The Worship of Almighty God

October 25, 2020

11 AM

Music for Gathering

 

Call to Worship

(based on Jeremiah 29)

 

The prophet Jeremiah sends 

a message of encouragement:

Live a life that is full – 

build, plant, eat, love, multiply –

pray for your community.

Keep God at the center of all that is.

We come to worship today

with hope in our hearts,

for God’s presence among us 

reminds us that we can live as He desires.

God has promised to be faithful

And in faith, we stand upon His promise.


Hymn of Praise – UMH 374

Standing on the Promises

 

Standing on the promises of Christ, my King;

Through eternal ages, let His praises ring;

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, Standing, 

Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, Standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God!

 

Standing on the promises that cannot fail.

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living word of God I shall prevail,

Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, Standing, 

Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, Standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God!

 

Standing on the promises of Christ, the Lord,

bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord, 

overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

standing on the promises of God.

Standing, Standing, 

Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, Standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God!

 

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

list’ning ev’ry moments to the Spirit’s call,

resting in my Savior as my all in all,

standing on the promises of God.

Standing, Standing, 

Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, Standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God!

 

Affirmation of Faith – UMH 882

The Apostle’s Creed

 

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

 

I believe in Jesus Christ,

His only Son, our Lord, who was:

conceived by the Holy Spirit; 

born of the Virgin Mary; 

suffered under Pontius Pilate; 

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.  

On the third day, He rose again.  

He ascended to heaven, 

sits at the right hand of God the Father

and will come again

to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the holy catholic church, 

the communion of saints, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

the resurrection of the body, 


and the life everlasting.  Amen!


Hymn of Praise – UMH 368

My Hope is Built

 

My hope is built on nothing less

than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand;

all other ground is sinking sand,

all other ground is sinking sand.

 

When darkness veils His loving face,

I rest on His unchanging grace;

in ev’ry high and stormy gale,

my anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand;

all other ground is sinking sand,

all other ground is sinking sand.

 

His oath, His covenant, His blood

support me in the whelming flood;

when all around my soul gives way,

He then is all my Hope and Stay.

On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand;

all other ground is sinking sand,

all other ground is sinking sand.

 

Grace and Gratitude

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father in heaven,

Holy is Your name: 

Your Kingdom come; 

Your will be done

on earth as in heaven.  

Give us today our daily bread

and forgive us our sins as we 

forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us away from the time

of trial and deliver us from evil,

for the Kingdom, the power, 

and the glory are Yours, 

now and forever.  Amen!

   

 Scripture

Deuteronomy 34:1 – 12

 

Moses went up from the plains of Moab

to Mount Nebo, to the top of Mount Pisgah

east of Jericho, and there the Lord showed

him the whole land: the territory of Gilead

as far north as the town of Dan; 2 the entire

territory of Naphtali; the territories of

Ephraim and Manasseh; the territory of

Judah as far west as the Mediterranean

Sea; 3 the southern part of Judah; and the

plain that reaches from Zoar to Jericho,

the city of palm trees. 4 Then the Lord

said to Moses, “This is the land that I

promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob I

would give to their descendants. I have

let you see it, but I will not let you go there.”

 

5 So Moses, the Lord's servant, died there

in the land of Moab, as the Lord had said

he would. 6 The Lord buried him in a valley

in Moab, opposite the town of Beth-peor,

but to this day no one knows the exact

place of his burial. 7 Moses was a hundred

and twenty years old when he died; he

was as strong as ever, and his eyesight

was still good. 8 The people of Israel

mourned for him for thirty days in the

plains of Moab.

 

9 Joshua, son of Nun, was filled with wisdom,

because Moses had appointed him to be his

successor. The people of Israel obeyed

Joshua and kept the commands that the

Lord had given them through Moses.

10 There has never been a prophet in Israel

like Moses; the Lord spoke with him face-to

-face. 11 No other prophet has ever done

miracles and wonders like those that the

Lord sent Moses to perform against the

king of Egypt, his officials, and the entire

country. 12 No other prophet has been able

to do the great and terrifying things that

Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

 

Sermon

Enemies of Gratitude: Disappointed


How do we respond to Disappointment?


We blame O______________!


We blame O______________!


We blame Our G__________!


There is a better way: Allowing our

disappointments to propel us forward


1.  R______________ God's goodness!


2.  R______________ God's presence!


3.  R_______________ in God's future!


Hymn of Preparation – UMH 622

There is a Fountain

 

There is a fountain filled with blood 

drawn from Emmanuel’s veins, 

and sinners plunged beneath that flood

lose all their guilty stains.

Lose all their guilty stains;

Lose all their guilty stains;

And sinners plunged beneath that flood

lose all their guilty stains.

 

E’er since, by faith, I saw the stream

Your flowing wounds supply,

redeeming love has been my theme 

and shall be till I die.

And shall be till I die;

and shall be till I die;

Redeeming love has been my theme

And shall be till I die. 

 

Holy Communion

 

Closing Hymn – UMH 536

Precious Name

 

Take the name of Jesus with you,
child of sorrow and of woe;

It will joy and comfort give you;

Take it then where’er you go.

Precious Name, O how sweet!

Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

Precious Name, O how sweet!

Hope of earth and joy of heaven. 

 

O the precious Name of Jesus!

How it thrills our souls with joy,

When His loving arms receive us,

And His songs our tongues employ

Precious Name, O how sweet!

Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

Precious Name, O how sweet!

Hope of earth and joy of heaven. 

 

Closing Prayer

 

Music for Departing

 


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