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Best Sermon Ever
- Blessed Are...

Sunday, January 29, 2023
8:30am


 

Prelude "Lift High the Cross" arr. W. Bates

Karissa Raebel, organ

Weekly Church News


Welcome
  Pastor Tim Klinkenberg


Ringing of the Bell 


Invocation

Liturgist:    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19b)
People:    Amen.

Opening Sentences

Liturgist:    Keep me sage, my God,
People:    for in You I take refuge.
Liturgist:    You make known to me the path of life;
People:    You will fill me with joy in Your presence,
with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
(Psalm 16:1; 11)

Opening Hymn “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” (LSB 904)

verses 1, 2 and 3 
Blessèd Jesus, at Your Word
We are gathered all to hear You.
Let our hearts and souls be stirred
Now to seek and love and fear You,
By Your teachings, sweet and holy,
Drawn from earth to love You solely.

All our knowledge, sense, and sight
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded
Till Your Spirit breaks our night
With the beams of truth unclouded.
You alone to God can win us;
You must work all good within us.

Gracious Savior, good and kind,
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
Open now our heart and mind;
Help us by Your Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry Your Church now raises;
Hear and bless our prayers and praises.


Confession and Absolution

Liturgist:    Holy God,
People:    we do not deserve to be in Your dwelling place.
We have not led a blameless life.
We have not done what is right in Your sight
or spoken the truth that You have written on our hearts.
We have done evil to both those we love
and to those we refuse to love as we should.
We have not been faithful stewards of what You have given us. Hear our cry, God of hope, as we confess that which weighs us down…
(silence for reflection)
Liturgist:    Hear the good news of the Gospel: by the mercy of God, we are redeemed by Jesus Christ, and in Him we are forgiven. We rest now in His peace.
People:    Amen. Thanks be to God!


Hymn of Praise “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” (LSB 904)

verse 4
Father, Son, and Spirit, Lord,
Praise to You and adoration!
Grant that we may trust Your Word,
Confident of our salvation,
While we here below must wander,
Till we sing Your praises yonder.


Old Testament Reading
Micah 6:1-8 NIV

Listen to what the Lord says:
“Stand up, plead my case before the mountains;
    let the hills hear what you have to say.
“Hear, you mountains, the Lord’s accusation;
    listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth.
For the Lord has a case against his people;
    he is lodging a charge against Israel.
“My people, what have I done to you?
    How have I burdened you? Answer me.
I brought you up out of Egypt
    and redeemed you from the land of slavery.
I sent Moses to lead you,
    also Aaron and Miriam.
My people, remember
    what Balak king of Moab plotted
    and what Balaam son of Beor answered.
Remember your journey from Shittim to Gilgal,
    that you may know the righteous acts of the Lord.”
With what shall I come before the Lord
    and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
Lector:         This is the Word of the Lord.
People:       Thanks be to God!

Epistle Reading   1 Corinthians 1:18-31 NIV

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Lector:          This is the Word of the Lord.
People:       Thanks be to God!


Hymn “Lift High the Cross” (LSB 837)

verses 1, 3 and 5
Refrain:
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

Come, Christians, follow where our Captain trod,
Our king victorious, Christ, the Son of God. refrain

All newborn soldiers of the Crucified
Bear on their brows the seal of Him who died. refrain

Let ev’ry race and ev’ry language tell
Of Him who saves our lives from death and hell. refrain

Holy Gospel   Matthew 5:1-12 NIV

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
He said:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Lector:          This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People:       Thanks be to God!


Hymn of the Day “You Are the Way; through You Alone” (LSB 526)

You are the way; through You alone
Can we the Father find;
In You, O Christ, has God revealed
His heart and will and mind.

You are the truth; Your Word alone
True wisdom can impart;
You only can inform the mind
And purify the heart.

You are the life; the empty tomb
Proclaims Your conqu’ring arm,
And those who put their trust in You
Not death nor hell shall harm.

You are the way, the truth, the life;
Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win
Whose joys eternal flow.




Message Rev. Dr. Chad Lakies


 

Apostles' Creed

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, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Hymn of Response “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God” (LSB 941) arr. M. Bender

We praise You and acknowledge You, O God, to be the Lord,
The Father everlasting, by all the earth adored.
To You all angel powers cry aloud, the heavens sing,
The cherubim and seraphim their praises to You bring:
“O holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
Your majesty and glory fill the heavens and the earth!”

