Sunday Nov. 22 program

DATE: Sunday, November 22
TIME: 11 am

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*OPENING HYMN: #694 “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” (The Hinz family)

Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Raise a song, sound the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

Merciful God, we confess that 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.  We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

LORD HAVE MERCY #484 (sing twice) (The Hinz family)


Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17
11 “ ‘For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 15 I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign LORD. 16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice. 17 “ ‘As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
*PSALTER Psalm 23 – Page #754 (John Detzel) (first response -The Hinz family)


I Corinthians 15:20-26,28
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELLUIA #486 (John Detzel)
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!

Matthew 25:31-46 (Dr. Charles Hinz)
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ 44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ 45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ 46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Reader:  The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HYMN #102 “Now Thank We All Our God” (The Hinz family)


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And 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, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the God Father Almighty.
from thence he shall come again to judge the quick 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.

Anthony will read the prayers of the people.  If you would like a prayer to be read next Sunday, please send your request to Anthony.  You may call or text him at (347) 617-6098 or send an email to him at the following address:

HYMN #131 “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing” (The Hinz family)

GREAT THANKSGIVING (Early American Melody)


LAMB OF GOD #2113 (sing twice)

(For those who are listening in, we invite you to receive “spiritually,” by praying:   “Father, I pray, that I might be more closely spiritually united to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”)

COMMUNION HYMN #640 “Take Our Bread” (verses 1 and 2) (The Hinz family)


*CLOSING HYMN “We Plow the Fields” (The Hinz family)

We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand;
he sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes and the sunshine and soft refreshing rain.
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love.

He only is the maker of all things near and far;
he paints the wayside flower, he lights the evening star;
the wind and waves obey him, by him the birds are fed;
much more to us his children, he gives our daily bread.
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love.

We thank you, then, O Father, for all things bright and good,
the seed-time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food:
accept the gifts we offer for all your love imparts;
and that which you most welcome, our humble, thankful hearts.
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love.