November 17th, 2019

Nov. 17th
Liturgical SeasonPentecost
Liturgical Week23
Scripture TextLuke 21:5-19
Gist of ScriptureBe aware and be at peace
Special Sunday?
Call to Worship:Call to Worship:
L: We bring our thanksgiving as farmers in harvest;
P: Gathering all of our experiences and resources
L: and giving God gratitude for life to share
ALL: For God’s abundant loving kindness, we celebrate today!
Processional Hymn694 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)
Hymn98 To God Be the Glory
Prayer for UnderstandingAs the day begins brighter and the night hastens, we are mindful of our moments of clarity and also our days of dusky discernment. Yet our hope is in you, Daystar of all our hearts. Lend aid to our listening and looking; that we may hear and hearken your loving kindness in what we are about to experience with you. Amen.
Scripture Reading:Luke 21:5-19
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them. When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.”
Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.
Children’s Message
Choral Anthem:
Sermon Title:Be. Peace.
Hymn:534 Be Still My Soul
Prayers of the People
Blessing of GiftsAll that we have, all that we give, becomes the prayer through which we live. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done. Amen.
Recessional Hymn:702 Sing with All the Saints in Glory