Welcome To Worship

At

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

10:00 a.m.

 

31st Sunday In Ordinary Time

All Saints Sunday

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

 

The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.

 

We Gather to Worship God

 

   Welcome & Announcements

 

   Welcome New Members

 

   Stewardship 2018 “Connecting the Blocks” Barb Hall

 

Prelude “A Jubilant Song” Lightfoot

© 1993, This arrangement © 2005 The Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

 

*A Call to Worship

 

*Hymn #321 “The Church’s One Foundation”

 

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God,

you call us your own children

and cover us with your love.

We would seek to be merciful as you are,

And to show compassion as you do,

but we fail to live the life to which we have been called.

Where we ought to forgive, we condemn;

the evil we should shun, we embrace.

Forgive our sinful ways,

tame our wayward wills,

and make us more like Christ,

until we are raised in perfection on the last day. Amen.

 

Time for silent reflection

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

 

Passing of the Peace

The peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.

 

*Gloria Patri #581

 

Time with Children Lindsey Hinds-Brown

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.

 

Special Music “Here We Are” Schuyler

 

We Listen for the Word of God

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

New Testament Matthew 5:1-12 NT page 4

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Meditation John R. Hilley

 

Time of Reflection

Prayer for the Company of Saints

 

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

 

We Respond to God’s Love

 

Offering

 

Offertory

 

*Doxology #606

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures here below;

praise God above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Holy Communion

 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

 

The 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.

 

We offer you praise… in the song of your unending greatness.

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

heaven and earth are full of you glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest!

 

Blessed is our brother Jesus… in the coming Kingdom of God.

Hear us, O Christ,

and breathe your Spirit upon us,

and upon this bread and wine.

May they become for us your body,

vibrant with your life,

healing, renewing, and make us whole.

And as the bread and wine

which we now eat and drink

are changed into us,

may we be changed again into you,

bone of your bone, flesh of your flesh,

loving and caring in the world.

Amen.

 

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.

 

The Communion

He whose table was open to all is now present as we share this bread.

(The bread is broken.)

 

He whose word welcomed friend and stranger offers friendship through this cup.

(The cup is poured.)

With people everywhere we affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity, planted more deeply than all that is wrong.

 

The gifts of God for the people of God.

 

Thanks be to God.

 

The Sharing of Bread and Cup

 

Communion Music

 

Prayer After Communion

 

We Go from Here and Serve

 

*Hymn “Loaves Were Broken, Words Were Spoken”

Verses 1,4

Loaves were broken, words were spoken

by the Galilean shore.

Jesus, Bread of Life from heaven,

was their food forevermore.

 

By your body broken for us, by your wine of life outpoured,

Jesus, feed again your people. Be our Host, our Life, our Lord.

 

By the loaves you break and give us,

send us in your name to share

bread for which the millions hunger,

words that tell your love and care.

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude

 

 

*Please stand if you are able.

 

Immediately following today’s service, we will gather for a church-wide picture.

 

About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: the Choir; Liturgist: Mary Ellen Hofstetter.

 

This week in Children's Worship and Upwards: Join us upstairs this week.

 

Communion will be celebrated today as we gather in a circle throughout the room and will be celebrated by intinction as you dip the bread into the cup. Baskets of communion bread will be passed.  Please take a piece of bread and pass the basket.  Hold the bread until the server comes around with the cup of juice and then dip the bread into it before partaking.

 

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. Be sure to complete a yellow contact card if you wish to receive future communications from EBPC.

 

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.

 

Announcements

Stewardship Dedication Sunday is November 12th (NEXT SUNDAY). Our stewardship campaign, "Connecting the Blocks" is underway. With our 2018 annual commitment, we are exploring how God is leading us into the future here at EBPC and in the world and the part each of us play in this vision. We invite you to examine how you "connect" through your generosity and service. One way is through the financial and physical act of giving. Additionally, one can provide service through time and talent shared here at EBPC. Our missions and ministries are many.  We invite you to find a way to share in this communal life not only for yourself but especially for others. When you make a commitment to invest in God's work through an annual pledge, you are making a difference in the lives of our members, our community and our world. November 12th is our Dedication Sunday. Every household will receive a letter this week and all of the materials are on our website at: www.eastbrentwoodpc.com/connecting-the-blocks

 

To commemorate our 28th anniversary and to connect our past, present and future church, we are inviting each household to take part in a "Take Stock; Re-Stock" exercise. Please take time to reflect on where our church is now and your hopes for EBPC going forward with our future mission in the community and world. Next, please select a 3x5 or 4x6 photo and/or a small item that represents what our church stands for in 2017 and include a note about your hopeful vision for God's work through EBPC in the future. Please bring them to church on November 12th or put them in a basket in the gathering place if you will not be here on that day and want to participate. We will be re-filling the box and placing its contents back into the cornerstone as part of a church-wide celebration that Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Beatty at aybeatty@comcast.net.

 

HELP EBPC HELP OTHERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! It's November which means the holidays are upon us! We are in full swing with our collection for the College Grove Food Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner drive. Collection bins are in the Gathering Place for these items. We have a short collection time, as all turkeys are due at the church between 3p and 6p. on Thursday, November 16th. We have created a shopping list of all the items needed by College Grove for the Thanksgiving dinner collection. Please grab the list at church or print it from the eblast. A sign-up sheet for those who wish to contribute turkeys is also in the Gathering Place.

 

Please come to the church next Saturday, November 11th for a Property Work Day. There will be a light breakfast at 8:30 am and we will work from 9:00 am to noon.

Study on the Book of Acts: “Living Faithfully in a Time of Fear”;

November 7th - Acts 20 - "A Lesson from Eutychus"

November 14th - Acts 26 (12-18) - "Have I Told You This Story Before?"

November 21st - No meeting (Thanksgiving)

November 28th - Acts 28 (23-30) - "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!"  (Study concludes on this day)

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, November 5—All Saints Day & EBPC Anniversary

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:30 a.m. Kids’ Music & Drama Club

9:30 a.m. People wishing to join the church meet with the Session

10:00 a.m. Worship

4:00 p.m. PYG & 608

Tuesday, November 7

9:30 a.m. Bible Study on the Book of Acts

Wednesday, November 8

9:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:08 p.m. 608 for Middle School-aged Youth

6:30 p.m. Choir

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Thursday, November 9

10:00 a.m. Senior Outing to Chaffin’s Barn

Saturday, November 11

9:00 a.m. Property Day

4:00 p.m. Open House at the Hilley’s

Sunday, November 12—Stewardship Dedication Sunday

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:30 a.m. Kids’ Music & Drama Club

10:00 a.m. Worship

4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

 

Praise and Prayers

† Prayers for Barbara Cochran, sister of Clyde Russell, as she faces treatment for a serious health issue.

† We praise God for the blessing of a new child for the Edward’s Family! May Ellery Frances stay healthy and may the whole family get the rest they need.

† We pray for Ruth Miller.

† We pray for the victims of the natural disasters.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Debra Swartz, sister of Mary Ellen Hofstetter, who has multiple health issues.

† Prayers for those who have lost hope.

 

If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Richard Strecker at streckr1@aol.com or (615) 720-6262.

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, November 11th—Open House at the Hilley’s (1016 Clifton Lane, Nashville) from 4-8 pm for our friends at EBPC.