Sunday, November 24, 2013 Reign of Christ Sunday

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Reign of Christ Sunday

God Invites Us to Worship


Life and Work of the Church

Lighting the Christ Candle

Passing the Peace

Hymn:  VU #510 We have this Ministry

Call to Worship

L. Come with us and worship God, 
P.  Who has created and is creating,
L.  Who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
P.  To reconcile and make new,
L.  In times to come, we will tell our children;
P.  Once we were slaves, but now we are free;
L.  Once we were no people, but now we are God's people.
P.  Out of death to resurrection
L.  Out of chaos to rebirth,
P.  Out of faithfulness to faith, come with us and worship God.

Hymn:  VU #402 We Are One

Opening prayer:

Abundant are the gifts of God!  Set strong in the heart of God's beloved ones are talents and visions that the Spirit gives, vehicles of grace, heralds of God's church-

care to be given, hope to be shared, love to be shone into every heart.  We gather now, as this part of our church, O God.  Draw forth the gifts within us and send us to our ministries with confidence and joy.  In Christ we pray.  Amen

Hymn:  MV #145 Draw The Circle Wide

Children's Time: Sheep Hunt

The Scripture Speaks to Us

Jeremiah 23: 1-6

Psalm 91 VU# 808

Colossians 1: 11-20

Luke  23: 33-43

Anthem: "You Are Mine"

                        *words & music by David Haas; arr. by Mark Hayes

Sermon:  If only I had known

God Invites us to Respond

Offering invitation:

Offertory Response: MV# 187

            We give our thanks to God,

            We give our thanks to God,

            We give our thanks to God,

            We give our thanks to God.

Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People 

Lord's Prayer                                        

Hymn:  MV #154 Deep in our Hearts

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction: 

            Go now in peace, Go now in peace.

            May the love of God surround you everywhere,

            everywhere you may go (VU# 964)




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