Sunday, December 4th

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude             Comfort, Comfort Ye My People      Paul Manz

 

Call to Worship: 

One: Into the wild places of our lives God’s word proclaims

All: Repent, for the Kingdom draws near!

One: What does it mean to return to God this season, what shall we do to prepare the way?

All: Turn towards this sacred arrival and join the proclamation rejoicing for salvation is here.

 

Hymn of Praise 203 Hail To The Lord’s Anointed

ELLACOMBE

1. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.
2. He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.
 
3. He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.
4. To him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend;
his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his name shall stand forever;
that name to us is love.

 

Advent Candle Lighting (Kara and Paul Ford):

Reader 1: John cries out in the wilderness “you brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee the wrath to come?” 

Reader 2: And Jesus responds, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

Reader 1: John shouts, “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Reader 2: Jesus says, “the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you.”

Reader 1: We turn to you, O God, seeking your salvation in the midst of turbulent times,

Reader 2: Speak to us once more through wandering prophets using wild words to spark hope for change.

All: Speak to us once more of your peace that surpasses understanding and teach us to share that peace with all the world.  Amen.

 

Advent Hymn  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel   VENI EMMANUEL

O Come O come Emmanuel

and save your people Israel

We wait for you to give us a sign

Your Living Word, your Son divine

Rejoice, Rejoice,

Emmanuel shall come to us O Israel.

 

Scripture Reading         Matthew 3:1-12

 

Children’s Moment                                          

 

Music of Preparation       Come, Emmanuel       Mary McDonald

                                           The Chancel Choir

       

Sermon                              In the Wild

 

Music of Response 216 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming 

                                                                    ES IST EIN ROS

from tender stem hath sprung!

Of Jesse’s lineage coming,

as those of old have sung.

It came, a floweret bright,

amid the cold of winter,

when half spent was the night.

  1. Isaiah ’twas foretold it,

the Rose I have in mind;

with Mary we behold it,

the Virgin Mother kind.

To show God’s love aright,

she bore to us a Savior,

when half spent was the night.

 

Holy Communion

Pastor: The Lord is with us!

All: Emmanuel has come to dwell.

Pastor: He has raised up a mighty savior for us

All: To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet in the way of peace.

 

Pastor: Eternal God, from your spark, your Divine Imagination, a Universe of Wonder, galaxies, stars, worlds, beings, all come into existence. You have placed each in this world to offer hope and share joy so that we might turn toward each other with compassion and generosity. When our love fails, your grace holds us tenaciously. Today we praise You for the wonders of your love and come to your table to feast with all creation on your sustaining Grace, and so we declare.

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

 

Pastor: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ, whom you sent in the fullness of time to be a light to the nations, to give knowledge of salvation to all people and teach us forgiveness and grace. He was, and is Emmanuel, your presence with us.  

 

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,

gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.” When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on this gift of food and drink. Let this be for us the grace and love of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed. By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

 

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory are yours, almighty God, now and forever.

 

Amen.

       

Communion Hymn      Thank You, Jesus (3x)     TINO TENDA

 

Thank you, Jesus, amen! Thank you, Jesus, amen!

Thank you, Jesus, amen! Alleluia Amen!

 

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 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

 

               

*Sending Hymn 209 Blessed Be the God of Israel 

                                                                            MERLE’S TUNE

 

  1. Blessed be the God of Israel, who comes to set us free, who visits and redeems us, and grants us liberty.  The prophets spoke of mercy, of freedom and release; God shall fulfill the promise to bring our people peace.
  2. Now from the house of David a child of grace is given; a Savior comes among us to raise us up to heaven. Before him goes the herald, forerunner in the way, the prophet of salvation, the harbinger of day.
  3. On prisoners of darkness the sun begins to rise, the dawning of forgiveness up on the sinner’s eyes, to guide the feet of pilgrims along the paths of peace; O bless our God and Savior with songs that never cease!

 

 

Benediction

 

May worry give way to wonder and busyness to blessedness.

May promise become fulfillment as time reveals God’s eternal Love. May we seek out sightings of the Sacred and participate with God in the coming of Emmanuel.  Amen.

 

             

Postlude           Savior of the Nations Come               J. S. Bach

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!

 

Liturgist: Iris Washburn 

Stephen Minister: Georgia Carmichael

Guest Organist: David Gay 

 

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“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Words: Beth Rambikur 2020

 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Words: James Montgomery, 1821

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

Words: Theodore Baker, 1894

“Thank You, Jesus”

Words: Patrick Matsikenyiri (Ps. 118:21; Rev. 11:17; 19:4)

“Blessed Be the God of Israel”

Words: Michael Perry, 1973

 

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Sunday, November 27th

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude             Partita on PICARDY                       Albert Zabel

 

*Call to Worship:

One: Once more we gather to tell the story,

All: Of an ancient hope fulfilled in ancient times.

One: But what of our hopes in this time?

