Weekly Bulletin

Greeters: Stan & Irene Eby
Liturgist: Starla Fogleman

November 18, 2018
26th Sunday after Pentecost

As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, we pray that you will open our hearts to you and to one another, that we may share the gifts you have given us in loving service to all people.
Hymns are from the chorus book, the brown hymnal, and red hymnal.
*indicates that congregation should stand, if able

ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
PRELUDE WITH CANDLE LIGHTING
MEDITATION HYMN (Please remain seated)
“Give Thanks” (Chorus Bk. p. 13)

*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively)
L: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide all the nations upon the earth.
P: Let all the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
L: The earth has brought forth its increase; may God our own God, bless us.
P: Let all the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Most gracious God, you crown the year with your goodness. We praise you that you have ever fulfilled your promise that, while earth remains, seedtime and harvest shall not cease. We bless you for the order and constancy of nature, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea, and for the providence that year by year supplies our need. We thank you for your blessing on the work of those who plowed the soil and sowed the seed, and have now gathered in the fruits of the earth. And with our thanksgiving for these blessings, accept our praise, O God for the eternal riches of your grace in Christ our Lord; to whom with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, be all glory and honor and worship, forever and ever. Amen.

*HYMN: “Come, Ye Thankful People” (brown) 568
FIRST LESSON: Numbers 6:22-27 Pew Bible p. 114
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.

KID CONNECTION
*FAVORITE HYMN
SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
Pastoral Prayer

OFFERING
Offertory: “We Gather Together” Dennis
*Doxology Back cover of brown hymnal
*Prayer of Thanksgiving

*HYMN: “For All the Blessings of the Year” (red) 525
SERMON TEXT: Luke 17:11-19 Pew Bible p. 876
SERMON

*HYMN: “We Plow the Fields, and Scatter” (brown) 565
*BENEDICTION
*THREEFOLD AMEN
*POSTLUDE