A Simplified Order of Worship October 25, 2020 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost


Prelude                                                            “Vocalise”                                                  Rachmaninoff

                                                                      Tom Tatton, viola


Call to Worship                                                                                                  Mike and Kathy Lindsay
    Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
        Before the earth was formed, you were God.
    Let your favor be upon us.
        And bless the work of our hands. 

Opening Prayer   
  O God, who has taught us to keep your commandments by loving you and our neighbor:
  Grant us the spirit of peace and grace, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to each other with a pure will;
  Through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.                                                                           [Ambrosian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                                                “El Shaddai”                                                              #123
                                                                       Kasey P. Lindsay

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                        Cheryl Dove

First Lesson                                              1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Psalm                                                           Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

Children’s Time                                                                                                               Scott Danielson

Gospel:                                                          Matthew 22:34-46

Message                                                    “Defiance, Not Defeat”                    Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                "Where Charity and Love Prevail”                #549 (vs. 1, 2, & 6)
                                                                                Jora Landis

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                Marian Kaser
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Offering    [Click here for Online Giving]

Offertory                                     “Aria” from “Israel in Egypt”                                           G. F. Handel
                                                            Barbara Hoff, organ
Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                           “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”                                                 #110
                                                                     Jora Landis

                                    Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                “Shalom to You”                                                      Jora Landis

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Tom Tatton - Viola
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Scott Danielson - Children’s Time
Cheryl Dove - Reader
Kathy and Mike Lindsay, Marian Kaser - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work


children's Time

"He was a pumpkin and his name was Eugene."  

This week Mr. Danielson shares an original tale of a pumpkin who felt so different and so disconnected, 

it took a whole year for him to realize he was truly a part of something grand!