Worship Service–November 7, 2021

November 7, 2021
Stewardship Sunday

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

Land Acknowledgment

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

BenedictionNathan Koontz

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.