Psalm 42 – 11/12/2023

Welcome – Pastor Gayle

Bringing in the Light – Acolyte

Call to Worship – Choir

Hymn – God of Grace and God of Glory – UMH 577

Praises and Prayer Concerns

Pastoral Prayer – Pastor

Prayer for Illumination: Let us pray together:
Renew your church, Lord and your people gathered here and across the world. Save us from cheap and insincere words and self-deception in your service. In the power of your Spirit, transform us, and shape us by your cross. Amen.

Scripture Reading – Psalm 42
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?   My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, “Where is your God?”   These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.   Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your torrents; all your waves and your billows have gone over me.   By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. Hope in God, for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.
L: The Word of God in scripture; for the Word of God within us and for the Word of God among us we say:
All: Thanks be to God.

Song – As the Deer – TFWS 2025

Message – Pastor Gayle


Offering Song – Sanctuary – TFWS 2164
Doxology – UMH 95


Song – The Trees of the Field – TFWS 2279


Please pray for: Kyle, Jackson-Hester family, Freeman family, Judy S., Jaxson F., Brenda, Benita, Genevieve, Mary, Beadnell and Carosi families, Israel, Palestinans, Lyn M., Barbara H., Marc T., Lily, Blanche, Bob and Kathy, Laura, Nalo, Fred and Beth W., Wenona, Mary J., Mark Y. Requests will be kept on the list for 4 weeks and then may be re-submitted. Send prayer requests to Pastor Gayle-prayer cards or email

This Week at Cokesbury
Today! Welcome Table Potluck every Second Sunday 11:30 am.
Prayer Wednesdays 5:30pm in Narthex
Weekend food packing after worship in fellowship hall.
Choir practice Saturdays at 12 noon adults. 2pm children.

Later this month
Friday with Friends every Third Friday at 11 am. Bring a bag lunch. Food and conversation. Next gathering: Nov. 17
Advent Study: 4 weeks The Uncluttered Heart by Beth A. Anderson. See sign-up for Zoom or in-person gathering.

Loving Our Neighbors
Featherstone and Rippon Schools:
Weekend food bags. See shopping list for needed items. Also, gallon size zip lock bags.
Winter clothing, socks and underwear. See list.
Community Garden
English Language class next semester begins in March

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Contact Pastor Gayle: 703.980.1029. Mondays are her sabbath.