Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Worship Leaders: Beverly Goines, Mark Masdin, Michael McMahon,
and Beau Underwood
Preacher: Stephen Gentle
THE COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE
We Gather Together
All Creatures of Our God and King
Charles Callahan
Your mighty acts work our salvation. All earth waits hopefully.
You have the strength to move the mountains, to calm the stormy sea.
You calm the tumult of the people. Such awesome signs you do
That earth from sunrise to the sunset, for joy cries out to you.
You visit earth in streams and rivers and in the gentle rain.
You settle ridges, soften furrows, and bless the sprouting grain.
You crown the year with ample harvest; where you go new life springs.
All flocks and hills and meadows: Creation shouts and sings.
SCRIPTURE
Mark Masdin
NT p. 76
John Hebden Schaffner
MOMENT OF FRIENDSHIP AND WELCOME
Stephen Gentle
Welcome! National City Christian Church is the national church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and
a house of prayer that is open and affirming of all people. We pray that today’s worship will please God and edify
God’s people.
Please sign the Connect With Us card in the bulletin. If you are a first-time guest, please indicate your address,
telephone number, and email address. There is a space on the back for prayer concerns and comments. As we
prepare for worship, please turn off all cellular telephones, pagers, and watch alarms. The service is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
Luke 17:11-19
PRAYER AT THE TABLE
HYMN
No. 531
THANK YOU, LORD
Thank You, Lord
SERMON
Stephen Gentle
Entrusted With Gratitude
J. A. Freylinghausen
Heaven and Earth and Sea and Air
Heaven and earth and sea and air all their maker's praise declare.
Wake, my soul, awake and sing. Now God's grateful praises bring!
 OPENING HYMN
No. 22
 RESPONSE OF THE PEOPLE
Leader: O give thanks to God, for God is good.
People: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: Let them give thanks for God’s steadfast love, for God’s wonderful works
to all humankind.
People: For God satisfies the thirsty, and fills the hungry with good things.
Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
Unison: God provides food for all living creatures, for God’s faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven, for God’s faithful love endures forever.
SCRIPTURE
THE COMMUNITY HEARS GOD’S WORD
Mark Masdin
NT p. 161
1 Corinthians 9:6-15
CHORAL PSALM
arr. John E. Hamersma
Psalm 65: Praise Is Your Right
Praise is your right, O God, in Zion. To you we pay our vows.
When we your people pray, you hear us. All flesh to you will bow.
When our transgressions overwhelm us, you graciously forgive.
How satisfied your chosen servants; within your courts they live.
(
Please stand as you are able.)
No. 411
AGAPE
For the Bread, Which You Have Broken
For the bread, which you have broken,
for the wine, which you have poured,
for the words, which you have spoken,
now we give you thanks, O Lord.
No. 695
God of the Fertile Fields
GIVING AND RECEIVING OF THE OFFERING
Beau Underwood
The Lord's Supper is for all believers in Christ Jesus. Please come forward down the center aisle as directed by the Deacons. Offering trays are available at the front for your estimate-of-giving envelope, offering, and "connect with us" cards.
When receiving communion, take a piece of bread or wafer, dip it into the cup, and partake. After you have received the
Lord’s Supper, please return to your seat by the side aisle. If for any reason you would prefer to receive communion in your
pew, please remain seated and a Deacon will bring the communion and offering trays to you
ITALIAN HYMN
LASST UNS ERFREUEN
All Creatures of Our God and King
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
Those desiring to become members of the community of National City Christian Church, either by transfer of
membership, profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith or as an associate member, are invited to come forward
during the hymn.
 HYMN OF COMMITMENT
John Sparkman
COMMUNION HYMN
THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATES GOD’S GRACE
INTROIT
People: Grace us, we pray, on this special day, with hearts and minds that
embrace the truth you have revealed in your Holy Word. With souls
that seek your presence and rejoice in the wonders you have
created, we celebrate the mercies you bestow, with hands that are
as generous and as open as your own.
