Order of Worship for October 31, 2021 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost


Prelude                                                  “Toccata in D minor”                                                J. S. Bach

Call to Worship                                                                                                                     Sandy Green
    Praise the Lord, O my soul!
        We praise the Lord as long as we live!
    Happy are we whose help is the God of Jacob,
        Our hope is in the Lord our God.

Hymn                                                  “Hope of the World“                                                              #178

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                      Marian Kaser

First Lesson                                                 Ruth 1:1-18

Psalm                                                            Psalm 146       

Children’s Time   

Gospel                                                         Mark 12:28-34
                       L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                                     “The Greatest”                                 Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                            “God Hath Spoken by the Prophets”                                        #108

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                    Beth Crizer
    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                                          “Fantasia on Forrest Green”     English Melody arr. Lani Smith

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                          “Jesus, United by Thy Grace”                                     #561 vv 1-3; 6

Song of Blessing:                                      “Shalom to You”   

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, Cheryl Dove, Rich Bolin, Gilbert Stones - Vocals
Marian Kaser - Reader
Sandy Green and Beth Crizer  - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


Children's Time

Today is Halloween! You might see a lot of skeletons about. What do they make you think of?