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