Order of Worship for Sunday, June 30, 2019

Posted June 28th, 2019


Average age of the Haitian population is 22, but life expectancy is 63.


Gathering Music    

“This Is the Day”   sing twice    #58

“For All the Saints”    (vs. 1-4-8)    #636

“When Morning Gilds the Skies”    (vs. 1-2-4)    #644

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    “Jesu, Word of God”    – Mozart

*Welcoming Words


Let us worship with our eyes and ears and fingertips;

let us love the world through heart and mind and body.


We feed our eyes upon the mystery and revelation in the faces of our

brothers and sisters.


We seek to know the wistfulness of the very young and the very old,

the wistfulness of people in all times of life.


We seek to understand the shyness behind arrogance,

the fear behind pride, the tenderness behind clumsy strength,

the anguish behind cruelty.


All life flows into a great common life,

if we will only open our eyes to our companions.


Let us worship, not in bowing down, not with closed eyes and stopped ears.

Let us worship with the opening of all the windows of our beings,

with the full outstretching of our spirits.


Life comes with singing and laughter, with tears and confiding,

with a rising wave too great to be held in the mind and heart and body,

to those who have fallen in love with life.


Let us worship, and let us learn to love. 

Let us worship and let us be fully Alive!    Kenneth L. Patton

*Welcoming Song    “Here We Have Gathered”    screens/insert

Invitation to Give

Music for the Giving    

“Open the Eyes of My Heart with Be Thou My Vision”    – arr. Christopher Phillips

Blessing for the Giving

Special Music    “Because He Lives (Amen)”    arr. Gaither et al

Children’s Time

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

Prayer Song    “Gathered Here”    screens/insert

One time in Unison. Three times as a round.

Prayers of the Community

Scripture Song    “To Be Alive”

To be alive, to be alive, it’s wonderful for us to be alive,

to love someone and know somebody loves you too;

Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down, sometimes I’m lost but anytime I’m found,

is when I hear somebody loves me, maybe you.

Now grace is good, and grace is grand, but it’s a word that’s hard to understand,

it can’t be earned, it can’t be bought by things you do.

So grace like love can make life real, but it’s a gift you cannot buy or steal;

to love your neighbor as yourself, is grace come true.

Scripture    Luke 9: 51-62    p. 70

Reflection    “We Are Alive!”    Jerry Bowen

after an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song    “Help Us to Help Each Other”    #362

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “Sing the Glad Song”    – Franklin Ritter

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