Worship Service Nov 21

By on November 20, 2021

Due to our unavailability to post the recorded service in a timely manner, today’s online service was created with the same acts of worship as the in person service.

November 21, 2021 Order of Worship for

Christ the King Sunday

Prelude

Call

Choral Response: Crown Him with Many Crowns 327

Prayer of Illumination

God of Eternity, we stand with the courage of those who insisted, even in perilous times, that not even the most powerful rulers of this earth hold our eternal destiny in their hands. We are secure in Christ, whose reign is just, whose power is endless, and whose love is unfathomable. God of Eternity, we join the chorus of saints who continue to declare that Christ is our King. Amen.

Announcements

Recognition of Christ the King Sunday

Today is Christ the King Sunday – the last Sunday of the church year.

We have been on a journey the past twelve months as we have traveled through the Christian Church Year. We have followed in the steps of Jesus as he was birthed in a stable, as he walked the dusty hillsides of Galilee, opened blind eyes and made the lame to walk again, as he taught the multitudes and the disciples, as he was crucified, and rose again. We have celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, reflected on the mission of the Church, and what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Today we celebrate Christ as past, present, and future King over all the earth, at the same time that we express our hope and our Faith in that coming Kingdom.

Next Sunday we begin celebrating Advent as we once again begin that journey to remind ourselves who we are and whose we are.

Psalter: Psalm 100 821

Hymn of Praise: Come Ye Thankful People Come 694

Offering and Doxology

Affirmation of Faith and Gloria Patri

Introduction to Prayer

1 Chronicles 16:34: “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

The eternal love of God is the foundation of all thanksgiving. It leads a sinner’s heart to repent. It gives a lost soul a reason to live found. It encourages a broken spirit to move beyond the pain and find the promises of God. No matter what season of life you find yourself in this year, there is much to be thankful for. Let God’s Word remind your heart of the hope we hold. And give thanks, for the Lord truly is so, so good.

Meditation Music: My Tribute

Prayers of the People

Pastor: “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” (Psalm 95:6) With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord. Let us praise his holy name for he is good and his love endures forever.

People: Let us give thanks for the peace that comes from above, for the loving-kindness of God and for the salvation of our souls that comes through Christ alone. We for peace in the world, for the welfare of the Holy Church Universal and for all who are persecuted for their faith. Lord, lead your faithful forward.

Pastor: Hear our prayers for America and guide our leaders at every level of government to turn to you and follow your ways. For all who serve to care for us and protect us we pray for your hand of care for them and their families.

People: Lord, we acknowledge that every blessing comes from you and we give thanks for seasonal weather, for food, clothing and comfort. Grant us the wisdom to for all you have given us in a way that brings you glory and honor.

Pastor: Today we come before you with our prayers of intercession:

Pastor: We give You thanks for sustaining Alexander Chapel UMC in these uncertain times. We pray for your Holy Spirit to descend on us as we gather in person and through the provision of social media. Hear our prayers for this church as we continue to seek your vision and to follow your way. Protect us and make us good stewards of all you have entrusted to our care.

People: For our pastors and our church leaders we pray for your holy wisdom and care. For all who are sick or away from home we pray for you care. For all our prayer chain requests we give thanks that you meet needs and ask you to continue to care for every need. For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who have suffered loss. Lord, hear our prayer.

Pastor: Though Christ Our Lord, who goes before us we make our prayer following Christ’s example to his disciples saying . . . Our Father . . . Amen

All: Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which 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 trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Sermon Scripture: Acts 4:32-37

Sermon: Giving Thanks to God

Closing Song: We Gather Together 131

Benediction



HOWDY NEIGHBOR
Alexander Chapel UMC November 21, 2021

Alexander Chapel Website: alexanderchapel.org
Medical Lending Closet 828 658 1351

Today’s Virtual Service was posted on line this morning
alexanderchapel.org/sermon/worship-service-nov-21
Please navigate from the church website or Facebook group

NEXT SUNDAY WORSHIP

Alexander Chapel UMC WORSHIP at 11:00 am – Online by 5pm

INDOOR WORSHIP Guidelines

COVID-19 transmission is High. Please practice safer social distancing by using the outdoors for fellowship gathering and increase your spacing while indoors. Masks are optional; we are taking precautions to create a safe environment for worship.

PLEASE BRING food donations for ABCCM the need is great!

THIS WEEK

Mon – Ladies Bible is Taking a Break until January IN ORDER TO JOIN the Wed Night Advent Study

The Wednesday Zoom Bible Study begins Dec 1 with The Redemption of Scrooge with our friends from Salem

NEXT – United Methodist Women Meeting: Mon – Dec 5
10 am Clark’s Chapel fellowship hall.

We are collecting Children’s Toys for ABCCM
If you would like to donate and talk to Judy or Sheri.

ADDITIONAL CHURCH ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Alexander Chapel and Friends Prayer Chain

To send a Prayer Request
The preferred way is to email the prayer chain
But you may also send an email or text to Pastor Marjory

To Receive Prayer Requests
You must sign up to the prayer chain at the following link and be added to the prayer chain address book;

Note: All received requests go out daily around 8pm. For emergency requests, please put Emergency or Urgent in the Subject line and we will send out ASAP. If you have questions – Email Pastor Marjory

Daily Devotions From Pastor Marjory: If you are not receiving and would like to send Pastor Marjory an email.

Medical Lending Closet: Need Medical Equipment? call the Medical Lending Closet, leave a message, and a representative will get back with you. All lending is done by appointment only. We also accept donations of used medical equipment that is in good working condition. 828-658-1351

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