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Order of Worship for Sunday, February 17, 2019


About a third of children in Haiti have intestinal parasites at any one time.

Gathering Music

“To Us a Child of Hope Is Born” (all verses)    #189

“O Young and Fearless Prophet” (verses 1,3, & 4)    #374

“Beyond a Dying Sun” (all verses)    #323

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

Opening Scripture    Mark 9:50

“Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it?

Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

*Opening Song    “You Are Salt for the Earth”    #226

Invitation to Give

Giving Music    “For the Beauty of the Earth”    – Conrad Kocher/ arr. Mary McDonald

Giving Prayer

Prayer Scripture    Isaiah 1:17

“Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.”

Unison Prayer

WE PRAY:   justice for the falsely accused and freedom for the wrongly imprisoned.

WE PRAY:   healing for the tortured or abused and care for the orphan and widow.

WE PRAY:   concern for the refugee and dispossessed and above all – forgiveness for our emotional detachment.

MAY WE, O GOD:  Weep as You weep and love as You love.

MAY WE, O GOD:  Not be afraid to be angry for the sake of ALL Your children –

whoever and wherever they might be. AMEN     © John Birch (adapted)

Message in Music    “Order My Steps”    – arr. Jack Schrader

Order my steps in Your Word, Dear Lord. Lead me, guide me every day.

Send Your anointing, Father, I pray. Order my steps in Your Word!

Humbly I ask Thee, teach me your will. While You are working, help me be still.

Tho’ Satan is busy, God is real! Order my steps in Your Word!

I want to walk worthy, my calling to fulfill.

Please order my steps Lord, and I’ll do Your blessed will.

The world is ever changing but You are still the same.

If You order my steps, I’ll praise Your name.

Order my steps, in your word – Order my tongue in your word

Guide my feet in your word – Wash my heart in your word

Show me how to walk in Your Word – Show me how to talk in Your Word

When I need a brand new song to sing – Show me how to let Your praises ring,

In Your Word, please order my steps in Your Word.

Children’s Time

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

Message Song                   “What Does the Lord Require”                                     #409

Message Scripture    Micah 6: 6-8 (inclusive)

“With what shall I come before God and bow myself before God? Shall I come before God with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will God be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgressions, the fruit of my body for the iniquities of my soul?” God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does God require of you – but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Message    Be an All-the-Time Ally by:

1)   Continuously learning – reading, researching – people and events of the ‘marginalized other’

2)   Continuously growing – seeking out ways to be an ally to positively impact equality in education, employment, housing and the judicial system

3)   Pay it forward – use your position of privilege to open a door of opportunity for those on the ‘outside’ – be a mentor, help create and support networks for those often left out

4)   Diversify your support to other marginalized persons/groups

5)   Look beyond stereotypes – ‘see’ the individual not just ‘the group’

Closing Scripture    Psalm 15

“O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the LORD; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.”

*Closing Song     “For We Are Strangers No More”    #322

*Sending Words

*Sending Music                                      

*Please rise in body and/or spirit.

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