Worship Bulletin for November 25, 2018

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2018

PASTORAL GREETING

PRELUDE

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

Voluntary in C Major by Henry Purcell

CHORAL INTROIT

Give Thanks to the Lord arr. by Patrick Liebergen

CALL TO WORSHIP  

One: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord, “who is,
          and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

All:    Blessing and honor and glory and might be unto the Lamb! 

One: Worthy is Christ who has ransomed us by his blood from
          every tribe and tongue and nation, and made his people a
          kingdom, and priests to our God.

All:    Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is
           and is to come!  Amen.

HYMN #157  Jesus Shall Reign

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Almighty God, who gave your Son Jesus Christ a realm where all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; make us loyal followers of our living Lord, that we may always hear his word, follow his teachings, and live in his Spirit; and hasten the day when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord; to your eternal glory.  Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Led by Rev. Candace Lawrence

OFFERTORY

Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 1102 by J S Bach

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #95 Doxology

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)

CHORAL ANTHEM

His Love Never Fails by Pamela Martin & Craig Courtney

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Let the Words of My Mouth by John Yarrington

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

WRITTEN WORD John 18:28-38a

Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not enter the palace; they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.” Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” “But we have no right to execute anyone,” the Jews objected. This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die would be fulfilled. Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?” “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?” Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked.

One: The Word of God for the people of God  All: Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

 • How is Jesus king of your life?

 • What does it mean in your daily life that you are part of the
    Kingdom of God?

 • What does it mean in your daily life that Jesus is our King
    who has come and is coming again?

HYMN #2087 (FWS) We Will Glorify the King of Kings

MESSAGE The Hidden and Revealed King

Led by Rev. Candace Lawrence

PASTORAL PRAYER

HYMN #327 Crown Him with Many Crowns

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig

POSTLUDE

“Hyfrydol” (Ten Hymn Preludes Set I No 3) by Healey Willan