WORSHIP BULLETINS

 

 

 

Now that we're meeting online every week, we are using the order of worship in our hymnals.         Please note the generic Order of Worship below.
We encourage those who attend worship with us to contact us for a hymnal.
We look forward to seeing you in worship! 
We begin to gather for worship Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
Worship begins at 4:30 - the Zoom Meeting ID # is 201 637 829

We are also meeting in person for worship in the parking lot of our church,
at 208 West Central Avenue, La Feria, Texas.
Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. -- Worship begins at 6:00
Come as you are, but:
Mask and social distancing are required

 

(Use "B" options for readings where available)

Following Bulletin is for November 1 - 22)

The Service for the Lord’s Day


GATHERING

 

Welcoming Announcements

 

Call to worship

This is the day the Lord has made;                     

let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

Let us worship God.

 

Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song

 

Opening Prayer         

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

all desires, known,

and from whom no secrets are hid:

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.   

Amen.

 

Call to Confession

The proof of God’s amazing love is this:

While we were sinners Christ died for us.

Because we have faith in him,

we dare to approach God with confidence.

Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin.

 

Silent Personal Confession

 

Holy and merciful God,

in your presence we confess

our failure to be what you created us to be.

You alone know how often we have sinned

in wandering from your ways,

in wasting your gifts,

in forgetting your love.

By your loving mercy,

help us to live in your light

and abide in your ways,

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior.


Assurance of Pardon

Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation.

The old life has gone; a new life has begun.

Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.

Amen.

 

Summary of the Law

Our Lord Jesus said:

You shall love the Lord your God

            with all your heart,

                        and with all your soul,

                                    and with all your mind.

 

This is the greatest and first commandment.

And a second is like it:

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

On these two commandments

            hang all the law and the prophets.

 

Passing the Peace

Having been reconciled with God,

            let us be reconciled with each other.

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

 

WORD

 

Prayer for Illumination

Lord, open our hearts and minds

By the power of your Holy Spirit,

That as the Scriptures are read

And your Word is proclaimed,

We may hear with joy

What you say to us today. Amen.

 

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

 

Scripture Readings  

Before each reading:       A reading from …

Scripture Readings

After each reading:         Holy wisdom, holy Word.

                                          Thanks be to God.

Sermon

 

Agnus Day Comic Strip


Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song

 

Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,        

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Baptism or Pastoral Rite of the Church may take place here

 

Stewardship Message

 

Prayers of the People

Holy God, we give thanks that you hear our prayers.

We thank you for the glory of our risen Lord who makes every day new.

We thank you for the mission and ministry of the church…

for every service that proclaims your love…

for the people and relationships that sustain us…

for our calling to daily discipleship…

for signs of new life and hope…

People of God, for what else do we give thanks?

Prayers of Praise:   Lord in your love and grace – Hear our Praise!

 

God of compassion,

we bring the needs of the world before you.

Renew this weary world,

heal the hurts of all your children,

and bring about your peace for all

in Christ Jesus, the living Lord.

Especially we pray

for the church of Jesus Christ in every land…

for the stewardship and healing of creation…

for friends and family members…

for neighbors in special need…

for the wisdom of your Spirit for this day…

 

People of God, for what else – and who else – do we pray?

Prayers of Intercession:   Lord in your mercy – Hear our Prayer!

 

Eternal God, our beginning and our end,

be our starting point and our haven,

and accompany us in this day’s journey.

Use our hands to do the work of your creation,

and use our lives

to bring others the new life you give this world

in Jesus Christ, Redeemer of all. Amen.

 

EUCHARIST

 

The Offering: Invitation to Give

Freely you have received, freely give.

Let us return to God the offerings of our life and the gifts of the earth.

 

Special Mission Offering for the month

This month, donations to our mission offering are for La Posada in San Benito. You may write “mission” in the memo line of your check, or send email to Charley if you want all or part of your online donation to be given to this month’s mission offering.

 

Doxology (sung)

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. 

 

Dedication of the Offering

All that is in the heavens and on the earth

is yours, O Lord,

and of your own we give you.

 

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.

Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts:

our selves, our time, and our possessions.

Use us, and what we have gathered,

in feeding the world with your love;

through the one who gave himself for us,

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.   Amen.

 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

This is the joyful feast of the people of God! 

People will come from north and south

and from east and west to sit at table in the kingdom of God.

