Grace Church of Columbiana
140 South Main Street   Columbiana, Ohio
Order of Worship
November 19, 2017
Grace Church of Columbiana, Ohio

Church Office Telephone: 330-482-4532                                     Pastor Joy’s home phone:  330-892-0512
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Pastor Joy's E-Mail:
Church Web Site:
For Our Visitors
Our Grace Church family welcomes you!  Please sign our attendance pad when you come to worship so we know you have visited with us.  We have a nursery available for all children age 4 and under.  For children over 4 years of age, activity bags are available for their use in the sanctuary during the service.  We practice open communion, which means we welcome any baptized Christian to the table.  It is the Lord's Table, and he invites all who trust him to share the feast he has prepared.
            Rev. Dr. Robert Joy, Pastor
                Mrs. Judy Bott, Organist 
                           Mr. Harry Hofmeister, Music Director        

Those Ministering Today:
GREETERS: Jerry & Bobbi Hughes
NURSERY: Carrie McMaster
CANDLES: Ann Gustafson


Those Ministering Next Sunday:
GREETERS: Pat & Wayne Sitler
NURSERY: Alison Hoskinson
CANDLES: Ann Gustafson
Pastor’s Note: Don’t leave without being a blessing to someone else.  Please join us for coffee hour after the service. 

Today after the worship service there will be a Congregational Meeting to approve the 2018 budget, and elect new Consistory members and Board of Christian Education members.  Afterward, we will move to the fellowship hall for a potluck luncheon, and disburse the chicken bbq profits.  Please bring a dish to share!

GRO is now selling the "That's My Pan" products. Items include personalized pans, cookie tins, utensils, mugs & cutting boards.   Pick up a brochure in the dining hall or go on line to order.  The products are very high quality with many designs available.  They make great Christmas gifts!

The Way Station Thanksgiving Dinner is this Wednesday, November 22nd at 1:00 PM and it will be held at GRACE Church!! The community needs your help in several ways: 1. Help with table set-up on Sunday, November 19th after worship. 2. Kitchen helpers on Wednesday morning. 3. Clean-up crew at around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon. This is a great way to give a GREAT GOD thanks for all HE does for us! 

Save the Date – Wednesday, December 6, is the Women’s Guild Christmas Party.  We will have a catered dinner by Ala Cart so you know it will be delicious.  Please check your calendars so you can make reservations with Connie Scullion, or Marcy at the office.  Dinner will be $8.00.  More details will follow soon.  We look forward to seeing you at the party.

Note: Sermon copies are usually available on the prayer request table by the door.  Past weeks’ sermons are on the larger table by the door.  Take a copy as you come in or as you leave, or to a friend!

Coming Up:
No Bell choir this Tuesday
Today, after worship, Congregational meeting and potluck luncheon
Wednesday, November 22, 1:00 p.m., Way Station’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace
Sunday, November 26, after worship, Hanging of the Greens – please stay and help decorate the church
Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m., Women’s Guild Christmas Party

Financial Awareness:
Current Fund Wkly Inc Needed:$2,828.69Ben. Fund Wkly Inc Needed: $115.38
Received 11/12:                 $2,350.00Received 11/12:                    $115.00
Housing interest:        $     53.42
Total deposit:             $2,403.42

Remember in Prayer: Georgette Keylor, Nathan Daprile, Christine Romigh, Vivian Reemer, Nancy Reash Garstick, Levi Gaskins, Terri Hoskinson, Jon McMaster, Dennis Weber, Anna May Duffy, Sue Ferguson, Linda Surace, Richard and Mary Ann Rezek, Stephanie Lee, Stephani McMillan, Karl Bott, Jim & Mary Liggitt, Helen Winegord, Hube Keylor, Bill Gologram, Ron Beckham, Lillian Ward, Kevin Channell, Janis Steitz, Jerry Hughes, Makayla Gologram and Cathy Hofmeister
LITURGIST: Jack Johnston  
USHER: Wayne Bonsall 
ELEVATOR: Connie Scullion
Today   after worship    Congregational meeting and potluck luncheon
Tuesday       10:00 a.m. Pastor Rob at McDonald’s
                                        7:00 p.m.Rather Bee Quilters
Wednesday    6:00 a.m.         Men’s Breakfast
                                                               Office closed
                                        1:00 p.m.Way Station’s Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace
Thursday      Thanksgiving    Dining Room rental and office closed
Next Sunday           8:30 a.m. Choir practice
                                        9:30 a.m. Sunday school
   10:45 a.m. Worship Service
LITURGIST: Becky Stearns          
USHER: Wayne Bonsall
ELEVATOR: Connie Scullion
The Gathering of God’s People

The Ringing of the Bell  (The bell has been used by Grace Church for many years as a means of calling all God’s people to worship.)

Welcome and Announcements

We Worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth
Call to Worship:  (responsive, written by  Christine Longhurst)
Leader: Grace and peace to you from God our Father,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing
that comes from heaven:                                                                             (Eph 1)
who knew you and chose you before the world began;                                 (I Pet 1, Eph 1)
who loves you so much that he calls you his own children;                         (I Jn 3)
who has brought you from darkness into light
and filled you with his glorious power;                                                        (Col 1)
who has prepared an inheritance for you
that will never spoil or fade;                                                                         (I Pet 1)
who encourages and strengthens you
in every good deed and word;                                                                       (2 Thess 2)
who comforts you in your troubles
so that you can comfort others.                                                                    (2 Cor 1)
People: This is our God,
the ultimate source of all things,
and the One for whom we live.                                                               (I Cor 8)
Let’s worship God together!

Hymn of Praise: #376                                               We Gather Together

Prayer of Praise and the Lord’s Prayer
(The minister will begin and invite all to join in the Lord’s Prayer.)
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our 
debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen.
Gloria Patri  #807
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, Amen.
A Time for Young Christians   

We Join Our Hearts in Prayer                                                                  
Video and Prayer for Peace and Safety
Sharing Our Joys and Concerns
Prayers of the People

Honoring God with Our Giving
Call to Giving 
Doxology:  #808                                                         Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him
above, ye heavenly host:  praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Hearing of the Word
Choral Anthem    
Epistle Reading:    Ephesians 1:15-23                                           P. 1818
Sermon:                        This Thanksgiving Do You Want to Be Thank-full, God-full, or Just Full?

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Hymn of Preparation: #381                                 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Words of Institution
Distribution of the Elements
Concluding Prayer

We Are Sent Out to Do God’s Will 
Hymn: (on printed insert)                                             In Christ Alone