PRELUDE:  I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (Houston)  by Wayne Wold



HYMN:  My Song Forever Shall Record (Psalm 89) [Puer Nobis Nascitur]


INTROIT:  The Lord Will Raise Up by Felix Mendelssohon/arr. by Michael Burkhardt

The Lord will raise up a new and righteous shepherd who will save his people evermore. [based on Jeremiah 23:4-6]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  1 Samuel 16:1-13

ANTHEM:  The Last Words of David  by Randall Thompson

He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springeth out of the earth by clear shining after rain.  Alleluia, amen. [2 Samuel 23:3-4]

SERMON:  “Surprises out of Nowhere, the Extraordinary out of the Ordinary”

HYMN:  I Sing a Song of the Saints of God [Grand Isle]


HYMN:  Longing for Light, We Wait in Darkness (Christ, Be Our Light)  [Christ, Be Our Light]


BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Hold us Ever in Your Keeping by Gary Matheny

Hold us ever in your keeping, comfort us in pain and strife.  Constant hope and faith renewing, lead us to a nobler life.  Grant, O Lord, your richest blessing: send your servants forth in peace.

POSTLUDE:  If You But Trust in God (Wer Nur den Lieben Gott) by Georg Neumark/arr. by John Behnke

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