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
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
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