Christ the King Weekend – Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 8:30am led by Pastor Steve Norby

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Christ the King Weekend

INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY

Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, the people still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.

PRELUDE 

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

STEWARDSHIP VIDEO – My Money

Confession and Forgiveness (ELW p. 94)

In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.  Amen.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Gathering Song – Lead On, O King Eternal! (ELW 805)

1) Lead on, O King eternal! The day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest your tents will be our home.
Through days of preparation your grace has made us strong;
and now, O King eternal, we lift our battle song.

2) Lead on, O King eternal, till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
and holiness shall whisper the sweet amen of peace;
for not with swords loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums,
but deeds of love and mercy the heav’nly kingdom comes.

3) Lead on, O King eternal: we follow, not with fears,
for gladness breaks like morning where’er your face appears.
Your cross is lifted o’er us; we journey in its light;
the crown awaits the conquest; lead on, O God of might!

Greeting (ELW p. 138)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  And also with you.

SUNDAY: 

Kyrie (ELW p. 147)

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the whole world,

for the well-being of the Church of God,

and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For this holy house,

and for all who offer here their worship and praise,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

Amen.

Canticle of Praise (ELW p. 148)

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,

whose blood set us free to be people of God.

Power and riches and wisdom and strength,

and honor and blessing and glory are his.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing and honor and glory and might

be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God,

for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign.

Alleluia. Alleluia.

Prayer of the Day 

Let us pray.  Almighty and ever-living God, you anointed your beloved Son to be priest and sovereign forever. Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united by the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

BIBLE Reading Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

To the community for whom this passage was written, it seemed as though the oppression they were experiencing would never end. Daniel’s message is: It shall end. The Ancient One, who is judge, will call all nations to account and will give dominion to “one like a human being,” the Messiah.

9As I watched,
 thrones were set in place,
  and an Ancient One took his throne,
 his clothing was white as snow,
  and the hair of his head like pure wool;
 his throne was fiery flames,
  and its wheels were burning fire.
10A stream of fire issued
  and flowed out from his presence.
 A thousand thousands served him,
  and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him.
 The court sat in judgment,
  and the books were opened.
13As I watched in the night visions,
 I saw one like a human being
  coming with the clouds of heaven.
 And he came to the Ancient One
  and was presented before him.
14To him was given dominion
  and glory and kingship,
 that all peoples, nations, and languages
  should serve him.
 His dominion is an everlasting dominion
  that shall not pass away,
 and his kingship is one
  that shall never be destroyed.

Psalm 93

1The Lord is king, robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
  The Lord has made the world so sure that it cannot be moved.
2Ever since the world began, your throne has been established;
  you are from everlasting. 
3The waters have lifted up, O Lord, the waters have lifted up their voice;
  the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
4Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea,
  mightier is the Lord who dwells on high.
5Your testimonies are very sure,
  and holiness befits your house, O Lord, forever and forevermore. 

BIBLE Reading Revelation 1:4b-8

The book of Revelation begins by celebrating the Almighty God, who spans all of time. Similarly, Jesus is celebrated as the firstborn from the dead who rules over the world’s rulers. He is the one whose return we eagerly await.

4bGrace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
  To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7Look! He is coming with the clouds;
  every eye will see him,
 even those who pierced him;
  and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to be. Amen.
8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Gospel Acclamation (ELW p. 151)

Alleluia, Lord, to whom shall we go?

You have the words of eternal life.  Alleluia.

Gospel – John 18:33-37

In John’s gospel, the story of Jesus and Pilate presents two different ways of exercising power: through force or with love.

The Holy Gospel according to John, the 18th chapter.

Glory to you, O Lord.

33Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

MESSAGE –  Pastor Stephen Norby 

Hymn of the Day – American Dream

APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers OF INTERCESSION

Eternal God, you hold firm amid the changes of this world. Hear us now as we pray for the church, the world, and everyone in need.

A brief silence.

