Christ the King Sunday


Behold, the King comes. Alleluia!

O come, let us worship and bow down. Alleluia! Alleluia!

Rejoice greatly, for Christ is your King.

Blessing and honor and glory be unto him.

Blessed are you, O Lord, King of the universe; you have delivered us from sin and death.

By your cross, you have brought your people into your kingdom.

Therefore God has highly exalted him:

And bestowed on him the name which is above every name;

That at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow:

And every tongue confess him the King of glory.

Behold, the King comes. Alleluia!

O come, let us worship and bow down. Alleluia! Alleluia!



Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

Have mercy on us, O God.

We confess that we have sinned against you and against our neighbor.

We have built walls instead of tables and have turned away the stranger.

We have sought glory for ourselves and have treasured that which does not satisfy.

Help us to love as you love, to welcome those you send, and to treasure mercy and justice.

Turn us from our ways to your ways, and free us to serve those in need. Amen.

God, who makes all things new, forgives your sins for Jesus’ sake and remembers them no more. Lift up your heads and your hearts. Yours is the kingdom of God. Amen.


Let us pray. Almighty and ever-living God, you anointed your beloved Son to be priest and sovereign forever. Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united by the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON: Daniel 7:13–14

As I watched in the night visions,

I saw one like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven.

And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him.

To him was given dominion and glory and kingship,

that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him.

His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away,

and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.


The LORD is king, robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength.

The LORD has made the world so sure that it cannot be moved.

Ever since the world began, your throne has been established;

you are from everlasting.

The waters have lifted up, O LORD, the waters have lifted up their voice;

the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.

Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea,

mightier is the LORD who dwells on high.

Your testimonies are very sure,

and holiness befits your house, O LORD, forever and forevermore.

THE SECOND LESSON: Revelation 1:4–8

John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;

every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;

and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.

So it is to be. Amen.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God,

who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.



The holy gospel according to Saint John. Glory to you, O Lord.

Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

Pilate asked him, “What is truth?”

The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON “Truth” Pastor Phil Wold

HYMN OF THE DAY “Savior Like a Shepherd” ELW #789



The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.


Let us pray. Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts: our selves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.



You are a royal priesthood, A holy nation, a people belonging to God.

Go now to serve in God's kingdom through the strength,

The love, and the enduring presence. Of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

SENDING SONG “Hosanna, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name”


Go in peace. Share the good news. Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE “Lord Reign in Me”

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