Worship Items for November 20, 2022 – Christ the King Sunday


Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears utterly contradictory that a king should be crucified with a criminal. This victory appears for all the world as humiliating defeat. Yet through the gate of death Jesus opens the door to paradise.

Prayer of the Day

O God, our true life, to serve you is freedom, and to know you is unending joy. We worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you for your great glory. Abide with us, reign in us, and make this world into a fit habitation for your divine majesty, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Confession and Forgiveness

Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who is eager to forgive and who loves us beyond our days. Amen. Dear friends, together let us acknowledge our failure to love this world as Jesus does.

God of mercy and forgiveness, we confess that sin still has a hold on us. We have harmed your good creation. We have failed to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you. Turn us in a new direction. Show us the path that leads to life. Be our refuge and strength on the journey, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and friend. Amen.

Beloved of God: your sins are forgiven ☩ and you are made whole. God points the way to new life in Christ, who meets us on the road. Journey now in God’s abiding love through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Scripture for Sunday 11/20

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Coming of the shepherd and righteous Branch who will execute justice

Psalm 46
I will be exalted among the nations. (Ps. 46:10)

Colossians 1:11-20
Hymn to Christ, firstborn of all creation; peace through his blood

Luke 23:33-43
Jesus is crucified between two thieves: you will be with me in Paradise

Scripture for Tuesday 11/22

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
The offering of the first fruits

Philippians 4:4-9
Do not worry about anything

John 6:25-35
Jesus is the bread of life

Sunday Morning Worship

All Saints Lutheran Church is a congregation of people called by God to ignite passion for Jesus and transform their neighborhoods with hope and love. We believe all are welcome. Really, everyone. All kinds of people, in all walks of life, call All Saints home.

Worship at All Saints might look and feel a little different. We carefully and prayerfully select a worship theme each season, and we choose songs and liturgical elements that help communicate that theme and bring us closer to God and to one another.

All worship services are offered in-person in the sanctuary or via Facebook Live on the church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsdavenport at 10 am. Assisted Listening Devices are available next to the soundboard for your convenience.

The worship service can be watched at a later time on the church’s Facebook newsfeed or on the church’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2ArtcS2DWdwFD1gYXSBng/featured.

Worship Leaders & Helpers for 11/20
Pastor: Pastor Pokora
Assisting Minister: _____
Song Leader: _____
Musician: Wanda & Ardor
Sound Board Operator: _____
Camera Operator for livestream: _____
Projection Operator: _____
Altar Care: Marilyn
Sunday School Leader: Wanda
Treats: _____

Thanksgiving Worship

All Saints Lutheran Church will have a Thanksgiving Worship on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7 pm. This will be an informal service in the gathering space with acoustic guitar, lessons, message, and family activity followed by dessert. Dessert will be provided by the Worship Planning Team.

Worship Leaders & Helpers for 11/22
Pastor: Pastor Pokora
Assisting Minister: Wanda
Musician: Matt
Camera Operator for livestream: _____
Deserts: Worship Planning Team

If you can fill in where no one is listed, please let the office know.

Theme for the Season of Pentecost – Autumn / November

We are called to be your disciples; Refresh our hearts in Christ

Discipleship is a journey that leads us closer to God. Through the example of Jesus Christ, we are shown that discipleship is a calling. Following Jesus’ inspiring demonstration of love and sacrifice, we can see that responding to God’s call can be both costly and joyful.

In living out the calling of our vocations and avocations, as students, leaders, creatives, and workers, we can seek out ways to follow God more closely. In our everyday lives and work, we can seek out the ways that God calls us to be lights in the darkness, helpers to those in need, stewards of creation, and laborers in the harvest.

Each Sunday, as we gather for worship, we encounter God in new and numerous ways. We are strengthened by God’s love, shown to us in word and sacrament. Our hearts are refreshed in the love and power of Jesus Christ, drawing us closer to one another in community. We are called to be God’s disciples, and our hearts are refreshed and renewed in Christ’s love.