|Scripture Text||Colossians 1:11-20|
|Gist of Scripture||Christ the King|
|Special Sunday?||Christ the King – Thanksgiving Sunday|
|Call to Worship:||Call to Worship:|
L: Even the stones cry out in praise to you, O Lord!
P: We give thanks for our King, our Word, our Prince of Peace!
L: For your boundless love that surrounds us in your creation.
P: For your mighty acts of mercy in every present moment!
ALL: We gather to offer our gratitude for life and love.
|Processional Hymn||327 Crown Him With Many Crowns|
|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)|
|Hymn||131 We Gather Together|
|Prayer for Understanding||As our tables later this week may be filled with food and fellowship, so our minds are filled with emotions and experiences that lure us away from the present moment. Settle us now into a time of listening and learning so we may feast at your table of loving kindness and understanding. Amen.|
|Scripture Reading:||Colossians 1:11-20|
May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers–all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
|Sermon Title:||Lyle will supply this…|
|Hymn:||206 I Want to Walk As A Child of the Light|
|Prayers of the People|
|Blessing of Gifts||As you have given us your complete self, O God, through your Son, Jesus Christ, so we, too, give ourselves back to your love and service through these gifts. May it all minister to minds and hearts within our community this week. Amen.|
|Recessional Hymn:||O Come, O Come Emmanuel|