Bulletin for November 19

ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 5, 2017

INTROIT    Thanks Be to God, Set­ting by Rus­sell Schulz-Wid­mar

GREETING and QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH

What does it mean to “fear” the Lord?

When have you been angry at God for allow­ing bad things to hap­pen to you?

Did you feel God was respon­si­ble for bring­ing tragedy and sor­row on you or oth­ers?

Did you deserve the trou­bles you’ve seen?

PRELUDE  Give Thanks  Arr. By Anna Lau­ra Page      Wes­ley Ringers

*CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 92 and 95)

L:  Come, let us sing to Yah­weh;

P:  Let us make a joy­ful noise to the rock of our sal­va­tion.

L.  Let us come into the Divine pres­ence with thanks­giv­ing;

P.  Let us make a joy­ful noise to God with songs of praise!

L.  It is good to give you thanks, O Yah­weh;

P.  To sing prais­es to your name, O Most High;

L.  to declare your stead­fast love in the morn­ing,

P.  and your faith­ful­ness by night,

L.  to the music of the lute and harp,

P.  to the melody of the lyre.

L.  For you, O God, have made us glad by your work;

P.  At the works of your hands we sing for joy.

 

HYMN No. 694  Come, ye thank­ful peo­ple, come

*OPENING PRAYER

Holy, Cre­at­ing, Cre­ative God, We sing from the depths of our sor­row. We sing from the abun­dance of our joy. We sing in voic­es sep­a­rate and unique. We sing with one voice as your body. May the words of our mouths, whether in speech or song, and the med­i­ta­tions of our hearts, whether in word, song or deed be pleas­ing in your sight. Amen.

CHILDREN’S TIME                                                               Pauli­na Pat­ton

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER        Let the Words of My Mouth 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM                             His Love Nev­er Fails

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

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS No. 2036     Give Thanks 

Give thanks with a grate­ful heart, give thanks to the Holy One, give thanks because he’s giv­en Jesus Christ his Son! (repeat) And now let the weak say, “I am strong”; let the poor say I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us (repeat then cho­rus)

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 Job 1. 1, 6–12

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God

   All: Thanks be to God

SONG OF PREPARATION No. 131    We Gath­er Togeth­er

THE SPOKEN WORD      The Hard Choice of Faith In Tragedy 

SPIRITUAL SONG    Blessed be Your name — Beth &Matt Red­man

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