Published on January 2nd, 2018 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: January 7th, 2018
On Sunday, January 7th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. He reminded us that calling to God for rescue (to visit our situation) requires belief and honesty.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Isaiah 63:15-64:12
 Look down from heaven and see, from your holy and beautiful habitation. Where are your zeal and your might? The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion are held back from me.  For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.  O Lord, why do you make us wander from your ways and harden our heart, so that we fear you not? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.  Your holy people held possession for a little while; our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary.  We have become like those over whom you have never ruled, like those who are not called by your name.
[64:1] Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence—  as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence!  When you did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.  From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.  You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned; in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?  We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.  There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.  But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.  Be not so terribly angry, O Lord, and remember not iniquity forever. Behold, please look, we are all your people.  Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.  Our holy and beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, has been burned by fire, and all our pleasant places have become ruins.  Will you restrain yourself at these things, O Lord? Will you keep silent, and afflict us so terribly?
Hymn of Adoration: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 179 Hallelujah! Thine the Glory
Hymn of Response: # 628 Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Readings: The Ten Commandments
God spake these words, and said: I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make to thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
Full Liturgy for January 7th, 2018 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)