Sunday Worship Service for November 22, 2020

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now:
    Riviera Presbyterian Church Bulletin Script November 22, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video duration is 36.5 minutes.
  3. HOLY GROUNDS:  When the video finishes playing, please join our call on Zoom at 11:45 a.m.:  (Zoom meeting ID 829 1129 7119 password 056833)
  4. FRIENDSHIP FORM:  Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern

Photo of Christ Pantocrator Sinai Icon is in the Public Domain.

Photo of Christ Pantocrator Sinai Icon is in the Public Domain.


Worship Sunday November 22, 2020

Good Morning!

Welcome to Riviera’s virtual worship service. We’re delighted that you joined us today. Even when we’re physically apart, the Holy Spirit unites us as one community! Even when we can’t go to church, we are the church!

Let us know you worshiped with us today by filling out the Friendship Form located on our website WORSHIP page.

If you are joining us via Facebook or YouTube, please check in or leave us a comment so we know you are worshiping with us today.

Don’t forget to keep checking our various social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for up-to-date information. Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet?




WELCOME – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP –Psalm 100 — Butch Sorenson

One: Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

All: Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

One: Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

All: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

One: For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

CALL TO CONFESSION — Rev. Dr. David Welton

Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd who gave your life for the sheep. You are the Judge who was judged in our place. Let us then with boldness approach the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us confess our sin against God and our neighbor.


Righteous God, you have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all. We confess that we are slow to acknowledge his rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world, and fail to be governed by justice and love. In your mercy, forgive us.

Christ our King, teach us to see your face among the poor— feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, and visiting those who are sick or in prison. We look forward to your reign of justice, compassion, and love. Amen.


Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE — Rev. Rosemary Noga Welton




God of mercy, you promised never to break your covenant with us. Amid all the changing words of our generation, speak your eternal Word that does not change. Then may we respond to your gracious promises with faithful and obedient lives; through our Lord Jesus Christ.


    • “At the Name of Jesus” by Ralph Vaughan Williams


    • Matthew 25:  31-46

SERMON — Rev. Rosemary Noga Welton

    • ‘What About the King?’


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE — Rev. Dr. David Welton

You have gathered us together on this Lord’s Day to remember the ways we are blessed in this life, and to pray for those in our world who are in want or need. Blend our distant voices into one, and as we offer up each petition, let us say,

Bring in your kingdom of love.

We thank you for the nurture and sustenance you give us in good food; help us reach out to those who are hungry and sustain them,

Bring in your kingdom of love.

We thank you for clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; help us to care for our planet and pass on a clean environment to the next generations,

Bring in your kingdom of love.

We thank you for our safe homes and families who love us; help us to welcome strangers in our midst and treat them as family,

Bring in your kingdom of love.

We thank you for good healthcare and the chance at living long, fruitful lives; help us to create a country that cares for its people who need doctors and hospitals;

Bring in your kingdom of love.

We thank you for our safety in a world filled with fear and hatred; help us to heal our divisions, care for those who feel they don’t matter, and reform our broken systems;

Bring in your kingdom of love.

Most of all we thank you for the faith that inspires us to be your servants, in one mind and heart, and for your presence in our world in your Son Jesus Christ. Hear us as we pray as he taught us:


For the Lord’s Prayer we appreciate the diverse traditions and backgrounds that make up the Riviera family of faith, and encourage you to use whatever words for this prayer are meaningful for you.

Our Creator, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS and CALL TO OFFERING  — Rev. Martha M. Shiverick


The Act of Gratitude

    1. You may donate today via credit/debit card by visiting our website at and clicking on the GIVE button
    2. You may download the free Give+ app (iOS & Android)
    3. You may consider setting up online payment via your bank bill pay program.
    4. You may also mail in your check to the church at Riviera Presbyterian Church at 5275 Sunset Drive, Miami FL 33143

If you are a member of another church, please donate to them during this time


Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God, ye hosts in heaven above;
Praise God, the Trinity of Love. Amen

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION —  Rev. Rosemary Noga Welton

CLOSING HYMN — Riviera Choir and Ukulele Ensemble



You are invited to join the zoom meeting for fellowship time.

Starts at 11:45 a.m.


    • Don’t forget to fill out the Friendship Form below, or leave us a comment on Facebook so we know you worshiped with us today. Please include any prayer requests you have which will be sent to our pastoral care team.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY:   Join us next Sunday Morning for Online Adult Bible Study Class, via ZOOM. 10:00 am – 10:30 am. This is a great opportunity to study Sunday’s sermon passage with Pastor Missy. Meeting 860-148-3445

RIVIERA FOOD PANTRY MINISTRY:  will be distributing food on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon on the east entrance of the sanctuary.  Our Current Needs:  Canned Veggies, fruits, soups, and tuna, pasta sauce, peanut butter and granola bars.  Donations can be dropped off at the church Fellowship Hall doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. If you are ordering the food to be delivered please schedule them for Tuesdays or Thursdays. –Thank you.

–Thank you.


Video and audio was performed and recorded by various members of the church’s staff and family for the purpose of providing online worship to the members of Riviera Presbyterian and others who view the link.  Reprinted/streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-713957. All rights reserved.


Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Hymn 260.

Siyahamba/We Are Marching In the Light of God
#65063 Type: Words and Music; First Line: We Are Marching In the Light of God. Contributors: Anders Nyberg.

At the Name of Jesus
Hymn 260. Public Domain. By. R.Vaughan Williams

We Gather Together
Presbyterian Hymnal, #336. Text Attrib to Adrianus Valerius, c1626. Trans. By Theodore Baker, 1894. Music by Neder-landsch Gedenck Clanck, 1626, harm. Eduard Kremser, 1877. Ukulele

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