Worship Participants

Order of Worship for Sunday, April 22, 2018

Gathering Music    “Cantate Domino”    – Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni

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    “Abendsegan”    – Engelbert Humperdinck

Words of Welcome

We live God’s love in our actions.

May our open doors reflect God’s welcome to all.

May our open arms reflect God’s love to all.

May our open hearts reflect God’s acceptance to all.

May our actions, reflect God’s love.

Welcome to God’s House

*Song of Welcome    “Here in This Place”    #6

Childcare Volunteer Thank You

Responsive Prayer    “Love in Action”    by John van de Laar (adapted)

One:  Your love, O God, is an active love: engaged, involved, immersed.

All:  Your love, O God, is seen in what Jesus did, not just in what Jesus said:

in the blessing of children,

in the meals with outcasts,

in the touching of the untouchable,

in the ministries of presence and self-giving,

in the opening of the way to life for all who would come;

One:  And your love, O God, is expressed through people like us:

All:  as we share our wealth in simplicity and generosity;

as we share wholeness in care and healing of the sick and broken;

as we share hospitality by being truly present to the lonely, the imprisoned and the marginalized;

One:  as we share peace in kindness, listening and acceptance

with those who challenge us, confront us and threaten us.

You gave us the gift of Jesus – through whom your love was expressed and experienced in action.

All:  May we follow in his footsteps – not just in word and speech but in truth and action. 

AMEN

Invitation to Give

     Giving Music    “On Eagle’s Wings”    – arr. Mark Hayes

     Prayer for the Gifts

Message in Music    “Canon of Praise”    – Pachelbel/arr. Hopson

Based on Psalm 103

All within me bless the Lord, all within me bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, all within me, bless his holy name.

O bless the Lord, O bless his holy name.

O my soul, all within me, bless his holy name.

Lord, O bless his holy name.

O hear, you righteous know that the Lord is good.

With truth, with hope, we remember all his love, he crowns with hope, with hope and truth.

God the Lord is gracious, his mercy is the same forever.

The Lord our God same forever—

As a father loves his children, loves, he loves his own, so the Lord loves his own.

Those who know the Lord, they claim his ever present help.

Those who love the Lord shall claim, shall claim his ever present help.

O bless the Lord, O all within me – O my soul – bless his holy name.

O bless the Lord, my soul, O bless his holy name.

Children’s Time

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

Scripture Song    “Christ Be In My Mind”    (sing twice)

Scripture Focus    1 John 3: 16-18                                                       

Message    “Love….in truth and action”    Kathryn Whitacre

*Song of Commitment    “Here I Am, Lord”    #395

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “March in D”    – J. S. Bach