Order of Worship for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Posted May 31st, 2019

HAITI WATER PROJECT

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Gathering Music

“There is a Balm in Gilead”    – arr. Pam Gervais

“Almighty, King Eternal” – Medley    – arr. Marilyn Hamm

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    “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”    – Lemmel/arr. Marilyn Hamm

*Unison Opening Prayer    #726

Gracious and eternal God, we thank you

for the bonds of love we share within your church.

We thank you for Jesus Christ, who has joined us into one living body.

Enable us, by your Spirit, to walk together in unity of love and purpose,

to help one another by work and example,

to live in faithful obedience to your will.

By the justice and mercy we show one another, may your name be

praised through Jesus Christ, our Lord.     AMEN

*Opening Song    “How Good a Thing It Is”    #310

Invitation to Give

Offering Music    “For the Beauty of the Earth”    – Kocher/arr. Brian Chung

Offering Prayer

Children’s Time

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

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

Prayer of Confession    (inspired by John 17)

Forgive us, O God;

when we treat people as though they are just a nuisance

when we are annoyed with others’ behavior

when people unexpectedly assert themselves and disquiet us

when we find it difficult to include those who think or act differently from our norm

when we are cruel in our judgements or exclusions

Forgive us, O God, when we do not hear or heed Jesus’ prayer for unity.

Forgive those who exploit others for profit.

Help us to seek justice for those who experience exploitation and helplessness.

Open our eyes to any ways in which we can encourage righteousness.    AMEN

from the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (adapted)

Scripture Focus    John 17: 20-26 (New International Version – NIV)

20 “My prayer is not for [these disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one. [Creator God], just as you are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “[Creator, God], I want those you have given me – to be with me where I am, and [I want them] to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous [Holy One], though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

26 I have made you[a] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

Message    “That we May all be One”    Jerry Bowen

after an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song    “Heart With Loving Heart United”    #420

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “Benediction” (God Be in My Head)    – arr. Masterson

*Please rise in body and/or spirit.

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