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Sharing Christ's Peace
Prelude to Worship
Invitation to Worship
If you come into this place
with the hope of growing deeper,
with the hope of connecting,
with the hope of glimpsing God,
and if all of those things take place,
and your spirit is moved,
and you swear God is near,
and you feel more than lucky for the gift of faith,
and then the service comes to an end,
and it’s time for you to leave,
and you ask yourself,
“Where do we go from here?”
Then I would say to you,
“Go out into the world
to love and to share and to learn,
but come back soon,
because this is the beginning.
This is only the beginning.
So come on in.
Fill your cup here.
Be present here.
God is here.”
Let us worship Holy God.
Opening Song (Sing with us!) - CH #280 "God Is Here!"
Song of Response (Sing with us!) - CH #259
"Spirit of the Living God"
Prayer of Illumination (Sing with us!) -
Be still and know, that I am God.
Scripture - Ruth 1:1-22 (CEB)
Worship & Wonder Scripture - "Ruth and Naomi"
inspired by Ruth 1-4
Introduction of Guest Preacher
Sermon - Rev. Melissa Guthrie Loy, Executive Director and Minister of AllianceQ (the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance)
Special Music - Ashley Jones Rivers “This is Me”
from The Greatest Showman, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request)
and Our Lord's Prayer
Invitation to Stewardship - Click Here to Donate
Doxology (Sing with us!) - CP #19 "Everything I Am"
Prayer of Dedication
Celebration of Communion - ALL are welcome!
Communion Response (Sing with us!) - CH #452
"Here I Am, Lord"
Invitation to Discipleship
Closing Hymn (Sing with us!) - "Oh, How Good It Is"
Blessing & Benediction
Acknowledgements and permissions:
Permission to use and stream the music in this worship service obtained from ONE LICENSE #A-730652 and CCLI #36152 and CSPL143030. All rights reserved.
Portions of our liturgy written by or adapted from resources by Sarah Are/A Sanctified Art LLC and the "I've Been Meaning to Ask" series.