October 31, 2021




Passing of the Peace: Though we are separated by distance our hearts are one in Christ. The peace of Christ be with you!  And also with you!



Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him all creatures here below;

Praise him above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Call to Worship:   Psalm 84

Leader:  How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!                                                   My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord;  my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Congregation:  Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Leader:  Blessed are those who dwell in your house,

ever singing your praise!

Congregation:   Blessed are those whose strength is in you,

in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

Leader:   As they go through the Valley of Baca

they make it a place of springs;

the early rain also covers it with pools.

They go from strength to strength;

each one appears before God in Zion.

Congregation:  O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

give ear, O God of Jacob! Behold our shield, O God;

look on the face of your anointed!

Leader:  For a day in your courts is better

than a thousand elsewhere.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Congregation:  For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

the Lord bestows favor and honor.

No good thing does he withhold

from those who walk uprightly.

ALL:  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!



Songs of Praise:

For All the Saints (William Walsham How, 1864-5; tune Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906)

For all the saints who from their labors rest,

Who thee by faith before the world confessed,

They name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Alleluia! Alleluia!


Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;

Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.

Alleluia! Alleluia!


But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;

The saints triumphant rise in bright array;

The King of glory passes on his way.

Alleluia! Alleluia!


From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,

Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

Sing to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Alleluia! Alleluia!


I Speak Jesus (Charity Gayle)

I just want to speak the name of Jesus

Over every heart and every mind

Cause I know there is peace within your presence

I speak Jesus


I just want to speak the name of Jesus

Till every dark addiction starts to break

Declaring there is hope and there is freedom

I speak Jesus


Your name is power

Your name is healing

Your name is life

Break every stronghold

Shine through the shadows

Burn like a fire


I just want to speak the name of Jesus

Over fear and all anxiety

To every soul held captive by depression

I speak Jesus


Cause your name is power

Your name is healing

Your name is life

Break every stronghold

Shine through the shadows

Burn like a fire (2X)


Shout Jesus from the mountains

Jesus in the streets

Jesus in the darkness over every enemy

Jesus for my family

I speak the holy name: Jesus (2X)


Your name is power

Your name is healing

Your name is life

Break every stronghold

Shine through the shadows

Burn like a fire (2X)


I just want to speak the name of Jesus

Over every heart and every mind

Cause I know there is peace within your presence

I speak Jesus



Above All (Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Baloche  CCLI #2672885)

Above all powers, above all kings,

above all nature and all created things;

Above all wisdom and all the ways of man,

You were here before the world began.


Above all kingdoms, above all thrones,

above all wonders the world has ever known;

above all wealth and treasures of the earth,

there’s no way to measure what you’re worth.


Chorus: Crucified, laid behind a stone,

You lived to die, rejected and alone.

Like a rose, trampled on the ground,

You took the fall, and thought of me, above all.

(Repeat all, then repeat chorus)



Psalm 86:1-7

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,

    for I am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my life, for I am godly;

    save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.

3 Be gracious to me, O Lord,

    for to you do I cry all the day.

4 Gladden the soul of your servant,

    for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,

    abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;

    listen to my plea for grace.

7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you,

    for you answer me.


Respond in Praise:


Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Charles Wesley, 1740; tune Joseph Parry, 1879)

Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly,

While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high:

Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past;

Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last!


Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on thee;

Leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me!

All my trust on thee is stayed, all my help from thee I bring;

Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing.


Thou, O Christ, art all I want; more than all in thee I find:

Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the blind.

Just and holy is thy name; I am all unrighteousness;

False and full of sin I am, thou art full of truth and grace.


Plenteous grace with thee if found, grace to cover all my sin;

Let the healing streams abound; make and keep me pure within:

Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of thee;

Spring thou up within my heart, rise to all eternity.


Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead and buried;

He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.   Amen



Scripture Reading:    Matthew 15:21-28


The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.


This is the Word of the Lord.   Thanks be to God!

