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.
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
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
Message “Action and Essence” Pastor Gilbert Stones
Hymn “How Can We Name a Love” #111
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