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 7, 2021
Order of Worship for November 7
Bless us, O God, with a reverent sense of your presence, that we may be at peace and may worship you with all our mind and spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRELUDE (Sunday Worship) I’ll Praise My Maker Page
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP(Isa. 40:31)
Those who wait for the Lord, shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
† HYMN “For All the Saints” Hymnal #326
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. (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)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; In him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible. All were created through him; all were created for him. He is before all else that is. In him everything continues in being. It is he who is head of the body, the church! He who is the beginning, the firstborn of the dead, so that he may be first in everything. It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in him and, by means of him, to reconcile everything in his person, both on earth and in the heavens, making peace through the blood of the cross.
OFFERING Offertory Beck Chancel Choir
John Lesh - soloist
† THE DOXOLOGY Hymnal #606
REMEMBERING THE SAINTS (A list of those that have passed can be found on the last page of the bulletin.)
THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION
Invitation to the Table
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer
Words of Institution
Sharing of the Bread & Cup
Prayer After Communion †
HYMN “God of the Sparrow” Hymnal #22
† CHARGE AND BLESSING
† BENEDICTION “Standing on the Promises” Hymnal #838 Verse 3