 

Hermanos y hermanas, ésta es la fiesta jubilosa del pueblo de Dios.

Las Escrituras dicen que la gente ha de venir del norte y del sur,

del este y del oeste, para sentarse a comer en el reino de Dios.

 

According to Luke, when our risen Lord was at table with his disciples,

He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

Their eyes were then opened, and they recognized him.

 

Según Lucas, cuando nuestro Señor resucitado estaba a la mesa con sus discípulos,

Él tomó el pan, lo bendijo, lo partió y se lo dio a ellos.

Entonces se les abrieron los ojos y lo reconocieron.

 

This is the Lord’s table.

Our Savior invites those who trust him

to share the feast that he has prepared.

 

Esta es la Mesa del Señor.

Cristo, nuestro Señor, invita a su mesa a quienes le aman.

Vengan todos a la fiesta que el Señor ha preparado.

 

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.         

And also with you. / Y también contigo.

 

Lift up your hearts               

We lift them to the Lord. / Los elevamos al Señor.

Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God

It is right to give our thanks and praise. /

     Es digno y justo darle gracias y alabanzas.

 

It is right – and just – to give you thanks Lord. …

     … joining our voices in the eternal hymn:

 

(all sing)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

¡Santo! ¡Santo! ¡Santo! Te adoro reverente,

Dios en tres personas, bendita Trinidad.

 

 

 

Prayer continues

You are holy, and blessed is your Son, Jesus Christ, …

     … bind us together … as we hear these familiar words.

 

We give you thanks that the Lord Jesus,

on the night before he died, took bread,

and after giving thanks to you, he broke it,

and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat. This is my body, given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.

 

Damos gracias porque en la noche antes de morir,

Jesús tomó el pan, dio gracias, lo partió y dijo:

“Esto es mi cuerpo dado por ustedes;

hagan esto en memoria de mí.”

 

In the same way Jesus took the cup, saying:

This cup is the new covenant, sealed in my blood,

shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.

Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.

 

Así también, después de la cena tomó la copa y dijo:

"Esta copa es el nuevo pacto confirmado con mi sangre.

Cada vez que beban, háganlo en memoria de mí."

 

Remembering the grace of Christ …

   … we joyfully celebrate … as we await the day of his coming.

 

Memorial Acclamation

Praise to you, Lord Jesus:

Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life.

Lord Jesus, come in glory.

 

Prayer continues

Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us

and upon these your gifts of bread and cup,

that the bread we break and the cup we bless

may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ.

 

We celebrate all these gifts of God,   …

     … Make us … one in service to the whole world.

 

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever.

 

And now, with the boldness and confidence of God’s children

            let’s pray together the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, saying,

 

Our Father in heaven,                   Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos

hallowed be your name,               santificado sea tu nombre.

your kingdom come,                     Venga tu reino.

your will be done,                         Hágase tu voluntad, como en el cielo,

on earth as in heaven.                   así también en la tierra.

 

Give us today                                El pan nuestro de cada día,

our daily bread.                             dánoslo hoy.

 

Forgive us our sins                       Y perdónanos nuestras dudas

as we forgive those                       como también perdonamos

who sin against us.                        a nuestros deudores.

 

Save us from the time of trial     Y no nos dejes caer en tentación,

and deliver us from evil.             mas líbranos del mal;

 

For the kingdom,                         Porque tuyo es el reino,

the power, and the glory             el poder, y la Gloria,

are yours now                               por todos los siglos.

and forever. Amen.                     Amén.

 

Breaking of the Bread

Jesus said: I am the bread of life.

Quien a mí viene nunca tendrá hambre.

 

Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches.

y quien en mí cree no tendrá sed jamás.  

 

The gifts of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God. / Demos gracias a Dios.

 

Communion of the People

The body of Christ, given for you. Amen.

The blood of Christ, given for you.   Amen.

 

Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song is played  

as the people serve themselves bread and cup in their homes.  

 

Prayer after Communion

God of abundance,

with this bread of life and cup of salvation

you have united us with Christ,

making us one with all your people.

Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit

that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world

and continue forever in the risen life

of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

SENDING

 

Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song

 

Invitation to Join

 

Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord be kind and gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor

and give you peace. Alleluia! Amen.

 

Charge

Go out into the world in peace;

have courage;

hold on to what is good;

return no one evil for evil;

support the weak;

help the suffering;

honor all people;

love and serve the Lord,

rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Final Announcements

 

 




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