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Join Us For Worship Sunday 8th at 11:00 am!!!
Order of Worship November 8th, 2020 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Veterans Day Observance)
The worship video will be available live at 11:00 am. Text for hymns are found below each hymn. Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.
Prelude: “America the Beautiful”……………….Gregory Dixon by K. Bates and S. Ward Slideshow honoring AFUMC Veterans and loved ones who served in the Armed Forces.
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Opening Prayer……………………Irwin Morris
Opening Hymn: “God of Ages” #698 The United Methodist Hymnal Words by Daniel C. Roberts, 1876 Music by George W. Warren, 1894
1. “God of the ages, whose almighty hand leads forth in beauty all the starry band of shining worlds in splendor through the skies, our grateful songs before thy throne arise.
2. Thy love divine hath led us in the past; in this free land with thee our lot is cast; be thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay, thy Word our law, thy paths our chosen way.
3. From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence, be thy strong arm our ever sure defense; thy true religion in our hearts increase; thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
4. Refresh thy people on their toilsome way; lead us from night to never-ending day; fill all our lives with love and grace divine, and glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.”
Old Testament Reading: Joshua 241-3a, 14-25……Irwin Morris
Prayers of the People: Please comment with your prayer concerns and especially offer up those things that cause your soul to be in a place of deep lament this day. After each prayer read: Leader: Lord in your mercy All: Hear our prayers.
Concluding Prayer of the People………………………Pastor Juan
1. “This is my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for lands afar and mine. This is my home, the country where my heart is; here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine; but other hearts in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
2. My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean, and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine; but other lands have sunlight too, and clover, and skies are everywhere as blue as mine. O hear my song, thou God of all nations, a song of peace for their land and for mine.
3. This is my prayer, O Lord of all earth’s kingdoms: Thy kingdom come; on earth Thy will be done. Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve him, and hearts united learn to live as one. O hear my prayer, thou God of all nations; myself I give thee; let thy will be done.”
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:1-13………………….….Irwin Morris
Giving of our tithes and offerings………………….Lorri Bingham You can do this with no fee through your bank’s online bill pay option. It is easy to set up for automatic monthly giving. Or, you can use this link: Online Giving
1. “O God beyond all praising, we worship you today and sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay; for we can only wonder at every gift you send, at blessings without number and mercies without end: We lift our hearts before you and wait upon your word, we honor and adore you, our great and mighty Lord.
2. Then hear, O gracious Savior, accept the love we bring, that we who know your favor may serve you as our king; and whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill, we’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless you still: To marvel at your beauty and glory in your ways, and make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.”