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1 office #: Everyone at Spirit of Hope is a Minister of the Gospel In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your acts of kindness, and give glory to your God. Matthew 5:16 October 23, 2016 Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 a.m. THE GATHERING GATHERING MUSIC Jerry Rubino GREETING AND WELCOME 1 Pastor Jeff Hansen We are glad you are here! If you are a first time guest, welcome! If you have been here before, welcome back! If this is your first time at Spirit of Hope or a return visit, would you provide us with some contact information using the attendance book as it comes by? We would like to get to know you. Please join us for coffee and conversation after worship. We look forward to getting acquainted with you. Once again, welcome! TIME OF SINGING Open the Eyes of My Heart Chorus Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, Open the eyes of my heart; I want to see You, I want to see You. Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, Open the eyes of my heart; I want to see You, I want to see You. To see You high and lifted up, Shining in the light of Your glory. Pour out Your pow r and love; As we sing holy, holy, holy. Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You. Shine, Jesus Shine Chorus Shine, Jesus, shine, Fill this land with the Father's glory; Blaze, Spirit, blaze, Set our hearts on fire. Flow, river, flow, Flood the nations with grace and mercy; Send forth Your Word, Lord, and let there be light. Lord, I come to Your awesome presence From the shadows into Your radiance; By the blood I may enter Your brightness Search me, try me, consume all my darkness, Shine on me, shine on me. Lead Me, Guide Me Lead me, guide me, along the way, For if you lead me, I cannot stray. Lord, let me walk each day with thee. Lead me, oh Lord, lead me. CCLI License No

2 *CALL TO WORSHIP An asterisk * is an invitation to stand, as you are able Light print for the leader and bold print for the congregation Shine on me, And if on me, Then within me, And if within me, Then through and beyond me! So that my life lights the way For others - just like me! Could such a thing be?! Yes! Indeed! Amen! *HYMN OF PRAISE 2

3 *OPENING PRAYER Let us bless the God of Israel, The God of all, within and beyond all, Who comes in love and power now! In the hope that all will come to know the tender love That holds them, that holds us all, And know it in this present moment fully and deeply and thoroughly; So thoroughly that it will shape us from the inside-out; Know it so completely that everything that we do and say- Including how we vote will be grace-full and peace-full and hope-full! So much so, that it will be as though we are lit from the inside, And our love-lit lives invite others into the warmth of that light The light of Christ that fills and holds us! So may it be! Amen. THE WORD SHARING A WORD OF PEACE AND GREETING Where Children Belong This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshiping throng. Water, God s Word, bread and cup, prayer, and song: This is where children belong. CCLI License No A WORD WITH THE CHILDREN Following children s time, our children will remain in worship. Our nursery is available for children 3-years old and younger. GIFT OF MUSIC How Big is God! Stuart Hamblen Max Wojtanowicz SCRIPTURE READINGS Luke 18:9-15 p. 99 Joel 2:23-32 p For the word of God in scripture, within, among, and beyond us, Thanks be to God! MESSAGE In a holding being held pattern Pastor Jeff Hansen Key Verses You will know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God no other exists; never again will my people be put to shame. Joel 2:27 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND SELVES THE RESPONSE GIFT OF MUSIC We Have Been Told Michael Joncas Elena Glass 3

4 *OFFERING OUR THANKS IN PRAYER God of all, even as you hold us in your constant love, you pour out yourself in the abundance that we experience every day. We are surrounded with beauty, we are fed richly, we reside in security and comfort, especially in comparison to so many of our sisters and brothers around the world. So, in gratitude and generosity, we offer our gifts and selves, that others may sense your love surrounding them as well, in the name and spirit of Jesus, who teaches us to pray *AS JESUS TEACHES 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. THE SENDING *CLOSING SONG Leaning on the Everlasting Arms No. 133 A BLESSED SENDING Leaning on, leaning into The love that holds us, each and all of us together, That it may live in us and become real for others through us; in Christ, so may it be. God send you, the Spirit fill you, Christ go with you and you with Christ, always and everywhere. Amen. God bless. Go in peace. Amen. CLOSING MUSIC Jerry Rubino (In respect for those who wish to remain and enjoy the closing music, please meet and greet your friends, new and old, over coffee in the lobby. Thank you!) *Please stand, as able, to the Glory of God Any and all are welcome to join parents and their children in the Sunday school closing circle after worship. All Parents, who have children in Sunday school and nursery, please pick up them up right after the closing of the service. Thank you! TIME OF FELLOWSHIP Spirit of Hope News Guests Thank you for joining us in worship today. Please join us after worship for coffee and conversation! Book Study - Meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in the lower lobby. All are welcome! FORUM Meets on Sunday, October, 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the fireside room. Boy Scouts Meets on Monday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. in fellowship hall. Bible Study Meets on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the upper lobby. Spirit A`Peal Meets on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Confirmation/Youth Group Meets on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:15 p.m. Spirit Singers Meets on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Intergeneration Choir Meets on Wednesday, October 26, at 8:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meets on Thursday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fotitt Conference Room. Church Ad Council Meets on Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Tryouts for the 2016 Christmas Pageant on Sunday, October 30 after the 10:00 a.m. worship service. See Penny! Boy Scouts Troop Our BSA troop 476 will be taking orders for holiday wreaths and sprays after the service Today and October 30. Alternative delivery date possible. See Ann Rest for information or call Items will be delivered at the church for pick up on Sunday, November 20. 4

