Order of Worship for Sunday, May 13, 2018

Posted May 10th, 2018

Gathering Music

Prelude on “Terra Beata”    – arr. Faye Lopez

“We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise”    – arr. Mark Hayes

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    “Jesus Calls Us to Meet Him”                                            

Gathering Words

*Gathering Song    “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”    Insert

Invitation to Give

Giving Music

Giving Prayer

Children’s Time                                                                                                         

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

Prayer Song    “I Will Change Your Name”    Insert

Prayer

Prayer Song    “As the Deer”    Insert

Scripture Focus    Matthew 5: 1-12    The Message (MSG)

You’re Blessed

5:1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:

3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and God’s rule.

4 “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

5 “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

6 “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. God’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

7 “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

8 “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

9 “You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

10 “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

11-12 “Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

Message in Music    “Blest Are They”

Message    “Blest are We”    Kathryn Whitacre

*Sending Song    “Blest Are They”    Insert

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “Alleluia”    – W. A. Mozart

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