Worship Bulletin for November 11, 2018

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2018

PASTORAL GREETING 

PRELUDE

A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God as altar can­dles are lit

I Vow to Thee, My Coun­try (THAXTED) by Gus­tav Holst

CHORAL INTROIT

O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord by Randy Edwards 

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 42

One: Our souls long for you, O God.

All: When shall we behold your face?

One: Our souls are uneasy.

All: When shall hope lead us to praise you again?

One: Dur­ing the day, your stead­fast love sus­tains us.

All: Dur­ing the night, your song wash­es over us.

One: Our hope leads us to praise you.

All: We praise you, our song of hope.

HYMN #407 Close To Thee

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Lord, we have come to you this day bring­ing all that we have, our lives, our hopes and dreams, our fears and sor­rows. We place these before you in faith and hope, know­ing that no mat­ter what has hap­pened you are with us and bless­ing us. Open our hearts to receive your words and your spir­it, that we may find heal­ing and com­fort. Open our lives to the won­drous pos­si­bil­i­ties for ser­vice and joy that you offer to us. Ease our minds and spir­its that we may hear the words of encour­age­ment and peace this day. AMEN.

HONORING OUR VETERANS

GIFT OF PRAISE

Holy is the Lord by Chris Tom­lin  Alleluia Choir 

 

CELEBRATION OF HOLY BAPTISM

Coop­er Bryant Kaltaler, born Jan­u­ary 13, 2018 to Dan­i­ca and
Tim­o­thy; and Spencer James Ander­son, born April 6, 2018 to
Jack­lin and Tim­o­thy

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart by Randy Edwards

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heav­en, hal­lowed be thy name. 

Thy king­dom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heav­en.

Give us this day our dai­ly bread. And for­give us our tres­pass­es, 

as we for­give those who tres­pass against us.

And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, 

but deliv­er us from evil: For thine is the king­dom, 

and the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for­ev­er. Amen. 

CHORAL ANTHEM

Lamb of God by Twila Paris arr. by Craig Court­ney

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD

Vari­a­tion IX (Enig­ma Vari­a­tions) by Sir Edward Elgar

OFFERTORY

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #95 Dox­ol­o­gy

Praise God from whom all bless­ings flow; praise him all crea­tures here below; praise him above , ye heav­en­ly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen!

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

              

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #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. (repeat)

WRITTEN WORD Hebrews 10:19–25

19 There­fore, sis­ters and broth­ers, since we have con­fi­dence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and liv­ing way opened for us through the cur­tain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sin­cere heart in full assur­ance of faith, hav­ing our hearts sprin­kled to cleanse us from a guilty con­science

and hav­ing our bod­ies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswerv­ing­ly to the hope we pro­fess, for he who promised is faith­ful. 24 And let us con­sid­er how we may spur one anoth­er on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meet­ing togeth­er, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encour­age one anoth­er — and all the more as you see the Day approach­ing.  - NIV

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God    

All: Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE

Are you sat­is­fied with your expe­ri­ence of God?

Do you believe and hunger to be clos­er to God?

What obstructs your enter­ing “the Most Holy Place?”

How would you know when you got there?

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION

Find­ing The Courage To Get Close To God

HYMN #2166 Christ Beside Me

BLESSING

Go into the world as the liv­ing body of Christ, bring­ing the
aware­ness of God’s will­ing­ness to walk close­ly in life with all
who seek God’s face. Amen.

SENDING

Go Now in Peace by Don Besig

        

POSTLUDE

Jerusalem (O Day of Peace) by Sir Chas H H Par­ry