Order of Worship for Sunday, June 18, 2017

Posted June 16th, 2017

Gathering Music

“Processional in C”    – Hal Hopson

“A Rondel”    – Charles Callahan

Welcome/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    “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

*Call to Worship

One:  Come, all that are weary, all that are carrying burdens so heavy

All:  Jesus will give us rest

One:  Come, take what Jesus has to offer: love, forgiveness, and grace

All:  Jesus will give us peace

One:  Come, find rest, and learn from Jesus

All:  Jesus will give us rest in our souls

One:  Come, let us worship God

All:  Let us follow Jesus, who leads us into new life.     – written by Rev. Mindi

*Opening Song    “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”    #493

Invitation to Give

Offering Music    “Be Thou My Vision”

Offertory Prayer

Children’s Time

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

Special Music    “Down to the River to Pray”    – arr. Ladizinsky and Redford

Unison Prayer of Confession

God, we have become proficient in religious planning and performance.

We can say all the correct words, but sometimes we leave our hearts far behind.

Have we practiced our worship to make it predictable and safe, becoming as bored as we are proud?

Where you find it, break through false religious pride.

Surprise us with Your radical word.

Stun us with how dangerous You are!

We have sometimes kept ourselves busy.

But for many, self-sufficiency has left exhaustion in its wake, and we are left anxious and bereft.

We give up trying to get our act together!

We come to you now, as you have summoned us.

Show us your heart and train us in humility.

We ask for insight to see and to seize opportunities for rest.

Thank you, gentle Savior. Amen     – written by Dorcas

Prayer Song    “O God, in Restless Living”    #557

Scripture Reading    Matthew 11: 28-30    p.12

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give your rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will

find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Message    “When we feel like Bilbo Baggins”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Joys Are Flowing Like a River”    #301

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    Excerpt from “Concert Grosso” Op. 6 No. 1    – Arcangelo Corelli

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