November 14 Worship Bulletin

November 14 Worship Bulletin

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Welcome and Announcements

Prelude – “We Gather Together” – Bells of Praise

*Call to Worship (includes Mark 13:1-8)

*Hymn – “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” – UMH #117

  1. O God, our help in ages past,
    our hope for years to come,
    our shelter from the stormy blast,
    and our eternal home!
  2. Under the shadow of thy throne,
    still may we dwell secure;
    sufficient is thine arm alone,
    and our defense is sure.
  3. Before the hills in order stood,
    or earth received her frame,
    from everlasting, thou art God,
    to endless years the same.
  4. A thousand ages, in thy sight,
    are like an evening gone;
    short as the watch that ends the night,
    before the rising sun.
  5. Time, like an ever rolling stream,
    bears all who breathe away;
    they fly forgotten, as a dream
    dies at the opening day.
  6. O God, our help in ages past,
    our hope for years to come;
    be thou our guide while life shall last,
    and our eternal home.

*Prayer (unison)

Holy One, there is no God like you. In praise and thanksgiving, we come before you ready to learn of your power, ready to follow your path for our lives. Through days of jubilation as well as dejection, help us realize your influence in the world. We ask simply for ears to hear, eyes to see, and minds to comprehend the blessings you bestow. Through Christ Jesus we pray. Amen.

Time with the Children

Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 2:1-10

1Then Hannah prayed:
My heart rejoices in the LORD.
My strength rises up in the LORD!
My mouth mocks my enemies
        because I rejoice in your deliverance.
2No one is holy like the LORD—
     no, no one except you!
     There is no rock like our God!
3Don’t go on and on, talking so proudly,
     spouting arrogance from your mouth,
     because the LORD is the God who knows,
         and he weighs every act.
4The bows of mighty warriors are shattered,
     but those who were stumbling now dress themselves in power!
5Those who were filled full now sell themselves for bread,
     but the ones who were starving are now fat from food!
     The woman who was barren has birthed seven children,
         but the mother with many sons has lost them all!
6The LORD!
     He brings death, gives life,
         takes down to the grave, and raises up!
7The LORD!
He makes poor, gives wealth,
     brings low, but also lifts up high!
8God raises the poor from the dust,
     lifts up the needy from the garbage pile.
     God sits them with officials,
     gives them the seat of honor!
The pillars of the earth belong to the LORD;
     he set the world on top of them!
9God guards the feet of his faithful ones,
     but the wicked die in darkness
         because no one succeeds by strength alone.
10The LORD!
His enemies are terrified!
         God thunders against them from heaven!
     The LORD!
     He judges the far corners of the earth!
May God give strength to his king
    and raise high the strength of his anointed one.

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*Chorus – “Give Thanks” – FWS #2036 (2x)

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.’ (Repeat)
Give thanks…

Special Music – “For the Beauty of the Earth” – Bells of Praise

Message – “Not One Stone”

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Invitation to Give & Prayer of Dedication

Offertory – “We Have Come This Far by Faith” – Joseph Martin

*Closing Hymn – “View the Present through the Promise” – W&S #3048

  1. View the present through the promise, Christ will come again.
    Trust despite the deepening darkness, Christ will come again.
    Lift the world above its grieving through your watching and believing
    in the hope past hope’s conceiving: Christ will come again.
  2. Probe the present with the promise, Christ will come again.
    Let your daily actions witness, Christ will come again.
    Let your loving and your giving and your justice and forgiving
    be a sign to all the living: Christ will come again.
  3. Match the present to the promise, Christ will come again.
    Make this hope your guiding premise, Christ will come again.
    Pattern all your calculating and the world you are creating
    to the advent you are waiting: Christ will come again.

*Benediction

*Postlude

Helping Lead Todays Worship

  • Liturgist: Deb Biskner
  • Organ/Piano: Kathy Cay
  • Rev. Elisabeth Danielsons, Deacon
  • Rev. Drew Hart

Lyrics to Special Music

We Have Come This Far by Faith

We have come this far by faith, gently carried in the arms of love. We have come this far with confidence, our hope in God alone. And though the road is long, in His strength we carry on. We have come this far by faith and faith will lead us home. A simple childlike faith, a tiny mustard seed can change the world and move a mountain, calm the raging sea, calm the sea. Blessed are the ones who trust in Christ the Lord, those who believe in His promises, those who believe in His word, for great is their reward. Come by faith, gently carried in the arms of love. We have come this far with confidence, our hope in God alone. And though the road is long, in His strength we carry on. We have come this far by faith and faith will lead us home. We have come this far by faith and faith will lead us home.