Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Here are the readings and songs for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost – November 12, 2017

Act of Praise:    Psalm 78   –   UMH #799
First Scripture:    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   –   Page 1840

Prayer of Confession

O Lord our God, you are completely righteous and good. In Christ, you call us to worship you in Spirit and truth. Help us to connect our faith with our daily actions. Thank you for the freedom to gather and worship you. Please protect our Christian brothers and sisters in every land. May our church contribute to an unending flow of justice for those in need. Let our worship, our lives and all that we can give be pleasing in your sight. We pray through Christ your Son. Amen.

Song of Praise:     Holy Ground   –   TFWS #2272
Second Scripture Lesson:     Matthew 25:1-13   –   Page 1540
Sermon Title:     “In Search of the Kingdom of God”
Closing Song:     My Hope Is Built   –   UMH #368

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