Sunday Worship Service Nov 15, 2020
We encourage you to gather in your homes at 10am on Sundays to listen for God's word and to pray for our friends and loved ones.
Thank you for worshiping together at this hour. Even if you need to worship at a different time, we are glad that you are continuing to worship with us, giving praise and glory to God.
Hymns: Click on the YouTube links to see the music and hear the accompaniment.
Video helpful hint: in your YouTube settings, set your video quality to HD before starting the videos.
Music: We encourage you to sing-along! YouTube links have been added so you can click on these to see the music and hear the accompaniment. If you can – before starting the videos, click on your YouTube settings and set your video quality to HD and turn up the speaker volume.
CALL TO WORSHIP:
We gather today to celebrate, to give honor, to give praise to God for His glorious grace, mercy and love. As we join in this time of worship, may His true glory be revealed and may we better understand the depth of His grace. Amen
VOCAL INTROIT: “How Great Thou Art” – sung by Janet Segur, Avery Groenmann, Jana Harvey (click on the music icon below to listen)
*OPENING HYMN: #307 "God of Grace and God of Glory" (click on the music icon below to sing a-long)
PRAYER OF RECONCILIATION:
Father God, we come today seeking Your guidance and wisdom. Take us to the place where our pride and arrogance can be stilled so Christ’s humility can be center stage in our lives. We lift up our hands to You, stained with hate and self-doubt so they may be cleansed in Your amazing grace. Take us to the place where we no longer look up at the foreboding mountains facing us but can look down from upon them where can see clearly that our lives are flooded with Your light, truth and justice. We pray these things in Jesus’s name, and we ask that you hear our continued confession in silence. SILENT CONFESSION
*GLORIA PATRI: #581 (click on the music icon below to sing a-long)
PASSING THE PEACE: “May the Peace of Christ be with you --- And also with you!”
SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS
(Since we are not able to meet in person to ask for prayers - If you would like to add a prayer concern or joy to the weekly worship bulletin, please click on the email icon below to submit your prayer.)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
We come with broken hearts and You mend them. We come with fears and worries and You provide shade and rest. We come with joy and praise and You share Your love. There are hearts troubled and souls that are weary. There are people filled with joy and gladness and we find continued comfort. Our current circumstances, whether good or bad, cannot take away Your unfailing love and compassion for us. Help us to know You are walking the path beside us. Help us to see Your mystery of unending love and desire for us to be with filled with Your glory. We humbly lay or lives before you as we pray the words Christ taught us:
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
OFFERING: Please click on the link below to share your tithe or gift. God’s ministry remains hard at work here at Terrace View.
Your continued faithfulness, dedication and support with your tithes and offerings is so admirable and greatly appreciated.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION:
Glorious King, help us to see, guide us to understand, lead us in the refreshing joy of Your words to us. May they inspire us to be all You desire of us and for us. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Proverbs 2:1-10 - The Value of Wisdom
My child, if you accept my words and treasure up my commandments within you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding; if you seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures—then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly, guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
*HYMN: #30 "O God, in a Mysterious Way" (click on the music icon below to sing a-long)
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON #1: Mark 12:41-44 - The Widow’s Offering
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON #2: Luke 7:11-15 - Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain
Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
THE MESSAGE: “Things in the Bible that Aren’t There." by Jeff Segur
-To watch Jeff’s message – click on the movie icon below:
-To read the written version, click on the document icon below:
*CLOSING HYMN: #451 “Open My Eyes, That I May See” (click on the music icon below to sing a-long)
EXTINGUISHING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE - (if you lit a candle, please extinguish it)
The Light of Christ goes with you until we meet again
May the strength of God sustain us; may the power of God preserve us; may the hands of God protect us; may the way of God direct us; may the love of God go with us this day and forever. AMEN
Jeff Segur– message and bulletin content
Jeff Segur – message video recording, additional bulletin content, Music Director
Avery Groenmann – Hymn accompaniments and audio recordings
Janet Segur – Bulletin layout, message video editing, hymn videos and YouTube/Google links
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