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A caution regarding Prayers of the People online: Folks gathered in-person often recount a lot of detail in their prayers concerning other members or family (“Elderly Name, living alone, experiencing isolation…”). In a private, in-person gathering, this information may be safe, but online, it can expose vulnerable people to harm, since we can’t control who will join the gathering or access it later online. Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.
A Children’s Worship Sheet is at bottom of this order of worship.
The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ
November 15, 2020
10:58 a.m. Gathering Music I Am the Light of the World OneLicense #59955
11:00 a.m. Greeting and Announcements
Centering Music and lighting of altar candles Gavotte and Rondeau by J.S. Bach
ONE: We lift our eyes and raise our hearts and are met by the Holy One in worship.
ALL: We stretch out our arms and open our hands in the hope of finding mercy.
ONE: In our stretching, we are met by the kind eyes and warm hands of companions on the way.
ALL: May we be aware of the signs of love that are always with us no matter where we are worshiping.
Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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.
Hearing the Sacred Word
Sermon “At That Time, Deborah. At This Time, Danger” Rev. Nathan King
A Reading from the Former Prophets Judges 4:1-7
The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, after Ehud died. 2 So the Lord sold them into the hand of King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-ha-goiim. 3 Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help; for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and had oppressed the Israelites cruelly twenty years.4 At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. 5 She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgment and she settled their disputes. 6 She sent and summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you, ‘Go, take position at Mount Tabor, bringing ten thousand from the tribe of Naphtali and the tribe of Zebulun. 7 I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to meet you by the Wadi Kishon with his chariots and his troops; and I will give him into your hand.’”
Giving of Our Gifts to God
Invitation to Offering
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Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts
Praise Response Doxology
Prayer of Dedication
Going Forth with Good News
Chiming of the Trinity (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)
Postlude I Am the Light of the World OneLicense #59955
Celebrations in November
17 Ella B.
18 Sarah & James B.
Children’s Worship Sheet