All: What does it mean to pray “O Come Emmanuel” this day?

One: God, teach us once more what it means to participate in this sacred story,

All: As we sight the sacred and await your coming glory!

 

*Hymn of Praise 196 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

HYFRYDOL

1. Come, thou long expected Jesus,

born to set thy people free;

from our fears and sins release us,

let us find our rest in thee.

Israel’s strength and consolation,

hope of all the earth thou art;

dear desire of every nation,

joy of every longing heart.
 

2. Born thy people to deliver,

born a child and yet a King,

born to reign in us forever,

now thy gracious kingdom bring.

By thine own eternal spirit

rule in all our hearts alone;

by thine all sufficient merit,

raise us to thy glorious throne.

 

Advent Candle Lighting:

One: In the beginning, God spoke into darkness and creation came into being.

All: Today God speaks into the darkness of this world and hope springs to life anew.

One: Let us sing remembering that words created the world,

All: Let us sing as the Living Word speaks hope into our lives once more.

 

Advent Hymn:  2089 Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice

echoes through the desert still,

calling us to make a choice,

bidding us to do God’s will:

“Turn from sin and be baptized;

cleanse your heart and mind and soul.

Quitting all the sin you prized,

yield your life to God’s control.

 

lives of justice, truth, and love.

Trust no other claim than those;

set your heart on things above.

Soon the Lord will come in power,

burning clean the threshing floor:

then will flames the chaff devour;

wheat alone shall fill God’s store.”

 

John proclaimed salvation near,

and his timeless warnings hold

words of hope to all who hear.

So we dare to journey on,

led by faith through ways untrod,

till we come at last like John –

to behold the Lamb of God.

 

Scripture Reading             Matthew 24:36-44

 

Music of Preparation       Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

arr. Joel Raney

Hymn of Grateful Praise

Lichi Acosta, cello   arr. Mark Hayes

The Chancel Choir and Ringers

 

Sermon                             Anytime Now

 

*Hymn of Response    202 People Look East             BESANCON

 

1. People look east. The time is near of the crowning of the year.

Make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth and set the table. 

People, look east: Love the Guest is on the way.

People, look east and sing today:
 

2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, one more seed is planted there.

Give up your strength the seed to nourish, that in course the flower may flourish.

People, look east and sing today:

Love, the Rose, is on the way.
 
 
4. Angels announce with shouts of mirth him who brings new life to earth.

Set every peak and valley humming with the word, the Lord is coming.

People, look east and sing today:

Love, the Lord, is on the way.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Confession and Pardon:

Giver of all, we live and move and have our being in Your Presence.  The wonder of your creation sings out all around us in stars and sunsets.  We confess that we live as a people wrapped in worry, failing to be present, and neglecting opportunities to participate in grace and reconciliation.  Bring us back to You through our loving, our efforts at forgiveness, and our longing for restoration.  Shape us O God, as Advent people who take time to know You in our neighbors, who participate in your kingdom through love and compassion, who are always ready for Your arrival.  Amen.

 

Leader: Hear the good news: God walked upon this earth sharing our human life in Jesus Christ, God has conquered sin and death forgiving us all through Love and Grace, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

 

People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

 

All: Glory to God, amen!

 

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 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

 

*Closing Hymn 206 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

HOUSTON

1 I want to walk as a child of the light.

I want to follow Jesus.

God set the stars to give light to the world.

The star of my life is Jesus.

Refrain:

In him there is no darkness at all.

The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God.

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

2 I want to see the brightness of God.

I want to look at Jesus.

Clear sun of righteousness, shine on my path,

and show me the way to the Father. [Refrain]

 

3 I’m looking for the coming of Christ.

I want to be with Jesus.

When we have run with patience the race,

we shall know the joy of Jesus. [Refrain]

 

Benediction

May worry give way to wonder and busyness to blessedness.

May promise become fulfillment as time reveals God’s eternal Love.

May we seek out sightings of the Sacred

and participate with God in the coming of Emmanuel.  Amen.

 

 

Postlude           Toccata on PICARDY                          Albert Zabel

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!

 

Liturgist: Susan Schreiner

Stephen Minister: Shawne Sidles

 

 

 

 

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“People, Look East”

Words: Eleanor Farjeon, 1928

“I Want ot Walk as a Child of Light”

Words: Kathleen Thomerson, 1966

“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

Words:Charles Weley, 1744

“Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice”

Words:Carl P Daw Jr. (Matt;3 Mark1:1-11;Luke 3:1-22’John 1:19-37

 

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Sunday, November 20th

 
 
Welcome and Announcements
Trinity Chimes
Prelude Variations on DIX Robert F. Swift
 
*Call to Worship:
One: God makes a home among us through love and compassion.
All: Yet we scoff at love and treat compassion as weakness.
One: God offers grace unlimited and mercy without end.
All: Yet we struggle with forgiveness and seek retribution.
One: And still God is with us, offering us paradise through peace, light in the midst of darkness.
All: God, fill our hearts with thanks as we return again to your sheltering and welcoming love.
 
