Be Prepared…

“We know not the Hour nor the Day”

For the coming of our Lord

11/12/17

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by our very special guest Pastor Mark Thompson

Prayer of the Day:

O God of justice and love, you illuminate our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light
we need and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Gospel:

Matthew 25:1-13

The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.” And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, “Lord, lord, open to us.” But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I do not know you.” Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

Traditional Service Songs:

Be Prepared…Let the oil in your heart burn Long and Bright

Come Thou, Almighty King

We Are an Offering

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Cornerstone Worship Music:

Because He Lives

Even So Come

Open the Eyes of My Heart

A Closing Prayer

Blessing:

The love of God surround you, the grace of Christ release you, and the Holy Spirit be your guide and strength, now and forevermore. Amen

Dismissal:

Led on by the saints before us, go in peace to serve the Lord.

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