November 8, 2020                                                     Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost


Prelude                                    “Celtic Dance on Pleading Savior”              arr. by Sondra K. Tucker
                         Trinity Ringers with Marian Kaser, flute and Vaughn Kaser, hand drum

Call to Worship                                                                                                       Joe and Donna Asire
God has appointed a law in Israel,
  That we may know the ways of the Lord.
So let us keep the commandments,
  And set our hope in God.

Opening Prayer   
Almighty God, from whom we have received every good gift:  Let our souls enjoy their desire to be enkindled by your Spirit that, being filled as lamps by your divine presence, we may shine like blazing lights before your Son Jesus Christ at his returning; Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you in the Trinity for ever. Amen.   

                                                                                                                                                  [Gelasian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                        “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”                                              #127

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                         Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Psalm                                                             Psalm 78:1-7

Children’s Time                                                                              Matthew Fochtman & the Foreman

Gospel:                                                        Matthew 25:1-13

Message                                                            “Choices”                                   Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                           “Christ Beside Me”                                                    #2166

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                        Debbie Livingston with Josie and Oliver Main
    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 to go to online giving]

Offertory                                                “Petals of Grace”                                       Penny Rodgriguez

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                               “Rejoice the Lord Is King”                                                      #715

                                       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

                        Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
The Trinity Ringers
Marian Kaser - Flute
Vaughn Kaser - Percussion
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Matthew Fochtman  - Children’s Time
Joe and Donna Asire, Debbie Livingston with Josie and Oliver Main - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work


children's time

Inspired by the lesson from Joshua 24:1-3a and 14-25,

Matthew Fochtman helps teach his boss that there are more important things to love

than the "false gods" of money, material goods, and "me, me, me."