*Hymn of Praise UMH # 102 Now Thank We All Our God NUN DANKET
  1. Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,

who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices;

who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way

with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

 

  1. O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,

with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;

and keep us still in grace, and guide us when perplexed;

and free us from all ills, in this world and the next.

 

  1. All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;

the Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven;

the one eternal God, whom earth and heaven adore;

for thus it was, is now and shall be evermore.

 

Scripture Reading Luke 1:68-79 Luke 23:33-43

 

Music of Preparation Jesus, the King Lloyd Larson

The Chancel Choir

 

Sermon Today in Paradise

 

Music of Response I Thank You, Lord

Janet Tolman

 

Prayers of the People

 

Confession and Pardon

All: Lord of all times, we come into your presence asking your forgiveness. We have failed to live as people of the present. We have wasted moments, wanting the future now, seeing the world’s dreams as the answer to today’s problems. Rather than seeing your blessing in each day, we have looked backward to glory days that seem glorious only in their passing. Open our eyes to your mission at hand, the kingdom you are bringing about in our midst, the home you are building with, in, and through us. Open our ears, our eyes, and our hearts to your message of belonging so that we might participate in bringing the good news of salvation to the world. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen

Leader: Hear the good news: We are beloved of God and recipients of God’s love and blessings. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven

All: Let us be glad and rejoice in this, amen!

 

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 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

 

Reception of new members:

Barbara Richardson

Richard Humphey

 

*Closing Hymn 694 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (1,2)

  1. GEORGE’S WINDSOR
 
1.Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.
 
2.All the world is God’s own field,
Fruit as praise to God we yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Are to joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.
 
#2036 Give Thanks GIVE THANKS
 
Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son.
Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son.
 
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”;
Let the poor say, “I am rich
because of what the Lord has done for us.”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”;
Let the poor say, “I am rich
because of what the Lord has done for us.”
 
Give thanks, give thanks.
 
Benediction
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace. Amen.
(NUMBERS 6:24–26)
 
 
Postlude Nun Danket
Now Thank We All Our God Bach/Fox
 
 
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!
 
Liturgist: Paula Jamison
Stephen Minister: Carol Swango
ONE LICENSE A-738133 | CCLI #12393 | Perform Music #662 | CVLI #03793174 “Now Thank We All Our God” Words: Martin Rinkart 1663 trans by Catherine Winkworth 1858 “Give Thanks” Words: Henry Smith (Luke 1:453) “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” Words: Henry Alford, 1844 alt. (Mk.4:26-29; Mt. 13:36-43
 
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Sunday, November 13th

 
 
Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude Now Thank We All Our God Arr. R. Mallory
The Christ Church Ringers
 
Call to Worship: Based on Isaiah 6:17-25
One: God calls out, “behold! I am about to create new heavens
and a new earth; the former things
shall not be remembered or come to mind.”
All: So we shall be glad and rejoice
in this new home God is creating in our midst!
One: “You shall build homes and live in them, and plant food that
you shall eat, the days of your life shall be like the days of the
tree and long shall you enjoy the work of your hands.”
All: We shall be known as the offspring blessed by God, heard,
answered, and none shall hurt or destroy in all of God’s creation.
 
Hymn of Praise      #89 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee      HYMN TO JOY
1. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day!
 
2. All thy works with joy surround thee,
earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
stars and angels sing around thee,
center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain,
call us to rejoice in thee.
 
3. Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother,
all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other,
lift us to the joy divine.
 
4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus
which the morning stars began;
love divine is reigning o'er us,
binding all within its span.
Ever singing, march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music leads us sunward,
in the triumph song of life.
 
Scripture Reading Luke 21:5-19 and 25-28
 
 
 Music of Preparation     Joy and Elation       C. Dobrinski
The Christ Church Ringers
Christine Harper, flute
 
Sermon Homeward Bound!
 
Stewardship Moment
 
Hymn of Response #463 Lord, Speak to Me (1,4,5)  CANONBURY
1. Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
in living echoes of thy tone;as thou has sought, so let me seek
thine erring children lost and lone.
4. O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
until my very heart o’erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word,
thy love to tell, thy praise to show.
5. O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as thou wilt, and when, and where,
until thy blessed face I see,
thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.
 
 
Prayers of the People
 
Confession and Pardon
All: Lord of all times, we come into your presence asking your
forgiveness. We have failed to live as people of the present.
We have wasted moments, wanting the future now, seeing
the world’s dreams as the answer to today’s problems.
Rather than seeing your blessing in each day, we have
looked backward to glory days that seem glorious only in
their passing. Open our eyes to your mission at hand, the
kingdom you are bringing about in our midst, the home
you are building with, in, and through us. Open our ears,
our eyes, and our hearts to your message of belonging so
that we might participate in bringing
the good news ofsalvation to the world.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen
Leader: Hear the good news: We are beloved of God and recipients
of God’s love and blessings. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven
All: Let us be glad and rejoice in this, amen!
 