God, you sent your Son Jesus to testify to the truth. We pray for preachers, missionaries, evangelists, and teachers who carry your forgiveness and love to the world. Fill their words and actions with compassion and kindness so that your truth will shine.  We pray for missionaries, Doug & Barb Petersen in Zambia, Africa; and our

members and friends:  Devin Greenside; Ron Greenside; Louise Gregory; Joshua, Nicole, Chase & Hailee Gruhlke; Kyle & Sonja Gruhlke; James Hall; Brandon Halverson & Maryjane.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God, you sent your Son Jesus to liberate all of creation. We pray for all living things longing for the freedom to flourish, from ancient trees and wild grasses to endangered animals and rare insects. Give human beings compassionate hearts to care for them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God, you sent your Son Jesus to lead us into the way of peace. Direct the members of international alliances in choosing a nonviolent path toward the future. Give them the humility and wisdom to make just decisions to benefit all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God, you sent your Son Jesus to make us into your own people, set free to serve you. We pray for people who serve the well-being of others, especially ministries in our community (local social ministries or agencies may be named). Renew them in their work. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God, you sent your Son Jesus to rule in all times and places. We pray for the friends of our congregation who are unable to join our worship in person and for all who are sick and suffering (especially) Rita Bebler, Mary Halverson, Vickie Tusa, Allan Bratrud, Ruth Plackner, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Karen Grunst, Steven Hansen, and all those we name in our hearts before you.  Join their prayers with ours and unite them with us in the body of Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for an end to the pandemic and for mercy on all who suffer physical, spiritual and economic hardship because of it.  We pray for those caring for the sick.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the call committee and the council and ask that you would guide, inspire and empower them in their work.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God, you sent your Son Jesus to be our beginning and our ending. We give thanks for those whose lives have given us a glimpse of Jesus’ reign of justice and peace. Empower us to join their witness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our hope and strength, we entrust to you all for whom we pray. Remain with us always, through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

Peace (ELW p. 128)

The peace of Christ be with you always.

And also with you.

Offering 

          (Please pass the offering plates.)

OfferTORY Prayer (ELW p. 107)

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts: our selves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

SUNDAY:

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

 Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Preface (ELW p. 130)

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,

that we should at all times and in all places

give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,

through our Savior Jesus Christ;

who on this day overcame death and the grave,

and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.

And so, with all the choirs of angels,

with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy (ELW p. 144)

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

In the night in which he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Lord’s Prayer (ELW p. 145)

Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.

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.

DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY Communion 

The body of Christ, given for you.  The blood of Christ, shed for you.

(Please go out of your section to the right, proceed to front to receive the bread and wine, and return on left side of section.)

Prayer after Communion (ELW p. 136)

Let us pray.  We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life. In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Blessing (ELW p. 136)

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.

The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.  Amen.

Sending Song – Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (ELW 712)

1) Lord, whose love in humble service bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken, worked your mercy’s perfect deed:
we, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart;
consecrating to your purpose ev’ry gift which you impart.

2) Still your children wander homeless; still the hungry cry for bread;
still the captives long for freedom; still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion healed the sick and freed the soul,
by your Spirit send your power to our world to make it whole.

3) As we worship, grant us vision, till your love’s revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens your compassion bids us bear,
stirring us to ardent service, your abundant life to share.

4) Called by worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go,
to the child, the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show;
hope and health, good will and comfort, counsel, aid and peace we give,
that your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know and live.


Dismissal 

Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

CHIMES & POSTLUDE

From sundaysandseasons.com.

Copyright © 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

SUN, 11-21:  8:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Broadcast on

     KKOJ 1190 AM) led by Pastor Steve Norby

          9:30 am Congregation Forum led by Pastor Steve Norby

TUES, 11-23  8 am Women’s Study – Fellowship Hall

THURS, 1-25:  10:30 am Community Thanksgiving Worship led by

Pastor Steve DeKok

          11:30 am Community Thanksgiving Dinner – dine in, delivery

or drive-thru

SAT, 11-27:  5 pm Worship Service led by Pastor Lance Isaacson

SUN, 11-28:  8:30 am Worship Service (Broadcast on KKOJ 1190 AM)

     led by Pastor Nancy Isaacson

WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Special:  Rita Bebler, Mary Halverson, Vickie Tusa, Allan Bratrud, Ruth Plackner, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Karen Grunst, Steven Hansen, and all those we name in our hearts before you  