Elder: We give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in
Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray:
All:
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 debts, as we forgive our
debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
THE COMMUNITY GOES FORTH TO SERVE
Beau Underwood
OFFERTORY SONG
 HYMN OF GOING FORTH
No. 714
AR HYD Y NOS
For the Fruit of All Creation
Insert
Ps 138: Lord, I Thank You
Please join in singing the refrain after the cantor and again after each verse.
Martha Sobaje
Trumpet Tune in F

DOXOLOGY
PLEADING SAVIOR
For the Life That You Have Given
For the life that you have given, for the love in Christ made known,
with these fruits of time and labor, with these gifts that are your own:
here we offer, Lord, our praises; heart and mind and strength we bring;
give us grace to love and serve you, living what we pray and sing.
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE
Leader:
People:
Elder:
People:
Elder:
POSTLUDE
Following the worship service, our pastors are at the back and side doors of the Sanctuary to greet
you. All are invited to the Atrium for coffee and fellowship immediately following the worship service.
The flowers were given by the Kelleys in memory of Mary S. Kelley.
Beverly Goines
Douglas Cook
Let us lift up our hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Loving God, Creator of heaven and earth, you confer healing and wholeness upon your people. You lift us from the dust and make us little less
than the angels. You forgive our sins and grant us new life each day.
Truly your steadfast love endures forever - and we thank you for it.
Worship and Preaching resources: David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, ed. Feasting on the Word (Louisville: Westminster Press, 2009); Colbert Cartwright and O.I. Cricket Harrison, ed. Chalice Worship (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999); James
G. Kirk, When We Gather (Philadelphia: The Geneva Press, 2001); Craig Schaub, et. al., Seasons of the Spirit (British Columbia, Canada: Wood Lake Publishing, Inc., 2007), Revised Common Lectionary, Center for Biblical Preaching,
www.workingpreacher.org.
Welcome to National City Christian Church, national church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and an open and affirming congregation. We
have many reasons for giving thanks to God today… and your presence in worship is one of them. Thank you! National City Christian Church is a unique faith
community. Our facility is held in trust for all Disciples all across the United
States. Our church members seek to offer hospitality, especially to our guests, as
we all come together in worship today. On this blessed day, we pray that God’s
Spirit will move in your life – and our life together – as we give thanks to God.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Refugee & Immigration Ministries invites you to a screening of FOOD
CHAINS - November 21 at West End Cinema (2301 M St), and running for 1
week. The movie documents farm worker struggles. Contact Sharon Stanley-Rea
at [email protected], or 202-957-7826.
Thanksgiving Offering - The Thanksgiving offering supports the work of
higher education institutions, 14 colleges, and seven seminaries.
Annual Report Alert - We ask that all department and committee chairs
submit your report for our Annual Report to Loretta Tate on or before December
15 at [email protected]
Breakfast With Santa - Come and have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
on Saturday morning December 6th from 9-11. This free event includes a photo
with Santa, crafts, story time, and a yummy breakfast. Bring your kids, grandkids,
nieces, nephews, and neighbors.
Help Needed - For our Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 6. Help
is needed before the event to advertise, set up, plan crafts, and pray. During the
event we need a photographer, a photo printer, greeters, servers, helpers. Afterwards we need folks to help clean up and take down decorations that won't stay
up for the season. Please let Teresa Swihart know of your availability to help out.
FOR OUR GUESTS
Membership at National City Christian Church - It would be our joy to welcome you into the membership of this congregation. You may join through transfer of membership from another congregation or through a profession of faith and
baptism. Full and associate memberships are available. Please feel free to talk
with any minister or email [email protected]
Sanctuary Tour - Tours of our historic Sanctuary are available following the 11
a.m. worship service. If you are interested, please meet at the Garfield Window
in the rear of the Sanctuary (pulpit side).
Coffee and Fellowship - Come to the Atrium for a warm cup of coffee and meet
some of the warm people of National City. The Atrium is located on the first floor
of the building through the front, right door.
Nursery - Childcare is available during the morning for children through age four.
The nursery is located in Fellers Foyer. Speak with a greeter or any member for
directions.
