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2 Announcements Sewing at Lancaster General This Thursday is our sewing day at Lancaster General Hospital. If you would like to help, please meet at the church at 8:00am. Please contact Joan Witmer with any questions. The Altar flowers are placed to God's honor and glory by Ruthie Swisher in memory of Irvin and her mother and loved ones.  Fruit and Cookie Baskets  It's that time of year again! Every year for Christmas we give our shut- ins gift baskets of fruit and cookies. If you would like to donate fruit or cookies, please bring them to church with you on December 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Hess at

3 Announcements Mark Your Calendar!  This Week: Wednesday 7:00pm Bible Study Thursday 8:00am Meet here for Sewing at LGH Coming Up: November 25 5:00pm Pick-up Thanksgiving Pies November 26 7:30pm Thanksgiving Eve Service at New Danville Mennonite November 27 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! November 30 Hanging of the Greens

4 Announcements Nursery : Today: Ella Sensenig / Janelle Sensenig Nov. 23 : Keith and Megan Frey / Pat Young Children's Church: Today: Marcia Hess Nov. 23: Vicky Stuart ** Note to Parents: If no one volunteers to teach Jr. church, the children have to sit in the Worship service with you. Next Week: Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46 / Ephesians 3:14-21 Sermon Title: "More"

5 Call to Worship L: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. P: This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. L: The hour is coming, and now is, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. P: For such the Father seeks to worship him. L: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! P: Give thanks to Him, bless His name!

6 Praise Hymn I Will Enter His Gates

7 I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

8 He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

9 He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

10 I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

11 He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

12 He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

13 Invocation Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

14 Infant Dedication Olivia Neff

15 Ministry of Music The Children’s Choir

16 Children’s Message Shoebox and Food Dedication

17 Change Collection for Missions Passing of the Peace

18 Lord, Be Glorified

19 In my life, Lord, be glorified, be glorified, In my life, Lord, be glorified today. In Your church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified, In Your church, Lord, be glorified today.

20 Pastoral Prayer with the Lord’s Prayer Bob Stumpf, Abe & Arlene Barley, Marilyn Romanosky, Jared Forry, Tim Hess, Tom Hemler, Jodi Dohl, Evaline Dull, Ralph Sensenig, Ruth Binkley, Ken Walton, Ross & Mary Jane Sangrey, Louis & Edie Frey Our Shut-ins: Kathryn Karr, Arvella Breneman, Blanche Henry, Irene Witmer, Irene Heisey and Rose Wettig. Our Missionaries: Don & Norma Toland and Dan & Arlene Bauman, serving with Wycliffe, Lori & Amanda Potts - Mission Society, and Glenn & Lola Porter -retired

21 Scripture Reading by Don Toland Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents 14 "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. 17 So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. 18 But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. 19 "After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more. ’ 21 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness! ’

22 22 "The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more. ’ 23 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness! ’ 24 "Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you. ’ 26 "His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28 " 'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

23 Sermon by Pastor Helen Adams Use It or Lose It

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26 WE LOVE ABOUT OUR CHURCH... Please answer the questions (front and back) and deposit them in the basket at the back of the church today. You don’t have to sign your name. What Stehman Memorial UM Church has in abundance is….. This church’s greatest strength is….. God wants us to use our strength and abundance this way…. If this church closed, people in the community would miss most….

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28 Value of talents: $2.4 million? Talent=6,000 denarii Denarius=a day’s wage for laborers First servant: 5 talents Earns 5 more: 10 Earns 5 more: 10 Second servant: 2 talents Earns 2 more: 4 Earns 2 more: 4 Third servant: 1 talent Earns nothing: 1 Earns nothing: 1

29 Rewards: First servant: Given much responsibility and “the joy of your lord” First servant: Given much responsibility and “the joy of your lord” Second servant: Given much responsibility and “the joy of your lord” Second servant: Given much responsibility and “the joy of your lord” Amount entrusted depends on capabilities of the servant, but as long as the servant handles his trust faithfully, the reward is the same! Amount entrusted depends on capabilities of the servant, but as long as the servant handles his trust faithfully, the reward is the same!

30 Matthew 25:29: For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.

31 Περισσεύειν: Superabundance!

32 Saddleback Church, Orange County, Calif.

33 Bright Side Baptist Church, Lancaster

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35 Hymn #385“ Take My Life and Let It Be” Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love. At the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my voice and let me sing always, only, for my King. Always, only, for my King. Take my lips and let them be filled with messages for Thee. Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold, Not a mite would I withhold. Take my love, my God, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store; Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee, Ever, only, all for Thee.

36 Benediction Doxology


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