 
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 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
 
Sending Hymn #733 Marching to Zion (1,2,4) MARCHING TO ZION
1. Come, we that love the Lord,
and let our joys be known;
join in a song with sweet accord,
join in a song with sweet accord
and thus surround the throne,
and thus surround the throne.
Refrain:
We’re marching to Zion,
beautiful, beautiful Zion;
we’re marching upward to Zion,
the beautiful city of God.
2. Let those refuse to sing
who never knew our God;
but children of the heavenly King,
but children of the heavenly King
may speak their joys abroad,
may speak their joys abroad.
(Refrain)
4. Then let our songs abound,
and every tear be dry;
we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground,
we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground,
to fairer worlds on high,
to fairer worlds on high.
(Refrain)
 
Benediction
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace. Amen.
 
(NUMBERS 6:24–26)
 
Postlude “Toccata” Eugene Gigout
 
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!

Liturgist: Dot Waugaman
Stephen Minister: Georgia Carmichael

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“Lord Speak to Me”
Words: Frances R Havergal, 1872
“Marching to Zion”

Words: Isaac Watts, 1707 Refain by Robert Lowry, 1867
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Words: Henry Van Dyke, 1907; st. 4 alt. 1989



Sunday, November 6

 

 
Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude       “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”     arr. J. Tolman
 

*Call to Worship: “Lectionary Worship Aids” 1976

One: We celebrate the lives of those who responded to our Lord’s call.

All: We hear that call coming as a promise to a life of true happiness.

One: It is true that the righteous have God’s blessing not only in this life to come,

but also in the life to come.

All: We praise God for the joy of the Christian Life!

 

 

*Opening Hymn   “For All The Saints” (1,2,6)

UMH #711                         SINE NOMINE
 
  1. For all the saints, who from their labors rest,

who thee by faith before the world confessed,

thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Alleluia, Alleluia!

  1. Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;

thou Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;

thou in the darkness drear, their one true light.

Alleluia, Alleluia!

  1. From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,

through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:

Alleluia, Alleluia! 

 

Honoring Our Dead

  1. Dave Baird
  2. Naomi Ellsworth
  3. Sue Gemoets
  4. Ted Gemoets
  5. George Lewis
  6. Ardith Powell
  7. Chuck Rozelle
  8. Jean Strickland
  9. Chuck Tutty 

 

Scripture    Romans 1:1-7

 

Music of Preparation           “You Are the Song”        The Chancel Choir Craig Courtney

 

Sermon       “ For All the Saints”    Pastor Bob Kuyper 

 

Music of Response         “Pinehurst”           

Joanie Madden    Christine Harper, flute

 

Communion The Great Thanksgiving

Pastor: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.  In all places, at all times, in every way you reach out to us declaring your love, offering your grace, seeking our partnership and so we declare together in the words handed down by your people from age to age:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name the of the Lord, hosanna in the highest!

We remember as we gather around this table that you came among us in Jesus, declaring nothing would separate us from your love…(Pastor shares words).. And so we remember and offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living offering in union with Christ as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again!

Pour out your holy spirit on us gathered at this table of mystery, and on these gifts of food and drink, make them be for us the grace and love of Christ so that we might live as the body of Christ extending love to the world.  Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.  

Amen.

 

Pastor: Let us eat and drink together as one in the body of Christ, as people forgiven and redeemed by God’s love and grace, amen.

 

Communion Hymn   “ HYMN OF PROMISE”

 Hymn #707

  1. In the bulb there is a flower in the seed, an apple tree;

In cocoon, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be

unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see

 

  1. There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;

There’s a dawn in every darkness bringing hope to you and me.

 From the past will come the future: what it holds, a mystery,

unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see

 

  1. In our end is our beginning; in our time infinity;

  In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity.

In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,

unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see

 

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 

All: Holy and Awesome God, we stand in your presence filled with wonder for who you are and sorrow for our many sins and failings.  Though there is greatness in us, and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity. For there is weakness in us, as well as strength. At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision obscured. We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond at those who need our help.

O God, be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.

Please take a moment of silence.

Leader: Hear the good news: 

The Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient, loving, and true, showing mercy to all, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and granting pardon. In the name of God, you are forgiven!

All: In the name of God, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
 

*Closing Hymn

710 Faith of Our Fathers ST. CATHERINE

  1. Faith of our fathers, living still,

in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword;

O how our hearts beat high with joy

whene’er we hear that glorious word!

Refrain:

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!

We will be true to thee till death.

 

  1. Faith of our fathers, we will strive

to win all nations unto thee;

and through the truth that comes from God,

we all shall then be truly free.

