Sermon: “Submitting to the Good Shepherd”
Theme: We place our abilities and strengths in the service of the love of Christ so that we may do the things that will demonstrate the love of the kingdom of God.
Purpose: To reaffirm our submission to serving Christ.
Scriptures: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 God the great shepherd will feed the sheep, and will punish the unfaithful shepherds.
Matthew 25:31-46 The parable of the sheep and the goats, the judgement on those who do not act on the love of God.
What does God desire of us? How do we know if we are living as “sheep” or “goats?” How do we take part in doing the good work that was described in this passage? Is it each Christian’s responsibility to do all of the good deeds described or is it about caring and acting out of compassion? What is the Prophet Ezekiel talking about in terms of “greedy sheep” pushing out
the thinner sheep? How do we recognize our need to be conscious of the needs of others? What is our call to faithfulness that Ezekiel is sharing with us?
Description for Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Prelude to Worship “Now Thank We All Our God” first movement
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #263 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
TEXT: Stanzas 1-3, Edward Perronet, 1779, 1780; stanzas 2-3, alt. John Rippon, 1787; stanza 4, John Rippon, 1787
MUSIC (CORONATION 126.96.36.199.8.6): Oliver Holden, 1793; desc. Michael E. Young, 1979; desc. © 1979 GIA Publications, Inc.
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The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Special Music: “A Psalm of Hope, Psalm 121” Kristina Arellano
Music and Videography by Kristina Arellano. Setting sun by Adege from Pixabay.com
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. ™ Used by permission f Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com. All rights reserved. © 2020 Kristina Arellano. Used with permission from composer.
Sending: Glory to God Hymnal #357 “The Days are Surely Coming”
TEXT: David Gambrell, 2009; © 2011 David Gambrell (admin. Presbyterian Publishing Corp.)
MUSIC (LLANGLOFFAN 188.8.131.52.D): Welsh folk melody; Llwybrau Moliant, 1872; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906
Liturgist: Jolene Schry