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CHRIST THE KINGNovember 20, 2022

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement:


Kyrie: Pg. 184 ELW

Confession and Forgiveness:

Lord we have denied you, 
Each time we refused to see you in the faces of the hungry and the homeless. 
May the old in us pass away and all things become new. 
Lord we have betrayed you, 
Each time we have kept our distance 

from the anguish of the oppressed and the persecuted. 
May the old in us pass away and all things become new. 
Lord we have mocked you,  
Each time we have pretended we do not know how radically you call us to live. 
May the old in us pass away and all things become new. 
Lord we are lost and have strayed, 
Welcome us into your forgiving arms and make us new. 
May the old in us pass away and all things become new. 

Gathering Hymn: Fling Wide the Door ELW #259 Vs. 1,2,4

Prayer of the Day:

 “The Grace and The Impatience to Wait.” – Walter Brueggemann

In our secret yearnings we wait for your coming,

and in our grinding despair we sometimes doubt that you will.

And in this privileged place we are surrounded by witnesses who yearn more than do we and by those who despair more deeply than do we.

Look upon your church on this day of hope

Give us the grace and the impatience to wait for your coming to the bottom of our toes, to the edge of our finger tips.

We do not want our several worlds to end.

Come in your power and come in your weakness in any case and make all things new. Amen.


First Reading: Revelation 1:4-8

Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.

Psalm: 93 (Read Responsively)

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed; he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never be moved;
your throne is established from of old;
    you are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.

More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters,
more majestic than the waves[a] of the sea,
    majestic on high is the Lord!

Gospel Acclamation:  This is the Air I Breathe.

This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe,

your holy presence living in me.

This is my daily bread, this is my daily bread,

your holy word spoken to me.

And I, I’m desperate for you. And I, I’m lost without you.

This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe.

Gospel: John 18:33-38

Response: Glory to you, O Lord.

Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day: Canticle of the turning ELW #723 vs 1,2,4  

Apostle’s Creed: P.127

Prayers of Intercession:

Response to “Let us find our rest in you:” Come, Lord Jesus, come.

Lord’s Prayer: P.112

Offertory Hymn: ELW 182

Thanksgiving for the Word

Canticle of Thanksgiving: p.219 



Sending Hymn: Christ be Our Light vs. 1,2,4,5. ELW #715 


A: Christ is King, Go in Peace, share the Good News!

Thanks be to God, Alleluia.


OFFERING ENVELOPES 2023: Please indicate your need to the Church Office.  Full boxes for weekly offerings or smaller packages of envelopes are available. Any envelopes from previous years that you have at home can be used as well.

ANNUAL REPORTS AND BUDGET REQUESTS:  It would be appreciated if 2022 reports from all groups and committees and budget requests for 2023 would be submitted to the Church Office by December 12th.

SEWING GROUP BLANKETS SALE November 27, December 4 and 11. All proceeds to CLWR.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4: Communion – Pastor Doug Reble preaching and presiding.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 11: Carolling at Tranquility Place from 3-4 pm.  All singers welcome.  Please see Ginny Byron.

CLWR GIFTS FROM THE HEART:  Meaningful, tangible gifts for Christmas. Catalogues available on the table at the back or online at


Isabel Neeb                          Eberhard Poelzl                  Grace Mueller        

Gladys Souliere                   David Neumann                 Stephen Kovacs     

Jennifer Cherewka             Patty Davis                           Joan and Jackie

Maya James                         Miranda                                Marlene Sams and Ruby