Order of Worship for Sunday, December 30, 2018

Posted December 28th, 2018

“Yes God wants you to do signs and wonders. But the love of God manifested through you is what people really need. So you first must see God’s face. You must become so close to God’s very heartbeat that you can feel what others feel. ”

Knowing the Sound of God’s Heartbeat, Lizzy Harford

 

 

Gathering Music                    “ Glory to God in the Highest”                       –arr. Susan Caudill

 

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                              “Vom Himmel Hoch”               –Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow

*Unison Opening Words for the New Year

We say the name that gives us Hope: JESUS

In song, we raise the name that brings us Peace: JESUS

With shouts, we cry the name that brings us Joy: JESUS

In prayer, we share the name that brings us Love: JESUS

Through seasons of change we celebrate and follow, God in flesh: JESUS

*Opening Song                                “He is Born”                                                InsertCommunion

Invitation

Words for the Bread and Cup

We eat this bread – we drink this cup.

We do this in remembrance of God – who was born in the infant Jesus.

We do this in remembrance of God – who calls us to be light in this world.

May we remember as we eat and drink.

May we remember as we go forth – into a New Year – to do God’s work.

Partake of the Bread and Cup

Communion Prayer

AMEN (Three-fold)

Offering Our Gifts

Music for the Gifts     “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”               –arr. Mark Hayes

Prayer for the Gifts

Children’s Time

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

Scripture Song                  “All Beautiful the March of Days”                                    #159

Scripture Reading                   Eccl esiastes 3:1:11b                                            pg. 616

Community Prayer for the New Year

Scripture Song               “This is a Day of New Beginnings”                                  #640

Scripture Reading                    Rev elation 21:1-6a                                             pg. 259

Message                                  “Imagine the Possibilities”                                          Jerry

*Sending Song                    “New Earth, Heavens New””                                       #299

*Sending Words

*Sending Music               “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow”                   – arr. Mark Hayes

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