Bulletin for November 26

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?

PRELUDE

*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

*OPENING PRAYER

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.

CHILREN’S MESSAGE

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

PRAYER

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 SENDING

THE BLESSING                   Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE

Please join us in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing our wor­ship for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments