THE LORD’S DAY

November 22th, 2020

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PRELUDE                                                             

WELCOME        

*CALL TO WORSHIP     (Psalm 150)               

Leader:  Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise

              him in his mighty heavens.

People: Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for

              his surpassing greatness.

Leader:  Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise

              him with the harp and lyre.

People: Praise him with tambourine and dancing; praise

              him with the strings and flute.

Leader:  Praise him with the clash of cymbals; praise him

              with resounding cymbals.

People: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

              Praise the Lord.

Opening Prayer

Hymn:  Come, Ye Thankful People, Come                 #394  

Unison Prayer of Confession: We acknowledge, Lord God, that you are the sole provider. But, we need your forgiveness because on any given day we forget. The world tries to tell us what we need and we find ourselves believing that maybe we do not have enough to keep us happy. Our eyes shift off your face and we begin looking at the possessions of our neighbors and our spirit shrinks because of our discontent. Restore us, O Lord. Help us to see only your abundance and make our lives a place of refreshment for all who come in contact with us. This we pray in Jesus name. Amen

Christ Taught Us Of a Farmer

(Sung to the Tune of The Church’s One Foundation)

Christ taught us of a farmer who went out sowing seeds.

A few had trouble growing among the rocks and weeds.

But others grew till harvest in soil that was so good.

O God, you sow the gospel:  The seed is your own word.

You sowed your word of love here so many years ago.

Your message found a welcome; your word began to grow.

By grace, this church was built here by saints who followed you.

The seed took root and flourished:  we hear and follow, too.

We thank you for each member who lives in loving ways.

For those who seek to serve you without expecting praise.

For hearts and songs uplifted, for work and sacrifice.

The seed you planted grows here:  we grow in Jesus Christ.

In times of joy we praise you, in struggling times we search.

And always we are learning to be your faithful church.

Your Spirit gives us vision, and hearts and lives made new.

Your harvest is for sharing:  sent out we work for you.

ELDERS

2020                                  2021                                     2022

David Daniels                   Harlan Boone                       Harold Chadwick

Heath VanMeeteren         Marlin Daniels                      Marv Mulder

DEACON

Steve Martens                 Daryl Wessels                      Clinton Daniels

TRUSTEE

Matt Daniels                     Adam Schafer                    Josh Godbersen

CEMETERY COMMITTEE

Kenneth Geerdes            Dennis L. Hilbrands            Marlin Daniels

MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

Marsha Hilbrands            Miriam Behrens                  Kim Chadwick

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Jackie Stettnichs                   Beth Polacek

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Linda Mulder                        Elvina VanMeeteren

Secretary …………………………………….……….……Crystal Daniels

Treasurer …………………………………………………….Sherry Mitchell

Church Custodian ……………………………………………...Jodi Daniels

Librarian ….…………………………………………….……..Kim Chadwick

Sunday School Superintendent …………………….…Ashley Godbersen

Asst. Sunday School Superintendent ……………………..Cassidy Hinds

Church Reporter ……………………………………….….Cheryl Hilbrands

Assurance of Pardon        

Gloria Patri                #142

Scripture:    Psalm 8                Page 848

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Message

Hymn:  Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart                        #394

Scripture:   Ephesians 1: 15-23                Page 1818  

                    1 Thessalonians 5: 12-24        Page 1841

Message: “What Are You Giving Thanks For?”

Hymn:   Christ Taught Us Of a Farmer  (to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation)

Benediction

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THIS SUNDAY:

     9:30 AM - Worship Service - On radio and our Facebook page.

WEDNESDAY:

     7:00 PM - Thanksgiving Eve Service at Zoar Presbyterian Church. Everyone is invited. Pastor Brian is still in self quarantine, so he will not be participating.

NEXT SUNDAY:

     9:30 AM - Worship Service - On radio and our Facebook page.

The church is remaining closed until further notice.

You can still send in your Mission Feast offering, please include a note that it is for Mission Feast or you can write Mission Feast in the memo.

With Covid going on, as well as the church being closed until further notice, we have decided to cancel the Christmas program.

            Ashley Godbersen & Cassidy Hinds  

REMEMBER IN PRAYER:

- Our Service men and women protecting our freedoms.

- Curtis Stover, Vicki Bilsland, John and Mary Korthals, Dan Heibult, Dwayne and Sherry Walker

- Cheryl Hilbrands is improving, she is out of the ICU but remains at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

- Those who are dealing with the virus, as well as their family, who are having to quarantine

MEALS ON WHEELS -

        November 24th:  Elvina Van Meeteren & Melissa Vaupel