Bulletin November 17

We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude  Lord Jesus Christ be present now; J.S.Bach

Call to Worship

All God’s people sing, “Lord, You were once angry with us, but now Your anger has passed and You have brought us comfort.
God, we will trust in You and then we won’t be afraid.
Lord, You are the One who gives us strength.
You are the One who keeps us safe.
The Lord has done remarkable things. Let it be known!
Give a loud shout! Sing for joy!

Hymn 411:  Stand up and bless the Lord

Time for the Young and Young at Heart

Lesson from Isaiah 65:17-25

Unison Prayer of Confession

Merciful God, we confess the many ways we have disappointed and betrayed You. We
admit that we have withdrawn into lives of selfishness and greed and have turned our
backs on others. We have denied the help You have offered us. You are our hope, so forgive us. Create in us new hearts and fill us with new energy. Help us recognize the many ways in which You love us, and to return that love in all that we say and do. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

With the honest confession of our sins, God’s anger has melted and in its place God has renewed our spirits with hope and joy.
Today we give thanks to God who has created us to lead lives with challenge and hope, bound together by His love. Thanks be to God. Amen.

Hymn 732: O day of peace

We Listen for Christ’s Voice

Prayer for Illumination

Lessons from 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Choir Anthem  Jesu, joy of man’s desiring; J.S.Bach

Sermon: Sick and Tired … Or Just Tired?

We Respond to God’s Call

Hymn 786: O day of God, draw nigh

Offering

Doxology # 79

Prayer for Blessing of the Offering

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  (debts/debtors)

Hymn 744: Will your anchor hold

Benediction and Amen Amen 780

Postlude Pièce d’Orgue; J.S. Bach

Please observe this as a time for silent reflection