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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