2002-06-23 — Who Is Worthy?

Easter 12:
Date: June 23, 2002

Theme: Who Is Worthy??

– Revelation 5:1-5

– Ude, John

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 246 : Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty Hymnary.org link
TLH 341 : Crown Him with Many Crowns Hymnary.org link
The Festival Canticle
Refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God, Alleluia, alleluia,
1. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, Whose blood set us free to be
people of God. (Refrain)
2. Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, And honor, blessing, and glory are his.
3. Sing with all the people of God, And join in the hymn of all creation.
4. Blessing, honor, glory, and might Be to God and the Lamb forever. A-men.
5. For the Lamb who was slain Has begun his reign. Alleluia! (Refrain)
(Music copyright c Richard Hillert, Reprinted from Lutheran Book
of Worship c1978 by permission of Augsburg Fortress)

TLH 344 st. 1,2: Come, Let us Join our Cheerful Songs Hymnary.org link
THE INTROIT (Revelation 5:8-14)
P: You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open it’s seals;
C: For You were slain,
P: And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
C: Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
P: And have made us kings and priests to our God;
C: And we shall reign on the earth.
P: Worthy is the Lamb
C: Who was slain
P: To receive power and riches and wisdom,
C: And strength and honor and glory and blessing!

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 17:4-11

Theme: Who Is Worthy??

Revelation 5:1-5

The Scroll and the Lamb

5:1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who Is Worthy? to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” (ESV)