ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 5, 2017
INTROIT Joyfully Sing to God Forever (F. J. Haydn)
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 (FWS) Come and Find the Quiet Center
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
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
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