Sunday Schedule
8:30 AM: Outdoor Worship

(Please bring a chair and a mask. Some folding chairs are available if you need one. We are broadcasting the service for those who would prefer to remain in your car in the parking lot. Just tune into 96.9 FM. Be sure to bring your smartphone or print email to follow along as bulletins are not provided.)

9:15 AM: Outdoor Sunday School Options
9:30 AM: Virtual Common Grounds Zoom
10:00 AM: Zoom Sunday School Classes (click each graphic for Zoom link here)
11:00 AM: Live Stream Worship (watch directly from our website
Order of Worship: Sunday, November 15, 2020

We have provided the written copy of the sermon (by clicking the sermon title) for those who would like to follow along during the service. To read past sermons, click here.

Pouring the Water 

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: Prelude on “Canonbury”, T. Pearce

Call to Worship:
We come from scattered lives to this time,
to seek our unity in the Spirit,
to seek the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
to seek the peace of God.
We come in response to the call of grace,
to fearlessly share ourselves,
all that we have and all that we are,
as an offering to God.

Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God,
so draw our hearts to you,
so guide our minds,
so fill our imaginations,
that we may be wholly yours,
utterly dedicated to you.
Use us as you will,
always to your glory and the welfare of your people;
through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Hymn 612: We Praise You, O God! (Verses 1 and 3)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:
God of mercy, God of love,
in humbleness of heart we confess our sins.
We forget to love and serve you,
allowing the call to be stewards of your gifts
to be lost amid fear, doubt, and cynicism.
Forgive us, O God, and restore in us a passion
to offer ourselves in thanksgiving,
to offer ourselves with generosity,
to offer ourselves with confidence and trust
that you will take what we offer
and transform the world. 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise: Glory be to the Father
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. Amen.

Time with the Young Church: Children's Bulletin
Questions to ask:
I wonder... What part of the Bible story is most important for me today?
I wonder... When did I experience something beautiful or good this past week?
I wonder... Who and what am I thankful for today? 

Prayer for Illumination:
God of all,
among all your gifts to us,
we thank you most for the gift of your Word made flesh.
By the power of your Spirit,
reveal that Word to us
as the Scriptures are read and proclaimed this day.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:14-30
Sermon: Fear and Giving - Chris Joiner

Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended into hell;
the third day he rose again from the dead; 
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
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 us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.

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Today is Commitment Sunday: If the pandemic has not affected your financial situation, please remember to make an estimate of giving for 2021. If you are unable to do so, please continue to pray for the mission of the church and consider other ways you can be involved in God’s work in the world. Together, we will move into the future God has prepared. 
Hymn 716: God Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Verses 1 and 3)


Postlude: Postlude on “Marion”, D. Schack
Prayer Requests
For the full list, click here.

Caroline Freiburg
Don Savage- NHC Cool Springs #1607B
Ginger Watson
Elizabeth Stivers' father, Darrell Loyless
Jaclyn Tarkington's father, Jerry Knapper

Stephanie Lampley
Dorothy Risen
JR Russell

McConnell Lashlee "Mack" Webb, son of Sam and Lashlee Webb, grandson of Suzette Rutherford and Betty Webb; born November 5, 2020
Abigail Grace Hatch, daughter of Sarah and Cory Hatch, great-granddaughter of Marilyn Miller; born October 10, 2020
Aya Michelle Herbert, daughter of Will and Elaine Herbert, great-granddaughter of Marilyn Miller; born October 6, 2020

Jim Sumrall's sister, Delia Sumrall, October 25, 2020

In Memory of:
Dot Woodard, November 16, 2007