The band of the apostles in glory sing Your praise;
The fellowship of prophets their deathless voices raise.
The martyrs of Your kingdom, a great and noble throng,
Sing with the holy Church throughout all the world this song:
“O all-majestic Father, Your true and only Son,
And Holy Spirit, Comforter—forever Three in One!”

You, Christ, are King of glory, the everlasting Son,
Yet You, with boundless love, sought to rescue ev’ryone:
You laid aside Your glory, were born of virgin’s womb,
Were crucified for us and were placed into a tomb;
Then by Your resurrection You won for us reprieve—
You opened heaven’s kingdom to all who would believe.

You sit in splendid glory, enthroned at God’s right hand,
Upholding earth and heaven by forces You command.
We know that You will come as our Judge that final day,
So help Your servants You have redeemed by blood, we pray;
May we with saints be numbered where praises never end,
In glory everlasting. Amen, O Lord, amen!

Prayers of the Church 

Each petition concludes with:
Liturgist:   Lord, in your mercy,
People:     Hear our prayer.

Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings


Music at the Offering Joyful, Joyful Sing Praise” J. Althouse

Jubilate Choir

The Lord's Prayer

Liturgist:  Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
People:   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.



Benediction

Liturgist:  The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
People:  Amen. 

Closing Hymn “Lift High the Cross”(LSB 837)

verse 6
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory!

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Till all the world adore His sacred name.







Worship Service Participants
Preacher: Reverend Dr. Chad Lakies
Liturgist: Pastor Tim Klinkenberg
Organ: Karissa Raebel
Choir: Jubilate Choir
Choir Director: Alex Guebert
Audio/Visual: John Primm, Hector Cerda, and Rick Beville
     
Thanks for joining us today!


 
  
    

Prayers of the Church
January 29th, 2023

Lord Jesus Christ, You sat on a mountainside with Your disciples and taught them incredible truths. Strengthen us today with those truths; help us store up Your Word in our hearts, that we may act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the poor in spirit.
Be with those sick and hospitalized, those living with mental health issues and in despair,
those poor in strength of mind, body, and soul.

We pray for healing and recovery for Sabrina Green, Thomas and Margaret Hanscom, Elsa See, Lupe Espinoza, Rafael Vazquez, Maria Vazquez, Gabriel Garcia, Tim Mashi, Esperanza Vazquez, Sandy Sage, Ken, Robert Paul, the Lambert family and Robert Lambert, Ryan Bartholomew and Candy Araiza and Quin, Sheri Gulon, Freida Gumlack, Faye Janovich, the Benjamin family, the Day family, the Ryerson family, Mike Stapleton, Karen Teague, Christie Whitted, Jeff Whitted, Dave Tibbs, Megan Small, Louise Worthington, Denise Weyhrich, Mike Farina, Tizoc Ceballos, Brent VonBehren, Odas Glaser, Nancy Paul, Louise Worthington, Kathy Walker.

You are our light and our salvation, our stronghold in life.

We praise You that Roxanne Zimmerman has been released from the hospital and is now home. We thank You for strengthening, helping, and upholding Roxanne. Continue to bless her recovery and rehab at home. Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift those who mourn.
We pray for comfort for families who lost loved ones in the mass shootings at Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and Oakland. We hunger and thirst for righteousness and justice.

We also pray for comfort the family and friends of Rosemary Stayberg.

Give the knowledge that You are close to the brokenhearted and save those crushed in spirit; and although we will have trouble in this world, You have overcome the world.
Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the gentle.

We praise You for the Baptism of Carson Alexander Klinkenberg, son of Nathan and Alexa Klinkenberg, grandson of Andy and Julie Klinkenberg, great-grandson of Kay Klinkenberg.

We praise You for the Baptism of Adeline Antonette Samuelson,
daughter of Daniel and Marya Samuelson.


Thank You for the new births for Carson and Adeline in water and the Word. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, strengthen their faith in the living hope of Jesus Christ, that they may lead godly lives to the praise of Your name until they finally obtain the promised inheritance in heaven.
Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the peacemakers.

