Order of Worship for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Posted May 18th, 2018

Gathering Music    “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”    – arr. Wesley Hanson

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    “I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ”    – Johann Sebastian Bach

Welcome Words

*Song of Welcome    “Wind Who Makes All Winds”

Wind who makes all winds that blow – gusts that bend the saplings low, gales that heave the sea in waves, stirrings in the mind’s deep caves – aim your breath with steady pow’r on your church, this day, this hour. Raise, renew the life we’ve lost, Spirit God of Pentecost. Raise, renew the life we’ve lost, Spirit God of Pentecost.

Fire who fuels all fires that burn – suns around which planets turn ,beacons marking reefs and shoals, shining truth to guide our souls – come to us as once you came; burst in tongues of sacred flame! Light and Power, Might and Strength, fill your church, its breadth and length. Light and Power, Might and Strength, fill your church, its breadth and length.

Holy Spirit, Wind and Flame, move within our mortal frame. Make our hearts an altar pyre. Kindle them with your own fire. Breathe and blow upon that blaze till our lives, our deeds, and ways speak that tongue which ev’ry land by your grace shall understand, speak that tongue which ev’ry land by your grace shall understand.

Invitation to Give

Giving Music    “Triumphant Spirit”    – Nicholas Hanson

Giving Prayer

Message in Music    “Let All the People Sing Praise!”    – Lloyd Larson

I was glad when they said unto me,

“Let us go into the house of Our God!”

Praise Our God in the sanctuary!

Praise Our God in the firmament!

Let the earth resound in joyous praise!

Let all the people sing praise unto Our God!”

Praise Our God, all you people,

Let God’s name be exalted from the dawn to the setting of the sun.

Praise Our God, all you people, worship Our God,

all you people glory to God who reigns o’er all the earth!

I have seen you in the sanctuary.

I‘ve beheld Your power and Your glory.

Because Your love is better than life;

with my lips I will praise and glorify You as long as, I live,

and I will lift my hands in praise to You!

Children’s Time                                                                                                         

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

Scripture Song    “Veni Sancte Spiritus”    #298

        Janelle Flory Schrock

Scripture Focus    Ezekiel 37: 1-14    The Message (MSG)

Message    “Not Dry Bones, but Weary Ones”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Healer of Our Every Ill”    #377

*Sending Words

Sending Music    “Holy God, We Praise You”    – Wilbur Held

Please be seated for the Sending Music

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