SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019
PRELUDE Gaudio Exsultans by Valerie Stevenson Wesley Ringers
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: Come! Let us praise the Lord, who speaks in the night.
All: Let us praise the Lord, who calls in the day.
One: Come! Lift your voices to the Lord who always hears us.
All: Listen Lord, hear our voices sing your praises.
One: Call on the Lord who bends to hear us.
All: Listen Lord, we lift our voices to you in praise.
One: Call on the name of the Lord, all people.
All: We call on your wonderful name. For you saved us, you raised us and turned our lives around. You promise to always guide us when we call on you. Let your name be praised, now and forever more!
HYMN #64 Holy Holy Holy
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord by John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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 that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
CHORAL ANTHEM How Great Thou Art
by Stuart K. Hine (arr. by Dan Forrest)
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD
O Gott, du frommer Gott op 122/7 — Johannes Brahms
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS
PASSING THE PEACE
HYMN #140 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
WRITTEN WORD Psalm 65
1 Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2 You who answer prayer, to you all people will come. 3 When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. 4 Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. 5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, 6 who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, 7 who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. 8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. 9 You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. 10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. 11 You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. 12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. 13 The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE
• What does it mean to you that God is not limited by time, space and boundaries?
• What New Testament accounts prove to us that God is abundant in what God can provide us?
• Where do you see God’s abundance in nature?
• How can you meditate on God’s abundance?
• How can you appreciate God’s blessings?
• How can you be an abundant giver?
• How can we proclaim loudly what God has done for us?
MESSAGE Our Abundant God!
CLOSING HYMN #396 O Jesus, I Have Promised
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
Mein Jesu, der du mich op 122/1 — Johannes Brahms