November 26th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
November 26, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Hanging of The Greens Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: In the days to come…May peoples shall come and say
All: ​Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that God may teach us God’s ways and that we may walk in God’s paths.
One: With what shall we come to God’s house?
All: ​Branches of cedar and holly, bring evergreens and pine trees, hanging wreaths and garland
One: Make the church fragrant with the smell of living things​​and our holy play.
All: ​In acts of hanging greens and listening to the words of prophets and seers let us make our hearts and this space a place of inward and outward preparation for the One who is to come to give us second birth. (Our children and adults will hang wreaths around the church and weave garland on the communion rail)
Pastor: People of God…

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” UMH #211

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – Hanging of Chrismons and other​​ ​ symbols of Christ and Faith
− Shalom Giving
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

Recognizing the Star on the Tree

*Hymn “People, Look East” UMH #202

SHARING THE WORD

Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 34:11-16 ​Page 702
*Gospel Reading Matthew 25:31-46 ​Page 807

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME”

Prayer

Children: Filling of the Nativity Scene

*Hymn “We Are Called” SUMH #2172

Benediction

Church Life
Sunday, November 26, 2017 – Shalom Sunday
​​ 9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship

Monday, November 27, 2017
​5:30pm – Movie/Potluck

Thursday, November 30, 2017
​12:00pm – UMW Pizza Party/Decorating

Sunday, December 3, 2017 – Communion/Advent Begins
​ 9:45am – Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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