PRELUDE:  Variations on “Westminster Abbey” by Richard Proulx



HYMN:  Joy to the World [Antioch]


INTROIT:  Feed My Lambs by Natalie Sleeth

Feed my lambs, tend my sheep, over all a vigil keep; in my Name lead them forth gently as a shepherd.  When they wander, when they stray, their protector be.  As ye do unto my flock, thus ye do to me.  Unto all who lose the way, hope and comfort be.  In my Name lead them forth gently, as a loving shepherd of the Lord. [Adapted from Scripture]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Ezekiel 34:11-16

ANTHEM:  Sheep May Safely Graze (from Cantata 208) by J. S. Bach/arr. by Katherine K. Davis

Sheep may safely graze and pasture in a watchful shepherd’s sight.  Those who rule, with wisdom guiding, bring to hearts a peace abiding, bless a land with joy made bright. [trans. by Katherine K. Davis]

SERMON:  “A Perfect Leader for an Imperfect People”

HYMN:  Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us [Bradbury]


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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

HYMN:  He Is King of Kings [He is King]


BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Dismissal Sentence by American Folk Hymn/arr. by Dale Wood

God be with you till we meet again, God be in you, go in peace.  By his counsel guide, uphold you; with his sheep securely fold you. [Jeremiah Eames Rankin]

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