BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
November 7, 2021
Prelude— Come, Great God of All the Ages
God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
Now Thank We All Our God
(Paul Manz)—Shirley King, organ
Christ Candle Lighting—Dawn Yoder Harms
Welcome and Prayer
Hymn—God Whose Giving (stanza 3 sung in unison)—VT 745
Worship Music—Lord God of Abraham from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)—Gene Miller
Children’s Conversation—Esther Koontz
Scripture Reading— Matthew 13:44-46—Addie Zerger
Sermon—What is your pearl? — Nathan Koontz
Hymn—Will You Come and Follow me—VT 540
Kingdom Report: bcmcXpressI—Al Peters
Prayer of Dedication
L: Great God, you are the giver of life and all that is good.
P: Accept our gifts and multiply them.
Accept our hearts and mold them.
Accept our lives and transform them,
that we might live in the power of the resurrection,
willing to risk all for your kingdom.
L: In the name of Jesus we offer our gifts,
and in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Adapted from Words for Worship 2, edited by Dianne Zaerr Brenneman, ©2009 by Herald Press, Scottdale, PA.
Prayers of God’s people
Hymn—Sent Forth by God’s Blessing—VT 812
Postlude—We Believe in One True God (J. S. Bach)—Shirley King
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual—Ken Lamp
Flowers at the front of the church—Brenda Turner
Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms
Land Acknowledgement compiled by Florence Schloneger from words by Mark Charles and VT #878
As we do on the first Sunday of each month,
we acknowledge that we worship
on the land of the Kanza, Osage, and Wichita.
We thank them for their care and respect for this land
and acknowledge the injustice of their forced removal.
We ask the Spirit to heal our histories
and find new paths of right relationships with them
and all of creation.