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