8:30 Order of Worship

October 2, 2022

Series: At the Table with Jesus
Sermon: At the Table with the Discouraged and Anxious 
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
 Rev. Cole Lescher

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Nimrod from Enigma Variations
E. Elgar

God calls us to worship

Psalm 34:3, 8, 10 

Come, magnify the Lord with me, 
and let us exalt his name together. 
Taste and see that the LORD is good. 
Blessed is the one who takes refuge in him, 
for those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. 

we praise god

Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
(Text: Henry Francis Wright, 1834; Tune: John Goss, 1869)

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King!

Praise him for his grace and favor
to our fathers in distress.
Praise him, still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness!

God our Father tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows.
In his hand he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Widely yet his mercy flows!

Frail as summer’s flow’r we flourish,
Blows the wind and it is gone;
But while mortals rise and perish,
Our God lives unchanging on.
Praise Him, praise Him, alleluia!
Praise the high Eternal One!

Angels, help us to adore him;
you behold him face to face.
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace!

we pray for god to help us worship

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!
He died for us that we might live for him.

god calls us to confess our sin

from John 10:14-15; Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own, and my own know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

we confess our sin

Gracious God, 
we are anxious and troubled by many things, 
and often we do not respond in ways that honor you. 
We are prone to forget you and neglect you. 
We have often let the demands of life distract us 
from time with you that we need as rest for our souls. 
So we have lived without prayer in unceasing busyness. 
We have been overwhelmed by fear and anger 
when we listened to every voice except yours, 
and we have sinned against you in thought, word, deed, 
by what we have done and by what we have left undone. 
Lord, we are sorry, and we humbly repent. Have mercy on us. 

(silent prayers of confession) 

Gracious Father, we bring to you our sinful forgetting, our anxious worry, and our wandering hearts. Please forgive us again and draw us by your goodness and mercy to fix our eyes firmly on Jesus, so that we will always remember your care and trust your steadfast love and strength. Lead us by the power of your Holy Spirit, so that even in times of trouble we can seek first your kingdom in unconquered joy and find rest and peace in your unfailing grace. Amen. 

god declares our forgiveness

from Romans 8:1-2; Colossians 3:1, 3-4

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 

For all who have turned from sin in sorrow and look to God for mercy, this is God’s gift. In Jesus Christ, God loves you, God forgives you, God accepts you, and God rejoices over you as beloved daughters and sons. 

Hallelujah, Amen! 

We praise god

Jesus, What a friend for sinners
(Text:  J. Wilbur Chapman, 1910Tune:  Rowland H. Pritchard, 1830)

Jesus, what a Friend for sinners.
Jesus, Lover of my soul.
Friends may fail me, foes assail me.
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Hallelujah, what a Savior! Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving, he is with me to the end.

Jesus! What a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
he, my strength, my vict'ry wins.  


Jesus! What a help in sorrow!
While the billows o'er me roll,
even when my heart is breaking,
he, my comfort, helps my soul.  


Jesus! I do now receive him;
more than all in him I find,
He hath granted me forgiveness;
I am his, and he is mine.  


Chancel Choir

Precious lord
(Words & Music by Thomas A. Dorsey; arr. Arnold Siever)

Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, Lord, and lead me home. 

When my way grows drear, precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone
At the river, Lord, I stand, guide my feet and hold my hand:
Take my hand, Lord, and lead me home. 

god instructs us in scripture reading

luke 10:38-42

god instructs us in preaching

At the Table with the discouraged and anxious 

Rev. Cole Lescher

we offer ourselves in gifts and song

Give Online

my worth is not in what i own
(Text and tune: Keith & Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick; @2014 Getty Music Publishing (BMI)) 

My worth is not in what I own,
not in the strength of flesh and bone,
but in the costly wounds of love at the cross.

My worth is not in skill or name,
in win or lose, in pride or shame,
but in the blood of Christ that flowed at the cross.

I rejoice in my Redeemer,
Greatest Treasure, wellspring of my soul.
I will trust in him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in him alone.

As summer flowers we fade and die.
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by.
But life eternal calls to us at the cross.

I will not boast in wealth or might
or human wisdom’s fleeting light.
But I will boast in knowing Christ at the cross.


Two wonders here that I confess:
my worth and my unworthiness,
my value fixed, my ransom paid at the cross.


We Hear Testimony of God’s Mission

Honduras Report - Student Ministries

we pray for the church and the world

We would love to pray for you!

Submit Your Prayer Request

(prayers for the church and the world)

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

we praise god

Psalm 146 Praise the lord! Sing hallelujah!
(Text: Psalm 146, Psalter, 1887, alt; Tune: RIPLEY, Lowell Mason, 1839)

Praise the LORD! Sing hallelujah!
Come, our great Redeemer praise.
I will sing the glorious praises
of my God through all my days.
Put no confidence in princes,
nor on human help depend.
They shall die, to dust returning;
all their thoughts and plans shall end.

Happy is the one who chooses
Jacob's God to be his aid.
They are blest whose hope of blessing
on the LORD their God is stayed.
Heaven and earth the LORD created,
seas and all that they contain.
He delivers from oppression;
righteousness he will maintain.

Food he daily gives the hungry,
sets the mourning prisoner free,
raises those bowed down with anguish,
makes the sightless eyes to see.
God our Savior loves the righteous,
and the stranger he befriends,
helps the orphan and the widow,
judgment on the wicked sends.

Praise the LORD! Sing hallelujah!
Come, our great Redeemer praise.
I will sing the glorious praises
of my God through all my days.
Over all God reigns forever;
through all ages he is King.
Unto him, your God, O Zion,
joyful hallelujahs sing.

God blesses us and sends us out

And all God's people said...Hallelujah! Amen.

(Text: Thomas Ken, 1709; Louis Bourgeois, Genevan Psalter, 1551)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly hosts;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen, Amen, Amen.


Voluntary on the doxology
(H. Purcell)

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #100150