Lord.                                

People:     Thanks be to God.

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM:                 Psalm 72:1-7

Pastor:       Give the king Your justice, O God, and Your righteousness to the royal son!

People:      May He judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice!

Pastor:       Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!

People:      May He defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

Pastor:       May they fear You while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!

People:      May He be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!

Pastor:       In His days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

All:            Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Pastor:       Give the king Your justice, O God, and Your righteousness to the royal son!

 

THE 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 men 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.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                  Matthew 3:1-12

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 

And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.               

People:     Praise to You, O Christ  

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

 

SERMON HYMN:  “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry”

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry 
Announces that the Lord is nigh; 
Awake and hearken, for he brings 
Glad tidings of the King of kings!

Then cleansed be ev’ry life from sin; 
Make straight the way for God within, 
And let us all our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.

.
We hail Thee as our Savior, Lord,
Our refuge, and our great reward; 
Without Thy grace we waste away
Like flow’rs that wither and decay.


Lay on the sick Thy healing hand

And make the fallen strong to stand;

Show us the glory of Thy face
Till beauty springs in ev’ry place.


All praise, eternal Son, to Thee

Whose advent sets Thy people free,

Whom with the Father we adore

And Holy Spirit evermore.


SERMON

 

THE GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS TO THE LORD

 

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

 

COMMUNION HYMN:  “Before the Throne of God Above”

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav'n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God

With Christ my Savior and my God

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

BENEDICTION

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 X give you peace.        

People:      Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN:   “Prepare the Royal Highway”

Prepare the royal highway;
The King of kings is near!

Let ev’ry hill and valley
A level road appear!
Then greet the King of Glory
Foretold in sacred story:

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

God’s people, see Him coming: 
Your own eternal king! 
Palm branches strew before Him! 
Spread garments! Shout and sing! 
God’s promise will not fail you! 
No more shall doubt assail you!

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

Then fling the gates wide open 
To greet your promised king! 

Your king, yet ev’ry nation 

Its tribute too should bring. 
All lands, bow down before Him! 

All nations, now adore Him!

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

His is no earthly kingdom; 
It comes from heav’n above. 
His rule is peace and freedom 
And justice, truth, and love. 
So let your praise be sounding 
For kindness so abounding:

Hosanna to the Lord,

For He fulfills God’s Word!

 

DISMISSAL   

Pastor:       Go in peace. Serve the Lord.    

People:      Thanks be to God!