Worship Participants

Order of Worship for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Gathering Music    – arr. Cindy Berry

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

“How Firm a Foundation”

“Be Still, My Soul”

Time of Sharing Time

. . . a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Focusing Music    “Introit” from the German Mass    – Schubert

*Unison Call to Worship

In God’s house there is an open door, an abundance of company, and always room for more. Welcome to Worship.

*Opening Song    “Here in This Place”    #6

Time of Giving

Music    Excerpt from “Sonata VI for Violin and Figured Bass”     – Handel

Blessing

Special Music    “Shine, Jesus, Shine”    – arr. Mark Hayes

Children’s Time 

Following story:  Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Prayer Song    “Help Us to Help Each Other”    #362

Time of Prayer

Scripture Focus    Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8 and Matthew 15: 21-28

Message    “for all peoples”    Kathryn Whitacre

*Sending Song    “For We Are Strangers No More”    #322

*Unison Sending Words

Creator God – as we go forth in Your name;

Empower us –

To nurture those newborn in faith,

To search for those still scattered on the hillsides of the world waiting for Your love.

Empower us –

To gather together Your people in our communities and to the ends of the earth.

God of mercy, God of grace – empower us to Love – as You Love. AMEN

*Sending Music    “Trumpet Tune”    – Purcell