The Worship of God

Providence Baptist Church of Hendersonville, NC

          All Saints Sunday is a deep remembrance in which we encounter anew the most profound dimension  of what it is to be the church.     It reminds us of those for  whom the battle is over,     the victory won,    and of our continuing pilgrimage toward God and the heavenly banquet.  To give thanks to God for the lives and deaths is to recognize the common bond between the church on earth and the church triumphant in God’s love.

November 7, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Making Waves of Welcome and Wonder!

Dr. Dwight A. Moody, Preacher/Consultant Rev. Marcy Mynatt, Worship Leader Ms. Katie Cillufo, Hymn Leader Mr. Michael Sebastian, Music Director Rev. Gail Coulter, Pastor Emerita

    Prelude                   “I Am a Child of God”                                                                Randall/Pettit

 

Lighting the Christ Candle

 

Chiming the Silence

John Wesley said that All Saints Sunday should be a day of triumphant joy.

                                             —Don Saliers

 

Please listen for the concluding chime

                 Call to Worship                                                 All Saints Liturgy                                                     Rev. Mynatt           The saints who still live among us call our attention to God in unexpected ways and at unexpected times.  They enable us to see faith and life in new ways.  They help us find our way a little, not so much by pointing it out to us, as by the way they themselves walk in the world.   And the great cloud of witnesses around us…The saints triumphant in glory–their witness from the past shows us the way to live in belief and hope and strength.  So let us lay aside what hinders us and sin that entangles us; and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.            Sisters and brothers, saints of God, as we honor the saints who are now walking with us on this journey and as we bear witness to the great multitude that has gone before us, we remember them as those whose legacy teaches us to hold fast to our faith.   Let us stand together during this time of remembrance as memorial candles are lit for those among us who have died in the last two years.   Then let us join our hearts in a prayer of thanksgiving for those we have called “saints”—whose lives have pointed us toward God.  

            Lighting Memorial Candles                                      Rev. Coulter

Dr. Kelvin Leroy Bradley         Bobby Calvin Brown        Charles Wilbur Ivins  Rev. John William Laney          Patricia (Pat) Allen Justus Reese Worshipers may come forward and light candles in honor of saints who have blessed their lives.   Invocation and Thanksgiving for Saints in our Lives                                                                              Rev. Mynatt                                                                              Lord’s Prayer  Hymn of Praise                                        All You Works of God, Bless the Lord                                              LINSTEAD   All you works of God, bless the Lord! All you angels, now bless the Lord; come, you heavens and powers that be, praise the Lord and His majesty: Raise your voices high, praise and magnify, all you works of God, bless the Lord!   Hills and mountains, now sing His worth, all you green things that grow on the earth, seas and rivers, you springs and wells, beasts and cattle, you birds and whales: Raise your voices high, praise and magnify, all you works of God, bless the Lord!   Come humanity, sing along, sing, you people of God, a song, all His servants, your Lord now bless, join you spirits and souls at rest: Raise your voices high, praise and magnify, all you works of God, bless the Lord!  

The Proclamation of the Gospel

  Scripture                                                               Psalm 127                                                                   Dr. Moody Sermon                                                     Loving Our Children                                                        Dr. Moody  

Our Response

 Time of Reflection Hear that this is an invitation to trust our lives to God and not be anxious about our lives, but pursue God’s claim on our lives and strive to embody God’s will.                     –J. Clinton McCann, Jr.

 

The Lord’s Supper                     Dr. Moody and Rev. Mynatt

  Communion Music                             Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying               CHILDREN PRAYING                                                                                                                         Call to Generosity                                                                                                                              Rev. Mynatt   May our trust led us to obedience, and our obedience to giving of our resources, but mainly of all              the “stuff” and will of our lives.  May our gifts, given to the glory of God, become hope and light for              this world.                                                                                                       –Peggy Haymes   Prayer of Dedication and Prayers of the People                                                                           Rev. Mynatt   Hymn of Going Forth                     Would You Bless Our Homes and Families                           NETTLETON                Would You bless our homes and families, source of life who calls us here; in our world of stress and tension teach us love that conquers fear. Help us learn to love each other with a love, that constant stays; teach us when we face our troubles, love’s expressed in many ways.   From the homes in which we’re nurtured, with the love that shapes us there, teach us, God, to claim as family every one whose life we share. And through all that life may offer, may we in Your love remain; may the love we share in families be alive to praise Your name.   Let us reach beyond the boundaries of our daily thought and care ‘til the family You have chosen spills its love out everywhere. Help us learn to love each other with a love that constant stays; teach us when we face our troubles, love’s expressed in many ways.   Benediction                                 Dr. Moody   Postlude                                                     God Bless the Child                                           Herzog/Holiday                         

Depart to Serve

                                               Loving God, Hear our Prayers:
  • URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: First Baptist Church of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Our friends at the Cuban Gethsemane church
  • Leena Lavanya, Serve Trust Ministries in India
  • Leena’s mother, Viveka, passed away pray for her and her family
  • Kathy Neall, glioblastoma, and her husband, friends of Glenda Tapper and Phillip Allen
  • John and Alice Rapp as they go to the Cleveland Clinic for a diagnostic Clinic
  • CBF Global Missions for those who do the work we cannot do
  • Jessica Bradley’s brother, Johnsie
  • Ryan Maynard, nephew of Ruth Garrison
  • Brian Corn, Aaron Emory and Theo MacKey all given eviction notices, please pray they find new housing
  • Family of Linnea Mesaric who died after battle with Covid-19, former sister-in-law of Glenda Tapper
  • Heating for refugee houses in Bosnia work led by the Pujas
  Saturday Zoom Bible Study 10 a.m. Email Joyce Faye Myers at jfaym80@gmail.com for access.   Worship Meal Requests At 4 p.m. on Sundays folks at the Worship Meal will distribute bagged snacks, donated groceries and simple prepared food to our guests. With cold weather, please donate blankets, socks, coats, undershirts, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pants/jeans and toiletries. They can be left in bags in back of Providence House near the door. Many thanks to those who surprise us with donations left on our porch swing (1024 Highland Avenue) and at the church and/or Providence House.  It’s amazing how God impresses upon you to deliver just what is in short supply!   The Meeting House Dr. Dwight A. Moody has a website, themeetinghouse.net, which also has information about and like to his weekly show and newsletter.  The show occurs every Thursday at 1 pm EST.  Dr. Moody’s commentaries and sermons are also located on this site.   Wednesday Evening Deeper has been rescheduled for Wednesday night, at 7:30-8:30p.m. It will be led by Glenda Tapper as host, Annette Hudson as community leader, and Dr. Dwight A. Moody as conversation leader. All are welcome. Please have available a candle and lighter as we will begin and end with the ceremonial lighting of the candle.   Blessings in Boxes for children and youth is organized by The Storehouse, you can sponsor a child or give a donation by emailing lynn@storehouseonline.org. Each child will receive something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.  

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