Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, November 1, 2015

10:00 am

All Saints Day

Sunday, November 1, 2015

We Gather to Worship God 

The congregation is asked to use the time of the Pre-Service

Music as a period of silent prayer and preparation. 

   Welcome & Announcements 

   Prelude           “Pie Jesu”   Andrew Lloyd Webber

© 1985 The Really Useful Group Ltd.

All Rights for the US controlled by Williamson Music

International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved 

*Call to Worship Isaiah 43:18-21

Our help is in the name of the Lord,

Who made heaven and earth.

In life and in death

We belong to God.

Baptized into Christ’s death

We live unto Him.

Come, let us Worship God! 

*Hymn #1 “Holy, Holy Holy” 

*Call to Confession  

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, giver of all good things,

we have failed to live in thanksgiving

for Earth, for our families, for neighbors,
and for strangers,

for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the
soil that grows our food.

Forgive us for sins against you, your creation,
and our neighbors,

through disobedience to your will in word and deed.

Teach us to love the way of blamelessness

and to be happy in your steadfast love,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 

Time of Silent Reflection 

Response “Trisagion” Traditional

Holy God.

Holy and mighty.

Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy, have mercy on us. 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christwe are forgiven.  

*Passing of the Peace

The Peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you. 

*Gloria Patri #581 

Special Music “God Is Calling Us” Sleeth

© 1991 Art Master Studios, Inc. (Admin. by Lorenz Corporation) 

Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.

Children through 5th grade are invited upstairs. 

We Listen for the Word of God 

Prayer for Illumination  

First Lesson Matthew 5:1-12 NT page 4

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 

Second Lesson Revelation 7:9-10 NT page 249

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 


Time of Reflection 

We Respond to God’s Love 

Prayer for the Company of Saints 

*Hymn #326 “For All the Saints” Verses 1, 3, 4 



*Doxology #606  

Holy Communion 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table 

Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.  

With Isaiah the prophet, we give you thanks—

for the promise of your heavenly banquet… 

Therefore we rejoice in you,

singing with the saints of every age:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest. 

With Mary and Martha, we remember Jesus— 

Praise to you, Lord Jesus:

Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life.

Lord Jesus, come in glory. 

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us, O God,

as we share this feast of bread and wine… 

Through Christ, the Alpha and Omega,

in the communion of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honor are yours, O God,

now and forever. Amen. 

Sharing of the Bread and Cup 

Communion Music  

Prayer After Communion (concluding with 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 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. 

We Go from Here to Serve 

*Hymn #741 “Guide My Feet”

 *Parting Words 

Postlude “When the Saints Go Marching In” 

*Please stand if you are able. 

About Today’s Service & Activities 

Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Director of Music: Nate Strasser; Liturgist: Lavona Russell; Musicians: vocalist Sharon Edwards, saxophonist Don Aliquo, and the Choir. 

This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all persons of faith present, remembering that being invited to the Table is not extended to us because of merit, but a grace extended to all. There may be those in attendance today who have not been baptized, but who feel moved to receive the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper and Baptism are inseparable. If you feel called by the Holy Spirit to meet Christ in Communion, we believe that you are also being called to Baptism. We will not turn anyone away from the Lord’s Table, but we do invite you to speak to the pastor or a member of the session about Baptism as soon as possible.  

Today’s Communion is served by intinction. The congregation will come forward to receive the bread, which they will then dip into the chalice of grape juice. Worshipers will return to their pews by the side aisles. If you need a gluten free wafer, please tell the server.  

To Our Members and Guests: Please sign our friendship pad. 

Children’s Worship: Children’s worship helps children ages 3 through 2nd grade explore Bible units through hands-on, age appropriate, experiential activities that are designed to engage them while also instilling faith formation. We meet upstairs every Sunday following the Time with Children. Today’s story is Jacob Sees the Face of God - Genesis 32:1-33:15 (Help children recognize God's grace in strong, healthy relationships.) Next week’s story is Joseph's Dream, God's Grace - Genesis 37:1-11 (Help children recognize God's grace through their hopes and dreams.)  

Upwards is a learning experience for 3rd through 5th graders that alternates weekly between meeting as a group and a clipboard activity. Growing in Grace and Gratitude is this year’s theme. This week will be a group activity upstairs. If you have any questions, ask Kelly McConnell at ebpcyouth@comcast.net.  

Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you. 

To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the Calendar of Events for dates and times. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Speak to John Hilley or Ashley Purcell. 

Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.

Our Mission

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.  


Join Us at the W.E.L.L.

