SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 24TH Sunday after Pentecost Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
(A time for quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Gracious and Loving God, keeper of our souls in heaven
We worship this morning in remembrance of those who have gone before us
Holding their memory deep in our hearts
As they have led the way before us
Shared the Gospel with us
Taught us about Your love and grace
Guided us to Jesus, so we may guide others that they may hear of your
wonderous deeds. For those saints who have shown us the way, we give
you thanks, now and forever.
PASSING OF THE PEACE-
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship
of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you
"Great is Thy Faithfulness" V.U. 288
(Holy, Holy, Holy- V.U. 315 verse 1)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's
Time during the Sanctus.
CHILDREN'S TIME, LORD'S PRAYER, & LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
THE LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES FOR ALL SAINTS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
"Shall We Gather at the River" V.U. 710
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 25: 6-9 (NRSV)
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for
the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
: "Drying our tears" Gabrielle Heidinger
"Come, O Fount of Every Blessing" V.U. 559
COMMISSIONING: & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)