A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

Christ the King

November 22, 2020


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Prelude                                                                                         Mrs. Lynn Patterson

Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today, in our church and in our homes, in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

Opening Prayer

Morning Introit                                                                             Mrs. Donna Scofield

*Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 100)

Leader: Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.

All: Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

*Call to Confession (adapted from Isaiah 43.25)

God says: “I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” Let us confess our transgressions to the Lord.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Righteous God, you have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him, and are slow to acknowledge his rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world, but fail to be governed by justice and love. In your mercy, forgive us and raise us to proclaim Christ as ruler of all. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

Special Music “We Gather Together” (Matthew Prins)                              The Handbell Choir

Children’s Sermon

Prayer for Illumination


Gospel lesson Matthew 25.31-46

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “It Matters!”                                                                           Dr. Don Scofield

Special Music “For the Beauty of the Earth” (David Christensen)            The Handbell Choir

*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.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving, for the Children’s Home, and Prayers of the People

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.


Postlude                                                                                                 Mrs. Lynn Patterson