ORDER OF WORSHIP
November 26, 2023
Entrance and Welcome
Gathering Hymn – Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Hymnal, No. 36
Passing of the Peace
*Opening Hymn – Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Hymnal, No. 65
Hymn of the Gospel – In Christ Alone
Hymnal, No. 106
Prayers and Offerings
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Offertory – Gratitude
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Scripture – Ruth 3:11-13
Sermon – Constructing Community
Rev. Michael Cloud
*Hymn of Commitment – Crown Him with Many Crowns
Hymnal, No. 278
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
We believe in God the Father,
infinite in wisdom, power, and love,
whose mercy is over all his works,
and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good.
We believe in Jesus Christ,
Son of God and Son of man,
the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace,
the ground of our hope,
and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death.
We believe in the Holy Spirit
as the divine presence in our lives,
whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance
of the truth of Christ,
and find strength and help in time of need.
We believe that this faith should manifest itself
in the service of love
as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord,
to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth.