WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
November 18, 2018
WE GIVE THANKS
Preparation for Worship (Silent Prayer)
Call to Worship
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Psalm 95:1-7 (Responsive)
Prayer of Adoration and Invocation - Lord’s Prayer
*Gloria Patri (No. 734)
*Hymn No. 715 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Call to Confession Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the evil man his thoughts; Let him turn to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
Let us confess our sins
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts we may draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son. Private Confession
Assurance of Forgiveness: 1 John 2:12
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
*Hymn No. 98 Now Thank We All Our God
*The Doxology (No. 731) and Prayer of Thanksgiving
(Children will be dismissed to Children’s Church following the Anthem)
Anthem “Thank You Lord”
Prayer of Supplication and Intercession
*Scripture Lesson: 1 Thessolonians 5:16-18
Message: Rev. McIntyre
*Hymn No. 125 Let All Things Now Living
*Response: Threefold Amen
Welcome visitors! Please complete the yellow card found on the back of the pew and place in offering plate.
A CRY ROOM IS AVAILABLE JUST OFF THE VESTIBULE
A NURSERY FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IS PROVIDED IN GRACE HALL