Worship Service Nov 7

By on November 7, 2021

November 07, 2021 Order of Worship

Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship: Morning Has Broken

Prayer of Illumination

Dear Lord, we seek you and your kingdom. We gather to hear your Word that we may receive strength for our own lives and our relationships with you and others. We want to stand firm, seeking to do all things great and small in accordance with your good, merciful, and perfect will. Speak to us Lord and settle us to listen and respond in ways that bring glory to your kingdom and deepen our faith. Amen.

Announcements

Psalter Reading: Psalm 8

Hymn of Praise: For the Beauty of the Earth

Apostles’ Creed
Gloria Patria

Offering Prayer
We bless you, God of all creation! It is through your goodness that we have these gifts to share. Receive our offerings. Use them to your glory, in the service of your creation.

Doxology

Intro to Prayer Time

We are called not to worship the creation but to worship the Creator who calls us to care for all he has made. The centering song for today, God of Wonders reminds us that we are to carry out this task with intention and thanksgiving for God’s amazing provision. As I reflected this week on the beautiful colors of fall in the mountains my praise rises. Our God not only provides but blesses us with abundant joy that we can see, taste, smell and touch. How great is our God!

Centering song God of Wonders

Pastor Prayer

Sermon Scripture: Genesis 1

Sermon: The Creation

Communion:

Pastor: Christ is risen!

People: Christ is risen indeed!

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right and a good and joyous thing, always and everywhere to give you praise, Creator of heaven and earth. You took the formless chaos, swept across it with your mighty Spirit, and said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. You separated the heavens and earth, and brought forth trees and plants. You set sun, moon, and stars in the heavens, and called forth fish, birds, and all living creatures. You made us, creatures of your own image, to live in communion with you.

We long for a relationship with you, but in our humanness, we turn away. Yet you remain steadfast, calling us again and again to turn to you. For your grace and for all your mercies toward us, we join your people on earth and all the company of heaven in proclaiming your praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest! Holy are you and blessed is your son, Jesus Christ.

Your Spirit flowed through his life as he became the bridge for our reconciliation. In this time we remember his life and work. We remember your gift of Baptism. We reflect on the mystery of the cross. We dare to ponder resurrection.

Especially we recall how Jesus took grain, grown by your sunshine and rain, ground by human hands into flour, mixed with water and made into bread, in honor of him who is the Bread of Life. We recall how Jesus took the cup, with grapes grown in your sunlight, trod into juice for drinking, that we might know you and never thirst again.

And taking bread and cup, blessing and breaking them, Jesus gave them new meaning as he said:

“Take, eat; this is my body.” “Drink from this cup, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for the forgiveness of sins.”

In remembrance of all your mighty acts on our behalf, we bring our whole selves to you, as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pour out your Spirit on these, the gifts of your creation: grain, grapes, and us your children. Make us see your touch in all of creation and let us bring your light into every darkened shadow. Through Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty God, now and forever. Amen.

Benediction

Go forth singing God’s praises, remembering God’s promises and blessings. Joyfully give back to the world the love you have received, believing that God loves all creation and abides with us.

Postlude



HOWDY NEIGHBOR
Alexander Chapel UMC November 07, 2021

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NEXT SUNDAY WORSHIP

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

INDOOR WORSHIP Guidelines

COVID-19 transmission is Substantial. 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.

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THIS WEEK

NEW: Ladies Bible 2nd Zoom Discussion 6:30 pm

This I Know for Sure by Babbie Mason

Bible Study at Salem – Zoom Format

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

No book needed – lessons don’t build on each other – join any time

The quick link to join the Bible Study is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8286456014

ADDITIONAL CHURCH ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Alexander Chapel and Friends Prayer Chain

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