Friday, November 26, 2021

Daily Prayer November 26

 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. I was dead and behold I am alive forever and ever. Because I live, you also will live.


Daily Readings for Friday, November 26, 2021

O God of grace, you have given us new and living hope in Jesus Christ. We thank you that by dying Christ destroyed the power of death, and by rising from the grave opened the way to eternal life. Help us to know that because he lives, we shall live also; and that neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come shall be able to separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. By your power, great God, our Lord Jesus healed the sick and gave new hope to the hopeless. Though we cannot command or possess your power, we pray for those who want to be healed. Mend their wounds, soothe fevered brows, and make broken people whole again. Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that, though death is against us, you are for us, and have promised renewed and risen life in Jesus Christ the Lord. (Add your prayers.) Amen.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

(Opening sentences, prayers, and blessings are from the Book of Common Worship. Readings are from the daily lectionary in Daily Prayer. Both are published by Westminster/John Knox Press.)

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Order of Worship for November 21, 2021

CENTERING PRAYER

 Eternal God, Jesus taught that true power is made known in service: we are to love you, our neighbors, and ourselves as we reveal your reign of peace. Give us the will to do this work and the grace that we may accomplish it; with you, in Christ, and through the Holy Spirit, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.


PRELUDE (Sunday Worship) Trumpet Voluntary on “St. George’s Windsor” Barr, 1995 


WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 97)

 

The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice.

The heavens proclaim God’s righteousness; all people behold God’s glory.

Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to God’s holy name!

Come! Let us worship Christ the King!


† HYMN     “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”     Hymnal #263

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

Holy God, how often we put trust in the promises of earthly rulers instead of the power of your love; help us to turn our hearts toward you. Restore us in your love, and set us free to forgive as we have been forgiven. We ask this by the grace and mercy of Christ. (Silent Confession)


ASSURANCE OF GRACE 


† SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you. 


†GLORY TO GOD “Morning Has Broken” Hymnal #664 


TIME WITH CHILDREN (Sunday Worship) (Children 5th grade and younger may leave to attend Sunday School) 


SCRIPTURE Revelation 1:4b-8 


SERMON “King of Kings” Rev. Dr. Dave Burgess

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Philippians 2:5-11

 

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.

 

Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


OFFERING     A Psalm       Beck 

Chancel Choir


 † THE DOXOLOGY Hymnal #606


 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 


† HYMN      “Crown Him with Many Crowns”      Hymnal #268 


† CHARGE AND BLESSING 


† BENEDICTION      “Soon and Very Soon”      Hymnal #384 Verse 1 


POSTLUDE (Sunday Worship) DIA DEMETA Rutz, 2014 


† You are invited to stand, as you are able

 


Saturday, November 20, 2021

Scripture for November 21, 2021

  Revelation 1:4b-8


Greetings and Doxology

John,

To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[b]
    and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
    and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”[c]
So shall it be! Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Daily Prayer November 19


Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.


Daily Readings for Friday, November 19, 2021

Eternal God, Author of our life and End of our pilgrimage: Guide us by your Word and Spirit amid all perils and temptations, that we may not wander from your way, nor stumble in the darkness; but may finish our course in safety, and come to our eternal rest in you. Eternal God, your hand shaped our lives by grace and your hand rescued us from sin by love. May your hand guide us through this day, shielding us from all evil, strengthening us to do justice and love. Enable us, O God, to do all things as unto you; that small things may be filled with greatness, and great things may be crowned with humility. O God, whom we cannot love unless we love our neighbors, remove hate and prejudice from us and from all people, so that your children may be reconciled with those we fear, resent, or threaten; and live together in your peace. (Add your prayers.) Amen.

With God's help and love may your lives be blessed and your labors fruitful as you offer yourselves gladly in the service of our common Lord.


(Opening sentences, prayers, and blessings are from the Book of Common Worship. Readings are from the daily lectionary in Daily Prayer. Both are published by Westminster/John Knox Press.)

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Order of Worship November 14


 

CENTERING PRAYER

 

Loving God, you made covenant with us and with every living creature. We give thanks for the sign of the rainbow, for it reminds you and us of your promise: that the flood of destruction will not be the last word. We thank you, too, for the waters of baptism, the sign that we are raised as children of the covenant; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Help us to obey your Word, abide in your love, remember your promises, and celebrate your creation. Amen.


PRELUDE (Sunday Worship) Voluntary Skinner (English 18th century) 


WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

People of the covenant: God does not remember us according to our sins and transgressions.

God remembers us according to God’s own steadfast love!

The Lord delivers us from harm and leads us in truth.

All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness.

We put our trust in God.

We come to celebrate the One who gives and forgives!


† HYMN “Morning Has Broken” Hymnal #664

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

God of mercy, we acknowledge our wandering ways. You delivered us through storms, but we fear the clouds on the horizon. You set a rainbow of remembrance in the heavens, but we hang our heads in doubt. Break our hearts of stone, and help us see the world with your eyes. Forgive our many sins, and strengthen us to care for your creation, our neighbors, and ourselves. (Silent Confession)

 

ASSURANCE OF GRACE 


† SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you. 


†GLORY TO GOD Hymnal #582 


TIME WITH CHILDREN (Sunday Worship) (Children 5th grade and younger may leave to attend Sunday School) 


SCRIPTURE Genesis 9:8-17 


SERMON “Standing on the Promises: Celebrating” Rev. Dr. Dave Burgess 


† AFFIRMATION OF FAITH 

The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. 


OFFERING One Song Choplin and PRESENTATON OF 2022 PLEDGES 

Chancel Choir 


† THE DOXOLOGY Hymnal #606 


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 


† HYMN “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” Hymnal #353 


† CHARGE AND BLESSING 


† BENEDICTION “Standing on the Promises” Hymnal #838 Verse 4 


POSTLUDE (Sunday Worship) Fugue in d minor Pachelbel (1653-1706) 


† You are invited to stand, as you are able