Today is our first Sunday post-election day. There are many things that have changed, and many that haven't. For us, our question is how do we go forward?
Today our service is going to look a little different as we are trying something new. You can still follow the service here on this post, on our YouTube channel either as a service or a playlist, but we're also going to be putting it up on our Facebook Page, set to premiere at 9am Sunday morning.
What's going to be different about this? The main difference is that if you are watching the main service (all in one video), that there won't be music for now. In the future we're hoping to add music, but we have few details to work out on that (watch for Advent to see more). If you are watching via the YouTube playlist or on this post, you can see that we have music included here.
Hopefully we will be back in person next Sunday (11/15), but continue to watch your email and Facebook for updates.
When you're ready, click on the first video to join in singing.
What follows is the order of service that you'll find in the video. You can read through it here, or scroll down to the video for the main part of the service.
Sunday 11/8: CAKE after the 9am service
Tuesday 11/10: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
Wednesday 11/11: 1:30pm Orpha Circle in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday 11/15: Worship online, and in person at 9am & 10:30am
This is the Sunday we'll celebrate All Saints Day and share in Holy Communion
Today our Children's message comes from our Kids as they have been preparing for Christmas and showing God's love in lots of different ways.
Joy's, Concerns, Giving, and Prayers
I invite you, either in the comments to the Facebook video or in the YouTube video to share your joys and concerns. As we go forward I'll make sure they get shared with the rest of the church (and I'm looking forward to doing that, so share away!)
If you want to make sure we get a prayer request, but don't want to put it in the comments, please follow this link:
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
As we have been doing during our in person services, we have combined our time of prayer and our time for offerings. This is because both are ways that we give to God.
During this time I invite you to give as well. Today, as we are coming closer to the end of the year, think through how you are giving to the church, for its mission and for its upkeep. How can you continue to give, and how can you give in bigger or new ways for the future?
Thank you for your continued offerings to the church, and to the many other places around us that you’ve been giving of your time and your money.
Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
You can also give online
Your gifts and commitment to your faith help us reach out and tell Jesus’ story in so many different ways.
Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.
After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then say the Lord's Prayer below.
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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
Scripture Reading: Jonah 3:1-10
1The LORD’s word came to Jonah a second time: 2“Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and declare against it the proclamation that I am commanding you.” 3And Jonah got up and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’s word. (Now Nineveh was indeed an enormous city, a three days’ walk across.)
4Jonah started into the city, walking one day, and he cried out, “Just forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God. They proclaimed a fast and put on mourning clothes, from the greatest of them to the least significant.
6When word of it reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, stripped himself of his robe, covered himself with mourning clothes, and sat in ashes. 7Then he announced, “In Nineveh, by decree of the king and his officials: Neither human nor animal, cattle nor flock, will taste anything! No grazing and no drinking water! 8Let humans and animals alike put on mourning clothes, and let them call upon God forcefully! And let all persons stop their evil behavior and the violence that’s under their control!” 9He thought, Who knows? God may see this and turn from his wrath, so that we might not perish.
10God saw what they were doing—that they had ceased their evil behavior. So God stopped planning to destroy them, and he didn’t do it.
Liturgist: This is the word of God, for the people of God
Congregations’ Response: Thanks be to God!
The video that follows is of the main part of the service. It includes what you've read to this point and the sermon. The video also includes some reflection questions and the benediction. The text of those will follow the video.
Reflection QuestionsWhere are my expectations different from God's?
Where is God giving me, and others around me, time to works things out?
Read this prayer from the end of Jude
To the one who is able to protect you from falling,
and to present you blameless and rejoicing before his glorious presence,
to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
belong glory, majesty, power, and authority,
before all time, now and forever. Amen.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.