Worship Service – Nov. 8, 2020
10:15am In-person & Facebook Live Stream
Lighting of the Candles
Prelude Sue Keasler
Opening Prayer: Lord of Life, we come his day to follow the ways you set before us. Show us the signs of your coming kingdom, that we may be worthy of our invitation. May we have the wisdom to teach our children your ways and pass on a better world to the generations to come. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: Come Now is the Time to Worship & I Can Only Imagine
CALL TO CONFESSION
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: We long to have the courage to choose you, O God, each and every day. We yearn for the forbearance to wait patiently, through the long watches of the night— for we long to be found ready, when you appear in your glory. Fill our lamps with your grace, that we might share your light with our children and with the generations to come. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Hold onto these words of hope: “We will be with the Lord forever.” Love the Lord of life and live.
Hymn of Illumination Spirit Song (1st Verse only) UMH #347
Offertory call (Liturgist, please call ushers forward at this time)
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Offertory Music Sue Keasler
Offertory Prayer: We come before you, O God, with gifts in your name in service of the world. We bring you this offering, as a symbol of our choice to follow you. Receive these gifts of love, that they may go forth as your blessing and wisdom for the world. Amen.
Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response As the Deer The Faith We Sing
Message Sound the Alarm by Pastor Ed “The Great Thanksgiving”
Closing Hymn When We all Get to Heaven UMH #701