Accessibility - Elevator access to the Sanctuary is available via the 14th Street
courtyard entrance. If you would like to request a handicapped parking space for
Sunday, please call the church office by 12 noon on Friday.
EN ESPAÑOL - Culto en la Capilla Phillips, Domingo 11 a.m.
Parking - Complimentary parking is available at the Washington Plaza Hotel
parking garage. Simply ask for a voucher at the church front desk at the 14th
Street entrance. Free street parking is available every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. on the west ramp off Thomas Circle, which leads to Massachusetts Avenue.
Pastoral Needs - If you would like to speak with a pastor, please feel free to
meet with one of the pastors at the door after the worship service or call 202-232
-0323 during office hours.
National City Online - Visit online at www.nationalcitycc.org to find a recording
of Sunday's sermon. Members and guests are encouraged to sign up for our
email list at www.nationalcitycc.org/register.asp. Facebook aficionados are encouraged to sign up as fans of National City Christian Church’s Facebook page.
See you online!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 9 a.m., Music Suite.
Congregational Discussion Class - 10 a.m., Community Room, led by Loretta Tate
Acts Bible Study - 10 a.m., Howland Center, led by Beau Underwood
Deaconesses Meeting - 12:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Conference Room
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Fluent City Language classes* - 6:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Campbell
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Thomas Circle Singers - 6 p.m., Scott Hall
Fluent City Language classes* - 6:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Campbell
Fortissima Choir - 7 p.m., Phillips Chapel
Gospel Choir Rehearsal - 7 p.m., Music Suite
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence - 8 a.m., Howland Center
Center for Responsible Lending - 9 a.m., 3rd Floor Conference Room
Children's Community Playgroup - 9:30 a.m., Community Room
Food Pantry - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Atrium
House of Ruth - 5:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Conference Room
Fluent City Language classes* - 6:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Campbell
Yada D-Space - 7 p.m., Community Room
Service of Remembrance and Healing - 7 p.m., Howland Center
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20
House of Ruth - 11 a.m., Community Room
Fluent City Language classes* - 6:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Campbell
Book Club - 7 p.m., Community Room
Choir Rehearsal - 7:30 p.m., Music Suite
DC Lambda Square Dancing - 7:30 p.m., Music Suite, www.dclambdasquares.org
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
TRINITY UMC BUNKHOUSE
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence - 8 a.m., Howland Center
Carl Vogel Food Pantry - 11 a.m., Community Room
Friday Noon-Time Organ Recitals - at 12:15 p.m. Featuring: Carol Feather Martin
presenting a performance of works by composers Aram Khachaturian, Jehan Alain, William Albright, Calvin Hampton, Edvard Grieg, and Camille Saint-Saens.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
TRINITY UMC BUNKHOUSE
Elders Coffee - 8:30 a.m., Atrium
Elders' Mini-Retreat - 9 a.m., Community Room
Organ Crawl: Cumberland Valley Chapter, AGO - 9 a.m., Sanctuary
Disciples 101 - 9:30 a.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
Thomas Circle Singers - 10 a.m., Music Suite
Fluent City Language Classes* - 11 a.m., 3rd Floor Campbell Building
November 16, 2014
11 a.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23
TRINITY UMC BUNKHOUSE
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 9 a.m., Music Suite
Congregational Meeting & Luncheon - 12:30 p.m., Howland Center
Thomas House Service - 2 p.m., at Thomas House.
* For more information about language classes, go to www.fluentcity.com.
CAPITAL AREA PRAYER CALENDAR
First Christian Church, Falls Church, Virginia
PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH FAMILY
Fay Arrington; Jim & Jane Baines; June Chewning; Eddie Franklin; Vivian Henderson;
Will Hill; Constance Jennings; Betty Jones; Pearl King; Graver Lovick;
Victoria Rose Mayfield-Mayo; Anne Petty; Hilda Reynolds; Missy Walsh;
and persons in military and civil service around the world.
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005
202-232-0323
www.nationalcitycc.org