Worship Bulletin for November 17, 2019

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019

GREETING

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

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

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

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

Mein Jesu, der du mich op 122/1 — Johannes Brahms