OFFERING:   Feel free to place your gifts, offerings, and tithes in the

container in the aisle behind the last pew, as you enter. We thank you and may God bless each of you.

*HYMN   #555        ” Forward Through the Ages ”   

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CLOSING CHORUS                 “Stay in love With God”

​​​​         ( on screen)      

Do no harm by any word or deed;

do good wherever there is need.

Remain attentive to God’s word.

Stay in love with God, Stay in love with God.    (Repeat)


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Gethsemane United Methodist Church

PO Box 185  

369 Allport Cutoff  

Allport, PA 16821

Church Office Telephone: 814-345-6860

Pastor’s church office hours :   Mon., Tues, & Wed.   9 – 12 am   

Parsonage Telephone: 814-345-6931

Pastor Julia Cell:  814-883-8602

Daycare telephone: 814-345-3809

Church Email address:

Church Website:

WiFi Password: Trustinchrist

For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.”

Ezekiel 34: 11 NIVGethsemane United Methodist Church

November 26, 2023

9:00 am

Also available by 
Streaming on Facebook, or join us in your car 

with the radio tuned to 94.1 FM.  


Welcome, brothers and sisters in Christ, 

as we gather for 

Praise, Prayer, Word and Worship!

My friends, arise! Make yourselves ready

To give thanks to our Savior King,

Who will come in His glory and make us joyful

With His joyous Light in the Kingdom 

                           (Retrieved from:

26th Sunday after Pentecost

November 26, 2023


This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

1 John 4:9

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We are excited that you are worshiping with Gethsemane today.

OPENING PRAYER: 1 Prayer for Christ the King Sunday

Oh Jesus, You are the King of Glory, You are the Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. And we pray that your Kingdom will reign forever in our hearts and in this world.

Lord, we pray for your Kingdom to come here now, bringing a kingdom of justice, righteousness, hope, love, peace, mercy and grace for all. Lord, we ask that you rule in our hearts, lead in this world and govern over your kingdom.

But Lord honestly, We often have our own plans and agendas and we want to be rulers of our world. Forgive us for those times. And Lord we live in a time that would rather idolize the King of Pop than worship you. Help us to know how to live as your Kingdom People in these times. And Lord there are a lot of Kings in this world who terrorize, over tax, humiliate, over exploit, and abuse those they are to lead. Help us to spread the good news of the different kind of King you are.

Lord, thank you for being a different kind of King. Thank you for your goodness and kindness in our lives. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you for loving us. Thank you for your Kingdom that is unlike any
Kingdom in this world.— Rev. Abi, on her Long and Winding Road blog.

 *HYMN         p. 2074            ” Shout to the Lord”         ( on screen)

  SCRIPTURE READING:                                     Penny Bickel

                             Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24​

​L. The word of God for the people of God.

​P. Thanks be to God

CHILDRENS  MESSAGE               “Jesus Loves Me”

JOYS AND CONCERNS        “I Cast All My Cares Upon You”

I cast all my cares upon you.

I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet.

And anytime that I don’t know what to do,

I will cast all my cares upon you

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION (In unison after 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 trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.​​​​​ (Matthew 6:9-13)


Sharing Joy by greeting each other from where you are seated.


SCRIPTURE READING                  Pastor Julia Piper

           ​Matthew 25: 31-46

             L. The word of God for the people of God.

P. Thanks be to God

MESSAGE                   The Final Exam “