ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2017
“Christ, the King Sunday”
*indicates Lay Servant part
INTROIT Give Thanks to the Lord, Arr. By Patrick Liebergen
GREETING and QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH
How many TRUE friends can you name?
What makes a friend truly a friend?
Who are your friends? Are you true to them?
*CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Though the dark clouds cover us and the violent storms assail;
P: God seeks us out and protects us. God brings us to the safe shelter of God’s compassion.
L: When we feel lost and alone, wondering who will save us;
P: God reaches out in love, healing our wounds and transforming our lives.
L: Thank God who loves us so much.
P: Praise God who searches for us and brings us home. AMEN.
HYMNCrown Him with Many Crowns, #327
God of the lost and lonely, God of the secure and confident, gather us into your fold that we may be healed and transformed. Guide us in your world that we may be part of ministries of healing and hope, for we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
SPECIAL MUSIC Another Place, Another Time Alleluia Choir
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord by John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM What A Friend We Have in Jesus Chancel Choir
*GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #174, His Name Is Wonderful
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Make Us One (#2224)
[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 2:11–13; 3:1; 42:7–12
One: The Word of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God
SONG OF PREPARATION No. 473 Lead Me Lord
THE SPOKEN WORD Learning To Be a Friend
Amazing God, you have allowed us the privilege to walk the pathways of hope with Jesus. From your incarnation in Christ at the Nativity to his acceptance of the ministries to which you called him; from the magnificent lessons about caring and compassion as he trod the roads leading to Jerusalem; from the encounters with hostile people to the cries of those in need and to his crucifixion and resurrection, we have been blessed to learn from our Savior and have our lives transformed by his redeeming love. Bring the joy of this day into our hearts. Flood our lives with your words of hope that our ministries may glow with delight at serving you by serving others. Bless this church as we grow and continue to learn what you would have us do. Cause us to be a haven of peace and hope in this world that is bound in such anger and fear. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
HYMN No. 2176 Make Me a Servant
THE BLESSING Go Now In Peace
Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following our worship for continued fellowship over refreshments