Bulletin for November 12

ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 5, 2017

INTROIT    Joy­ful­ly Sing to God For­ev­er (F. J. Haydn)

GREETING

Where do you start to make the changes you see need to be done in your life, the lives of oth­ers, and the world?

Do you believe we can real­ly make a dent in the prob­lems that plague us?

Is there any use to pray­ing?

PRELUDE  I Vow to Thee, My Coun­try (THAXTED) — Gus­tav Holst

*CALL TO WORSHIP

L:   Come and find the qui­et cen­ter in the crowd­ed life we lead.

P:  Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we          are freed.

L:  Clear the chaos and the clut­ter

P:  Clear our eyes that we can see

ALL: All the things that real­ly mat­ter. Be at peace and sim­ply be.           AMEN.

HYMN No. 2128 (FWSCome and Find the Qui­et Cen­ter

*OPENING PRAYER

Lord, we are always seek­ing guid­ance for the jour­ney you have placed us on. We would like it if every­thing was spelled out so that we knew what to expect. But that’s not the way life works. You remind us, in the sto­ry of the 10 brides­maids, that we should always be ready to seek you and to serve you. Open our hearts today and remind us of your awe­some love for us through­out all the gen­er­a­tions, for we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

SPECIAL MUSIC                 Lord of the Dance                    Spir­it Singers

CHILDREN’S TIME

HONORING VETERANS

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER O Lord, Hear My Prayer (Taize)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM    Down to the Riv­er to Pray, Arr. by Mary McDon­ald

*GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Vari­a­tion IX Nim­rod (Enig­ma Vari­a­tions) — Sir Edward Elgarl

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS   He Is Exalt­ed 

He is exalt­ed, the King is exalt­ed on high; I will praise him. He is exalt­ed, for­ev­er exalt­ed and I will praise his name! He is the Lord, for­ev­er his truth shall reign; heav­en and earth rejoice in him holy name. He is exalt­ed, the King is exalt­ed on high!

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224   Make Us One 

Make us one, Lord, make us one! Holy Spir­it, make us one! Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in you!

THE WRITTEN WORD Nehemi­ah 1:4–11

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God

   All: Thanks be to God

SONG OF PREPARATION No. 473    Lead Me, Lord

Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy right­eous­ness; make thy way plain before my face. For it is thou, Lord, thou Lord only, that mak­est me dwell in safe­ty.

Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy right­eous­ness; make thy way plain before my face. [Option­al] For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only, that mak­est me dwell in safe­ty.

THE SPOKEN WORD       Lead­ing Through Prayer 

PRAYER

THE SENDING

THE BLESSING                 Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE    Jerusalem (O Day of Peace) — Sir Charles H H Par­ry

Please join us in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing our wor­ship for

con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments