VISION SUNDAY
November 22, 2020
PRELUDE
Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God)
by H.W. Tauscher (19th Century)
 
NEWS OF THE CHURCH 
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
 
HYMN #283
Now Thank We All Our God
NUN DANKET 
 
OPENING PRAYER
 
GLORIA PATRI
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-22
 
HYMN #313 verses 1, 3, 6
Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
GERMANY
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Matthew 25:31-45 
 
HOMILY
Fat Sheep and Hungry People
 
MUSIC FOR REFLECTION
 
MORNING OFFERING

(There is a locked mailbox under the Portico if you wish to stop by
this week to deliver your offering. If you wish to text a gift to Mayflower
please text 6163446255 then the word "give" and follow the prompts.)
  
MUSIC MEDITATION
Thanks Be to God
by Stanley Dickson
 
Thanks be to God for roses rare,
For skies of blue and sunshine fair;
For ev'ry gift I raise a prayer.
Thanks be to God.
 
Thanks be to God for lovely night,
For mystic fields with stars bedight,
For hours of dream and deep delight.
Thanks be to God.
 
Thanks be to God for love divine
The hopes that round my heart entwine;
For all the joy that now is mine,
Thanks be to God.
 
DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
 
DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
 
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 
SUNG RESPONSE TO PRAYER
Music: ADORO TE DEVOTE, 13th century chant; words: from Songs for the Cycle
© 2004 by Michael Hudson.Church Publishing Inc. Used by permission OneLicense #729334-A
 
THE LORD'S PRAYER 
 
HYMN #353, verses 1, 2, 3
Be Thou My Vision
SLANE
 
BENEDICTION
 
 POSTLUDE
Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God)
by Heinrich Lang
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Rev. Dr. Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson, Interim Associate Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Kristi and Cecily Burghart, Cantors


MORNING WORSHIP MUSIC
2021 Annual Stewardship Pledge Campaign
is underway throughout the
month of November.

Click left for more details and a letter from past moderator and Stewardship Chair, Ken Goodson.
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE
You can listen to a weekly Children’s Message
offered by members of our Faith Formation Journey team!
Mrs. Koster and Mrs. Orban miss seeing the kids in church on Sunday mornings and want to bring church to the kids!
Every other week children 4 years-old through 3rd grade will receive a Sunday School Home Edition newsletter in the mail. It will include a Bible-based lesson and related craft as well as fun trivia, jokes, and a prayer.

They are thrilled to be able to reach out to the children this way. Please contact the church office if your child has not received a Sunday School Home edition package and would like to.
We stand in prayer with frontline workers, families, friends,
co-workers, schools, caregivers, locally and globally,
as hope-minded people we pray for peace, discernment,
and God's presence in the days, and weeks to come.
MAYFLOWER CONNECTS
Please know your pastors are reaching out to every member and friend of Mayflower to inquire how our church family can help each other or if you need pastoral care.
On our home page at www.MayflowerChurch.org website this button
will connect you with our pastors if you are in need of assistance or
able to provide assistance to members and friends of Mayflower.
616-459-6255 / office@mayflowerchurch.org
DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN THE CHURCH BUILDING IS LOCKED
Please call for appointment to meet with staff