ORDER OF WORSHIP *ASSURANCE OF PARDON 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

ORDER OF WORSHIP
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
November 16, 2014
10:15 AM
GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE
As the organ begins to play, all are invited to quietly prepare for worship.
“O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright”
PRELUDE
Setting by: Reger
Jim Hutchinson, Minister of Music
May the music of the prelude focus our attention on God’s kingdom
Danielle Kendig
(Children K-4th grade may leave for children’s worship, 0-5 years may go to Nursery/Fuzzy Bear.)
“Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem”
J. H. Maunder
Kristen Kane, soloist
DEDICATION OF THE 2015 PLEDGES
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Elisa Ellenberger
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
With my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
Your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
Let us worship God!
*HYMN 229
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
ANTHEM
CHORAL AND CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT
“Holy Ground”
We are standing on holy ground,
And I know that there are angels all around.
Let us praise Jesus now.
We are standing in His presence on holy ground.
We are standing in His presence on holy ground.
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*RESPONSE OF PRAISE
“Jesus, Name Above All Names”
Jesus, name above all names, Beautiful Savior, Glorious Lord. Emmanuel,
God is with us, Blessed Redeemer, Living Word.
SMALL TALK
Deacons Christmas Program
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Amen.
HEARING THE WORD
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
MINUTE FOR MISSION
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“From All That Dwell Below the Skies” LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Genesis 2:4b-9; 15-17
(OT pg. 2)
Matthew 25:14-30
(NT pg. 27)
L: The word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
NEW TESTAMENT READING
SERMON
*HYMN 426
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
“What a Generous Giver!”
“Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”
Rev. Craig Miller
CANONBURY
From A Brief Statement of Faith
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Almighty God, we come before you confessing our sin, and asking for your forgiveness.
You know how often we have sinned, how often we fall short of your glory. For all our
sins, O God, grant us mercy and forgiveness. Forgive our laziness and wasted hours;
forgive our haste which outruns your goodness; forgive the dullness of heart and mind
that takes everything for granted; forgive the indifference that slays the soul, the
indecision that leads us to compromise with evil. Create in us a new heart, and help us
to grow into the people you would have us be. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
(Time for Silent Confession)
We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit
justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God
and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the
Church. The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles rules our faith and
life through Scripture, engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us in the
waters of baptism, feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation, and calls
men and women to all ministries of the Church. In a broken and fearful world the
Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to
Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, to hear the
voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and
peace. In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our
daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven
and new earth, praying “Come, Lord Jesus.” Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND 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 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.
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
OFFERTORY
“Brother James’ Air”
*DOXOLOGY
Tune by: Leith MacBeth Bain
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
SENDING
*HYMN 369
“I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”
*CHORAL AND CONGREGATIONAL BENEDICTION RESPONSE
“God Be With Us Till We Meet Again”
God be with us till we meet again
Loving counsels guide, uphold you
With a shepherd’s care enfold you
God be with us till we meet again.
*POSTLUDE
*Those who are able are invited to stand. (CCLI License #2939070)
The Mission of Westmont Presbyterian Church
is to offer….
*Worship that celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ
and strengthens us as believers;
*Christian education that deepens our discipleship,
by relating the scriptures to our daily living;
*Fellowship that welcomes seekers and longtime members alike
in warm, caring, supportive friendship; and
*Outreach that transforms our community
with Christ’s compassion, justice, and peace.
I’M GONNA LIVE
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