(Refrain)

  1. Faith of our fathers, we will love

both friend and foe in all our strife;

and preach thee, too, as love knows how

by kindly words and virtuous life.

(Refrain)

 

Benediction

The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

(NUMBERS 6:24–26)

                                                                

Postlude                      “We’re Marching to Zion”    Don Phillips

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!

 

Liturgist: Don Finch

Stephen Minister: Gretchen Lofgren

 

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“For All the Saints”

Words: William W How, 1864

 “Hmn of Promise”

Words: Natalie Sleeth 1986

“Faith of Our Fathers

Words: Frederick W Faber, 1849

 

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Sunday, October 30

Welcome and Announcements

Trinity Chimes

Prelude “O Canto Do Cisne Negro” Villa Lobos
Lichi Acosta, Cello

*Call to Worship: From Order for Ecumenical Worship: World Aids Day 2002.
One: With the pressing crowds, searching for healing and hope,
All: We wish to see Jesus.
One: With the pushed out and cast aside, lonely lost, stripped of pride,
All: We wish to see Jesus.
One: With those who seek mystery and meaning, wisdom and grace,
All: We wish to see Jesus.

*Opening Hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (1,2,4)
UMH #110 EIN’ FESTE BURG

1. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper he a-mid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.

2. Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God’s own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth. His name, from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.

4.That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours, thru him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
the body they may kill; God’s truth a-bideth still; his kingdom is forever.
 
Scripture Luke 19:1-10

Music of Preparation Amazing Grace
arr. Bruce Stevenson/ed. Craig Courtney
Lichi Acosta, cello
The Chancel Choir
 
Sermon Trick or Treat: When its Jesus at your door
Rev. Beth Rambikur

Stewardship Moment Music Ministry

Hymn of Response “Arioso” Bach/Isaac
Lichi Acosta
 
Prayers of the People 
If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this
time, please submit it to us via a prayer card.

Confession and Pardon
*from the UMC Book of Worship
 
All: Holy and Awesome God, we stand in your presence filled
with wonder for who you are and sorrow for our many sins
and failings. Though there is greatness in us, and a deep
longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves
and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full
height of our humanity. For there is weakness in us, as well as
strength. At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision
obscured. We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling
to look beyond at those who need our help.
O God, be with us as a strong and wise friend,
and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.
 
Please take a moment of silence.

Leader: Hear the good news:
The Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient, loving,
and true, showing mercy to all, forgiving iniquity, transgression,
and sin, and granting pardon. In the name of God, you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of God, you are forgiven! Glory to God.
Amen.

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.
 
*Closing Hymn “Somebody’s Knockin’ at your Door”
TFWS #3095 (1,2,3) SOMBODY’S KNOCKIN’

Refrain:
Somebody’s knockin’ at your door; somebody’s knockin’ at your
door; O sinner, why don’t you answer? Somebody’s knockin’ at
your door

1. Knocks like Jesus. Somebody’s knockin’ at your door. Knocks
like Jesus. Somebody’s knockin’ at your door. O sinner, why
don’t you answer? Somebody’s knockin’ at your door
 
2. Can’t you hear him? Somebody’s knockin’ at your door. Can’t
you hear him? Somebody’s knockin’ at your door. O sinner, why
don’t you answer? Somebody’s knockin’ at your door

3. Jesus calls you. Somebody’s knockin’ at your door. Jesus calls
you. Somebody’s knockin’ at your door. O sinner, why don’t you
answer? Somebody’s knockin’ at your door
 
Refrain

Benediction
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Amen.
(NUMBERS 6:24–26)

Postlude “Toccata in D Minor” J.S. Bach
 
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!
 
Liturgist: John Neve
Stephen Minister: Gretchen Lofgren
 
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“A Mighty Fortress is our God”
Words: Martin Luther, ca 1529; trans by Frederick H Hedge 1853
“Somebody’s Knockin’ at Your Door”
Words: African American Spiritual 1986 GIA Publications, Inc.


Sunday, October 23

 

Welcome and Announcements

Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Oh, I Want to Know You More” David Clydesdale
Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, piano
 
Call to Worship based on Psalm 65
One: By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation;
All: you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.
One: You make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
All: All upon the earth are awed by your signs, and all are satisfied
with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.
One: For you welcome us to your vision of home,
All: Where there is plenty for all and your spirit lives among us. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn 
“We Thy People, Praise Thee” UMH #67 ST. ANTHONY CHORALE

Refrain:
We, thy people, praise thee, praise thee, God of every nation!
We, thy people, praise thee, praise thee, Lord of Hosts eternal!
 
1. Days of wonder, days of beauty, days of rapture filled with light
tell thy goodness, tell thy mercies, tell thy glorious might.
We, thy people, praise thee, praise thee, praise thee evermore!
 
(Refrain)
 
2. For thy blessings, for thy bounty, joyful songs to thee we sing,
songs of glory, songs of triumph to our God and King.
We, thy people, praise thee, praise thee, praise thee evermore!
 
