2002-01-20 — We Would See Jesus Only!

Epiphany 2:
Date: January 20, 2002

Theme: We Would See Jesus Only!

– Matthew 20:1-16

– Ude, John

The Order of Worship:


January 20th Theme: We Would See Jesus Only!
(Pastor John Ude)
HYMN 343 1-3
THE LITURGY (Congregation responds with bold print)
In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Ghost, O Lord, open Thou my lips.
And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
Make haste to help me, O LORD.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, forevermore. Amen. Hallelujah!
Oh, come, let us worship the Lord:
For He is our Maker.
THE LITURGICAL SONG: Hymn 465 with reading from Psalm 84.
Psalm 84:1-4 How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You. Selah
1. Christ is our Corner-stone, On Him alone we build;
With His true saints alone The courts of heaven are filled.
On His great love Our hopes we place Of present grace And joys above.
5-8 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
2. Oh, then, with hymns of praise These hallowed courts shall ring;
Our voices we will raise The three in One to sing
And thus proclaim In joyful song, Both loud and long. That glorious name.
9-12 O God, behold our shield, And look upon the face of Your anointed. For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You!
3. Here, gracious God, do Thou Forevermore draw nigh;
Accept each faithful vow And mark each suppliant sigh.
In copious shower On all who pray Each holy day, Thy blessing pour.
2 Peter 1:16-21
4. Here may we gain from heaven The grace which we implore,
And may that grace, once given, Be with us evermore
Until that day When all the blest To endless rest Are called away!
1 Peter 1:3-12
O LORD, we are sinful but O Lord have mercy upon us.
O Lord, we deserve Your wrath but O Lord have mercy upon us.
Thanks be to Thee, O LORD! The Apostles’ Creed
HYMN – 480
THE SERMON Matthew 20:1-16
We Would See Jesus Only!
HYMN 135
Lord, have mercy upon us, Christ, have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us,
The LORD’s Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
The collect for grace:
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same with Your mighty power and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger, but that all our doing, being ordered by Your governance, may be righteous in Your sight; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God forevermore. (Organ) Amen
Bless we the Lord. Thanks be to God. The Benediction Amen.
Shine, Jesus, Shine (song)