Morning Worship – 12 November 2023

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Veteran’s Day

Organ Prelude “Allegro” (T. Albinoni)

Congregational Welcome
Choral Introit “Enter His Gates” (Lloyd Larson)
Call to Worship

*Gathering Hymn #138 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

*Prayer of Invocation and Petition
One Voice: Psalm 78 begins this way, as God says– “Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of our God: mighty and wonderful.” Let us pray together to God.
All: Wondrous God, our whole world needs the hope that comes from the promise that we know in you. Send it to us please.
Creator God, in these days– in this place, we need your infusion of inspiration for the daily needs of our neighbors and ourselves. Inspire us anew, we pray. Spirit God, we hunger for the peace that passes all understanding in our souls and in our nations. Share your Spirit with us, as you will.
Throughout everything, God in three persons– and our one God, renew our psuché (psoo-khay), our souls, as we open our hearts, our homes and our days to serve our sisters and brothers, in Jesus’ way, Amen.

*Assurance of Grace
*Response in Praise
From all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator’s Praise arise:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Let the redeemer’s name be sung through every land, in every tongue.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

*Sharing of Peace
One Voice: The Peace of Christ be always with you.
All: And also with you!

The Hebrew Bible Amos 5:18-24
The Children’s Time Wendy Donnell

*The Hymn Response (insert) They Asked “Who’s My Neighbor? (children are invited to Church School during hymn)

The Epistle Reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The Morning Meditation The Rev. Kenneth Baily

The Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
(Our father and mother… trespasses…)

Call to Offering
Choral Offering “A Thanksgiving Prayer” (Price/Besig)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Christ the word in flesh born low,
Praise Holy Spirit evermore,
One God, Triune, whom we adore. Amen.

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Closing Hymn (insert) Let Justice Flow like Streams

*Assurance and Blessing
*Benediction Response “May the Grace of God be with You” (arr. Dale Wood)

Postlude “Come, You Thankful People, Come” (arr. Lani Smith)

* Those who are able please stand


NHCC is an Open and Affirming, Still Speaking congregation where all are welcome regardless of the divisions or separations that some in society would impose:
whoever you are, you are welcome in God’s house.
“In Christ we are a new creation,” so we are blessed to be together in Christ’s name.

Thanks to worship leaders Ken Baily, Jan Zimmerman, Yevgenia Semeina,
Wendy Donnell, Amanda Ketchpaw, Yumiko Matsuoka,
Buildings and Grounds Committee, and Misha Hill.

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