Scripture for Sunday
The desert blooms as God’s people return from exile
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down. (Ps. 146:8)
Patience until the coming of the Lord
The forerunner of Christ
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.
A note of joyful expectation marks today’s worship. Isaiah announces that the desert shall rejoice and blossom, and Jesus points to the unexpected and transforming signs of God’s reign. We wait with patience for the coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice at his presence among us this day: in word and holy supper, in church and in our homes, in silent reflection and in works of justice and love. We pray that God would open our eyes and ears to the wonders of Christ’s advent among us.
Prayer of the Day
Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; 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, Love from the beginning, Word made flesh, light of hope. Amen.
Let us confess our sinfulness before God and one another, trusting in God’s endless mercy and love.
Merciful God, we confess that we are not perfect. We have said and done things we regret. We have tried to earn your redeeming grace, while denying it to others. We have resisted your call to be your voice in the world. Forgive us, loving God. Give us your righteousness, the strength to put aside our failures, and the courage to try again. Amen.
Dear people of God, hear the good news: You are loved and forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus, who has come among us. You are freed from proving that you deserve to be loved, because God’s love is given to you
as the most precious gift of all. Rejoice in this love and share it with the world. Amen.
Worship Leaders & Helpers for 12/11
Pastor: Pastor Pokora
Musician: Wanda & Ardor
Assisting Minister: Bonnie
Song Leader: _____
Sound Board Operator:
Camera Operator for livestream:
Projection Operator: _____
Altar Care: Marilyn
Sunday School Leader: Wanda
If you can fill in where no one is listed, please let the office know.