OUR PRAYER CONCERNS George Biggerstaff, Unicoi Hospital long-term care Dean Sherrill, Center on Aging Aline Phillips, Center on Aging McDaniel (Danny) Sams, home Ben Howze, home Fannie May Parsley, Unicoi Hospital long-term care Lauralee Webster, home GREETER, USHER, ELEVATOR, COMMUNION Elder - Joe Chambers Bulletins – Keith Whitson Nursery – Katherine Walters BIRTHDAYS –.November 17 – Nikki Engle; November 22 – Holt Hensley. BIBLE STUDY – The next meeting is Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 PM. The reading assignment is Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15–23; Matthew 25:31–46. FLOWERS in the sanctuary this morning are in memory of Louise Deal from her children. PORTRAITS – A $5.00 discount on photo purchases by Life-Touch will be given to anyone who contributes a monetary donation for the purchase of dinner rolls for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The rolls will be provided by Erwin Presbyterian Church as part of the dinners that will be delivered to shut-ins on Thanksgiving Day. Your monetary donation may be given at the time of your photo session on November 18 or 19 or to Denise Rose on Sundays. SHOEBOXES - If anyone in the congregation wants to contribute a Christmas shoebox, please leave it in the narthex. Clay will deliver them to Samaritan’s Purse on November 23. POINSETTIAS AND CHRISTMAS (HELPING) FUND – Order forms are in the narthex and in the newsletter. Cost is $9 each. Deadline to order is November 30. CHRISTMAS PLAY –Next practice is November 23. Supper will be at 6 PM followed by practice. We will finish by 7:30. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE – Tuesday, November 25 at 7 PM at Centenary United Methodist Church. UPDATE FOR YOUR CHURCH DIRECTORY – Nellie Pate and Keith Whitson’s home phone number is 330-6647. The number printed in the current directory is wrong. STAFF Minister – Stan Webster Choir Director – Betty Stevens Organist – Cheryl Wissmann Admin. Asst. – Pat Westington Custodian – Christy Culbertson Youth Director – Clay Hepburn OUR MISSION To fulfill God's plan for his people by preaching, living, and promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ both here and around the world. Erwin Presbyterian Church 105 North Elm Street Erwin, TN 37650 (423) 743-3431 www.ErwinPresbyterianChurch.com WELCOME VISITORS If you are visiting, we are pleased to have you share in our worship and invite you to consider membership. Please sign an ORANGE visitor’s card and then place it in the offering plate. Following the service, the pastor will be happy to speak with you about any concerns. Prayer requests are welcomed by all. Stanley N. Webster, Minister November 16, 2014 23th Sunday after Pentecost SILENT PRAYER THE WRITTEN WORD Minister: The Word of the Lord. Enter to worship, to glorify God, and to enjoy His presence. Matthew 25:14-30 People: Thanks be to God! THE DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS THE SPOKEN WORD The Lord be with you. And also with you. Welcome & Concerns of the Congregation PRELUDE All Hail the Power INTROIT *RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever *HYMN Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above Red Hymnbook, #15 *OUR RESPONSE *APOSTLES’ CREED Red Hymnbook, page 12 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on 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 Ghost, the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen ANTHEM PRAYER OF SUPPLICATION & INTERCESSION The Lord’s Prayer Red Hymnbook, page 12 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. THE OFFERING OF LIFE AND GIFTS Invitation Offertory Find Us Faithful *The Doxology Red Hymnbook, #544 *Prayer of Dedication & Thanksgiving Come Thou Font of Every Blessing *HYMN CONGREGATIONAL READING PRAYER OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION (By All) Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light, and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. And now, dear Lord, hear the prayers deep within the silence of our hearts . . . . Kingdom Investments Glory Be To The Father Red Hymnbook, #546 Psalm 90 #20 back of Red Hymnbook Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated Red Hymnbook, #310 *BENEDICTION & CHORAL RESPONSE MINUTE FOR MISSIONS Dean Masters *POSTLUDE A TIME FOR SHARING WITH THE YOUNG DISCIPLES *Please stand, as you are able. *HYMN O God Our Help in Ages Past Red Hymnbook, #111 PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Today’s liturgist is Sarah Shults. You are warmly invited to our Harvest Luncheon in the fellowship hall following today’s service.
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