Christ the king Sunday
-Gathering into worship-
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Welcome Gary Burdick, Lay Leader
Opening Psalm Psalm 132:1-12
*Call to Worship
Grace to you and peace from the one who is and who was and who is to come,
And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.
The whole earth is full of God’s glory.
*Hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” #154
Sovereign God, come to us now in silent, holy power. Still our distracted minds, our bruised hearts, and our longing bodies. Then speak the power of Jesus’ name in such a way that we might hear it, in such a way that we might bear it into the world— as a people who seek not to preserve what we know but to make palpable who you are— for we move and pray by the gift of your breath within us. Amen.
*Chorus “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (Refrain) #140
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Anthem “Sing For Joy” Choir
-Offering our prayers-
You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.
Prayer Hymn “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” #349
Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / 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 who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
-BECOMING THE CHURCH THROUGH WORD-
Children’s Sermon Genesis 28:10-22
Scripture John 18:33-37
- Celebrating the Sacrament –
Communion Hymn “Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast” #616
The Great Thanksgiving
Sharing the Bread and Juice
-Sharing our blessings-
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
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*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” #95
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Holy God, the psalmist declares that in your realm, all the poor are satisfied with bread. Plant that promise firmly in our hearts, that we might be agents of your covenant love. Use these gifts, shape our desire, until hunger is no more— for Jesus taught us to seek our neighbor’s daily bread, and we pray by the power of his name. Amen.
-Taking the Word to the World-
*Closing Hymn “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations” #569
*Chorus “God Be with You till We Meet Again” (Refrain) #672
Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.
“Where Faith and Life Meet”
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
November 22, 2015