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            Order of Worship November 15, 2020 Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome

Prelude                                               “The Gift to be Simple”                Shaker Tune arr. Dale Wood
                                 
Call to Worship                                                                                                  Mike and Kathy Lindsay
    Great is the Name of the Lord.
        God is more majestic than the mountains!
    Let us make our vows to the Lord and keep them;
        Let us bring gifts to our great and awesome God!

Opening Prayer   
God of captives and pilgrims, you brought your people home from despair and gave them a land of freedom and plenty. Look in mercy on us your servants, deliver us from the prison of selfishness and sin, and bring us home to justice, sharing, and compassion, the realm you promised all the world in Jesus Christ the Savior. Amen.

Hymn                                       “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”                                            #142

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                       Sandy Green

First Lesson                                          1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Psalm                                                               Psalm 123

Children’s Time                                                                                                                  Kasey Lindsay

Gospel:                                                       Matthew 25:14-30

Message                                                        “Take a Book”                               Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                        “Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom”                                    #508

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
 
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                  Carol Shupp
    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.
    Amen.

Offering   

Offertory                                    “Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise”                 arr. Larry Shackley


Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                                       “While We Are Living”                                                      #356

Benediction
                                         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
Kasey Lindsay - Children’s Time
Sandy Green - Reader
Kathy and Mike Lindsay, Carol Shupp - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work

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children's time

This week we wrestle with a difficult subject.  

This Children's Sermon was inspired by the Parable of the Talents from the Book of Matthew.  

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