Welcome To Worship

at

East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, November 6, 2016

10:00 a.m.

 

All Saints Day

 

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All Saints Day

Sunday, November 6, 2016

 

The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service

music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.

 

We Gather to Worship God

 

   Pre-service Music    

 

   Call to Worship        

(The community stands for a moment of solemn reflection and

celebration as we recall the names of saints in our memory.

The procession of the saints banner.)

 

*Hymn #326 “For All the Saints”

 

Prayers for the Saints

 

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession

When we are certain our ways are the best ways, and we dismiss those who think differently, God of mercy, forgive us.

When we wish ill on our enemies,

or we villainize those we do not understand, God of mercy, forgive us.

When we define ourselves by who we are not,

and we expect the worst from one another, God of mercy, forgive us.

When we talk more than we listen,

and we fail to live by your Word, God of mercy, forgive us.

 

Time for Silent Reflection

 

Response “Trisagion” Ortega

Holy God. Holy and mighty.

Holy Immortal One, Have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

 

Passing of the Peace

As God through Jesus has recognized and forgiven each of us, let us now ourselves recognize and forgive each other by sharing God’s peace with one another. The Peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.

 

*Gloria Patri #581

 

Announcements

 

Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.

 

We Listen for the Word of God

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

New Testament I Corinthians 1:1-9 NT page 165

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon “Recovering Our Religious John R. Hilley

& Political Civility”

 

Time of Reflection

 

Prayers of the People for Our Community & Nation

 

We Respond to God’s Love

 

Offering

 

Offertory “Americana Medley” arr. Strasser

 

*Doxology #606

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures here below;

praise God above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Holy Communion

 

Hymn #475 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Vs. 1

 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

“Come Over Here”

Come over here, the table is spread

The feast of the Lord is going on

Drink from the fountain that never runs dry

We're gonna sing hallelujah, Amen

 

Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

 

Sharing the Bread & Cup

 

Communion Music

 

Prayer after Communion (with 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

We Go from Here to Serve

 

*Hymn #770 “I’m Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table” Vs. 1,4,5

 

*Parting Words

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude

 

 

*Please stand if you are able.

 

 

To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.

 

For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.

 

About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians & Vocalists: Sam Levine, Matt Combs, Laura Mayo; Liturgist: Yarnell Beatty; Interim Children’s Director: Regina Girten.

 

All Saints Day was observed as early as the 3rd century; it was a time to honor those who had been martyred in the earliest days of the existence of Christianity. But once Christianity became more accepted, there were not so many martyrs anymore, and the observance of All Saints morphed into a time to honor those who had led lives of holiness and dedication to God during their lives, but who had since died. They had been given the name Saint as a title – Saint Peter, Saint Agnes, Saint Joseph, Saint Mary Magdalene. Saint Francis. The procession of the ribbon banner reminds us of those that have gone before us, faithfully serving the Lord.

 

This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all persons of faith present, remembering that being invited to the Table is not extended to us because of merit, but a grace extended to all. There may be those in attendance today who have not been baptized, but who feel moved to receive the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper and Baptism are inseparable. If you feel called by the Holy Spirit to meet Christ in Communion, we believe that you are also being called to Baptism. We will not turn anyone away from the Lord’s Table, but we do invite you to speak to the pastor or a member of the session about Baptism as soon as possible.

 

Today’s Communion is served by intinction. The congregation will come forward to receive the bread, which they will then dip into the chalice of grape juice. Worshipers will return to their pews by the side aisles. If you need a gluten free wafer, please tell the server.

 

To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.

 

Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.

 

To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the Calendar of Events for dates and times. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Speak to Dave Ford or John Hilley.

 

Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.

 

Our Mission

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.

 

Announcements

A quick EBPC Mission and Service meeting will take place on November 13th right after the 10:00 service. We will work on final details for College Grove and discuss our next steps.