Scripture
Joel 2:22-32 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation
“Dona Nobis” Sonja Poorman
The Chancel Choir

Sermon
A Vision of Home
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Stewardship Moment
Missions Ministry
 
Hymn of Response
“Be Thou My Vision” UMH #451 SLANE

1. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
 
2. Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word; I ever with thee and though with me, Lord;
thou and thou only, first in my heart, great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.
 
3. Great God of heaven, my victory won, may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
 
Prayers of the People
If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time,
please submit it to us via a prayer card.
 
Confession and Pardon
*from the UMC Book of Worship
 
All: Holy and Awesome God, we stand in your presence filled with wonder for who you are and sorrow for our many sins and failings. Though there is greatness in us, and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity. For there is weakness in us, as well as strength. At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision obscured. We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond at those who need our help. O God, be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.
 
Please take a moment of silence.
 
Leader: Hear the good news:
 
The Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient, loving, and true, showing mercy to all, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and granting pardon. In the name of God, you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of God, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
 
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.
 
Baptism
 
Brothers and sisters in Christ:

Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ’s holy Church. We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit.
All this is God’s gift, offered to us without price.
 
Today Steven Alexander Gilbert and Katherine Elizabeth Gilbert
present Elizabeth May Gilbert for baptism.
 
Today the two of you speak on behalf of Lizzy and so I ask you:
Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and believe in God’s abounding love and forgiveness for all? If so your answer is I do: I do.
 
Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves? If so your answer is I do: I do.
 
Do you confirm Jesus Christ as your Savior and Teacher, put your whole trust is God’s redeeming Grace and promise to seek God in all you do, in union with the Church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races? If so your answer is I do: I do.
 
To the community of the church and the family of this child:

Will you nurture Elizabeth May Gilbert, and one another in Christ’s holy Church, that by your teaching and example Lizzy may be guided to accept God’s grace for herself, to profess her faith openly, and to lead a Christian life? If so your answer is I will: I will.
 
Do you, as Christ’s body, the Church, reaffirm both your rejection of sin and your commitment to Christ? If so your answer is we do: We Do.

Will you nurture Lizzy and her family in faith and life and include them in your care? With God’s help we will proclaim the good news and live according to the example of Christ.
 
We will surround Lizzy with a community of love and forgiveness, that she may grow in her trust of God, and be found faithful in her service. We will pray for Steven and Katherine, as they walk in the way that leads to life.

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Let us pray.
 
Eternal Creator:
When nothing existed but chaos, you swept across the dark waters
and brought forth light. In the days of Noah you saved those on the ark through water. After the flood you set in the clouds a rainbow.

When you saw your people as slaves in Egypt, you led them to freedom through the sea. Their children you brought through the Jordan to the land which you promised. In the fullness of time you sent Jesus, nurtured in the water of a womb. He was baptized by John and anointed by your Spirit. He called his disciples to share in the baptism of his death and resurrection and to make disciples of all nations. Pour out your Holy Spirit, to bless this gift of water and she who receives it, let this be your sign to all of us that we are part of your covenant, your redemption and salvation, and that throughout our lives there is no where we can be apart from your saving grace.
 
**All praise to you, Eternal Father, through your Son Jesus Christ,
who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever. Amen.
 
Elizabeth May Gilbert I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Holy Spirit work within you, that being born through water and the Spirit,
you may be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Now it is our joy to welcome our new sister in Christ.
Through baptism you are incorporated by the Holy Spirit
into God’s new creation and made to share in Christ’s royal priesthood. We are all one in Christ Jesus. With joy and thanksgiving we welcome you as members of the family of Christ.
 
Closing Hymn
“Lead On, O Cloud of Presence” TFWS #2234 LANCASHIRE

1. Lead on, O cloud of Presence, the exodus is come,
in wilderness and desert our tribe shall make its home.
Our slavery left behind us, new hopes within us grow.
We seek the land of promise where milk and honey flow.
 
2. Lead on, O fiery Pillar, we follow yet with fears,
but we shall come rejoicing though joy be born of tears.
We are not lost, though wandering, for by your light we come,
and we are still God’s people. The journey is our home.
 
3. Lead on O God of freedom, and guide us on our way,
and help us trust the promise through struggle and delay.
We pray our sons and daughters may journey to that land
where justice dwells with mercy, and love is law’s demand.
 
Benediction

Postlude
“Redeemed” Nielson & Young
Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!

