November 21, 2021

The service will be livestreamed at 9:00 a.m. on November 21.  Sermon by Rev. Dempsey based on John 18:33-37. Music for the service is provided Alleluia Singers and Dana Sloan, organ.

  • To watch the service, click the Service tab. Announcements will start at 8:45 a.m., and the actual service will begin with the prelude starting at or right before 9:00 a.m. A recording will be available shortly after the livestream ends, and you can watch it anytime.
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  • On Monday, the audio podcast of Sunday’s service will be available from the Podcast tab.  You may also find our podcast directly through Spotify.

 

Please make sure the sound on your device is not muted and that you have your volume set appropriately. If you experience technical difficulties during the livestream, you can let us know when you sign the online Friendship Pad (button under video).

Online Worship Service for November 21, 2021
Live at 9:00 a.m.

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY

Christ the King Sunday bridges Ordinary Time and Advent, inviting us to shift our attention to preparation for the Incarnation, even as the retail commercials are already pushing us headlong into Christmas. The day is normally scheduled on the last Sunday before Advent. It helps worshipers, who are already thinking about Christmas, to remember that Christmas is about much more than a baby in a manger—it is about a sovereign Christ who came to be the “Prince of Peace.”

GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME

PRELUDE
“For the Fruit of All Creation” by Frank Stoldt

As we joyfully greet each other today, sharing the gifts of friendship and love,
as the prelude begins, you are invited to begin your personal preparation for worship.

SILENT MEDITATION
“Having acknowledged the greatness and goodness of God, we become more aware of our distance from God, of our failure to live into the life for which God intended us.”
Martha L Moore-Keish, Columbia Theological Seminary

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice!
Christ will reign forever and ever.

God has established the world, and God’s realm will never be shaken.
Christ will reign forever and ever.

We respond in worship, to the truth that is our Lord.
Christ will reign forever and ever

The Kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord.
Christ will reign forever and ever.

PRAISE AND ADORATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
“Come, Christians, Join to Sing” MADRID

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Righteous God, you have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all, yet we confess that we have not always bowed before him and are slow to acknowledge his rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world and fail to be governed by justice and love. In your mercy, forgive us. Raise us to acclaim him as ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ.

SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION AND PETITION

KYRIE ELEISON

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

GLORIA PATRI

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANTHEM
“Rejoice, the Lord Is King” by Mack Wilberg

FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER

JOYS AND CONCERNS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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.

ANTHEM
“For the Fruits of This Creation” (9:00) Austin C. Lovelace
“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” (11:10) arr. Paul Edwards

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE LESSON
John 18:33-37 
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON
“Listening for Jesus“ Rev. Dempsey

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
from the Brief Statement of Faith
In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
whom alone we worship and serve.

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!”
With believers in every time and place,
we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.*

RESPONSE
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known; Creator, Word, and Spirit one.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

HYMN OF DEDICATION 
“Crown Him with Many Crowns” DIADEMATA

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE
“Go Now In Peace” Don Besig

POSTLUDE
“Oh Worship the King” by David Cherwein

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