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Buchanan First Presbyterian Church

Grundy, Virginia

24th Sunday after Pentecost

November 19, 2017 11:00 AM


Order of Worship

Voluntary Pastor Brad Napier

Announcements and Welcome Elder Toni Stokes, Liturgist

Call to Worship (Responsive)

I will sing praises because you have heard me, offering salvation with grace upon


Turning the stone that the builders rejected into the cornerstone, rock of

our faith.

It is the Lord who has done all these wonders, I have seen marvelous, marvelous


This is the day the Lord has created, join the rejoicing as every heart


Let us worship and praise the Faither, Son and Holy Spirit.

*Hymn #667 - When Morning Gilds the Skies

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Holy God, you have given us a sure word, sealed by your Spirit in the free gift of

your Son. In Christ you have set us free from bondage, bound up and healed our

wounds, and led us into paths of peace. But still we listen to other voices, as

though your word were just one among others. God, in your mercy forgive us.

Enable us to live each day by your faithful, Holy Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.....

Assurance of Pardon (Responsive) -I Timothy 4; Romans 5; Hebrews 4

The grace of God overflows for us through Christ Jesus who came into the world to

save sinners.

The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners Christ

died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God with


I declare to you, in the name of Jesus the Christ, God has heard our confession, and

forgiven our sins.

Thanks be to God. AMEN.

Passing of the Peace

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

*Hymn #666 - O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

The Old Testament Lesson: Proverbs 27:1

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The Epistle: Romans 12:11-14

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The Sermon: “These Days” Pastor Brad Napier

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

The Affirmation of Faith (Unison) - The Apostles’ Creed, GtG, p. 35

Worship with Tithes and Offerings


Doxology #606 - Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

The Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn # 684 - Faith Begins by Letting Go

*Benediction and Blessing Pastor Brad Napier


The Week Ahead

Today: Buchanan County Ministerial Association Community

Thanksgiving Service, 6:00 pm. Come join our brothers and sisters

in Christ as we worship, praise and acknowledge God’s blessings.

The Presbyterian Women will have a reception with light

refreshments after the service.

Wednesday: Lydia Circle will not meet.

The Focus on Giving for the Presbyterian Women this month is The

Domestic Violence Shelter. Personal care and hygiene items are

always needed. Please leave items in the Angel Room.

Mid-week Holy Communion, 12:15 pm

There will be no Church School this evening.


Friday: The Church office will be closed. Deadline for December

newsletter items to be e-mailed to the office.

Sunday, November 26: CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY.

Elder David Cecil be preaching in the absence of Pastor Napier,

who will be out of town for vacation. He will be returning later in

the evening.


Tuesday, November 28: Giving Tuesday

Sunday, December 3: FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Holy Communion will be served during worship.

Quarterly Fellowship dinner after worship, with soup, sandwiches,

salads and sweets to be served. After the meal, we will decorate the

church for Christmas.

Thursday, December 7: The PW will provide lunch for students at the

Law School. The food will be delivered to the Law School activity


Tuesday, December 12: Stated meeting of the Session.

Wednesday, December 13: The pastor invites the Presbyterian Women from

Buchanan First and Vansant Presbyterian to the manse for the annual

Christmas party. All Presbyterian women are invited.

Sunday, December 17: A traditional Christmas Dinner will be held after

worship. Ham and turkey will be provided for all to enjoy. You’re

invited to bring a covered dish and a friend and share in the joy and

fellowship of the Christmas spirit. After the meal, we will gather

around the piano and sing Christmas carols and songs of the season.

We will take the Christmas Joy Offering in December. 50% of this

offering is divided equally to provide critical financial assistance to church

leaders in time of need - financial, housing and medical. The remaining

50% goes to support opportunities for future leaders at Presbyterian racial

ethnic schools by giving scholarships and equippng racial ethnic leaders for


Birthdays, November 18 - 25:

Nov. 22 - Ron Cole, Peggy Hill

Flowers and Memorials

Mack and Kaye Keen, sanctuary flowers to the glory of God and in loving

memory of Ira M. Keen, Sr., and Therman and Mona Belle Boyd.

We will be purchasing poinsettias to be placed in the sanctuary on December

17 and 24. They will be $10.00 each. Please let the office know by Friday,

December 15, if you wish to purchase a poinsettia. If you wish, you may add

your name to the list one the clipboard place on the front pew in the sanctuary.