Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
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Our online worship will begin at 10:30am central on Sunday morning. Grab a candle to recall the light of Christ, and something that you can use for communion so that you are ready to worship God, wherever you worship with us.
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Sharing Christ's Peace
Gathering in the Light
Prelude to Worship
Invitation to Worship
One: We may be thirsty and parched, like an un-watered garden, so we come into God’s presence:
ALL: The Divine One is a spring of water!
One: We may be weary from worry and work so we come into God’s presence:
ALL: The Holy One offers us Sabbath rest!
One: We may be lost or confused so we come into God’s presence:
ALL: The Wise One offers us welcome and guidance!
One: We may be bent over with struggle or pain, so we come into God’s presence:
ALL: The Healing One empowers us to stand strong!
One: We have gathered in God's holy presence, the One who etches grace on our hearts.
ALL: This is the place where God will transform us into disciples,
One: write compassion on our souls, and breathe the Word into our lives.
ALL: Let us worship Holy God
Opening Song (Sing with us!) - CH 662 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Song of Response (Sing with us!) - CH 249 Spirit
Prayer of Illumination (Sing with us!) - Be still and know, that I am God.
Scripture - Mark 12:28 - 34 (CEB)
Sermon - Re-Visiting Our Roots
Scripture - Discovering the Church in the Bible, a Children Worship & Wonder story by Rev. Dick Gibson
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request) and Our Lord's Prayer
Special Music - "The Blessing" by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Steven Furtick
Invitation to Stewardship - Click Here to Donate
Doxology (Sing along!) - CH 381 Take My Gifts
Prayer of Dedication
Celebration of Communion - ALL are welcome!
Words of Institution: Matthew 26:26-29
Communion Response (Instrumental)
Invitation to Discipleship
Sabbatical Sent Out and Transition of Leadership
Mary Lou: Laura, we all pray God’s blessings on you and for you as you depart today for this sabbatical leave, this time of renewal, spiritual study, and prayer.
ALL: As you journey, we ask God to guide you in all you do, in all that you will learn, and for all that you will be eager to return and teach us.
Laura: May God’s wisdom and God’s peace and God’s Spirit be with us all as I depart from you for a short season to rest, renew my calling, and learn more of how to best lead you in the ways of continued growth in mission and in spirit.
ALL: May you experience the gift of spiritual growth on your leave time, may your studies and your prayers be fruitful. May you come back refreshed and excited for all that ministry can yet be in this church!
Laura: I pray that, as all of you study and pray during this time, God would lead you to know more and be ever-more-committed to doing those things that make for a thriving church who indeed continue to grow in discipleship.
ALL: We will pray for you and for all our staff and church leaders, that we might all be strengthened and renewed in this time. We especially pray for Mark as he assumes new roles and challenges as our Sabbatical Minister during this season.
Laura: During my leave time, I will also pray for all of you, and use my time faithfully to renew and strengthen me to serve as your Senior Pastor. I look forward to the ways God will use our shared growth in ministry together.
Mary Lou: We send you off with our blessing and our continuing prayers, and will greet your return with joy.
Mark: We consecrate your sabbath time with this blessing…
Closing Hymn (Sing along!) - CH 459 (v. 1, 3 & 5) Lord, You give the Great Commission
Blessing & Benediction
Sharing the Light
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.
Invitation to Worship adapted from the Call to Worship written by The Rev. Catherine Rolling, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.