Sunday, Nov 18/18 Bulletin
November 18, 2018
(Portions of the service that are in BOLD are to be said by all.
All points marked * those who are able are invited to stand.)
Gathering song VU #316 – “Praise Our Maker”
Welcome, lighting of the Christ Candle, and Announcements
Call to Worship
One: We gather together to worship,
All: knowing that God is already here among us; knowing that there is nothing that separates us from the presence of our Lord.
One: Wherever we are, wherever we go,
All: God is near.
One: So let us enter into this service of worship
All: with confidence and hope, knowing that God is already with us, and that God stands eager to meet us and bless us with love.
* Opening Hymn VU #389 – “God is Here”
Prayer of Approach and Confession
Blessed God, we thank you for all the blessings of this life, for the gift of life, for the gift of Christ, for the gift of the Holy Spirit, for your tender mercy.
Many times we become like the priest standing in judgement over others, sure that what we say or do is pleasing to You and placing ourselves over and above others.
Help us to remember the blessing of Jesus, who came so that we might truly understand what it means to live in relationship with you. For Your saving love we are grateful.
Let Your love, steadfast and faithful, be a great sign from heaven, and may Your peace bend our will to Your will, like trees in a strong wind. Signs of heaven, sighs of hope, stirrings of gracious love. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Passing of the Peace
Time for all ages
* Hymn MV #154 – “Deep in Our Hearts”
& Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10: 11-25
Mark 13: 1-8
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
THANKS BE TO GOD!
Meditation – “Newness”
(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)
Anthem – “We are People of Faith”
* Offering / Response (VU #541):
Praise God from whom all blessing flow;
Praise God, all creatures high and low;
Give thanks to God in love made known:
Creator, Word and Spirit, One. Amen.
Prayers of the People/The Lord’s Prayer
* Closing Hymn MV #150 – “Spirit God, Be Our Breath”
* Commissioning / Benediction
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Rev. Patrick Woodbeck, Minister Laura Steidl, Music Director Heather Karavas, Office Administrator Myrna Hagues, Organist
Nancy Sulkers, Liturgist Gina Grant, Custodian
Welcome Ministry: Gord & Shirley Goossen, Edna Cechvala