Welcome to Worship!

November 19, 2017

Prelude                                                     Mary Ellen Patrick

Call to Worship                          Rev. Dr. Cliff Hockensmith

*Opening Hymn                                                        No. 81    

“We Gather Together”

*Invocation & Lord’s Prayer          (“…debts as we forgive our debtors…”)


Children’s Message                                      Jim Gongaware

(5th Graders& younger are excused for Kid’s Connection with Jill A. & Carol P.)

Choir Anthem                                          

“Give Thanks”


Morning Prayer                                

Presentation of Tithes & Offerings


*Doxology                                                                  No. 34

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Hymn                                                                        No. 14

          “Now Thank We All Our God”


Scripture Lesson                                      Luke 4:16-21 RSV

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read; 17 and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written,

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

THE SERMON                       Rev. Dr. Cliff Hockensmith

“Thanksgiving Celebration: The Heart of the Gospel”


*Closing Hymn                                                          No. 72

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”



(*Please stand if you are able)

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