Bulletin for Sunday, November 22, 2020

This Week’s Announcements: 

Youth Activities

No Youth Group this week due to Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your family!

Pastor’s Bible Study

No Pastor’s Bible Study this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Christmas Pageant

This year the pageant will held on Sunday, December 20th during the worship service. We will be assigning parts within the next few weeks. All kids are welcome to participate and looking for a few volunteers (teens welcome) to assist with practices, costumes, props, and the day of the pageant. Please email kelly.fry@epres.org to sign up.

Poinsettia Dedication

It is time to place your orders for poinsettias to honor a loved one, your family, or in memory of a loved one. The cost is $10 per plant. Forms are available in the CLC, Narthex or you can complete a form online. The deadline to return the form is December 13. Thank you for helping us decorate the Sanctuary with these beautiful flowers!

Lights of Peace

Join us on Wed, Dec. 2nd as we light up the Eastminster Campus. 6:45 pm under the portico for hot chocolate and carols.


  CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP                                   November 22, 2020 9:00 am

Opening                                                Indescribable

Welcome and Announcements                                                                         Leigh Sain


Call to Worship                                                                                                        Pastor Blake

Praise and Worship                            You Are Good                         

                                                               All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer                                                                                    Pastor Blake

Scripture Reading                                    Psalm 100:1-5

Children’s Time                                                                                                      Miss Kelly

Musical Offering                                        My Tribute                                   

Message                                                    Worst Year Ever                             Pastor Aaron

Closing Worship                                      Forever     

Benediction                                                                                                            Pastor Aaron


SANTUARY WORSHIP                                                                       November 22, 2020 11:15 am


Prelude                                             Arioso in A Major                                                   Randy Romig                                                                           


Welcome and Announcements                                                                                        Leigh Sain

Gathering Song                                  We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens

His will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing sing praises to His name; He forgets not His own.

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant, and pray that Thou

still our Defender wilt be. Let Thy congregation escape tribulation

Thy name be ever praised; O Lord, make us free!

*Call to Worship                                                                                                                       Rev. Aaron Moore



 *Hymn of Praise   Come Ye Thankful People Come                       

Come, ye thankful people, come; raise the song of harvest home

all is safely gathered in ere the winter storms begin.

God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied.

Come to God’s own temple, come; raise the song of harvest home.


All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield

Wheat and tares together sown, unto joy or sorrow grown.

First the blade, and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear

Lord of harvest grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.


For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home

From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away.

Give His angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast,

But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.


Even so, Lord, quickly come to Thy final harvest-home

Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin.

There forever purified in Thy presence to abide.

Come, with all Thine angels come; raise the glorious harvest home.


 *Prayer of Adoration                                                             Rev. Aaron Moore


Scripture Reading                         Psalm 100: 1-5                    

The Word of the Lord                                                                                                   

Thanks be to God

Children’s Time                                                 Miss Kelly  

Call to Confession                                            Rev. Blake Hudson                        

Prayer of Confession

Leader:      Loving God, we gather today, rich in blessing, somehow believing that we merit the wealth and comforts we enjoy. Forgive us, our God, for comfortably closing our eyes to the faces of the poor that stare blankly in our direction.

People:     Lord, have mercy on us.

Leader:      With bellies full of grain and meat, we offer token gestures to the hungry in our world and we feel we have done enough. Forgive us, God, for keeping a distance between “us” and “them,” for closing our ears to the cries of the hungry.

People:     Christ, have mercy on us.

Leader:With hands tightly clasping our treasures on earth, we cannot reach out to our oppressed brothers and sisters around this world. Forgive us for clinging to our own possessions rather than to you. Unite us with hearts of thanksgiving,

that we may work to ensure freedom and justice for all.

People:  Lord, have mercy on us.

Leader: Let us now confess our sins to God in silence.

Assurance of Pardon

Leader: God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

All:     Hallelujah! Thanks be to God!

*Gloria Patri
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.

*The Affirmation of Faith                      The Apostles Creed                                                                    Leigh Sain

I 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
Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He
rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on 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 Ghost; the holy
catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the
resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.


Hymn of Thanksgiving  For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,

for the love which from our birth over and around us lies

Lord of all to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.


For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flower sun and moon and stars of light

Lord of all to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love brother, sister, parent, child

Friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild

Lord of all to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For thyself best gift divine to the world so freely given,

For that great great love of thine peace on earth and joy in Heaven

Lord of all to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.


Message        Worst Year Ever            Hebrews 12: 1-3&28-29                                         Rev. Aaron Moore                                                                                                             


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer                                                                 Rev. Aaron Moore

Anthem     All Things Bright and Beautiful                                                                                                                                                         

 Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                  Leigh Sain


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Closing Hymn                Now Thank We All Our God             

Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things hath done, in whom His world rejoices

Who, from our mothers’ arms hath blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.


O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,

With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us

And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed,

And free us from all ills in this world and the next.


All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,

The Son, and Him who reigns with them in highest heaven,

The one eternal God, whom earth and heav’n adore;

For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.




The Hudson Family, The Brock Family
Kellen Brown, Joe Walls, 
CL Dodson, Brenda Tighe,  
Paul Denison, Cheri Olivier, The Welborn Family, Suzie Baur,   
  Stan and Merrilee Morris, Carol Lewis

1. Pray for the hearts of all who come into our worship space, both online and in person, each week. Pray that we would come to know the healing grace and peace that a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ brings.
2. Pray for our community, our nation, and our world as we continue to navigate this Coronavirus pandemic.
3. Pray for our nation and its leaders


Betty Mason (friend of Jane Merry)

Tom Autry (friend of Leslie Michael)

John Walther (friend of Jamie Dick)

Lisa Banks (daughter of Carol Banks)

Janice, Andrew and Gabby Weaver (daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter of Bill and Melinda Freeman & Lisa Tabor)

Eleanor Crowley (mother of Suzanne Edmond)

Jim Reinhart (Friend of Judy and Clete Simpson)

Barb Bush (Friend of Kathy Schuette)

Carol Adkinson (mom of Debbie Taylor and Cheryl Mjehovich)

Larry and Joanna Yates (parents of Luci Dick)

Alisa (Dan and Jo Ann Kiser’s daughter)

Dr. Gary Pursell and his wife Linda (cousin of Carol Lewis)

Lucy and Ralph Gordon (longtime members of Eastminster)

Alex White (friend of Hayley Nagel)

Ann VanDenburg (friend of Val Mote)

John Seefeldt (brother-in-law of Angela Catalano)

The family of Shelby Harper (friends of Jill and Brian Cleaveland)




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