Bulletin

 November 18, 2018

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Now Thank We All Our God        J.S. Bach

Chiming of the Hour

*Hymn:#367 Come Ye Thankful People, Come

Welcome

Joys and Concerns

Call to Worship

One:                To the Thanksgiving table of plenty,

All:                  Come, thankful people, come!

One:                To the kitchen where familiar hands prepare with love,

All:                  Come, thankful people, come!

One:                To the rich earth, where roots stretch and seeds grow,

All:                  Come thankful people, come!

One:                To this service of worship and praise of the God of creation,

All:                  Come, thankful people, come!

One:                Come, let us worship God together!

Prayer of Invocation (in unison)

How good it is to join in prayers of Thanksgiving and songs of praise! You have been good to us, gracious God! For sunshine and rain, for the labors of all who harvest the grain, we pour out our gratitude. You have dealt wondrously with us so that we have more than we need. Dwell with us now that we may not only be inspired to share but also prompted to work for a more just world in which all your children have enough to eat and reasons for joy. Amen.

*Hymn Choice

Responsive Reading – Psalm 126

(Page 704 in the Hebrew Scripture in the pew Bible)

 Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures Joel 2:1-27

(Page 1038 in the Hebrew Scriptures in the pew Bible)

Children’s Message & Lord’s Prayer

 *Hymn Choice

 Offering of our Gifts

Anthem: #338We Gather Together        John Ness Beck

(Choir introduction; Congregation joins with all verses.)

*Doxology:#607 Praise Godfrom whom all blessings flow; praise Christ, all people here below; praise Holy Spirit ever more;

praise Triune Godwhom we adore. Amen.

Prayer of Dedication

Gospel Reading– Matthew 6:25-33

(Page 7 in the New Testament in the pew Bible)

*Hymn Choice

Pastoral Prayer & Silent Prayer

*Hymn: #338O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

 Benediction

Response:#601  Three-Fold Amen “Dresden”

Postlude: Now Thank We All Our God        S. Karg-Elert

(* Please stand if able.)

Welcome Statement

We, the Salisbury Congregational Church, seek to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds and love our neighbors as ourselves.

This Church declares itself to be Open and Affirming to all for participation, membership, leadership and employment regardless of race, ancestry, class, gender identity, physical/mental ability or sexual orientation.

We further declare ourselves to be Affirming of each individual as a child of God, celebrating the total identity of each person.

As a declared Open and Affirming Congregation, we commit ourselves to work toward ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination against any person.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

 If you are visiting us today, Welcome!

Please sign our guest book and introduce yourself to our Pastor or to one of the Deacons. Fill out a welcome card in the pew to be put on our email list!

Please join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship following worship. All are welcome. Today’s hosts are Linda & John Estabrook.

Please see an usher if:

You would like to use a hearing device

If you would like to bring your child to the Nursery

Many thanks to:

Mary O’Neill for serving as our lay reader

Sara Morrison & Sal Accardo for serving as ushers

Prayer List

Marty Sorenson, Franny Yerkes, Terry Roy & family, Petee Robinson, Leonard Kaufman, Joan & Richard Good, Dick Taber,Tom Splaine, Jack & Sue Ritchie, Laura Hawks, Joe K., Peter & Linda, Paula & Herman, Anne & Bill, Jan & John Hazard, the family of Scott Miller.

The family & friends of: John Arnold, Jack Ritchie, Fred Palmer, Harriet Hoffman.

Many thanks to Mary Davidson for the beautiful Thanksgiving table design & to the family of John Arnold for donating the beautiful flowers.

CALENDAR

Today:              11:30 am Church Council Meeting

5 pm Dinner at Center Congregational Church~Torrington

Monday:           5:30 pm Bereavement Support Group ~ Parish Hall Library

Tuesday:           1 pm Investment Committee Meeting ~ Conference Room

5 pm SOAR Cooking Class

6:30 pm Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Thursday:         Thanksgiving ~ Office Closed

Friday:             Holiday ~ Office Closed

COMMUNITY INTERFAITH SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

Please join us for our Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 20thbeginning at 6:30 pm. All are

welcome to attend.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Pastor Diane is facilitating a six week support group for adults who are grieving. The group meets on Mondays

from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Parish Hall Library thru December 17. This group is an opportunity to meet

other grieving people and share experiences and coping strategies.

SCC CHRISTMAS GIVING

 2018

 ASTOR HOUSE COLLECTION

Paper towel,  bar soaps, TP

Feminine Hygiene Products

And the like

THROUGH DECEMBER 16TH

PUT ITEMS IN THE BOX IN

FELLOWSHIP HALLWAY

 TOY REGISTRY FOR SIMPLY SMILES/RESERVATION

XMAS PARTY

 Tree ornaments with direct Amazon Link

Sundays 11/18 and 11/25

or

Link:   simplysmiles.org/christmasparty2018

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 26TH THRU LINK

WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES-CLIENT EMERGENCY GIFT CLOSET

Tree ornaments with suggested gifts will

be in the sanctuary beginning

November 25-December 9th

DEADLINE DECEMBER 16TH

please put donations with ornament in an envelope

and place in the PINK BOX by the tree.

Please return gift cards or donation with ornament

By December 16th

To the PINK BOX by the tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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