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35. 22.11.2020

Special Service

  • Opening words

  • Hymn

THE Lord is King; lift up your voice,
O earth, and all you heavens rejoice!
From world to world the joy shall ring:
‘The Lord omnipotent is King!’

2 The Lord is King! who then shall dare
resist His will, distrust His care,
or murmur at His wise decrees,
or doubt His royal promises?

3 The Lord is King! child of the dust,
the Judge of all the earth is just:
holy and true are all His ways;
let every creature speak His praise.

4 He reigns! you saints, exalt your strains:
your God is King, your Father reigns;
and He is at the Father’s side,
the Man of love, the Crucified.

5 One Lord, one kingdom, all secures:
He reigns – and life and death are yours;
through earth and heaven one song shall ring,
 ‘The Lord omnipotent is King!’

  • Reading N°1

Psalm 97
1 ¶  The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice;
   let the many coastlands be glad!
2  Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
   righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3  Fire goes before him
   and burns up his adversaries all around.
4  His lightnings light up the world;
   the earth sees and trembles.
5  The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
   before the Lord of all the earth.
6  The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
   and all the peoples see his glory.
7  All worshipers of images are put to shame,
   who make their boast in worthless idols;
   worship him, all you gods!
8 ¶  Zion hears and is glad,
   and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
   because of your judgments, O LORD.
9  For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
   you are exalted far above all gods.
10  O you who love the LORD, hate evil!
   He preserves the lives of his saints;
   he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11  Light is sown for the righteous,
   and joy for the upright in heart.
12  Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
   and give thanks to his holy name!

  • Hymn

REJOICE, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore;
mortals, give thanks and sing
and triumph evermore:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, Rejoice.

2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,
the God of truth and love:
when He had purged our stains,
He took His seat above:

3 His kingdom cannot fail;
He rules o’er earth and heaven;
the keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus given:

4 He sits at God’s right hand
till all His foes submit,
and bow to His command,
and fall before His feet:

5 Rejoice in glorious hope;
Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take His servants up
to their eternal home:

We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
the trump of God shall sound, Rejoice!

  • Reading N°2

Romans 5:1-12
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

  • Hymn

JESUS shall reign where’er the sun
does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 To Him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown His head;
His Name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
with every morning sacrifice.

3 People and realms of every tongue
dwell on His love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on His Name.

4 Blessings abound where’er He reigns:
the prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
the weary find eternal rest,
and all the sons of want are blest.

5 Where He displays His healing power,
death and the curse are known no more;
in Him the tribes of Adam boast
more blessings than their father lost.

6 Let every creature rise and bring
their highest honours to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud ‘Amen’.

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

Speak, o Lord, as we come to you
To receive the food of Your holy word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfil in us
All Your purposes, for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise, cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of power that can never fail;
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us.
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
As the earth is filled with Your glory.

  • Sermon

  • Hymn

Come, people of the Risen King,
Who delight to bring Him praise;
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in.

Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun,
And those weeping through the night;
Come, those who tell of battles won,
And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change,
And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace.

Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, young and old from every land -
Men and women of the faith;
Come, those with full or empty hands -
Find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world, His people sing -
Shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age:
“Our God is all in all”!

Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

  • Grace.

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