Sermon:  “More Than Crumbs:  A Feast”             


Communion Hymn


We Adore Thee (Bob Smith)

Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace, Jesus, our Emmanuel:

We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee.


Lamb of God, who takes away your people’s sins, great is our redemption.

You gave for us a very pleasing sacrifice.

We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee.


Bread of Life who satisfies our deepest needs, great is our rejoicing.

You are for us the fountain of abundant life.

We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee.


Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace, Jesus, our Emmanuel:

We adore thee, we adore thee, we adore thee…we adore thee.


Lord’s Supper


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.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:

for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.  Amen


Hymn of Thanksgiving

A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Martin Luther, 1529)

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;

Our helper, he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.

For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe:

His craft and pow’r are great; and armed with cruel hate,

on earth is not his equal.


Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;

Were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing.

Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he,

Lord Sabaoth his name, from age to age the same,

And he must win the battle.


And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,

We will not fear, for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us.

The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him;

His rage we can endure, for lo! his doom is sure;

One little word shall fell him.


That Word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;

The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth.

Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;

The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still;

His kingdom is forever!









Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom!.

Sunday School:   Adult and Youth Sunday School is at 11:15.  Thom and Pastor Edward will alternate teaching a study this semester.   Will/Christina are leading a study of The Risen Lord for couples/singles. Bill/Jerry are leading the Youth SS in a classic book by CS Lewis.

Fellowship Time: Between the end of our worship service and before SS

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship.  Childcare for children up to 6 years of age, in our downstairs Christian Ed wing (on the left) at the end of the hallway.

Operation Christimas Child Shoebox Collection –  It’s that time of year to build shoeboxes to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth.   Please bring your completed boxes each Sunday between now and Nov 14.  What to pack info and materials are in the Narthex.  Please include $9 donation for shipping and discipleship material in each box.  Get packing!

OCC Collection Center Volunteer Opportunity:  If you are interested in processing OCC boxes at the Charlotte collection center on Nov. 22, 1-6 please contract Renee Mitchell,  828-734-8791, we have only 8 spaces available.

Haywood Children’s Outreach:  Would you like to help Christ love shine in a special way this Christmas for children in Haywood County? Providence Church is donating a Storybook Bible for those children affected by the flooding in Cruso.  The Bibles will be distributed at an event December 4, “Hope for the Holidays”, a workshop for those who have suffered loss during the past year.  To make a monetary gift donation, mark it for “Haywood Children’s Outreach”.   Any surplus funds from this collection, along with other mission funds will be used to help purchase Bibles for the Junaluska Bible Club’s Christmas party.

Nursery Worker Needed –     Providence is looking to hire a part time nursery worker for each Sunday from 9:45 to 12noon.  Please contact Edward Brouwer 828-550-4615, or Linda Wilson, 901-230-7178,, if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.  Also, please be in prayer that God will guide this process. Thank you!




Wed. Night Bible Study:  Wednesday Night Bible study for men and women meets in Fellowship Hall from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Currently we are studying the book of Philippians.

Women’s Prayer Group – 10:15am Tuesday mornings, contact Linda Roberts for more info

Men’s Prayer Group – 6:45am Thursday mornings, contact Sam Mitchell for more info.



Open Door Soup Kitchen: This is an ongoing commitment of Providence Church to the least, the last, the lost and the lonely of our community.  While Open Door is no longer able to serve meals, we are still volunteering to cook the meals on the first Friday of each month.  If you can serve in this way, please let Linda Wilson know at 901-230-7178.  Thanks for your faithfulness.  Please join us this Friday, November 5th to bless and be blessed.


Prayer Requests: Healing: Glenda White, Judd and Susanne Harriot, Robbie Hargrove, Mike Lear, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Glenn & Laura Glad; Thom Morgan’s mother; Lisa Rhodarmer’s mother Ruth and brother Michael; Sarah Altman’s brother-in-law Dan