The Details

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PRAYER FOR PEACE
You are the peace of all things calm
You are the place to hide from harm
You are the light that shines in dark
You are the heart's eternal spark
You are the door that's open wide
You are the guest who waits inside
You are the stranger at the door
You are the calling of the poor
You are my Lord and with me still
You are my love, keep me from ill
You are the light, the truth, the way
You are my Saviour this very day.
(celtic oral tradition - 1st millennium)

PRELUDE |  Amazing Grace  |  arr. Mark Hayes

Shall We Gather at the River/Near to the Heart of God |  arr. Mark Hayes

INTROIT  |  He Has Made Me Glad |  Leona Von Brethorst

*CALL TO CONTINUING WORSHIP  |  (based on Psalm 127 from The Message)
One: If God doesn’t build the house,
Many: the builders only build shacks.
One: If God doesn’t guard the city,
Many: the night watchman might as well nap.
One: It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,
Many: and work your worried fingers to the bone.
All: Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?

*HYMN 65 | Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah|  CWM Rhondda

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Loving God, we’ve all heard that “the devil’s in the details”. Help us to see you in the details too. Too easily we wait for the “big moment” and your little, rich, pregnant moments pass us by unnoticed. Too often we get wrapped up in the detail of our lives, either together or individually, they become a swarm of buzzing flies that cloud our vision, they become a background noise that blocks out your gentle voice tenderly calling. Help us to see the little things of life differently, help us to look for your hand and voice in them. Help us to trust that you value little things and can take them and plant them to grow. Amen.

*SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

*DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

*THE GLORIA  |  582 Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me | Glory to God
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you
And also with you.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE |  669 |  Let’s Sing unto the Lord | Cantemos Al Señor

MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN|  Rev. Elvery

WELCOME AND CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
(Use this time to sign the Friendship Pad in your pew; pass it down and then return it to the center aisle.)

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING
| Mark 12:38-44 p. 46 / 60 NT
ANTHEM Great Is Thy Faithfulness |  arr. Mark Hayes
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING Ruth 3:1-5 & 4:13-17 |   (The Message)

3: 1-2 One day her mother-in-law Naomi said to Ruth, “My dear daughter, isn’t it about time I arranged a good home for you so you can have a happy life? And isn’t Boaz our close relative, the one with whose young women you’ve been working? Maybe it’s time to make our move. Tonight is the night of Boaz’s barley harvest at the threshing floor. 3-4 “Take a bath. Put on some perfume. Get all dressed up and go to the threshing floor. But don’t let him know you’re there until the party is well under way and he’s had plenty of food and drink. When you see him slipping off to sleep, watch where he lies down and then go there. Lie at his feet to let him know that you are available to him for marriage. Then wait and see what he says. He’ll tell you what to do.” 5 Ruth said, “If you say so, I’ll do it, just as you’ve told me.”

4:1-3 Boaz married Ruth. She became his wife. Boaz slept with her. By God’s gracious gift she conceived and had a son. 14-15 The town women said to Naomi, “Blessed be God! He didn’t leave you without family to carry on your life. May this baby grow up to be famous in Israel! He’ll make you young again! He’ll take care of you in old age. And this daughter-in-law who has brought him into the world and loves you so much, why, she’s worth more to you than seven sons!” 16 Naomi took the baby and held him in her arms, cuddling him, cooing over him, waiting on him hand and foot. 17 The neighborhood women started calling him “Naomi’s baby boy!” But his real name was Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!

SERMON | The Details|  Rev. Elvery

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*HYMN|  708 | We Give Thee but Thine Own | Schumann

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH From the Confession of 1967
9.21 The reconciling work of Jesus was the supreme crisis in the life of mankind. His cross and resurrection become personal crisis and present hope for men when the gospel is proclaimed and believed. In this experience the Spirit brings God’s forgiveness to men, moves them to respond in faith, repentance, and obedience, and initiates the new life in Christ. 9.22 The new life takes shape in a community in which men know that God loves and accepts them in spite of what they are. They therefore accept themselves and love others, knowing that no man has any ground on which to stand, except God’s grace. 9.23 The new life does not release a man from conflict with unbelief, pride, lust, fear. He still has to struggle with disheartening difficulties and problems. Nevertheless, as he matures in love and faithfulness in his life with Christ, he lives in freedom and good cheer, bearing witness on good days and evil days, confident that the new life is pleasing to God and helpful to others.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND 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. Amen.

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS

OFFERTORY  |   Gavotte Samuel Wesley

*DOXOLOGY   606 Old Hundredth
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.

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Sometimes you have given us much and other times, not so much. Yet you always give us enough. See in our gifts, that we, like that widow of yore, have given all we can from what we have. Amen.

