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Christ the King

 

Welcome & Preparation for Worship

 

Call To Worship

Lord God,

the words "Jesus is King" comes easily to our lips,

yet we often fail to grasp the significance of what they mean for us.

In this service, help us worship you in spirit and truth,

and give us a vision for how we may live in homage to you

every day of our lives, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Opening Scriptures

Psalm 123 & Psalm 34:8 (NIV)

Psalm 95:1-7a

1 O come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
    and the dry land, which his hands have formed.

6 O come, let us worship and bow down,
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.

Psalm 100

1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.

3 Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he that made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him, bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

Great Things

Verse 1

Come let us worship our King
Come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things
See what our Savior has done
See how His love overcomes
He has done great things
He has done great things


Chorus

O Hero of Heaven You conquered the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
O God You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom awake and alive
O Jesus our Savior Your name lifted high
O God You have done great things


Verse 2

You’ve been faithful through every storm
You’ll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things
And I know You will do it again
For Your promise is yes and amen
You will do great things
God You do great things


Bridge

Hallelujah God above it all
Hallelujah God unshakable
Hallelujah You have done great things
You’ve done great things

CCLI Song # 7111321 | Jonas Myrin | Phil Wickham


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Unchanging

Verse 1

Great is Your faithfulness
Great is Your faithfulness
You never change You never fail O God

Verse 2

True are Your promises
True are Your promises
You never change You never fail O God

Chorus

So we raise up holy hands
To praise the Holy One
Who was and is and is to come
Yeah we raise up holy hands
To praise the Holy One
Who was and is and is to come

Verse 3

Wide is Your love and grace
Wide is Your love and grace
You never change You never fail O God

Bridge

You were, You are You will always be
You were, You are You will always be


CCLI Song # 4016669 | Chris Tomlin


© 2002 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

 

The Heart of Worship

Verse 1

When the music fades all is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring something that's of worth
That will bless Your heart


Pre-Chorus

I'll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking into my heart

Chorus

I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about You, all about You Jesus
I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it
When it's all about You, all about You Jesus


Verse 2

King of endless worth no one could express
How much You deserve
Though I'm weak and poor all I have is Yours
Ev'ry single breath

CCLI Song # 2296522 | Matt Redman


© 1999 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

 

I Love Your Presence

Verse

In the glory of Your presence
I find rest for my soul
In the depths of Your love
I find peace makes me whole


Chorus 1

I love, I love, I love Your presence
And I love, I love, I love Your presence
And I love, I love, I love You, Jesus
I love, I love, I love Your presence

CCLI Song # 2678085 | Darren Clarke | Jessie Lane

© 1999 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))

 

The Collect of the Day

Collect for Christ the King

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


From The Book of Common Prayer

 

The First Reading (OT)​

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 (CS)

11-16 “‘For this is what the Lord God says: See, I myself will search for my flock and look for them. As a shepherd looks for his sheep on the day he is among his scattered flock, so I will look for my flock. I will rescue them from all the places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and total darkness. I will bring them out from the peoples, gather them from the countries, and bring them to their own soil. I will shepherd them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the land. I will tend them in good pasture, and their grazing place will be on Israel’s lofty mountains. There they will lie down in a good grazing place; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I will tend my flock and let them lie down. This is the declaration of the Lord God. I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bandage the injured, and strengthen the weak, but I will destroy the fat and the strong. I will shepherd them with justice.

20-24 “‘Therefore, this is what the Lord God says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Since you have pushed with flank and shoulder and butted all the weak ones with your horns until you scattered them all over, I will save my flock. They will no longer be prey, and I will judge between one sheep and another. I will establish over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd. I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David will be a prince among them. I, the Lord, have spoken.

 

The Second Reading (NT)

Ephesians 1:15-23 (NRSV)

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

 

The Gospel

Matthew 25:31-46 (CSB)

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.


“‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me; I was in prison and you visited me.’


“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and take you in, or without clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and visit you?’


“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you didn’t take me in; I was naked and you didn’t clothe me, sick and in prison and you didn’t take care of me.’


“Then they too will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help you?’


“Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’


“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

The Sermon

 

Communion // Holy Eucharist

Declaration of God’s Invitation and Promises

Now let us hear the story of how this sacrament began.

On the night on which Jesus was betrayed,

He sat at supper with his disciples.

While they were eating, he took a piece of bread,

Said a blessing, broke it, and gave it to them with the words,

“This is my body, which is for you.

Do this to remember me.”

Later he took the cup, saying,

“This cup is God’s covenant,

Sealed with my blood.

Drink from it, all of you, to remember me.”

So now, following Jesus’ example and command,

We take this bread and this cup,

The ordinary things of the world,

Which Christ will use for extraordinary purposes.

And as he said a prayer before sharing,

Let us do so too.

- Based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lead us, O God, to conform this world

to your kingdom of love, justice, and peace.

Help us to live as the Lord requires:

to do justice,

to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with you, our God.

Keep us faithful in your service

until Christ comes in final victory

and we shall feast with all your saints

in the joy of your eternal realm.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honor are yours, almighty God,

now and forever. Amen.

 

A Call to Service and Benediction // The Sending & the Blessing

As you leave the sanctuary today,

may you know the hope to which God has called you,

experience the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

and trust his incomparably great power for us who believe.  Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

 

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