Sunday, November 15: The Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

The delightful flowers brightening the sanctuary today were given to the glory of God in loving memory of Doris Hedges and Louise Dann by their children, Dick Grier and Gerri Tulley.

Skip and Leslie Randolph gave our Welcome and Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession and Passing of the Peace. We are very grateful for their offering of this liturgy and participation in the service.

The Gustav Holst composition “O God Beyond All Praising” was our Prelude this week, arranged by Anna Laura Page and performed by Larry Black on trumpet and Angie Jenkins on pipe organ.

Pastor Curtis read the Scripture passage recounting the parable of the three servants entrusted with talents, in Matthew 25:14-30. His sermon, “Trusting God,” related this parable to our lives today with the encouragement to make good and responsible use of the gifts and “talents” we are given, with trustful confidence in God’s grace rather than in fear of recrimination or punishment.

Pastor Emily led the congregation in the Prayers of God’s People and the Offertory Prayer.

Angie Jenkins closed the service once again with “God Be With You Til We Meet Again” as the Benediction hymn, and G.F. Handel’s “Allegro Moderato” arranged by Diane Bish, as Postlude.

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