5 Trunk or Treat! When: Sunday, October 30th from 3-5 pm Where: Church parking lot (Indoors if weather is bad) Who: ALL are welcome! Please join us for a fun FREE church/community event! A trick-or-treating opportunity for kids and a treat giving opportunity for adults! Decorate your trunks, dress up (if you wish), and pass out candy. We will also have games, face painting, and popcorn! There will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby for anyone who wishes to sign up their "trunk". The more trunks the merrier! GIFT Team The GIFT Team wants to thank all of our members for fulfilling their 2016 pledges and gifts to Spirit of Hope. Our church will finish the year with a surplus. Our team is very grateful for your faithfulness and generosity. You will be receiving your third quarter statements this Sunday. The statements will include a Pledge Card and an explanation letter from the GIFT Team. The 2017 Ministry Budget will be comparable to the 2016 Ministry Budget. Please prayerfully consider your 2017 pledge as we want to continue our momentum toward our vision for Our theme for 2017 is Eye on If you have any questions, please contact a member of the GIFT Team. If you receive any Christmas tags, cards and stickers this year in your mail and are not going to use them. Please bring them to church and place them in the empty brown box under the counter in front of the office. Thank you. Please limit your use of perfume/cologne usage in respect of those who have allergies around you. Sanctuary Decorations - Carolyn Sidebottom designed, created and displayed the quilt and wall hangings in the sanctuary. The quilt was adapted from a pattern called Poinsettia to represent her husband Chuck s pace maker profession. The center of the quilt symbolizes the natural electrical impulse that begins the heartbeat, and the alternating light and dark patterns in the border represent the heart s pulse. I consider the quilt design to be a celebration of life a gift from God, Carolyn says. The banners were made out of material left over from the quilt and represent the five platonic solids: earth fire, air/wind, water, and universe. Our Community Meadowbrook Elementary and Spirit of Hope Service Night Mark your calendars to help on Friday, November 11 with supper from 5-6:30 p.m. and stations with activities from 6-8 p.m. There will be 15 stations with activities that will serve local and international causes and animals and persons in need. Here is your chance also to donate diapers (any size), toilet paper and unscented Costco dry laundry detergent. You can bring your donation to church or to the Meadowbrook office. Augsburg Centennial Singers Are preforming at Valley Presbyterian Church today, at 3:00 p.m. They are located at 3100 Lilac Drive, Golden Valley. Free will offering. PRISM October is a Winter Clothes & Holiday Meals focus for our PRISM donations! Bring in gently-used winter coats or your favorite non-perishable holiday meal staple today to support our neighbor! Winter Clothes coats, gloves, hats. Holiday-Focus Food stuffing, instant potatoes, canned vegetables. This will provide warmth & cheer for people in our community through seasonappropriate clothing and healthy comfort foods! Statement of Call: We are called by God to be radically inclusive, caring community of faith offering personal and social transformation through Jesus Christ. Reconciling Statement: We are a reconciling congregation welcoming people of all sexual orientations. Ministers: Congregation Pastor: Jeff Hansen Director of Youth Ministry: David Hodd Director of Children & Family Ministry & Music: Penny Meschke Minister of Music: Jerry Rubino Administrative Assistants: Janine Hall, Sharon Seiter Nursery Attendant: Colette Gorra Ushers: Greeters: Liturgist: Hospitality: Altar Flowers: Volunteers Lowell* and Bernie Mogck, John and Sally Turrittin *Head Usher Dianne Anderson and Nadine Gunn Jan Friederichs In honor of Claudia Leneau s Anniversary. Ask an usher if you would like large print bulletins or Williams sound system for persons with hearing loss. 5

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