Thanksgiving Sunday Service
Order of Worship on Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Worship Leader: Reverend Mary Mason
Music by Janell Kinzie
We gather together to ask for Gods blessings,
to live in community, seeking God’s will.
We come now as sisters and brothers,
confessing the sins that divide and the wrong in us still.
All praise to the Spirit, provider, defender.
You offer us freedom, to follow or stray, empowering all by the hope you engender.
Grant wisdom and courage to follow your way.
– Lavon Bayler
Lighting of the candles
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship:
Responsive reading Psalm 100, Page 688 black hymnal
Opening Hymn: No 422 Come, O Thankful People, Come
Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-30; Judges 4
Reflection: DEBORAH the Fiery Prophet
Reflective Hymn: No 423 Great Is Your Faithfulness
Having received new life through the generosity of God, and the hope that Christ brings, let us give thankfully and abundantly that we may be called God’s generous people.
The Offering and Offertory Music
United Church of Christ statement of faith, Page 885 black hymnal
You call us to love and serve you with body, mind and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.
Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: No 28 For the Beauty of the Earth
Light carried out to the world
The grace of God, the strength of Christ, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, guide and sustain us today and in all our tomorrows.
Share the peace as we go.
All are invited to stick around for coffee and conversation afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.