Worship Bulletin for November 10, 2019

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019

GREETING

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

CHORAL & CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT As We Gath­er (2x) 

As we gath­er may your Spir­it work with­in us, as we gath­er may we glo­ri­fy your Name, Know­ing well that as our hearts begin to wor­ship, we’ll be blessed because we came, we’ll be blessed because we came.

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE: The Lord is my hid­ing place. God pro­tects me from stum­bling.

MANY: The Lord sur­rounds me with songs of vic­to­ry!

ONE: The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best path­way for your life.”

MANY: The Lord says, “I will advise you and watch over you.”

ONE: Unfail­ing love sur­rounds those who trust the Lord.

MANY: Rejoice in the Lord and be glad!

OPENING PRAYER

Lord, as we pon­der the many rea­sons to say thank you, we rejoice in your pres­ence in our lives. We thank you for the man­na you pro­vid­ed to our spir­i­tu­al ances­tors in the wilder­ness, and we thank you for dai­ly pro­vi­sion in our lives. Help us to be ever mind­ful of all the bless­ings we have, and help us to trust you for dai­ly sus­te­nance. Through Christ our Sav­ior and Lord, Amen.

HYMN #102 Now Thank We All Our God

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

MISSION MOMENTS

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Into My Heart by Har­ry D. Clarke

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM Guide Our Nation, Lord by Berta & Son­ja Poor­man Jared King, trum­pet

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Vari­a­tion IX (Enig­ma Vari­a­tions) — Sir Edward Elgar

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

HYMN #130 (vers­es 1 and 4) God Will Take Care of You

WRITTEN WORD Exo­dus 16:6–16 and 31–35

So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morn­ing you will see the glo­ry of the Lord, because he has heard your grum­bling against him. Who are we, that you should grum­ble against us?” Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morn­ing, because he has heard your grum­bling against him. Who are we? You are not grum­bling against us, but against the Lord.” Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite com­mu­ni­ty, ‘Come before the Lord, for he has heard your grum­bling.’” While Aaron was speak­ing to the whole Israelite com­mu­ni­ty, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glo­ry of the Lord appear­ing in the cloud. The Lord said to Moses, “I have heard the grum­bling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twi­light you will eat meat, and in the morn­ing you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’” That evening quail came and cov­ered the camp, and in the morn­ing there was a lay­er of dew around the camp. When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each oth­er, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has giv­en you to eat. This is what the Lord has com­mand­ed: ‘Every­one is to gath­er as much as they need. Take an omer for each per­son you have in your tent.’”

The peo­ple of Israel called the bread man­na. It was white like corian­der seed and tast­ed like wafers made with hon­ey. Moses said, “This is what the Lord has com­mand­ed: ‘Take an omer of man­na and keep it for the gen­er­a­tions to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilder­ness when I brought you out of Egypt.’”

So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of man­na in it. Then place it before the Lord to be kept for the gen­er­a­tions to come.” As the Lord com­mand­ed Moses, Aaron put the man­na with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be pre­served. The Israelites ate man­na forty years, until they came to a land that was set­tled; they ate man­na until they reached the bor­der of Canaan.

QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE

• How has God pro­vid­ed “man­na” in your life?

• Has God ever pro­vid­ed mirac­u­lous­ly just when you need­ed pro­vi­sion?

• Do you tend to grum­ble at God con­cern­ing what you don’t have?

• What is the anti­dote to that?

• Why did God choose to pro­vide for the Israelites in this spe­cif­ic way?

• What has God done in your life that required com­plete trust?

• Cer­tain­ly we can be thank­ful for the abun­dance of pro­vi­sion God has giv­en us, and it’s great vari­ety! What are you thank­ful for?

MESSAGE Man­na from Heav­en

CLOSING HYMN #462 ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE Go Now In Peace by Don Besig

Go now in peace. Nev­er be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, stead­fast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to oth­ers so all the world can see. God will be there watch­ing from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

BLESSING AND SENDING

POSTLUDE Jerusalem (O Day of Peace) - Sir Chas H H Par­ry