WE GO IN GOD’S NAME

*HYMN |   697 |   Take My Life Hendon
*BENEDICTION
*CHORAL RESPONSE 543 God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

POSTLUDE Once to Every Man and Nation arr. Mark Hayes

Rev. Dudley J. Elvery, Interim Pastor
Mr. Tim VanNasdale, Director of Music/Organist

Flowers given by Laura Dillman in loving memory of her father, Richard Allan Dillman; in celebration of Paul Gerrish’s birthday today and Darlene Giesbrecht’s 70th birthday; and in memory and honor of those who have and are serving our country.
Worship Liturgist: Sylvia Tufts
Greeter: Janice Rolls
Ushers: Charlene Hansen, Bob James, Donna Moore, Eleanor Steiner

Please join us for a time of fellowship at Heavenly Perks, hosted today by the Adult Bible Study, downstairs in Westminster Hall immediately following worship. All are invited to join Darlene Giesbrecht in celebrating her 70th birthday at Heavenly Perks. There will be cake!


 

All Saints or Some Saints

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PRAYER FOR PEACE
If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
So let it be. (Scottish Blessing)
All Saints' Day 

PRELUDE  |  A Mighty Fortress |  Johann Christian Bach

                        Hymnus   |  Wilbur Held
                        Hornpipe    |   Robin Dinda

INTROIT   |  506   | Look Who Gathers at Christ's Table   | Thomas H. Troeger & Michael Corzine

CALL TO CONTINUING WORSHIP
One: Praise the LORD!
Many: Let our whole being praise the LORD!
One: I will praise the LORD with all my life;
Many: We will sing praises to our God as long as we live.
One: God: the maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them,
Many: God: who is faithful forever, who gives justice to people who are oppressed, who gives bread to people who are starving!
One: The LORD: who frees prisoners.
Many: The LORD: who makes the blind see.
One: The LORD: who straightens up those who are bent low.
Many: The LORD: who loves the righteous.
All: The LORD: who protects immigrants, who helps orphans and widows, but who makes the way of the wicked twist and turn!

HYMN    81   | Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken   | Austrian Hymn

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, in every age you have raised up women and men to live and die in faith. We confess that we are indifferent to you will. You call us to proclaim your name and we whisper it at best. You call us to do what is just and we remain on the sidelines. You call us to live faithfully and too easily we live fearfully. In your mercy, forgive us. Give us courage to follow in your way, so that joined with those from ages past, who have served you in faith, hope and love, we may become citizens of your kingdom. Amen.

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
…Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

GLORIA PATRI     |  582    |  Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me    |  Glory to God
PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you
And also with you.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE   |   669   |   Let’s Sing unto the Lord    |  Cantemos Al Señor

MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN   |   Rev. Elvery
WELCOME AND CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
(Use this time to sign the Friendship Pad in your pew; pass it down and then return it to the center aisle.)

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING
    |   Ruth 1:1-18    |  p. 230 / 299 OT
ANTHEM   For Those Who Serve    |  Joseph M. Martin
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING    |  Mark 12:28-34    |  p. 46 / 60 NT
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!

SERMON    |  All Saints or Some Saints?    |  Rev. Elvery

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

HYMN   503    |  Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation    |  O Quanta Qualia

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed

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.

PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE OF THE SAINTS
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
OFFERTORY    |  Communion    |  John G. Barr

DOXOLOGY   |   606    |  Old Hundredth
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.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Take these gifts and use them in the original cloud, the cloud of witnesses. Help us to be a part of the faithful of all times and around this world. Amen.

SEALING OF THE WORD

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

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. Amen.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION
SHARING OF THE MEAL
Intinction Instructions:
(All who put their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord, regardless of age or denomination, are invited to partake in the Sacrament of Communion. Today we will serve Communion by intinction. Please come forward down the center aisle. Break off a piece of the bread and dip it into the cup and eat. Or you may take an individual cup from the tray and drink. Return to your seat by the side aisle. If you are unable to come forward, please indicate this to the pastor and the sacrament will be brought to you.)

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Loving God who has fed us on manna as we crossed barren land and in the confines of the upper room and at this table whenever we gather here, we thank you for your nurturance. Let us be strengthened to stand in that long line of saints so the chain will not be broken. Amen.

WE GO IN GOD’S NAME

HYMN   326   |   For All the Saints    |  Sine Nomine
BENEDICTION

CHORAL RESPONSE   |   543   |   God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me    |  Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

POSTLUDE     |  Toccata Festivo    |  Dennis Janzer

Rev. Dudley J. Elvery, Interim Pastor
Mr. Tim VanNasdale, Director of Music/Organist


 

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