Thank You for the safe return of our team home from Kenya.
Continue to bless the spread of the Gospel in Kenya and around the world.

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the persecuted.

Be with Christian missionaries and congregations facing persecution.
Send Your holy angels to provide protection and give strength and encouragement through Your Holy Spirit.

And help us to remain strong when people insult us and speak evil of us because of the faith we have in Jesus. With St. Paul, may we delight in our weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, and say, “Your grace is sufficient for us, and Your power is made perfect in weakness.” Lord, in Your mercy,

Into Your hands, we commend all for whom we pray,
trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Offering Prayer

As we come before You, O God, with our tithes and offerings,
we remember the words of Micah 6:
What does the Lord require of us?
To act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.
We bring our money, our gifts, and whole lives as an offering to You. Amen.


 
 
Community Easter Egg Hunt

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 08, 2023, 9:00 AM
SATURDAY, April 8 - Egg Hunt in Old Towne Orange. FREE ADMISSION. Join us for a fun-filled morning of music, tacos, petting zoo, inflatables, egg hunt and MORE!


Healing Service

Healing Service

Saturday, March 04, 2023, 3:00 PM
A Worship Service focused on healing the physical, spiritual, emotional and financial afflictions we are encountering // you will have the opportunity to come forward and be prayed over if desired...


Called to Care TRAINING  Event

Called to Care TRAINING Event

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
Get equipped to help us Share Christ with our homebound congregation members through phone calls and in-person visits.


Ash Wednesday Worship

Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Worship - Noon in The Sanctuary // 7pm in BOTH The Sanctuary and Walker Hall // Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of LENT: a time of reflection and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday. We will...


Teaching Church

Teaching Church

Every Sunday, 9:45 AM
An in-depth teaching Bible Study between services on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:25 - held in Walker Hall Dining Room. Grab coffee and a donut, Grow in God's Word, and Connect with your church...


Youth Style Teaching Church

Youth Style Teaching Church

Every Sunday, 9:45 AM
EACH Sunday Between Services - VARIETY OF TOPICS  //  VARIETY OF TEACHERS -- dive into important discussions of how our faith intersects our daily lives.


Membership Class - Winter 2023

Membership Class - Winter 2023

Every Sunday, from 01/08/2023 to 03/12/2023, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Our Membership Class includes 7 weekly sessions intended for those that are new to St. John's, either as a new member, transfer member, or anyone who is interested!


 


 

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Walker Hall  |  In-Person and Online



Best Sermon Ever - Blessed Are... 

Sunday, January 29, 2023
10:30am


 

weekly church news//



welcome//


invocation//


song// God So Loved


song// I Speak Jesus


confession and absolution//


song//
How He Loves


prayers of the church/ The Lord's Prayer//


offering//


song//
Blest Are They


song// Build My Life


apostles' creed//


message//
Pastor Trevor


song// The Blessing


song// How He Loves


benediction// 


dismissal// 




Worship Service Participants

Preacher: Pastor Trevor Van Blarcom
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals and Violin: Stephan Nosrat
Vocals:  Patrick Sims, Abby See, Collin See
Drums: Tony Sigala
Electric Guitar: Joshua DeLaVictoria
Bass Guitar: Quin Araiza
Keys: David Pighin
Audio/Visual: David Kruse, Christopher Gann, Rick Shima, Katie Todd, Estevan Feliciano




Thanks for joining us today!


 
  
    

Prayers of the Church
January 29th, 2023

Lord Jesus Christ, You sat on a mountainside with Your disciples and taught them incredible truths. Strengthen us today with those truths; help us store up Your Word in our hearts, that we may act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the poor in spirit.
Be with those sick and hospitalized, those living with mental health issues and in despair,
those poor in strength of mind, body, and soul.

