WP November 24, 2019

November 24, 2019:  Reign of Christ Sunday

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

From the silence of eternity the sound of the Word echoes, 

speaking life into being. 

Come let us hear, let us rediscover,
let us re-read our lives 

in the light of the Word’s goodness and truth,
and as we do so may we worship God. 

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Gracious God, you have given us the law of Moses and the teachings of Jesus to direct us in the way of life.  You offer us your Holy Spirit so that we can be born to new life as your children.  Yet, O God, we confess that the ways of death have a strong attraction, and we often succumb to their lure.  We set aside your Word and close our ears to your voice.  Give us the vision and courage to choose and nurture life, that we may receive your blessing.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook ©2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  2 Kings 22:1 – 23:3

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “Growing Responsive Hearts”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG

 

*BENEDICTION