Christ the King
November 21, 2021




The Lord is king, robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.

~ Psalm 93:1


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We worship each Sunday in person at 9:30 am.


Worship is livestreamed at 9:30
and available to view afterwards.


We will continue to wear masks to protect those who are not vaccinated, children, and those who are vulnerable. We are doing everything we can to maintain a safe space for worship for everyone. However, if you feel ill or are running a fever of over 100 degrees, please stay home and keep yourself and others safe.


You may access the livestream by clicking the link below.


~ Gathering ~
Prelude


Confession and Forgiveness

In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Let 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.

God, who makes all things new, forgives your sins for ☩ Jesus’ sake and remembers them no more. Lift up your heads and your hearts. Yours is the kingdom of God.
Amen.


Greeting

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.



Hymn of Praise

Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray. 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 Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Amen.



~ Word ~

Children's Moment



First Reading Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

9As 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.
10A 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.
13As 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.
14To 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,
and his kingship is one
that shall never be destroyed.


Word of God. Word of life.
Thanks be to God.



Psalm 93
  
1The Lord is king, robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
The Lord has made the world so sure that it cannot be moved.
2Ever since the world began, your throne has been established;
you are from everlasting. 
3The waters have lifted up, O Lord, the waters have lifted up their voice;
the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
4Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea,
mightier is the Lord who dwells on high.
5Your testimonies are very sure,
and holiness befits your house, O Lord, forever and forevermore. 



Gospel   John 18:33-37

The Holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.

 33Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate 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?” 36Jesus 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.” 37Pilate 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.”


Praise to you, O Christ.



Sermon


Prayers of the People

Each petition ends:
Hear us, O God,
your mercy is great.



Peace

The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.



Anthem


Offertory Prayer

Holy God,
the earth is yours and everything in it, yet you have chosen to dwell among your creatures. Come among us now in these gifts of bread and wine, and strengthen us to be your body for the world through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




Great Thanksgiving


It is indeed right, our duty and our joy... we praise your name and join in their unending hymn:


Words of Institution



Lord's Prayer

Lord, remember us in your love and teach us to pray:

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.



Communion


Post Communion Blessing and Prayer

The body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
Amen.

Let us pray. Blessed Jesus, at this table, you have been for us both host and meal. Now send us forth to extend our tables and to share your gifts until that day when all feast together at your heavenly banquet.
Amen.


~ Sending ~


Blessing

Dismissal

Go in peace. You are the body of Christ.
Thanks be to God!
 


Postlude
Coming Up at Immanuel...
Food Drive Thank You


Thank you to everyone who supported the Food Drive yesterday! There is great need, but God also blesses us with great generosity!

You may continue to support Immanuel's food ministries by dropping off food on Sundays that will support both the Backpack Program as well as the Little Pantry, or stop by the church during the week and leave food and toiletry items directly in the Little Pantry beside the parking lot at the rear of the church.
Items that are needed for the backpacks are kid friendly foods including items such as: mac and cheese, granola bars, canned pasta (such as ravioli or SpaghettiOs), soup, tuna fish, canned chicken, pasta sauce, pasta, peanut
butter and jelly, instant oatmeal, hot coco mix, canned fruit and vegetables.

Items for the Little Pantry are a little different in the winter please consider items that won’t freeze including: feminine hygiene items, soap bars, deodorant, shampoo, tooth paste and brushes, diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, cake mixes, boxed cereal, soup mixes, rice and other grains, tuna pouches, snack items (dried fruit, granola, beef jerky, nuts), paper products Kleenex, toilet paper and paper towels.

Please share this invitation with others. This is a continued reminder of the hunger issues that exist, even in Webster.!"
Hats and Mittens Collection

Winter will be barreling down from the north and hands, heads and bodies will need extra protection!! The mitten, hat, and scarf collection will take place November thru the first week in December. Donations can be left in the box by the back doors or drop them off with your food donation on November 20th, 10:00- Noon. They do not have to be wrapped-just warm!
Thanksgiving Worship This Evening
with St. Martin and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches

This evening at 7 pm St. Martin Lutheran Church will host our combined Thanksgiving Worship. Pastors Korey Finstad of St. Martin and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches and Pastor Joanne will lead a service of Holy Communion as we gather together in thankfulness and praise. Mark your calendars and plan to be a part of this joy-filled celebration! St. Martin Lutheran Church is located at 813 Bay Road in Webster.
Calling all singers and ringers!
(and anyone in between)

Christmastime is just around the corner! Hopefully you all have been enjoying the music our choirs have been working on this fall. The sense of community and the joy for music we share really shines in our rehearsals. No prior choir experience is needed to join!

We are looking for people who play instruments, especially strings and woodwinds. We will begin working on Christmas music the week of November 29. Bell choir meets from 6:30-8:00pm on Tuesdays and Senior choir meets from 7:00-8:30pm on Wednesdays. Christmas music will be worked on for the first 30-45 minutes of rehearsals. If you are interested in singing with the choir, ringing bells, or sharing your instrumental gifts for Christmas Eve please email music@immanuelwebster.org.
Adult Sunday School
Meets in Person or On Zoom at 10:30

Join the conversation today at 10:30. The class will continue the study, Introduction to the Gospels. Even if you didn’t participated in the spring, you are welcome to join the class—each gospel overview stands on its own. We will be starting with an overview of the gospel of Matthew, sharing the background and context for the writing of that gospel.

Join us on Sundays at 10:30, in person in the fellowship hall. Bring your favorite version of the Bible. Should you be more comfortable joining remotely, Zoom log-in is:
Meeting ID: 892 4142 0205
Passcode: 891269
or click the link below.
No Bible Study This Wednesday

Bible Study will not meet this week because of Thanksgiving, but we will return next week, Wedensday morning, December 1, at 9:00. Each week we talk about the upcoming lessons for Sunday, digging more deeply into God’s story of love and grace. No prior bible study experience is necessary. Our mornings are filled with conversation, laughter, questions, and fun. Plan to be a part of this wonderful way to grow in our faith! We meet on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 854 6566 1417
Passcode: 987872

or click the link below:
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