ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH

LEXINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

DRIVE IN WORSHIP

 

Christ the King Sunday

November 22, 2020


In the Zion parking lot tune to FM radio station 87.9.

 

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WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Gathered in the name of the Father, + Son, and the Holy Spirit, let us confess our sin, trusting in God’s mercy for all the saints.


Silence for reflection and meditation.
 

Holy God, we confess that we are not always awake and alert to the ways you come to us. We do not listen to your call to faithfully use what you give us.  We do not look for you in the lives of those in need.  Forgive us, O God.  Open our hearts to your coming, open our eyes to see you in our neighbor, open our hands to serve your creation. Amen.

 

Saints of God, in baptism you have been made children of God’s kingdom. Through + Jesus your sins are forgiven, and by the power of the Holy Spirit you are renewed for life in Jesus’ name. Rejoice, live in hope, for the Lord your God comes to you.  Amen.  


HYMN

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!

 

1. All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

bring forth the royal diadem

and crown him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem

and crown him Lord of all.

 

2. O seed of Israel's chosen race

now ransomed from the fall,

hail him who saves you by his grace

and crown him Lord of all.

Hail him who saves you by his grace

and crown him Lord of all.

 

3. Hail him, you heirs of David's line,

whom David Lord did call

the God incarnate, man divine

and crown him Lord of all.

The God Incarnate, man divine

and crown him Lord of all.

 

4. Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

we at his feet may fall!

We'll join the everlasting song

and crown him Lord of all.

We'll join the everlasting song

and crown him Lord of all.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Let us pray. O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus said to the disciples, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family you did it to me.’ 41Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ 45Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God!

SERMON 

Pastor Nathan Gragg

HYMN

Lord Jesus, Think on Me

 

1. Lord Jesus, think on me,

and purge away my sin;

from selfish passions set me free

and make me pure within.

 

2. Lord Jesus, think on me,

by anxious thoughts oppressed;

let me your loving servant be

and taste your promised rest.

3. Lord Jesus, think on me,

nor let me go astray;

through darkness and perplexity

point out your chosen way.

 

4. Lord Jesus, think on me,

that, when the flood is past,

I may the eternal brightness see

and share your joy at last.

 

APOSTLES’ CREED
Living together in trust and hope, let us confess our faith.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
 

Each prayer petition ends:

Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

COMMUNION PRAYER

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

You may to take your bread and hold it in your hands for the communion prayer.


We give you thanks, holy, mighty, and merciful Lord .  .  . with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.


LORD’S PRAYER
Gathered as one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus has taught us.
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
This is the body of Christ, given for you.

Amen.

 

All are invited to eat their bread.  You may say, “The body of Christ is given for you.”


BENEDICTION

May the God of all creation, in whose image we are made, who claims us and calls us beloved, who strengthens us for service, give you reason to rejoice and be glad! The blessing of God,

Sovereign, + Savior, and Spirit, be with you today and always. Amen.

 

HYMN

Crown Him with Many Crowns

 

1. Crown him with many crowns,

the Lamb upon his throne;

hark, how the heav'nly anthem drowns

all music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing

of him who died for thee,

and hail him as thy matchless king

through all eternity.

 

2. Crown him the virgin's Son,

the God incarnate born,

whose arm those crimson trophies won

which now his brow adorn;

fruit of the mystic rose,

yet of that rose the stem,

the root whence mercy ever flows,

the babe of Bethlehem.

 

3. Crown him the Lord of love--

behold his hands and side,

rich wounds, yet visible above,

in beauty glorified.

No angels in the sky

can fully bear that sight,

but downward bend their burning eyes

at mysteries so bright.

 

4. Crown him the Lord of life,

who triumphed o'er the grave

and rose victorious in the strife

for those he came to save.

His glories now we sing,

who died and rose on high,

who died, eternal life to bring,

and lives that death may die.

 

5. Crown him the Lord of years,

the potentate of time,

creator of the rolling spheres,

ineffably sublime.

All hail, Redeemer, hail!

For thou hast died for me;

thy praise and glory shall not fail

throughout eternity.

 

SENDING IN PEACE
Saints of God, the peace of the Lord is with you always.

And also with you.
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God!

 

We share the peace with one another by honking our horns and making peace signs to each other through our windows.

 

POSTLUDE

 

Following worship you are asked to depart safely from the church parking lot following the directions of the parking attendants. 
 

SERVING IN WORSHIP TODAY

Presiding Minister: Pastor Nathan Gragg

Assisting Minister: Seminarian Emily Whitlow

Director of Music: Julie Branham

Tech Team: Todd Elrod, Walt Hampton, Russell Kleckley

 

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