PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team
“Remember Me” – By: Mark Schultz
Today’s theme is: Planet Earth
1Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous;
praise is fitting for the upright.
2Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make music for God with a ten-stringed harp.
3Sing for the Lord a new song;
play your instrument skillfully with joyful sounds.
4For your word, O Lord, is right,
and faithful are all your works.
5You love righteousness and justice;
your steadfast love fills the whole earth.
6By your word were the heavens made,
by the breath of your mouth all the hosts of heaven.
7You gather up the waters of the ocean as in a water-skin
and store up the depths of the sea.
8Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all who dwell in the world stand in awe.
9For God spoke, and it came to pass;
God commanded, and it stood fast.
“Come To The River”
Chorus: Come, O come, come to the river flowing from the body of Christ.
We’ll go down, deep in the water, but in the Lord we shall arise.
Washed in waters of rebirth, we have put on Christ Jesus. Chorus
Blest are those who thirst for the reign of God’s justice. Chorus
Let us walk in the lightof God’s holy promise. Chorus
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
L: God, creator of all living things, you fashioned a world in which lands and waterways, plants and animals, together meet the needs of all that you made. We pray that such vitality may flourish around the globe. Bless those who work the soil and who manage animals. Uphold their towns and villages. Nurture bees and other pollinators. Protect farmlands and ranches from drought and flood. Free children from forced labor in the fields. Grant an economy that can sustain those families who treasure a rural life. Teach us how to share with everyone the benefits of each harvest, and accept our gratitude for all sustenance you provide, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
HOLY GOSPEL John 1:1-14
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.
SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling
SONG OF THE DAY
“Praise To The Lord, The Almighty”
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear now to his temple draw near, joining in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things is wondrously reigning
and, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
Have you not seen all that is needful has been sent by his gracious ordaining?
Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do if with his love he befriend you.
Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the amen sound from his people again. Gladly forever adore him!
“Majesty” – By:Jack Hayford
Majesty, worship his majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority
flow from his throne unto his own; his anthem raise.
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King
Majesty, worship his majesty;
Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings.
P: Go in peace. Care for God’s creation.
C: Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team
“I Will Rise” – By: Chris Tomlin
Hymns, songs and portions of the liturgy are reprinted under the following licenses:
CCLI #2339821, OneLicense #A-723565, Augsburg #SAS013411.
The scripture readings are reprinted from the NRSV Bible.