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Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
1024 West 6th Street
Williston, North Dakota 58801
701-572-3724

January 23, 2022
9:00 AM


THIRD SUNDAY
AFTER THE EPIPANY/
THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL

Good morning and welcome to Our Redeemer’s!  Jesus Christ is the light of the world!  We welcome you, one and all, into the light that no darkness can overcome.

PRELUDE                                                                           Celeste Lundblom

WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING HYMN
           
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”             HFG 25

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all;
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all!

O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all;
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all!

*INVOCATION
L:         In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C:        Amen.

*CONFESSION OF SINS
L:         Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
C:        Who made heaven and earth.
L:         Brothers and sisters in Christ:  Scripture clearly reveals that we are all born children of a fallen humanity; Scripture also teaches that if we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
C:        But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection and self-examination

L:         Heavenly Father,
C:        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.

*ABSOLUTION

*INTROIT    
from Psalm 67
L:         May God be gracious to us and bless us
C:        and make His face shine upon us;
L:         may Your ways be known on earth,
C:        Your salvation among all nations.
L:         May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
C:        for You rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.
L:         Then the land will yield its harvest,
C:        and God, our God, will bless us.
L:         God will bless us,
C:        and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.

*GLORIA PATRI (sung by the congregation)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  Amen.

*PRAYER OF THE DAY
(in unison)
Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC
            “Come, Christians Join and Sing”      Jubilation Bell Choir

THE WORD OF GOD

FIRST LESSON                   Acts 9:1-22
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened.
For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” 21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

SECOND LESSON
              Galatians 1:11-24
11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation
of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

HYMN
          
“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
was blind but now I see.

“Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed.

Chorus:
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.
My God, my Savior has ransomed me.
And like a flood His mercy reigns,
unending love, amazing grace.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

Chorus

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
the sun forbear to shine.
But God Who called me here below
will be forever mine.
Will be forever mine.  You are forever mine.

*HOLY GOSPEL                 Matthew 19:27-30
27 Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world,2 when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold3 and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

SERMON      Pastor Steve Lundblom

*APOSTLES' CREED
I believe in God the Father, Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

I believe in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell, the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit; The holy Christian Church; The Communion of Saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.  Amen.

OFFERTORY HYMN
            “Let Us Break Bread Together”                                 HFG 564
  
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              “Let Us Break Bread Together”                                 HFG 564

Let us break bread together on our knees;
Let us break bread together on our knees;
When I fall on my knees,
With my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees;
Let us drink wine together on our knees;
When I fall on my knees,
With my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us praise God together on our knees;
Let us praise God together on our knees;
When I fall on my knees,
With my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

*DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all
creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

*PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

*SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR
P:         The Lord be with you.
C:        And also with you.
P:         Lift up your hearts.
C:        We lift them up unto the Lord.
P:         Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.
C:        It is good and right so to do.
P:         It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give You thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who
            promised that wherever two or three come together in His name, there He is with them to shepherd His flock till He
            comes again in glory.

*THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
P:         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 for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the
            remembrance of Me.”


*THE LORD’S PRAYER   (In unison)
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

THE BENEDICTION

THREE-FOLD AMEN

CLOSING HYMN
“Thou, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle”                 HFG 576

Thou whose purpose is to kindle:
Now ignite us with Thy fire;
While the earth awaits Thy burning
With Thy passion us inspire.
Overcome our sinful calmness,
Rouse us with redemptive shame;
Baptize with Thy fiery Spirit,
Crown our lives with tongues of flame.

Thou, who in Thy holy gospel
Will that man, should truly live:
Make us sense our share of failure,
Our tranquility forgive.
Teach us courage as we struggle
In all liberating strife;
Lift the smallness of our vision
By Thine own abundant life.

Thou, who still a sword delivers
Rather than a placid peace:
With Thy sharpened word disturb us,
From complacency release!
Save us now from satisfaction
When we privately are free,
Yet are undisturbed in spirit
By our brother’s misery.

POSTLUDE

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TODAY IS MISSION SUNDAY AT ORLC.
  January’s emphasis is Lutherans For Life, and today, January 23rd is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Lutherans for Life have chosen “God Chose You” as the theme for this Sunday, based on John 15:16 – “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” Baskets are placed at the sanctuary doors for you to place your gift in as you leave the worship service.

TODAY’S RADIO BROADCAST is given in memory of Barry Nelson, Darrell Twete and S.J. Thomas from Kristi Nelson.