(Wednesdays: Eating, Learning, Loving)

for dinner, kids’ activities, and spiritual nourishment. Church members, preschool families, and guests are welcome! Meals are $5 per person, with a $15 max per family. Please RSVP by Monday by going to the church’s website or the e-newsletter so we will know how much food to prepare. This week’s meal will be soups and sandwiches. Thanks! 

Wednesday night programming Schedule: (Stay after dinner and join us!)

5:30 Dinner

6:00 Music & Drama Club for Middle & High School

6:08 Middle School Gathering (608)

6:30 Kids' Music & Drama Club

6:30 Adult Learning Circle

7:00 Adult Choir 

*At 6:15, Elizabeth does a short lesson the first Wednesday of each month on various topics such as Earth Day, being a kind friend at school, International Peace Day, summer safety tips, etc. 

Giving to the church through your will or trust is the most common way to continue your support beyond your lifetime. When your estate is prepared, consider a gift to the church. For more information contact Amy Gallager at amygeoff@gmail.com or (615) 496-4962. 

Kids' Music and Drama Club is off and running with about 20 kids atpractice. It is for children 3 years thru 5th grade and occurs on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7 pm. A new session for middle & high schoolers was added from 6:00-6:30. EBPC Music Director Nate Strasser teaches children about music in a fun and engaging way and is preparing them for the church Christmas pageant! Contact: Nate Strasser, Music Director at EBPC: ebpcmusic@comcast.net.  

Red Cross Blood Drive: The blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, December 20th, at the church from 8:30 – 12:30. Our goal is to have 30 donors. So far, we have eight. As the holiday season approaches, there will, unfortunately, be an increase in the need for blood. Please consider giving. Appointment sheets will be in the narthex every Sunday starting November 1st. More details to follow. Contact: Richard White. 

Presbyterian Women will meet at the church on Friday, November 6 at 9:30 am. They will have a potluck and do lesson 3 of the Horizon Study. Books are still available. If you can’t make it for the study, please feel free to come for lunch at 11:00-11:30. 

Safe Haven Family Shelter, one of the local organizations EBPC helps support, will hold its 11th “Hike for the Homeless” on Saturday, November 7th, at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville. There are two hiking trails of 2.2 and 3.1 miles each. Registration starts at 9 am, followed by the hike at 10. With face painting and inflatables, families are encouraged to participate.  For a $25 donation, each person will receive a commemorative T-shirt.  Teams are also invited to join in the fundraising effort.  Details are available at www.safehaven.org.  

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance 

Sunday, November 1

9:00 am Adult Education

10:00 am Worship

11:15 am Mission & Service Committee

Monday, November 2

11:00 am Staff Meeting

7:00 pm Music Strategy Team

Tuesday, November 3

1:00 pm Worship Committee

Wednesday, November 4

5:30 pm Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00 pm Music & Drama Club for Middle & High School

6:08 pm 608 (Middle School Youth)

6:30 pm Kids’ Music & Drama Club

6:30 pm Adult Learning Circle

7:00 pm Choir

Thursday, November 5

6:30 pm Praise Team

Friday, November 6

9:30 am Presbyterian Women

Sunday, November 8

9:00 am Adult Education

10:00 am Worship

4:30 pm Youth Planning Committee

6:00 pm PYG (High School Youth) 

Praise and Prayers

Prayers for Christina Cross as she moves to Atlanta to be closer to her family.

Prayers for Kelly’s friend Lisa with cancer, who is in the hospital.

Prayers of thanksgiving for our preschool teachers and staff and for the children who attend.

Prayers for all who struggle with life's challenges.

Prayers for Marilyn Johnson, who is at Southerland.

Continued prayers for recovery and healing for Lily Paris and praise for the progress she has made recently.

Prayers for Sam, Susan, and Annie Paris as they walk with Lily through this journey.

Prayers for Carol Dison (Liz Beatty's cousin) and her two-year old granddaughter, Avery. Carol was diagnosed with cervical cancer and needs prayers for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Prayers for Jackson Enfinger as he has continued health struggles.

Prayers for all whose road to recovery seems long.

Prayers for refugees in Europe.

Prayers for healing and comfort requested by Leanna Pound (EBPC Nursery) on behalf of Talan Williams, an 8-year-old, who has bone cancer and is undergoing treatment. It is a hopeful but critical time for him and his family, reliant on the watchful care of his doctors and our prayers of support.

Prayers for caregivers of family members and for the unspoken burdens and worries loved ones are facing.

Prayers for those affected by the violence in our world.

 If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator

by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.