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    November 26, 20178:30, 9:45, & 11:00 a.m.

  • WelcomeWe are glad you are here! Thank you for joining us for worship this Sunday. Members of this congregation have been gathering here to worship since 1804. Over the past two centuries our congregation has changed, but our mission remains the same: to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are inspired by the words of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who encouraged believers to do all the good you can, in all the ways you can.

    AttendancePlease let us know of your attendance this morning by completing the pew pad.

    Newcomer OrientationWe invite you to learn about the life of our church, ways you can get involved, and how to become a member by attending Newcomer Orientation. Newcomer Orientation is held the second Sunday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in the Hospitality Room.

    Sunday SchoolWe offer Sunday school for children age 2 through adult each Sunday from 9:4510:45 a.m.

    ChildrenAt Athens First United Methodist Church, we invite families to worship together. Childrens Church is held for children in kindergarten through grade 2 most Sundays during the 11:00 a.m. service.

    Financial ReportAn updated financial report will be available on Sunday, December 3.

    Attendance on November 19An updated attendance report will be available on Sunday, December 3.

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    Ministers and DirectorsChuck Hodges Senior Minister chuck@athensfirstumc.org | 706-206-5529

    Bob Winstead Executive Pastor bob@athensfirstumc.org

    Martha Aenchbacher Minister of Congregational Care martha@athensfirstumc.org | 678-230-9708

    Betsy Butler Minister of Missions betsy@athensfirstumc.org

    Susan Taylor Minister of Discipleship susan@athensfirstumc.org

    Josh Miles Minister of Student Life josh@athensfirstumc.org

    Stephen Mitchell Director of Music stephen@athensfirstumc.org

    Janis Maxwell Director of Youth Music & Organist janis@athensfirstumc.org

    Sarah Lawing Director of Childrens Music Ministry & 8:30 a.m. Worship Leader sarah@athensfirstumc.org

    Robin Stewart Director of Childrens Ministry robin@athensfirstumc.org

    Katie Elder Assistant Director of Childrens Ministry katie@athensfirstumc.org

    Leslie Rogers Director of Route 56 leslie@athensfirstumc.org

    Linsey Jarrett Director of Weekday Preschool linsey@athensfirstumc.org

    Contact UsOffice hours: MondayFriday, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Facebook: @Athens First United Methodist Churchathensfirstumc.org | 706-543-1442

    8:30 a.m. Order of Worship 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. Order of WorshipThe SteepleCalendar

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  • 1*Please stand as you are able. | The congregation speaks or sings the text in bold type.

    The Worship of God PRELUDE

    Crown Him with Many Crowns | arr. Fernando Ortega

    CALL TO WORSHIPSusan Taylorbased on Psalm 93 Our God reigns, robed with majesty and armed with strength,God holds our world and our lives securely.This is the God to whom we have given our livesthe God who deserves our worship and our praise.

    *H Y MN OF PR AISE umh 66 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven | lauda anima

    *AFFIR M ATION OF FAITH | The Apostles' CreedI believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;

    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven,and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

    *GLORI A PATRIumh 71 "Glory Be to the Father" Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

    *PASSING OF THE PE ACE

    CHILDR ENS MESSAGE Leslie Rogers

    8:30 a.m.

    FlowersThe flowers on the altar

    are given to the glory of God and in loving

    memory Mr. and Mrs.Milton H. Pittard and Pat Cardin by Donna

    and Richard Cardin, Susan and Michael

    Cardin, and Jody and Tim Kelly.

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    PR AY ERS OF THE PEOPLE A ND THE LOR DS PR AY ERChuck HodgesOur 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.

    OFFERING A ND OFFERTORY A NTHEM What a Beautiful Name | Brooke Fraser

    *DOXOLOGY umh 95 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow | the old 100thPraise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavnly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

    SCRIP TURE RE A DING1 Timothy 6:11-16 | p. 198 new testamentThe word of God for the people of God.Thanks be to God.

    SER MON A Life of Hallelujah | Martha Aenchbacher

    H Y MN OF PREPAR ATIONumh 189 Fairest Lord Jesus | st. elizabethVerses 1, 3-4

    SACR A MENT OF HOLY COMMU NIONThe Lord is here. Gods Spirit is with us.Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to offer thanks and praise. It is right indeed, ever-living God, to give you thanks and praise through Christ your only Son. You are the source of all life and goodness; through your eternal Word you have created all things from the beginning.

    Anthem LyricsYou were the Word at

    the beginning - one with God the Lord Most High.

    Your hidden glory in creation, now revealed

    in You our Christ. What a beautiful Name it is, the name of Jesus Christ my

    King. You didn't want heaven without us, so

    Jesus, You brought heaven down. My sin was great,

    Your love was greater. What could separate us now? What a wonderful

    Name it is, the name of Jesus Christ my King.

    Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You. You silenced the boast,

    of sin and grave. The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory, for

    You are raised to life again. You have no rival, You have no equal. Now and forever,

    God, You reign. Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the

    glory. Yours is the Name above all names. What a powerful Name it is, the

    Name of Jesus Christ my King.

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    Song LyricsO humble carpenter, down on Your hands

    and knees, look on Your handiwork and build a

    house so You may dwell in me. The work was

    done with nothing but wood and nails in Your

    scar-borne hands. O show me how to work

    and praise, trusting that I am Your instrument. O

    loving laborer with the sweat upon Your face, oh, build a table that I may too may join You

    in the Father's place. The kingdom's come and built upon wood

    and nails gripped with joyfulness, so send me out, within Your ways, knowing that the task is finished. The dead will rise and give You

    praise. Wood and nails will not hold them down.

    These wooden tombs, we'll break them soon and fashion them into

    flower beds. The curse is done, the battle won, swords bent down into plowshares. Your scar-borne hands, we'll join

    with them serving at the table You've prepared.

    On the night he was betrayed, Jesus had a meal with his friends. He took a loaf of bread, and after giving thanks to God, he broke it and gave it to his disciples. He said, Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them and said, Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, remember me." Let us pray: Creating God, we give you thanks for the grain farmers, the bread bakers, the grape growers, the juice makers. We see the fruits of the harvest, watch trees in the wind, inhale the fragrance of the seasons. Redeeming God, we give you thanks for all that we remember as we share this meal: your birth, your life, your death and resurrection, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

    Receiving of the ElementsAt Athens First United Methodist Church, all are invited to commune at Christs table. If you need to be served in your pew, please call this to the attention of an usher. Gluten-free elements are available at the center station in the front of the sanctuary.

    Music During Holy CommunionWood and Nails | Isaac Wardell, Keith Watts, and Madison Cunningham

    Prayer After ReceivingSustaining God, like a generous friend you share the whole world with us, and fill our cup to overflowing. For your presence with us, around us, beneath us, within us, behind us, and in front of us: we, your children, are most grateful, and we thank you, Lord. May this meal we have shared renew us and inspire us to join more joyfully with you to work in this world. Amen.

    *CLOSING H Y MNumh 715 Rejoice, the Lord is King | darwalls 148th

    *BLESSING

    *POSTLUDELift High the Cross | Larry Shackley

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    The Worship of God

    GatheringTHE PRELUDE

    Crown Him with Many Crowns | arr. Joel RaneyRung by the Alleluia Ringers; Yanbin Chen, trumpet

    THE CALL TO WORSHIPSusan Taylor O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with

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