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Bulletin 11/5/2023 10:45 a.m. Service

November 5, 2023

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Day


Announcements


Invocation


Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17


9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands.

10 They cried out in a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

11 And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

12 singing, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?"

14 I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.

16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat;

17 for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."



“Find Us Faithful”

Hymn #726


O may all who come behind us​

find us faithful;​

May the fire of our devotion​

light their way.​

May the footprints that we leave​

Lead them to believe,​

And the lives we live​

inspire them to obey.​

O may all who come behind us​

find us faithful.​


"How Firm a Foundation”

Hymn #689


How firm a foundation,​

ye saints of the Lord,​

Is laid for your faith​

in His excellent Word!​

What more can He say​

than to you He hath said,​

To you who for refuge​

to Jesus have fled?​


“Fear not; I am with thee.​

O be not dismayed,​

For I am thy God,​

I will still give thee aid.​

I’ll strengthen thee, help thee,​

and cause thee to stand,​

Upheld by My gracious,​

omnipotent hand.”​


“When thro’ the deep waters​

I call thee to go,​

The rivers of sorrow​

shall not overflow;​

For I will be with thee​

thy trials to bless,​

And sanctify to thee​

Thy deepest distress.”​


“When thro’ fi’ry trials​

thy pathway shall lie,​

My grace, all sufficient,​

shall be thy supply.​

The flames shall not hurt thee;​

I only design​

Thy dross to consume​

and thy gold to refine.”​


“E’en down to old age​

all My people shall prove​

My sov’reign, eternal,​

unchangeable love;​

And when silver hair​

shall their temples adorn,​

Like lambs they shall still​

in My bosom be borne.”​


“The soul that on Jesus

hath leaned for repose

I will not, I will not

desert to his foes;

That soul, tho’ all hell

should endeavor to shake,

I’ll never, no never,

no never forsake.”


Hymn #442


Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!​

O what a fore-taste of glory divine!​

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,​

Born of His Spirit,​

washed in His blood!​


This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​


Perfect submission, perfect delight!​

Visions of rapture ​

now burst on my sight!​

Angels descending bring from above​

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.​


This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​


Perfect submission, all is at rest.​

I in my Savior am happy and blest-​

Watching and waiting, looking above,​

Filled with His goodness,​

lost in His love.​


This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​


Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3


1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

2 Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.

3 And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.


Invitation, Confession, Pardon, Peace



Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,​ who earnestly repent of their sin​ and seek to live in peace with one another.​ Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.​


Merciful God, We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.​

We have not done your will, we have broken your law,

we have rebelled against your love,

we have not loved our neighbors,

and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​


Hear the good news, Christ died for us while we were still sinners, which proves God’s love for us. ​ In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven

In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​ Glory to God, Amen.


Offering


Doxology


Praise God from whom all flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye hevenly hosts.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12


1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him.

2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


“This is my Desire”


This is my desire To honor You Lord with all my heart I worship You All I have within me I give You praise All that I adore is in You Lord, I give You my heart I give You my soul I live for You alone Every Breath that I take Every moment I'm awake Lord, have Your way in me


This is my desire To honor You Lord with all my heart I worship You All I have within me I give You praise All that I adore is in You Lord, I give You my heart I give You my soul I live for You alone Every Breath that I take Every moment I'm awake Lord, have Your way in me


And I will live

And I will live for You

And I will live

And I will live for You


Oh and I will live

And I will live

And I will live for You


Lord, I give You my heart I give You my soul I live for You alone Every Breath that I take

Every moment I'm awake Lord, have Your way in me


“Goodness of God ”


I love You, Lord Oh Your mercy never fails me All my days, I've been held in Your hands From the moment that I wake up Until I lay my head Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God Cause all my life You have been faithful And all my life You have been so, so good With every breath that I am able Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God I love Your voice You have led me through the fire And in darkest night You are close like no other I've known You as a Father I've known You as a Friend And I have lived in the goodness of God, yeah And all my life You have been faithful, ohh And all my life You have been so, so good With every breath that I am able Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God, yeah 'Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me Your goodness is running after, it's running after me With my life laid down, I'm surrendered now I give You everything 'Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me, oh-ohh 'Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me Your goodness is running after, it's running after me With my life laid down, I'm surrendered now I give You everything 'Cause Your goodness is running after, it keeps running after me And all my life You have been faithful And all my life You have been so, so good With every breath that I am able Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna sing 'Cause all my life You have been faithful And all my life You have been so, so good With every breath that I am able Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God


Scripture: Psalm 34


1 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.

3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.

6 This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.

7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

8 O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.

9 O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.

10 The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.

20 He keeps all their bones; not one of them will be broken.

21 Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

22 The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.


Message: Pastor Ryan


Communion


The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return. The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. ​ It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

In unity with the Church, we confess our faith: ​

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. ​


Holy God, We gather at this, your table, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed.​ Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again. ​ On the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​ Likewise, when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ​ And so, we gather as the Body of Christ to offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood. ​ By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, let us pray: ​


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen​


Benediction




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