Published on January 15th, 2018 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: January 21st, 2018
On Sunday, January 21st, 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 humble honesty that depends on God’s grace.
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 64
 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: # 345 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 252 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Hymn of Response: # 634 Sweet Hour of Prayer
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Readings: The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of Heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living 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 life everlasting. Amen.
Full Liturgy for January 21st, 2018 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)