Sunday Worship Guide - Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Worship Guide

November 14, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Creating Disciples of Jesus who Transform the World

 

ENTRANCE WITH PRAISE

 

Greetings:

Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!

 

Special Music: “Covenant Prayer”                              CUMC Trio

 

Centering Words:

 

In the presence of God, we find the fullness of joy. May this time of worship be full of joy, surprises, healing, and love.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   Christ is waiting here for us.

People:  To welcome us.

Leader:   To show you the path of life.

People:  To love us.

Leader:   To hear our prayers.

People:  To be present with us always.

Leader:   Come and worship.

People:  We are here to praise the Lord!

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

ALL: Creating God, we give you thanks for this day for the breath of life in our bodies, and for the ability to gather here as your faithful followers. During this time, may our prayers be honest and heart-felt. May we support and encourage one another. May our words be kind and compassionate. May we be inspired by your Holy Spirit to do good deeds, and to love without question or boundaries. And may we glorify you with our whole being. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.

 

Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

 

Come thou Fount of every blessing,

tune my heart to sing thy grace;

streams of mercy, never ceasing,

call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet,

sung by flaming tongues above.

Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,

mount of thy redeeming love.

 

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;

hither by thy help I'm come;

And I hope, by thy good pleasure,

safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,

wandering from the fold of God;

he, to rescue me from danger,

interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor

daily I'm constrained to be!

 

Let thy goodness like a fetter,

bind my wandering heart to thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

prone to leave the God I love;

here's my heart, O take and seal it,

seal it for thy courts above.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

 “I will remember their sins no more,” says the Lord.

Brothers and Sisters, your sins are forgiven and you are given a new chance to walk in the ways of Christ.

Thanks be to God! Amen

 

*Old Testament Reading: Daniel 12:1-3

 

1“At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. 2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

 

Leader:   This is the Word of God, for the People of God

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Time with Young Friends: “Jesus Loves Me

 

Children’s Message: “Reliable and True”

 

Hymn: “Stand By Me”

 

When the storms of life are raging, stand by me (stand by me)

when the storms of life are raging, stand by me (stand by me)

when the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea,

thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me (stand by me).

 

In the midst of tribulation, stand by me (stand by me)

in the midst of tribulation, stand by me (stand by me)

when the hosts of hell assail, and my strength begins to fail,

thou who never lost a battle, stand by me (stand by me).

 

In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me (stand by me)

in the midst of faults and failures, stand by me (stand by me)

when I've done the best I can, and my friends misunderstand,

thou who knowest all about me, stand by me (stand by me).

 

In the midst of persecution, stand by me (stand by me)

in the midst of persecution, stand by me (stand by me)

when my foes in war array undertake to stop my way,

thou who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me (stand by me).

 

When I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me (stand by me)

when I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me (stand by me)

when my life becomes a burden, and I’m nearing chilly Jordan,

O thou “Lily of the Valley," stand by me (stand by me).

 

Sermon: “Not One Stone” - Mark 13:1-8

 

1As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2 Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

 

3 When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5 Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Hymn: “The Servant Song”

 

Brother, sister, let me serve you,

let me be as Christ to you;

pray that I may have the grace to

let you be my servant, too.

 

We are pilgrims on a journey;

we're together on this road.

We are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load.

 

I will hold the Christ-light for you

in the nigh time of your fear;

I will hold my hand out to you,

speak the peace you long to hear.

 

I will weep when you are weeping;

when you laugh, I'll laugh with you.

I will share your joy and sorrow

till we've seen this journey through.

 

When we sing to God in heaven,

we shall find such harmony,

born of all we've known together

of Christ's love and agony.

 

Affirmation From 1 Corinthians 15:1-6 and Colossians 1:15-20

 

This is the good news

which we have received,

in which we stand,

and by which we are saved:

 

Christ died for our sins,

was buried,

was raised on the third day,

and appeared first to the women,

then to Peter and the Twelve,

and then to many faithful witnesses.

 

We believe Jesus is the Christ,

the Anointed One of God,

the firstborn of all creation,

the firstborn from the dead,

in whom all things hold together,

in whom the fullness of God

was pleased to dwell

by the power of the Spirit.

Christ is the head of the body, the church,

and by the blood of the cross

reconciles all things to God. Amen

 

Gloria Patri  

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

And to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now

And ever shall be,

World without end. Amen. Amen

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns:        

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “I Am Thine, O Lord”

 

I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice,

and it told thy love to me;

but I long to rise in the arms of faith

and be closer drawn to thee.

 

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,

to the cross where thou hast died.

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to thy precious, bleeding side.

 

Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord,

by the power of grace divine;

let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,

and my will be lost in thine.

 

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to the cross where thou hast died.

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to thy precious, bleeding side.

 

O the pure delight of a single hour

that before thy throne I spend,

when I kneel in prayer,

and with thee, my God

I commune as friend with friend!

 

 

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to the cross where thou hast died.

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to thy precious, bleeding side.

 

There are depths of love that I cannot know

till I cross the narrow sea;

there are heights of joy that I may not reach

till I rest in peace with Thee.

 

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to the cross where thou hast died.

Draw me nearer, nearer,

nearer blessed Lord,

to thy precious, bleeding side.

 

 

Benediction

 

 

Events Calendar:

 

  • The Center—Thanksgiving Food Donations
  • 11/14—UMM Breakfast, 8AM Kaufman
  • 11/28—Hanging the Greens
  • 12/12—CUMC Christmas Party
  • Kaufman Children’s Shelter—Christmas Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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