Celebration, Worship, and Communion Service CHRIST THE KING

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1 Redeemer utheran hurch Of eisure World St. Andrews Drive Seal Beach, A (562) website: elebration, Worship, and ommunion Service HRIST THE KING 1

2 Welcome! We are grateful to God for the opportunity to be in the House of the ord! With the guidance of Bishop Taylor, the recommendations from our Task Force, D, and State Health Department requirements our guidelines are: Masks are REQUIRED for EVERYONE * Because of the dangers of the Delta variant (the variant is more transmissible and dangerous than other types of the coronavirus), which, again, is hospitalizing and killing older people at a much higher rate, even when vaccinated, we are REQUIRING EVERYONE WEAR A MASK INDOORS, even if you are vaccinated. * While we welcome everyone, it is REQUIRED that everyone follow Redeemer s (and eisure World s) safety policies. * Remember that the responses from the congregation are to be behind your mask. * Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet. * Keep your required mask covering your nose and mouth at all times while in the building. * Hand sanitizer is readily available by the entrance to the church. * Plastic gloves are available in the entryway if you wish to use them. * Offering plates are at the door for your gifts to the hurch; we will not be passing the plate. * Please pick up ommunion as you enter the Sanctuary to be consumed after it is blessed at ommunion time. * Please fill out the attendance form next to your seat and place it back there so we can complete tracing requirements. We will pick them up after the service. Please leave them there. Thank you! Your presence is the heartfelt action of faith and we are grateful you are part of the Redeemer family of faith. 2

3 PREUDE played by organist WEOME AND ANNOUNEMENTS Introit ead On, O King Eternal GREETING P The grace of our ord Jesus hrist, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. And also with you. ONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS P et us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. Silence is kept for reflection. Have mercy on us, O God. We confess that we have sinned against you and against our neighbor. We have built walls instead of tables and have turned away the stranger. We have sought glory for ourselves and have treasured that which does not satisfy. Help us to love as you love, to welcome those you send, and to treasure mercy and justice. Turn us from our ways to your ways, and free us to serve those in need. Amen. P God, who makes all things new, forgives your sins for + Jesus' sake and remembers them no more. ift up your heads and your hearts. Yours is the kingdom of God. Amen. 3

4 PRAYER OF THE DAY 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 hrist, our Savior and ord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. WE HEAR GOD S WORD PROAIMED INTRODUTION 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. 4

5 The First esson is from Daniel chapter 7 verses 9-10, 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. 9 As 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. 10 A 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. 13 As 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. 14 To 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, 5

6 and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed. The Word of the ord. PSAM: Psalm 93 Ever since the world began, your throne has been established. (Ps. 93:2) 1 The ORD is king, robed in majesty; the ORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The ORD has made the world so sure that it cannot be moved. 2 Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; you are from everlasting. 3 The waters have lifted up, O ORD, the waters have lifted up their voice; the waters have lifted up their pounding waves. 4 Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, mightier is the ORD who dwells on high. 5 Your testimonies are very sure, and holiness befits your house, O ORD, forever and forevermore. 6

7 The Second esson is from Revelation chapter 1 verses 4-8 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. 4b Grace 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, 5 and from Jesus hrist, 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, 6 and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 ook! 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 ord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. The Word of the ord. Gospel Acclamation played by organist 7

8 The Gospel esson is from John chapter 18 verses In John's gospel, the story of Jesus and Pilate presents two different ways of exercising power: through force or with love. 33 Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" 34 Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" 35 Pilate 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?" 36 Jesus 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." 37 Pilate 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 ord. SERMON Take Me to Your eader Jerry Brady HOIR ANTHEM Jesus Shall Reign 8

9 APOSTES REED I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus hrist, his only Son, our ord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic hurch, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. PRAYERS OF THE PEOPE 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. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer. 9

10 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. God, 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. God, 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. Renew them in their work. God, 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). Join their prayers with ours and unite them with us in the body of hrist. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Here other intercessions may be offered. 10

11 We pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer. We pray for guidance as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always. God, 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. God, 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 hrist, our Savior. Amen. OFFERTORY PRAYER P Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus hrist our ord. Amen. 11

12 THE GREAT THANKSGIVING THE ORD S PRAYER 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. INVITATION TO OMMUNION (At this time, all who would like to approach the Altar Rail are invited to do so.) P P A feast of love is offered here for you and for all the saints. (When all are gathered, the Pastor proclaims:) The Body of hrist, given for you. The Blood of hrist, shed for you. (All consume the bread and wine as the Pastor says:) P May the Body and Blood of our ord Jesus hrist strengthen you and keep you in God s grace. 12

