Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christ the King Sunday/Commitment Sunday

Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Remember the Lord your God!  God is the one who gives you strength to be prosperous.
― Deuteronomy 8:18

*Please Stand, As You Are Able

Prelude –

Words of Welcome and Announcements

* Choral Introit –Come, Let Us Gather (trad., arr. BSM)                                                    Choir

Come, let us gather now to sing, praises and thanks to God, the King.  God’s love surpasses everything.

* Call to CelebrationPsalm 100 (with musical response) Hymnal 821

Response : Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing.

L: (1)     Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!

ALL:     (2)     Serve the Lord with gladness!

ALL:     Come into God’s presence with singing!

L: (3)     Know that the Lord, who made us, is God.

ALL:     We are the Lord’s;

ALL:     We are the people of God,

ALL:     The sheep of God’s pasture.

L: (4)     Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving,

L:     And God’s courts with praise!

ALL:     Give thanks and bless God’s name!

L: (5)     For the Lord is good;

ALL:     God’s steadfast love endures for ever;

ALL:     God’s faithfulness to all generations.

Response : Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing.

* Song – Rejoice the Lord is King Hymnal 715

1. Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore; mortals, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice; again I say, rejoice.

2. Jesus the Savior reigns, the God of truth and love; when he had purged our stains, he took his seat above. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

3. His kingdom cannot fail; he rules o’er earth and heaven; the keys of earth and hell are to our Jesus given. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

4. Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come, and take his servants up to their eternal home. We soon shall hear th’archangel’s voice; the trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

Time of Morning Prayer

Prayer Song – He Is Lord Hymnal 177
He is Lord, he is Lord! He is risen from the dead and he is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer: (You may pray either version printed below or another that you know.)

Methodist Version
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

F
or thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.
Modern Ecumenical Version
Our God in heaven:
your holy name be honored,
your kin-dom 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 the evil one.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
are yours now and always.  Amen.

Prayer Song – He is Lord Hymnal 177
He is Lord, he is Lord! He is risen from the dead and he is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Pastor’s Time with Young Disciples Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

Anthem Crown Him (Mary McDonald)                                                                          Choir

Behold the Cross. Behold the Lamb.
Behold the sacrifice of God’s Salvation plan.
The Son of God, he came,
Sin of man to claim.  

Crown Him! Crown Him!
Savior, Lord Most Holy.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Christ the King of All.

Rejoice, the King!
Rejoice, the Savior!
Sing high the praise of God in Christ, Jesus, the So,
Whose death on Calvary was victory!

Crown Him! Crown Him! Savior, Lord most holy.
Crown Him! Crown Him! Christ the King of all.
Hosanna in the highest; Hosanna to the King!
Crown Him the King of all!

Behold the Cross. Behold the Lamb.
Behold the sacrifice of God’s Salvation plan.
The Son of God, he came,
Sin of man to claim.  

Crown Him! Crown Him!
Savior, Lord Most Holy.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Christ the King of All.

Rejoice, the King!
Rejoice, the Savior!
Sing high the praise of God in Christ, Jesus, the So,
Whose death on Calvary was victory!

Crown Him! Crown Him! Savior, Lord most holy.
Crown Him! Crown Him! Christ the King of all.
Hosanna in the highest; Hosanna to the King!
Crown Him the King of all!

Scripture Lesson — From the New Testament                                              Ephesians 1:15-23
I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Reader:  This is the Word of God for the people of God.
People:  Thanks be to God.

Sermon – “Crowning Our King”                                                     Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

* Song – Crown Him with Many Crowns Hymnal 327

1. Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne. Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own. Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee, and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

2. Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave, and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save. His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high, who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

3. Crown him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways from pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise. His reign shall know no end, and round his pierced feet fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

4. Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side, those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified. All hail, Redeemer, hail! For thou hast died for me; thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

*Affirmation of Faith – From the Church of England

We believe in God the Father,
God almighty, by whose plan
earth and heaven sprang to being,
all created things began.
 

We believe in Christ the Savior,
Son of God in human frame,
virgin-born, the child of Mary
upon whom the Spirit came.

Christ, who on the cross forsaken,
like a lamb to slaughter led,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
he descended to the dead.

We believe in Jesus risen,
heaven’s king to rule and reign,
to the Father’s side ascended
till as judge he comes again.
 

We believe in God the Spirit;
in one Church, below, above:
saints of God in one communion,
one in holiness and love.

So by faith, our sins forgiven,
Christ our Savior, Lord and friend,
we shall rise with him in glory
to the life that knows no end.

Glorifying God with our Gifts and Offerings and Commitments for 2018

Invitation to Share in God’s Kingdom Work

Offertory – Give of Your Best to the Master (Charlotte Barnard)                                   Choir

Give of your best to the Master;
Give Him first place in your heart;
Give Him first place in your service;
Consecrate every part.
Give, and to you will be given;
God His beloved Son gave;
Gratefully seeking to serve Him,
Give Him the best that you have.  

Give of your best to the Master; Give of the strength of your youth;
Clad in salvation’s full armor, Join in the battle for truth.

Give of your best to the Master;
Naught else is worthy His love;
He gave Himself for your ransom,
Gave up His glory above.
Laid down His life without murmur,
You from sin’s ruin to save;
Give Him your heart’s adoration;
Give Him the best that you have.

Prayer of Dedication –

Christ our King,
You have graced us with all that we have.  In honor of your dominion over our lives we place upon the altar these treasures of ours & offer up our gifts & talents. As we place before you our commitments to give to your church in the year ahead, may you bless our promises and give us grace & blessing to fulfill our intentions.  Bless this offering of ours to be of service in your kingdom work and to worthily glorify your name.   Amen.

*   Song to Present Our Gifts – Take My Life, and Let It Be Hymnal 399

1. Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee. Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise. Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love. Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

2. Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King. Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from thee. Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold. Take my intellect, and use every power as thou shalt choose.

3. Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne. Take my love, my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure-store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

* Words for Sending Us into the World

Pastor:   It is not enough to acclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and King.

People: Our mission in life is to make his kingdom a reality among us and to bring it to those around us by our words and deeds.

Pastor:  The way to do this is to live as he lived:

People: for others, in love and service.

ALL :   May God bless us to work for kingdom and our King. Amen.

* Choral Response – Amen (Donald Moore)                                                                        Choir

* Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

* Postlude –

Categories Uncategorized | Tags: | Posted on November 22, 2017

Social Networks: RSS Facebook Twitter Google del.icio.us Stumble Upon Digg Reddit

Comments are closed.

close window