Service November 4, 2018

Huguenot United Methodist Church

10661 Duryea Drive

Richmond, VA  23235-2106

 November 4, 2018


(UMH = United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS = The Faith We Sing, found in the Hymnal Rack)

Welcome and Announcements


Introit       My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness                     The Choir

*Call to Worship    
Leader: Fling wide the temple gates!
People: Open up the ancient doors!
Leader: The mighty and glorious one is coming.
People: Who is this mighty and glorious one?
Leader: This is the Lord for whom we have waited.
All: Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.



In life and in death, you bless us O God. When trouble overwhelms us, you comfort us. When death overcomes us, you overcome death and raise us to new life. You promise us joy everlasting. On this All Saints Sunday, we pray that you will give us glad hope and glimpses of your realm, which is to come when Christ makes all things new.  For calling

us your children and bestowing upon us such great love, We give you thanks. Through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.


*Hymn of Praise               For All the Saints


   UMH # 711

Call to Confession

God has promised to make of us a new creation, laying to rest the former things, making all things new. Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sins before God and one another.


Our Prayer of Common Confession

Almighty Lord and God, in Jesus Christ

you came from heaven to dwell among us,

calling us to be your faithful people.

Yet, we remain shrouded in sin –

we hurt and disgrace ourselves;

we abuse and destroy one another;

we dishonor your holy name.

Forgive us; unbind us and let us go

so that we may stand among your saints,

rejoicing in your saving grace;

through Jesus Christ our redeemer.  Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness

Listen!  The one who is seated on the throne says:

See, I am making all things new.

And now it is finished!  Hear the good news:

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Glory be to God.  Amen.


Psalter            Psalm 24 UMH # 755


*Passing the Peace of Christ


*Hymn of Preparation   Here, O My Lord, I See Thee UMH # 623
New Testament Lesson Revelation 21: 1-6


 Anthem              Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                                   The Choir


Old Testament Lesson                                                               Isaiah 25: 6-9


*The Holy Gospel Lesson                    John 11: 32-44

    This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.  

 Sermon           Because of Their Faith Pastor Gay Hall
*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed


  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 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.


*The 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.


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


Pastoral Prayer                                                                       Pastor Gay Hall


Receiving Our Tithes and Gifts


*Presentation of Our Offering

     *The Doxology           

             Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow               UMH # 94





The Lord be with you.

And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Almighty God,

Creator of heaven and earth:

God of Abraham and Sarah,

God of Miriam and Moses,

God of Joshua and Deborah,

God of Ruth and David,

God of the priests and the prophets,

God of Mary and Joseph,

God of the apostles and the martyrs,

God of our mothers and our fathers,

God of our children to all generations.


And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven,

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection

you gave birth to your Church,

delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.


On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,

gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples,

and said:

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.”


       Sharing the Bread and Cup


Closing Communion Prayer

The earth belongs to you, O God, the world and all its people.  For the blessings of this life and the gift of your salvation, we give you thanks and praise.  As you have sought us out to save us, help us to seek your face among our neighbors so that all may know the wonder of your love;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


*Hymn of Commitment     

               Marching to Zion                                                       UMH # 733






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Huguenot Ministry Staff             

 Pastor: Gay Brown Hall


  Director of Music: Stuart Joerg

  Office Administrator:  Elaine Grider

  Preschool Director:  Debbi Mintz

  Nursery Caregiver: Rosalie Koch


Virginia Conference Leadership             

  Conference Bishop:  Sharma D. Lewis

  Richmond District Superintendent:   Peter M. Moon


Worship Leaders    

 Liturgist: Anna Reager

Offering Counters: Paul Storer and Mike Kincheloe

Ushers: Nancy and Gerry Flinchbaugh

 Coffee Fellowship: Carol Cardwell and Susan Case

 Nursery Caregiver: Rosalie Koch

 Child Care Assistant:  Judy Smith



 Huguenot Ministry Staff

 Pastor:  Gay Brown Hall


  Director of Music: Stuart Joerg

 Office Administrator:  Elaine Grider

 Preschool Director:  Debbi Mintz

 Nursery Caregiver: Rosalie Koch


Virginia Conference Leadership             

  Conference Bishop:  Sharma D. Lewis

  Richmond District Superintendent:   Peter M. Moon


Worship Leaders

 Acolyte:  James Lowery

 Liturgist:  Aaron Lowery

Offering Counters: Claudine Pavlik and Andy Wright

Ushers: Elma and Claude Cooper

 Coffee Fellowship: Anna Reager and Darlene Storer

 Nursery Caregiver:  Rosalie Koch                   

Child Care Assistant:  Wendy Moore


Huguenot United Methodist Church
10661 Duryea Dr, Richmond, VA  23235-2106
(804) 272-6820