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Good morning!  This page is intended to both serve as a continuing worship option for those participating in our worship service from home, and to serve in place of print resources during our in-person worship.  Following the worship service on Sunday, one or more video recordings from the service will be placed on this page, including the sermon.  This may take several hours, due to the time needed to process the videos.  We will email the congregation when the recordings have been posted.  If you would like to be added to our congregational email list, please contact

Notes and Reminders

The Church Board voted last Sunday to not accept reservations of the church building through the end of the year.

We are preparing for the Jimmy Fortune concert to move forward at a new location. The concert will be held at the Rockingham County Fairground Exhibit building, in order to allow for much greater social distancing.

Western State Christmas Collection will be starting for the month of November. Gift suggestions will be going out via email next week. All unwrapped gifts will need to be put in the box in the parlor at church. Please call Sarah Ritchie with any questions. Thanks for your help, it means so much to the patients.

Please be praying for educators, students, and parents preparing for the new school year.

Please be praying for those suffering from Covid-19 and those caring for them.

Please pray for those suffering from other illnesses during this time.

Great is Thy Faithfulness

by Jeremiah and Sarah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Reading of Psalms 23, 24, and 46

One: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.

All: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.  He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

One: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

All: Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

One: He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

All: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

Canticle of the Turning

Verse 1
My soul cries out with a joyful shout that the God of my heart is great, and my spirit sings of the wondrous things that you bring to the ones who wait.  You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight, and my weakness you did not spurn, so from east to west shall my name be blest.  Could the world be about to turn?

My heart shall sing of the day you bring. Let the fires of your justice burn.  Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn!

Verse 2
Though I am small, my God, my all, you work great things in me, and your mercy will last from the depths of the past to the end of the age to be. Your very name puts the proud to shame, and to those who would for you yearn, you will show your might, put the strong to flight, for the world is about to turn.


Verse 3
From the halls of power to the fortress tower, not a stone will be left on stone. Let the king beware for your justice tears ev’ry tyrant from his throne. The hungry poor shall weep no more, for the food they can never earn; there are tables spread, ev’ry mouth be fed, for the world is about to turn.


Verse 4
Though the nations rage from age to age, we remember who holds us fast: God’s mercy must deliver us from the conqueror’s crushing grasp. This saving word that out forebears heard is the promise which holds us bound, ’til the spear and rod can be crushed by God, who is turning the world around.


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Canticle of the Turning

by Jeremiah Padilla and David Tate | Streamed with permission. One License: A-733101

Holy and loving God,
we turn to you today
knowing that we need a savior.
We know worry, anger, and fear.
We know injustice and scorn for mercy.
Scars are deep in the world all around us.
You are the healer we need.
So receive us now.
Rescue our wayward hearts.
With heart, soul, and mind,
May we find our place and peace with you.
With all your children, we pray, Amen.

Exodus 3:1-12
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, ‘I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.’ When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then he said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ He said further, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ He said, ‘I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.’

All The Poor And Powerless

All the poor and powerless,
and all the lost and lonely,
and all the thieves will come confess, and know that you are holy; and know that you are holy.

And all will sing out hallelujah; and we will cry out hallelujah!

All the hearts who are content, and all who feel unworthy, and all who hurt with nothin’ left will know that you are holy.

And all will sing out hallelujah; and we will cry out hallelujah!

Shout it!
Go on and scream it from the mountains.
Go on and tell it to the masses
that He is God!

And all will sing out hallelujah; and we will cry out hallelujah!

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All the Poor and Powerless

by PVCOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

God, we come into Your presence
with praise and thanksgiving for Your faithful love.
Your love never fails—not even we turn away from You:
when we ignore Your invitation, or desert You for gods of our own making.
Even then You do not abandon us, but reach out—again and again—
inviting us back into relationship once more.

As You welcome us, so You welcome our prayers.
We bring them to You with confidence,
knowing that You will hear and answer.

We pray for the world You created, and the people who share it with us:
– for countries caught up in war or violent conflict,
– for regions of the world struggling with increased cases of COVID-19,
– for those whose homes and lives are threatened by natural disaster;
For these and all the other areas in our world where there is need and despair,
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for our country and for its people:
– for our government leaders, federal and local,
– for our judicial system, police forces and military,
– for our cities, towns, and rural communities,
– for employers and employees, for young and old,
For all who are part of this great country, Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for our local community—the people of this city/town,
– for those who are unemployed,
– for those in prison,
– for those who are hungry,
– for those who are alone and afraid,
For all our neighbours, both known and unknown to us, Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for this congregation—our brothers and sisters in Christ,
– for those who are ill. or whose loved ones are ill,
– for those who are anxious about the future,
– for those struggling with their faith,
– for those who minister among us,
For all Your people in this place, Lord, hear our prayer.

Pour out Your Spirit on us!
Fix our hearts and minds on what is true and honourable and right.
Give us the joy and peace that comes from knowing and doing Your will.
Keep us faithful to the call we have received in Christ Jesus, our Lord,
extending Your loving invitation to the world around us.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

~ Christine Longhurst, re:Worship

God hears our prayers and holds us in love.
God seeks our justice and wellbeing;
both of which are rooted in our knowing the extent of divine love.
God’s love extends to every corner of the earth.
Its seeks to bless the children of every nation.
It does not even turn its back on the sinner,
But desires to remove our transgressions from us.
As far as the east is from the west, this is the breadth of God’s love.
Let us respond in kind; caring for those that God loves,
seeking peace for all of God’s children,
sharing the blessings that we receive.
Let us live our thanksgivings to God.

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Verse 1
Praise is rising.
Eyes are turning to You.
We turn to You.
Hope is stirring.
Hearts are yearning for You.
We long for You.

Misc 1
When we see You
We find strength to face the day.
In Your presence
All our fears are washed away.
(Washed away)

Chorus 1
Hosanna! Hosanna!
You are the God who saves us,
Worthy of all our praises!
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Come, have Your way among us.
We welcome You here, Lord Jesus.

Verse 2
Hear the sound of
Hearts returning to You.
We turn to You.
In Your Kingdom,
Broken lives are made new.
You make us new.

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

by PCVOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

May God’s fire burn brightly
To draw you close,
To give you warmth,
To charge your soul.
May you know God’s peace
Seeing clearly
Yourself and God’s purpose.
May you, also, be sent
on God’s way.