Christ the King Sunday

Thanksgiving Sunday

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     

Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

(Psalm 100, Philippians 4)

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice! For the goodness of

God’s bounty is sufficient for our needs each day. God’s steadfast love never ends.

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 100)

Sharon Stewart - Liturgist

Responsive Reading

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

   Worship the Lord with gladness.

Come into God’s presence with singing.

   Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving.

          Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.

   God’s steadfast love endures forever.

GATHERING HYMN:

 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

UMC Hymnal    #694

OLD TESTAMENT READING      Psalm 100

Sharon Stewart

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION to PRAYER

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2193

PASTORAL PRAYER

We Attend to the Word

HYMN:   Gather Us In

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2236

EPISTLE LESSON           Philippians 4: 4-9

MEDITATION                   Giving Thanks

Pastor Bob

We Gather at Christ's Table

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

We are called to share from our abundance to support the work of God through this church. May we give gladly, however great, or small, to thank God for our call to be Christ’s hands, feet, and heart in the world.

Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

Give Thanks

Barbara Houser - Soloist

DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

UMC Hymnal    #94

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING  (Luke 23)

(Unison)

Almighty Christ, you gave us the gift of yourself. Now we offer these gifts to you, asking that you bless them and use them to share your kingdom with all.

In your name, we pray. Amen.

COMMUNION HYMN

One Bread, One Body

UMC Hymnal    #620

GREAT THANKSGIVING

COME TO THE TABLE

LORD’S PRAYER

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Shalom to You

UMC Hymnal    #666

BENEDICTION    Pastor Bob

May God lead us along paths of loving kindness.

May Christ guide our feet in the ways of peace.

May the Spirit send us forth to love and serve others. Amen.

DEPART IN PEACE, SHALOM

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies

and The Abington Worship Annual 2022