Revelation 7 – 10/5/2023

Welcome – Pastor Gayle

Bringing in the Light – Acolyte

Call to Worship

Hymn – Sing with All the Saints in Glory – UMH 702

Praises and Prayer

Pastoral Prayer – Pastor

Prayer for Illumination: Let us pray together:
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

Scripture Reading – Revelation 7:9-10, 14b-17
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
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.

Message – Pastor Gayle

Apostle’s Creed – UMH 7

Prayer of Confession:
Pastor: Almighty and merciful God, we know that when we offend another, we offend you. We are aware that we have often allowed the shadow of hate to cloud our souls, hiding the light from our unseeking eyes. We have said unpleasant and hurtful things to our brothers and sisters when they failed to live up to our expectations.
All: Grant that we might find that spark of love that ever burns within us, the love that you have shown to us even when we failed you. Fan the embers of that love until it roars again in flames of live, peace and reconciliation. Forgive us our sins and help us to forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us into new life through your Son Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of all. Amen.
(Book of Worship: Michael J. O’Donnell)

Passing the Peace – The Peace of Christ be with you.

Offering – As a Fire Is Meant for Burning – TFWS 2237
Doxology – UMH 95

Holy Communion
The Great Thanksgiving – UMH 9
Reading of Names
The Lord’s Prayer – UMH 895
Sharing the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanksgiving – UMH 11

Communion Hymn – TFWS 2258


Hymn – For All the Saints – TFWS 2283


This Week at Cokesbury
Prayer Wednesdays 5:30pm
Friday with Friends every Third Friday at 11 am. Bring a bag lunch. Food and conversation.
Weekend food packing after worship in fellowship hall.
Choir practice Saturdays at 1pm adults. 2:30pm children.

Later this month
Welcome Table Potluck every Second Sunday 11:30 am.

Loving Our Neighbors
Featherstone and Rippon Schools:
Weekend food bags. See shopping list for needed items. Also, gallon size zip lock bags.
Clothing. See list.

Community Garden: Workday to prepare plots for Spring – Saturday, November 11th, 9am

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Contact Pastor Gayle: 703.980.1029. Mondays are her sabbath.

Prayer List: Freeman family, Ferran 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