SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Pam Lopez
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid;
For the LORD GOD is my strength and my might.
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day:
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known God’s deeds among the nations.
Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, for the great God is in our midst!
* HYMN No. 517 The Solid Rock
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of life, we come to you as a people hungry for good news. We have been so dead to your work among us that we have missed you making all things new. We have preoccupied ourselves with pleasures and have overlooked the joy you offer us. We have been so concerned with making a living that we have missed the life you set among us. Forgive us, gracious God. Open our lips and hands to share your gift with all humanity in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
Herein is wisdom.
Glory be to God.
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
ANTHEM: The Gift of Love Hal Hopson
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
* HYMN No. 262 Rejoice, the Lord Is King
Isaiah 65:17-25 p. 607
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 p. 962
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Hope in God’s New World Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH: Based on the Canons of Dort III/IV, 11
God infuses new qualities into the human will, making the dead will alive, the evil one good, the unwilling one willing, and the stubborn one compliant. God activates and strengthens the will so that, like a good tree, it may be enabled to produce the fruits of good deeds.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: Come, Jesus, Holy Son of God G,F, Handel
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 93 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
YPF CHRISTMAS WREATH MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER SALE: The Youth Group will be raising money for their mission trips by selling 25 inch diameter Victorian themed decorated Christmas wreaths for $26. The wreaths will be delivered the week of December 5th - 9th. Please let Jen Hopper or the church office know if you would like to order a wreath by Monday, November 14th. Thank you so much for your support!
We thank Nathalie Wang for serving as our organist today. Nathalie studied organ at the Royal Academy of Music in London at the Juilliard School of Music.
BIBLE STUDY Tuesday evenings, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Lounge
BROWN BAG SUNDAY - November 20, 2016 - Next Sunday, the YPF will be collecting any non-perishable food items to donate to our local food pantries during this season of giving. Thank you for your support!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Deadline for the shoebox donations is next Sunday, November 20, 2016.
STEWARDSHIP LETTERS and pledge cards have been mailed. The pledge cards will be presented at the worship service next Sunday, November 20. If you have not received your letter, ask an usher or Barbara Hoe at the coffee hour.
ANNUAL INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE, Monday, November 21, 2016, 7:30 PM, Temple Beth Sholom (171-39 Northern Blvd.). All are invited to attend!