25 Nov. 2007 Bulletin
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Introit "Majesty" J. Hayford
Welcome & Call to Worship: Psalm 29
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
WORSHIP THE LORD IN HOLY SPLENDOR!
The voice of the Lord is over the waters.
THE GOD OF GLORY THUNDERS, THE LORD, OVER THE MIGHTY WATERS!
The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;
AND IN HIS TEMPLE ALL SAY, "GLORY!"
*Hymn 233 "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus"
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: by Psalm 123
TO YOU I LIFT UP MY EYES, O YOU WHO ARE ENTHRONED IN THE HEAVENS! HAVE MERCY ON US, O LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US. FOR WE HAVE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH OF CONTEMPT. AS THE EYES OF SERVANTS LOOK TO THE HAND OF THEIR MASTER, SO OUR EYES LOOK TO YOU, THE LORD OUR GOD.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
A Word of Assurance
The Summary of God's Law (Mark 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL,
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the second commandment:
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.
Anthem "Rejoice, the Lord is King" J. Darwall
THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 122:1-5
*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
AND TO THE SON
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING,
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END,
The Greeting of Peace
*Hymn 206 "There is a Redeemer"
Jewish Scriptures: 2 Samuel 5:1-3
Epistle: Colossians 1:12-20
The Celtic Allelulia!
Gospel: Luke 23:33-43
James Stewart, preaching
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
*The Apostles' Creed
*The Offering, Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST. AMEN.
Giving Thanks to God
The Prayer of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 231 "Jesus Shall Reign"
Postlude "Hymn Medley"
*Please stand if you are able.
Many thanks to all, especially the Board of Deacons, for making our Thanksgiving Community Meal a wild success! Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. We will celebrate the Eucharist together! Consistory will meet right after service.
Breakfast with Santa December 1st from 11 AM - 2 PM
Advent Church Dinner December 8th at 6 PM
Christmas Concert December 15th at 7:30 PM
Living Nativity December 22nd from 3—6 PM