We pray for healing and recovery for Sabrina Green, Thomas and Margaret Hanscom, Elsa See, Lupe Espinoza, Rafael Vazquez, Maria Vazquez, Gabriel Garcia, Tim Mashi, Esperanza Vazquez, Sandy Sage, Ken, Robert Paul, the Lambert family and Robert Lambert, Ryan Bartholomew and Candy Araiza and Quin, Sheri Gulon, Freida Gumlack, Faye Janovich, the Benjamin family, the Day family, the Ryerson family, Mike Stapleton, Karen Teague, Christie Whitted, Jeff Whitted, Dave Tibbs, Megan Small, Louise Worthington, Denise Weyhrich, Mike Farina, Tizoc Ceballos, Brent VonBehren, Odas Glaser, Nancy Paul, Louise Worthington, Kathy Walker.

You are our light and our salvation, our stronghold in life.

We praise You that Roxanne Zimmerman has been released from the hospital and is now home. We thank You for strengthening, helping, and upholding Roxanne. Continue to bless her recovery and rehab at home. Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift those who mourn.
We pray for comfort for families who lost loved ones in the mass shootings at Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and Oakland. We hunger and thirst for righteousness and justice.

We also pray for comfort the family and friends of Rosemary Stayberg.

Give the knowledge that You are close to the brokenhearted and save those crushed in spirit; and although we will have trouble in this world, You have overcome the world.
Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the gentle.

We praise You for the Baptism of Carson Alexander Klinkenberg, son of Nathan and Alexa Klinkenberg, grandson of Andy and Julie Klinkenberg, great-grandson of Kay Klinkenberg.

We praise You for the Baptism of Adeline Antonette Samuelson,
daughter of Daniel and Marya Samuelson.


Thank You for the new births for Carson and Adeline in water and the Word. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, strengthen their faith in the living hope of Jesus Christ, that they may lead godly lives to the praise of Your name until they finally obtain the promised inheritance in heaven.
Lord, in Your mercy,

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the peacemakers.

Thank You for the safe return of our team home from Kenya.
Continue to bless the spread of the Gospel in Kenya and around the world.

Lord Jesus Christ, uplift the persecuted.

Be with Christian missionaries and congregations facing persecution.
Send Your holy angels to provide protection and give strength and encouragement through Your Holy Spirit.

And help us to remain strong when people insult us and speak evil of us because of the faith we have in Jesus. With St. Paul, may we delight in our weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, and say, “Your grace is sufficient for us, and Your power is made perfect in weakness.” Lord, in Your mercy,

Into Your hands, we commend all for whom we pray,
trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Offering Prayer

As we come before You, O God, with our tithes and offerings,
we remember the words of Micah 6:
What does the Lord require of us?
To act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.
We bring our money, our gifts, and whole lives as an offering to You. Amen.


 
 
Community Easter Egg Hunt

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 08, 2023, 9:00 AM
SATURDAY, April 8 - Egg Hunt in Old Towne Orange. FREE ADMISSION. Join us for a fun-filled morning of music, tacos, petting zoo, inflatables, egg hunt and MORE!


Healing Service

Healing Service

Saturday, March 04, 2023, 3:00 PM
A Worship Service focused on healing the physical, spiritual, emotional and financial afflictions we are encountering // you will have the opportunity to come forward and be prayed over if desired...


Called to Care TRAINING  Event

Called to Care TRAINING Event

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
Get equipped to help us Share Christ with our homebound congregation members through phone calls and in-person visits.


Ash Wednesday Worship

Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Worship - Noon in The Sanctuary // 7pm in BOTH The Sanctuary and Walker Hall // Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of LENT: a time of reflection and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday. We will...


Teaching Church

Teaching Church

Every Sunday, 9:45 AM
An in-depth teaching Bible Study between services on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:25 - held in Walker Hall Dining Room. Grab coffee and a donut, Grow in God's Word, and Connect with your church...


Youth Style Teaching Church

Youth Style Teaching Church

Every Sunday, 9:45 AM
EACH Sunday Between Services - VARIETY OF TOPICS  //  VARIETY OF TEACHERS -- dive into important discussions of how our faith intersects our daily lives.


Membership Class - Winter 2023

Membership Class - Winter 2023

Every Sunday, from 01/08/2023 to 03/12/2023, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Our Membership Class includes 7 weekly sessions intended for those that are new to St. John's, either as a new member, transfer member, or anyone who is interested!


 
 

 

 find links to featured events and opportunities:
www.stjohnsorange.org/links

  ONLINE GIVING

PRAYER REQUEST

CONNECTION CARD

January 29, 2023