26th Sunday after Pentecost
November 26, 2023
Hampton United Methodist Church
525 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842
The Rev. Sue Frost, Pastor
David M. Kenney, Sr., Organist & Director of Music
THE BELLS CALL US TO WORSHIP
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Sue
PRELUDE: Christ the King, Enthroned in Splendor – William Owen
INTROIT: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending – Charles Wesley
CALL TO WORSHIP
Pastor: The face of Christ can be seen in the faces of others,
People: Especially among our neighbors in need.
Pastor: Let us welcome and care for them,
People: That we may all enter into the joy of life with Christ the King through all eternity!
*HYMN: Crown Him with Many Crowns Blue Hymnal #327
WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 25:31-46 Nancy Philbrick
Reader: May we hear what the Spirit is saying.
People: Thanks be to God.
THE WORD IN MUSIC:
When I Needed a Neighbor, Were You There? – Sydney Bertram Carter
A TIME FOR THE CHILD IN ALL OF US
*HYMN: Rejoice the Lord Is King Blue Hymnal #715
SERMON: How to Pass Judgment
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S GRACE WITH THANKSGIVING
CALL TO PRAYER: More Precious Than Silver – Lynn DeShazo
PASTORAL PRAYER & THE PRAYERS OF ALL
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass 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.
PRAYER RESPONSE: More Precious Than Silver – Lynn DeShazo
THE GIVING OF OUR LIVES TO GOD
OFFERTORY: Salvation to God, Who Sits on the Throne – Attr. Wm. Croft
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.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Holy God, use us and these gifts to provide food & drink, welcome, clothing, wellness care, & visits to honor your presence in all people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WE GO FORTH TO SERVE GOD AND OTHERS
*HYMN: Jesus Shall Reign Blue Hymnal #157
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Perronet & Holden
POSTLUDE: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty — arr. Diane Bish
Please join us for coffee & fellowship downstairs in Carter Hall.