Liturgist: Iris Washburn
Stephen Minister: Michael Edwards

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“We, Thy People, Praise Thee”
Words: Kate Stearns Page, 1932 and music: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1780
“Be Thou My Vision”
Words: Ancient Irish music: Traditional Irish melody
“Lead On, O Cloud of Presence”
Words: Ruth Duck music: Henry T. Smart


Sunday, October 16

Welcome and Announcements

Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Go Down, Moses” Larter/Rostash
Carole & Rudy Rostash, clarinets
 
Call to Worship Psalm 121:1-8
One: I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come?
All: My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
One: The Lord will not let your foot be moved, the Lord who keeps you will not slumber.
All: Behold, the one who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
One: The Lord is your keeper;
All: The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
One: The sun shall not smite you by day,
All: Nor the moon by night
One: The Lord will keep you from all evil, and will keep your life.
All: The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and for evermore
 
Opening Hymn
“How Great Thou Art” (1, 2 & 4) UMH #77 HOW GREAT THOU ART
 
1. O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hand have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed.
 
Refrain:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
 
2. When through the woods and forest glades I wander, and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze;
 
(Refrain)
 
4. When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart. Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!
(Refrain)
 
Scripture
John 14:1-6 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation
“His Love Never Fails”
Craig Courtney The Chancel Choir

Sermon
Coming Home
Gretchen Lofgren
 
Stewardship Moment
Lay Servant Ministry
 
Musical Response
“He’s Always Been Faithful to Me” Tom Fettke
Paula Jameson, solo
 
Prayers of the People

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time,
please submit it to us via a prayer card.
 
Confession and Pardon
*from the UMC Book of Worship
 
All: Holy and Awesome God, we stand in your presence filled with wonder
for who you are and sorrow for our many sins and failings.

Though there is greatness in us, and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity. For there is weakness in us, as well as strength. At times we choose to walk in darkness,
our vision obscured. We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond
at those who need our help.
 
O God, be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.
 
Please take a moment of silence.
 
Leader: Hear the good news:
 
The Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient, loving, and true, showing mercy to all, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and granting pardon. In the name of God,
you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of God, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
 
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.
 
Closing Hymn
“Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” (1, 2 & 4) UMH #348 THOMPSON

1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me.

Refrain:

Come home, come home; you who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling, O sinner, come home!
 
2. Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading, pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies, mercies for you and for me?
 
(Refrain)
 
4. O for the wonderful love he has promised, promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon, pardon for you and for me.
 
(Refrain)
 
Benediction from UMH #673
 
God be with you till we meet again; by his counsels guide, uphold you,
with his sheep securely fold you; God be with you till we meet again.

Postlude
“Be Thou My Vison” Larter/Rostash
Carole & Rudy Rostash, clarinets
 
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!
 
Liturgist: Michael Edwards
Stephen Minister: Georgia Carmichael
 
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“How Great Thou Art”
words and music: Stuart K. Hine, 1953
“Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”
words and music: Will L. Thompson, 1880


Sunday, October 9

Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Heaven Bound” arr. K. Stewart
The Christ Church Ringers
 
Call to Worship
 
One: Make us whole, O God!
All: For we are a people seeking your healing.
One: Make us whole, O God!
All: For we are a people seeking your grace.
One: Make us whole, O God!
All: For we are a people seeking belonging.
One: Entrances for wholeness are everywhere,
All: God, open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts so that we might enter into your wholeness. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn
“I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath”
UMH #60 OLD 113th
 
1. I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath; and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers. My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
while life, and thought, and being last, or immortality endures.
 
2. Happy are they whose hopes rely on Israel’s God, who made the sky and earth and seas,
with all their train; whose truth for ever stands secure, who saves th’oppressed
and feeds the poor, for none shall find God’s promise vain.
 
3. The Lord pours eyesight on the blind; the Lord supports the fainting mind
and sends the laboring conscience peace. God helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless, and grants the prisoner sweet release.
 
4. I’ll praise my God who lends me breath; and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers. My days of praise shall ne’er be past, while life,
and thought, and being last, or immortality endures.
 
Scripture
Luke 17:11-21 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation
“Prayer for the Innocents”
M. Helman The Christ Church Ringers

(A prayer of hope and love for all the victims of shootings
and bombings all across the world)

Sermon
What Happened on the Way
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Stewardship Moment
United Women in Faith
 
Hymn of Response
“An Outcast Among Outcasts”
#2104 LLANGLOFFAN
 
1. An outcast among outcasts, dismissed with double scorn, belittled by the labels:
“unclean” and “foreign born” came back with thanks for Jesus, and then went on his way:
An outcast among outcasts showed grateful faith that day.
 
2. An outcast among outcasts, where three were crucified, derided by the others
as they hung side by side – came back from death with power, God had the final say:
An outcast among outcasts shows God to us today.
 
3. For outcasts among outcasts the boundaries are redrawn, by words,
“Your faith has saved you,” by cross and Easter dawn. The distant longed-for centers
of power, peace, and care, where life is free to flourish, are found now everywhere.
 
Prayers of the People

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time,
please submit it to us via a prayer card.
 
Confession and Pardon
*from the UMC Book of Worship
 
All: Holy and Awesome God, we stand in your presence filled with wonder for who you are and sorrow for our many sins and failings.

