Shaped and Called: Lent 4 Called to the Light

Worship Leader: Elizabeth Loewen
Speaker: Michele Rizoli
Music: Tim Neufeldt/ Lori Unger
Technical Team: Dennis Giesbrecht/ Ben Thiessen
Ushers: Sherry and David Nelligan
Coffee Hour Hosts: Sherry and David Nelligan
Activity Period: Laura Giesbrecht

Gathering Music:
VT 1 – Summoned by the God who made us
VT 31 – Come we that love the Lord
Welcome and Announcements
Land Acknowledgement
Call to Worship (based on Psalm 23)
Hymn: VT 718 – Gentle Shepherd, Come and Lead Us
Prayer of Confession
Giving with Gratitude
Hymn: VT 755 – 내게 있는 향유 옥합 / Naege itneun hyangyu okhap
Scripture and Children’s Story: 1 Samuel 16: 1-13
Hymn of Response VT 199 – O God, you search me
Congregational Prayer
Closing Hymn VT 846 – The Lord Bless you and Keep you


1 Samuel 16:1-13

David Anointed as King
16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do, and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” 4 Samuel did what the Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5 He said, “Peaceably. I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely his anointed is now before the Lord.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him, for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him, for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12 He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him, for this is the one.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.

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