November 25, 2018 Online Bulletin

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Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

Leader: Come, let us worship the One who says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega.”

All: Let us follow the One who shows us the way.

Leader: Come, let us worship the One who loves us deeply.

All: Let us follow the One who shows us the way.

Leader: Come, let us worship the One who proclaims the truth.

All: Let us follow the One who shows us the way.

Leader: Come, let us worship the One who acts justly.

All: Let us follow the One who shows us the way.

Leader: Come, let us worship the One who promises peace.

All: Let us follow the One who shows us the way.

Leader: Come, let us worship!

All: Let us worship God!

*Opening Hymn

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” UMH 155

Opening Prayer

God of life, thank you for leading us to your way of justice, peace, love, and truth. You have given us examples of how we can live. You have taught us about truth. You have given us a glimpse of your reign, of your possibilities, and your promise. Help us to follow your example and to follow your way. Amen.

Special Music

Children’s Moment Hand Out Advent Notebooks

Children ages 3-8 may go out for Children’s Church

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

Holy God, your reign weds justice and love, grace and truth, wisdom and compassion. Help us to listen for your voice that claims us within your reign. From such grace of belonging, launch us to bear witness to your realm with the whole of our lives. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

Psalm 132:1–18           OT p. 574

Message Expectations…Abiding Hope

Revelation 1:4–8 NT p. 244

John 18:33–37 NT p. 113

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

He Lives” UMH 310

*The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer

Offering

*Doxology & Prayer

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Lord’s Prayer

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, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

Crown Him With Many Crowns  UMH 327

             

*Benediction

*Benediction Response

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*Postlude

UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack

NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible

OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible

*Please stand as able

Nursery available for children 3 and under.

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