13 PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING P et us pray. We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life; and we pray that in your mercy you would strengthen us, through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus hrist our ord. Amen. BESSING P God, the beginning and the end, who has written your name in the book of life, + bless and keep you in grace and peace from this time forth and forevermore. Amen. DISMISSA P ed on by the saints before us, go in peace to serve the ord. Thanks be to God. POSTUDE Soon and Very Soon played by organist 13

14 Pastor: Rev. isa Rotchford, (714) Organist: Sharon Heck Flowers are given by: Doris Weinart in Thanksgiving for God s Blessings. There are spots on flower chart in the entryway ready to be filled out! There are two bouquets each Sunday. Please note if you are requesting one or both. One bouquet is $15.00; both bouquets are $ THOSE WHO SERVE TODAY Preaching: Jerry Brady Reader / Prayer eader: Nancy Anderson Financial Team: Wendy Alfageme and Maria Swift Task Force Members: Beverly Anderson, Jerry Brady, Margo Geesing, arl Keene, armen eslie, Sylvia Makus, Kay Pushman, Dee Sessa, and Anne Walshe Sunday: Tuesday: Thursday: NEXT WEEK 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary ommunion Service Articles and Those who Serve due in the Office 2:30 p.m. hurch ouncil Meeting HURH OUNI President arl Keene; Vice-President Jerry Brady, Secretary Nancy Anderson, Treasurer Phyllis Mackey, Finance hair Kay Pushman, arol ostello, armen eslie, Betty ucero, eslie Parker, Maria Swift, Juanita Townsend, and Anne Walshe 14

15 REMEMBER IN PRAYER Kathy, Wendy, Dena, Nancy, Evelyn, Shirlene, Jerry, Dondi, arol, Mickey, Evelyn, hrista, Alice, Terry, Barbara, edric, ynda, ucy, Karen, Raymond, Bernice, Richard, Al, Brian, Shirley, George, Rose, Ken, Sandra, Julia, armen, Betty, Nancy, Phyllis, Sue, Sylvia, Dorothea, Gilbert, avona, Florence, Erich, eslie, inda, Veronica, Jim, Kay, Violet, Shirley, inda, Ron, isa, Barbara, Violet, Joan, Edith, Jann, Anita, Evelyn, Nelda, Maria, Tee, Juanita, Joan, inda, Dee, Bruce, Alma, Martha, ollette, Robert, hiz, aura, Jim, oretta, Ray, Patricia, Betty, William, Betty, orna, M. Teresa, Joan, Mike, Anne, ynn, Mike, Ethan, Kurt, Brinly, Mcall, Kathy, Nayleen, Nicole, Donald, Maria, Andy, Owen, and Tom. Please contact the church to add people to the prayer list. 15

16 iving a Stewardship ife It s all about your spirit: everything we have is a gift from God that we are to use to help others. God s Financial ounsel Money plays an important part in our lives. We make financial decisions daily. We can use money for good, or we can choose to use it as a tool for wrong purposes. Since so much of life revolves around financial dealings and decisions, it is wise for us to learn how God s Word counsels us in this area. For example, Jesus said, Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will be dishonest with much (uke 16:10). Solomon wrote, In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has (Proverbs 21:20). God s Word is where we will find the best financial counsel. Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are the source of all good things. Help me to be faithful in the management of all that You entrust to me. ord, grant me wisdom to know how I can best use my money so that my treasures can be used to further Your kingdom. In Your precious name I pray. Amen. Blessings on Your Spiritual Journey! 16

17 Announcements Welcome everyone this morning, and especially to our guests and visitors! Safety protocols are noted on page 2 of the bulletin. Reminder: The hurch ouncil meeting was moved to THIS Thursday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our new ouncil members are invited to attend. ongratulations to our new ouncil members: Wendy Alfageme, Sandy angdale, and Sylvia Makus who were elected last Sunday at the ongregational Annual Meeting Part 1. The Budget for the 2022 year was also approved by the congregation at the meeting. Jerry Brady invites anyone interested in serving as a Reader or Prayer eader for 2022 to please speak to him before or after Worship Service or call him at: (714) While we welcome everyone, it is REQUIRED that everyone follow Redeemer s (and eisure World s) safety policies: Masks are REQUIRED for EVERYONE, even for those who have been vaccinated. Please follow this policy, if not for your own health and safety, then for the health and safety of those you come in contact with. When wearing it, please keep your mask covering your nose and mouth at all times. Please remember to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet. ommunion the bread, wine and grape juice of the vine is offered in the communion cups/chalices. You may obtain them at the front doors when you enter the Sanctuary to be consumed after it is blessed at ommunion time. Our outdoor Service at 9:30 a.m. in the hapel Area has ended until warmer weather in the Spring. Everyone is invited to our 10:30 a.m. Service in the Sanctuary. 17

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