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.
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.
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.
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