Stories United through Christ our King

Candler School of Theology

Service of Word

November 18, 2010 |Stories United through Christ our King


Gathering for Praise


Kairos                                                                       O Worship the King, Sing to the King,

                                                                                              Christ our Lord

Words of Gathering


Hearing, Seeing, and Sensing God’s Word

Scripture and Story                                                                      Jeremiah 23:1-6       

Scripture and Song                                                                            Psalm 46                                                                

Scripture and Poetry                                                                    Colossians 1:11-20                                          

Scripture and Community                                                                Luke 23:33-43     

During the gospel reading and the music that follows, you are invited

to bring the strip of cloth you received upon entering and tie it to the cross, a symbol of our fragmented stories united in Christ.


      Music                                   By the Mark                                               

Responding in Faith

Prayers of the People

      Respond to “Hear us, O God,” with “your mercy is great.”


Departing to Serve

Sending Forth

Going forth in Song                                                                       O Praise Him                                                                                         Kairos

O Worship the King—by Chris Tomlin

O worship the King, all glorious above –

O gratefully sing His wonderful love

Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days –

Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise

Verse II:

O tell of His might, O sing of His grace

Whose robe is the light and canopy space

His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form

And dark is His path on the wings of the storm


You alone are the matchless King

To You alone be all majesty

Your glories and wonders, what tongue can recite?

You breathe in the air, You shine in the light

Verse III:

O measureless might, ineffable love

While angels delight to worship above

Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end

Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend


Sing to the King—by Billy Foote and Charles Sylvester Horne

Verse 1

Sing to the king who is coming to reign

Glory to Jesus the lamb that was slain

Life and salvation his empire shall bring

And joy to the nations, when Jesus is king


Come, let us sing a song, a song declaring we belong to Jesus

He is all we need

Lift up a heart of praise, sing now with voices raised to Jesus

Sing to the king

Verse 2

For his returning we watch and we pray

We will be ready the dawn of that day

We’ll join in singing with all the redeemed

Cause Satan is vanquished and Jesus is king

The Christ, Our Light—by Martin Reardon

When we were enemies of the cross

When we were dead in sin, so lost

The Christ, the Christ, He died, He died

The Christ, The Christ, He died, He died

To drive our sin away, away

Come and take our sin away, away

When all was dark and without Dawn

You gave us Light, you sent your Son

The Christ, The Christ, He shines, He shines

The Christ, The Christ, He shines, He shines

And drives all dark away, away

You drive all dark away, away