Though there is greatness in us, and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity. For there is weakness in us, as well as strength. At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision obscured. We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond at those who need our help.
 
O God, be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.
 
Please take a moment of silence.
 
Leader: Hear the good news:
 
The Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient, loving, and true, showing mercy to all, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and granting pardon. In the name of God, you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of God, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
 
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.
 
Closing Hymn
“Jesus Shall Reign”
(1, 3, 4 & 5) UMH #157 DUKE STREET
 
1. Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does its successive journeys run;
his kingdom spread from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.
 
3. People and realms of every tongue dwell on his love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.
 
4. Blessings abound where’er he reigns; all prisoners leap and loose their chains;
the weary find eternal rest, and all who suffer want are blest.
 
5. Let every creature rise and bring honors peculiar to our King;
angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud amen!
 
Benediction
from United Methodist Book of Worship
 
Go forth in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with you all. Amen.

Postlude
“Trumpet Tune”
Christopher Tambling
 
Liturgist: Ellie Adams
Stephen Minister: Michael Edwards
 
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who made this service possible!
 

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“I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath” words: Isaac Watts, 1719 music: Matthaus Greiter, 1525
“An Outcast Among Outcasts” words: Richard D. Leach, 1994 music: Welsh melody
“Jesus Shall Reign” words: Isaac Watts, 1719 music: John Hatton, 1793


Sunday, October 2

Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Be Thou My Vision” arr. Gordon Schuster
Lichi Acosta, cello
 
Call to Worship
One: You call us to be fearless;
All: But sometimes our courage falls short.
One: You call us to be forgiving;
All: But sometimes the hurt won’t let us go.
One: You call us to be faithful;
All: But sometimes faith doesn’t seem to be enough.
One: But you never give up on us.
All: So we will continue to strive after your calling!
 
Opening Hymn
“In Unity We Lift Our Song”
(vs. 1, 2 & 4) TFWS #2221 EIN’ FESTE BURG
 
1. In unity we lift our song of grateful adoration, for brothers brave and sisters strong.
What cause for celebration! For those whose faithfulness has kept us through distress,
who’ve shared with us our plight, who’ve held us in the night, the blessed congregation.
 
2. For stories told and told again to every generation, to give us strength in time of pain,
to give us consolation. Our spirits to revive to keep our dreams alive,
when we are far from home and evil seasons come; how firm is our foundation.
 
4. For God our way, our bread, our rest, of all these gifts the Giver.
Our strength, our guide, our nurturing breast whose hand will yet deliver.
Who keeps us till the day when night shall pass away,
when hate and fear are gone and all our work is done, and we shall sing forever.
 
Scripture
Luke 17:1-10 NRSV
 
Children’s Moment
 
Music of Preparation
“Welcome Table” arr. Joel Raney
Lichi Acosta, cello; Emmy Tisdel, violin
The Chancel Choir

Sermon
Do Not Give Up!
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Song of Response
“Lied”
Alejandro D. Consolacion II
 
Communion – The Great Thanksgiving
 
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. In all places, at all times, in every way you reach out to us declaring your love, offering your grace, seeking our partnership and so we declare together in the words handed down by your people from age to age:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name the of the Lord, hosanna in the highest!

We remember as we gather around this table that you came among us in Jesus, declaring nothing would separate us from your love…(Pastor shares words).. And so we remember and offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living offering in union with Christ as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again!

Pour out your holy spirit on us gathered at this table of mystery, and on these gifts of food and drink, make them be for us the grace and love of Christ so that we might live as the body of Christ extending love to the world. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.

Amen.

Pastor: Let us eat and drink together as one in the body of Christ, as people forgiven and redeemed by God’s love and grace, amen.
 
Communion Hymn
“Come to the Table of Grace”
Worship & Song #3168 TABLE OF GRACE
 
1. Come to the table of grace. Come to the table of grace.
This is God’s table; it’s not yours or mine. Come to the table of grace.
 
2. Come to the table of peace. Come to the table of peace.
This is God’s table; it’s not yours or mine. Come to the table of peace.
 
3. Come to the table of love. Come to the table of love.
This is God’s table; it’s not yours or mine. Come to the table of love.
 
4. Come to the table of joy. Come to the table of joy.
This is God’s table; it’s not yours or mine. Come to the table of joy.
 
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.
 
Closing Hymn
“Standing on the Promises”
(1, 2 & 3) UMH #374 PROMISES
 
1. Standing on the promises of Christ my King, through eternal ages let his praises ring;
glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, standing on the promises of God.
 
Refrain:
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior;
standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.
 
2. Standing on the promises that cannot fail, when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
by the living Word of God I shall prevail, standing on the promises of God.
 
(refrain)
 
3. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord, overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword, standing on the promises of God.
 
(refrain)
 
Benediction
from United Methodist Book of Worship
Go forth in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with you all. Amen.

Postlude
“Crown Him with Many Crowns”
Joel Raney