The Reign of Christ               November 22, 2020


Prelude                                                “How Firm a Foundation”                     arr. Michael Burkhardt

Call to Worship                                                                   Matthew Fochtman and Kasey P. Lindsay
  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                                               “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”                                                      #715

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                          Beth Crizer

First Lesson                                            Ephesians 1:15-23

Psalm                                                              Psalm 100

Anthem                                                 “Creation of Peace”                                                 Mark Miller
                                   The Virtual Choir of St. John’s UMC, Albuquerque

Children’s Time   

Gospel:                                                  Matthew 25:31-46

Message                                            “Action and Essence”                              Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                              “How Can We Name a Love”                                                   #111

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer   
    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                                 “Give Thanks/Now Thank We All Our God”                arr. Joel Raney

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                      “Lord Whose Love through Humble Service”                               #581

                                             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
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Beth Crizer - Reader
Matthew Fochtman and Kasey P. Lindsay, Rob Mills - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work


Children's time

There are so many different kind of hats in the world, but there is only one that's fit for a king.  

This Sunday we celebrate the Reign of Christ, 

and Pastor G reveals which hat it is that Christ wears and why it's so important.