Missionaries:  Doug & Barb Petersen in Zambia, Africa

Members and friends:  Devin Greenside; Ron Greenside; Louise Gregory; Joshua, Nicole, Chase & Hailee Gruhlke; Kyle & Sonja Gruhlke; James Hall; Brandon Halverson & Maryjane

Other:  Military, Pastor Nancy Isaacson, Pastor Lance Isaacson, Our Savior’s Church Council & Call Committee

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN RECENT MONTHS, members have expressed questions and concerns about the ELCA.  Conversations will be an opportunity to discuss concerns and ask questions.  Pastor Stephen Norby will share his thoughts with us and respond to your questions on Sunday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

PLEASE KEEP THE CALL COMMITTEE in your prayers:  Megan Benson (youth rep.), Rick Burud, Corey Christopher (council rep.), Molly Fransen, Dave Hansen, Debi Ringkob, Karen Zoch (council rep.)  

In case of pastoral care needs or emergencies – please call:

        Our Savior’s Lutheran Church office – 507-847-2856

        Pastor Nancy Isaacson – 507-847-3238 (home)

                                                507-841-3763 (cell)

        Pastor Lance Isaacson – 507-847-3238 (home)

                                                507-841-3766 (cell)

        Pastor Steve DeKok – 507-840-0773 (cell)

        Pam Tracey – 507-847-3132 (home)

RADIO BROADCAST FUND –  Our Savior’s broadcasts the worship serve on KKOJ-1190 AM each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.  Sponsorships are needed and cost $100 per week and may be given in honor, celebration or in memory of someone.  (If unable to pay full amount, please don’t let that prevent you from sponsoring a service.)  Contact the church office for available dates.  Thank you!

LOOKING for members for the Youth & Family Ministry Team – please contact Holly Reipke or the church office if you would like to help. 

NEED HELP with soundboard operators and projectionists – please call the church office and volunteer to be on the schedule.  Thanks!

CHILDREN’S DENTAL SERVICES (CDS), in Jackson County, Wed., December 8 – Call 1-866-543-6009 for an appointment.  CDS is a non-profit dental clinic that accepts all forms of insurance.  CDS offers free and reduced cost care based on income.  CDS will see patients of all ages.  Sponsored by Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services. 

READING BUDDIES needed at the Jackson Public Library – Volunteers commit ½ to 1 hour weekly reading to elementary age students.  Program runs from January to May.  If interested or for more information, please call library, 847-4748 for Carrie or Mackenzie. 

Our Savior’s will host a:

Community Thanksgiving Worship

Thursday, November 25 – 10:30 a.m.

and Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 25 – 11:30 a.m.
(donations will be made to some community needs)

Helpers needed – before, during & after the meal – check the concourse table for sign-ups.  Or call 847-2856 if willing to help with preparing and serving this meal. 

Dine in – delivery – or drive thru.  (For delivery, please call 847-2856.) 

Please tell your family and friends about this community worship and dinner and plan to attend! 

LSS MEALS is offering healthy meals at a pop-up event, Wednesday,  December 29 from 12:30-1:30 pm at Lakefield Multi-Purpose Center.  This is for older adults ages 60 and older – first come, first served.  There is NO cost – donations and SNAP benefits accepted.  Registration form at time of pick up is required.  Meals are prepared, individually sealed and portioned, then frozen for convenience for eating when you want.  For more info, contact Sarah Anderson, 866-974-0283.

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS

                                      Saturday                         Sunday

Acolytes                         Maryjane Halverson       Payton Coquyt

                                                                             Taylor Schultz

Communion                   Brandon Halverson         Patrick & Alissa Coquyt

                                      Jon Schmidt                   Matt & Kaleen Schultz

                                                                             John Hansen

                                                                             Jeff Johnson

Greeters                         Sharon Anderson            Kent & Jo Schneekloth

Scripture Reader             Maren Larson                 Paul Meium

Ushers                           Nate Benson                   Dave & Ruth Hansen

Radio Announcer                                                 Richard Anderson

Soundboard                    HELP NEEDED   – – – – – – – – – – – –

Projectionist                    Sandy Phillips                Jeff Johnson         

Organist                         Melynda Tracey             Melynda Tracey