PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
November 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM ServiceChrist the King/Reign of Christ
Liturgical Color: White
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Narcissis Tucker|
|Life of the Church||Dirk Voerman|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
Leader: Today is Christ the King Sunday. We proclaim that Jesus is our King. That means that Jesus is the ruler of our life. Who is our king?
People: Jesus is our King.
Leader: Jesus is our Good King. Jesus takes care of his people, loves them, watches over them, helps them, defends them. Jesus’ rule for us is to love God and one another. Who rules our lives?
People: Jesus rules our lives.
Leader: Jesus is our Lord and Savior. He is our Lord, and we want to do what pleases him. We try to show love to one another and to those in need. Who is our Lord and Savior?
ALL: Jesus is our Lord and Savior.
|* Opening Hymn||All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!||Hymn #263 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
You have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him, and are slow to acknowledge his rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world, and fail to be governed by your justice and love. Forgive us, God, and fill us with compassion that we might seek out the image of Christ in the least of our brothers and sisters. Now in your presence we offer our silent prayers of confession that we might hear our names called among the faithful when you come again in glory.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||Come, Christians Join to Sing||Hymn #267 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Within Your Shelter, Loving God||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||Take My Life, And Let It Be Consecrated||Choir|
|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
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 132: 10-12 (in unison)||Dirk Voerman|
|Hebrew Testament||2 Samuel 23: 1-7|
|Song of Preparation||What A Mighty God We Serve||Hymn # (all)|
|Gospel Lesson||Revelations 1:4b-8||Rev. Narcissis Tucker|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Freedom!||Rev. Narcissis Tucker|
|* In Response||Crown Him With Many Crowns||Hymn #268 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Peace in the Valley||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|