St. Mark Presbyterian Church (USA) in West St. Louis County: continuing to move into the future, building on our 50 year history of serving God.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Worship Service November 22
REIGN OF CHRIST SUNDAY
10:00 am Virtual Service
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Almighty God, reveal to me the greatness of your power, that I may see your presence among the lowly and the lost and know the authority and sovereignty of your love in Jesus Christ, our Lord, who is also our humble brother. Amen.
PRELUDE Nun Danket alle Gott Kellner
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Ocome, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
For the Lord is a great God;
a great ruler over heaven and earth!
† HYMN “Crown Him with Many Crowns” Hymnal #268
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of mercy, who has compassion for the lost and the least,
In disbelief and denial, we ask:
“When did we see you among us?”
We should have seen you in the classmate on the playground whom we did not invite to join our game. Or in the stranger on the sidewalk whom we crossed the street to avoid. Or in the neighbor at the nursing home whom we left to carry her pain alone. We should have seen you in the man begging for work or a warm meal, in the woman struggling to overcome addiction, in the child seeking refuge from the terrors of violence. But instead, we turned away. Forgive us Lord. Break our hearts for what breaks yours, and give us compassion and courage to respond to the suffering of this world. (silent confession) Amen.
ASSURANCE OF GRACE
† SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
SCRIPTURE Matthew 25:31-46
SERMON “Christ the King” Rev. MP Panco
Westminster Confession of Faith, Shorter Catechism Question One
Q. What is our chief end?
A. Our chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy God forever.
OFFERING SPECIAL MUSIC Fairest Lord Jesus arr. Larson
Pastor MP, trumpet
† THE DOXOLOGY
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
† HYMN “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!” Hymnal #263
† CHARGE AND BLESSING
† BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” Hymnal #306