HELP EBPC HELP OTHERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Collections have begun this week for the Thanksgiving Dinners AND regular contributions to the College Grove Food Pantry. Collection bins are in the Gathering Place for these items. We have a short collection time, as all offerings must be at the church by November 17 with all items delivered to College Grove on Nov. 18 and distributed on Nov. 19. Mary Ellen Hofstetter has lists for items needed for the 50 Thanksgiving Dinners as well as for regular contributions. A sign-up sheet for those who wish to contribute turkeys is also in the Gathering Place. Please help us make this a very special season for at least 50 families. If you wish to be part of the group that distributes the food on Nov. 19, please contact Martha Wolfe at 615-373-5979.

 

Ready to connect more deeply? On Sunday, November 13th at 9:45 a.m., the Session will be receiving individuals into membership. On Sunday, November 6th from 9-9:45 a.m. in the pastor’s study there will be an optional gathering for individuals to ask questions and join a discussion about our church and the larger Presbyterian church.

 

EBPC Name tags! In order to make room for the new hospitality/welcome station, we have relocated the name tag shelves to the Gathering Place. Please be sure to stop by before the service and pick yours up.

 

Volunteer your talents with our EBPC Worship Team! We are slowly filling our openings for our Sunday Worship Support Teams. At present we have the following needs:

· Communion Servers (all EBPC members, including confirmed youth, are eligible): 12/4 (1)

· Nursery Assistant (Support Leanna Pound): 11/20, 12/4, 12/18

· Worship/Hospitality (Bulletins, Greeters, Offering): 11/27, 12/4

Please go to our Sign-up Genius link to select your role and date(s) that you are willing and able to serve. Please contact Worship Planning Team Moderator Liz Beatty if you have any questions. Thank you for your ongoing support of our EBPC community!

 

Other volunteer opportunities available include the Room In The Inn (11/8) and Hanging of the Greens food (11/20). Both will have signups in the narthex and you can signup for the Hanging of the Greens using the Signup Genius link above. To learn more about Room In The Inn, contact Ann Ketch at 615-440-6124.

 

TODAY: Children's Ministry Family Service Day: We will gather following the 10 a.m. service until 1 p.m. to pack sack lunches for the Nashville Rescue Mission. There will be a sign-up available to donate items for our time together at the church information table. No matter how young or how small...we can serve God's Kingdom now! Come as we seek to show the love of Jesus to our community in need.

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, November 6—Communion

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:00 a.m. Membership Discussion

10:00 a.m. Worship

10:00 a.m. Upwards for students 3rd – 5th grade

11:00 a.m. Children’s Ministry Family Service

4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

Monday, November 7

6:00 p.m. Boy Scouts, Troop 86

Tuesday, November 8

No Preschool—Election Day

6:00 p.m. Room In The Inn

Wednesday, November 9

9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:00 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

6:00 p.m. Kid’s Music & Drama Club

6:08 p.m. 608 for Middle School Youth

6:30 p.m. Choir Practice

7:30 p.m. Praise Band practice

Friday, November 11

No Preschool—Veteran’s Day

6:30 p.m. Tennessee Tamil Academy

Sunday, November 13

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:00 a.m. Session accepting people into membership

10:00 a.m. Worship

10:00 a.m. Upwards for students 3rd – 5th grade

11:00 a.m. Mission & Service Meeting

4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

 

Praise and Prayers

Prayers for our nation on the eve of Tuesday’s presidential election.

Prayers for Lori Cove and her family. Lori, a friend of Ralph Comer, is on life support following a severe bicycle injury from a hit-and-run motorist in North Carolina.

Prayers of thanksgiving for Harvey Renken, newborn son of Brad and Catherine Cavazos Renken, who is now home from the hospital following medical issues shortly after his birth.

Prayers for those facing addictions, either their own or those of family members and loved ones.

Prayers for Marisa Miller and her family with the losses and health challenges they have had.

Prayers of healing and strength for Kelly McConnell’s mother and prayers of support for Kelly and her family.

Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who are working in Lusaka.

Prayers for Brent Byers.

 

If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.