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

ONE LICENSE A-738133 | CCLI #12393 | Perform Music #662 | CVLI #03793174

“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

 

ONE LICENSE A-738133 | CCLI #12393 | Perform Music #662 | CVLI #03793174

“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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