Worship Participants

Order of Worship for Sunday, August 18, 2019


 About half of Haitians get their water from a communal well but

fewer people have access to these wells than twenty-five years ago. 


Gathering Music    “How Majestic Is Your Name” with “Holy, Holy, Holy”    arr. Stan Pethel

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    “Melodia Serena”    G. F. Handel         

*Opening Sentences                                


Through this celebration and worship, we leave for a time the daily sequence of events, to examine life in its eternal dimensions and consequences:


asking questions about our values, our directions, our goals, and our relationships.


Let us spend this time in the present-ness of the Sacred One – God.


Praise be for this gathered community in this sacred place, for all people.

*Unison Words of Awareness

It is good to be together this morning!

With thankful hearts we have come to celebrate the bounty of the day, to bask in the warmth of this community, to share with friends the rhythms of our lives, to entertain, perennially, our hopes for a better future. We come here, to be together, because this Is how we believe our lives are best lived: in questioning and in conversation, in compassion and in service, in gratitude and in joy, in companionship, and in love. It is good to be together this morning!   (A. Wohler)

*Opening Song    “Here In This Place”    #6

Invitation to Giving                                                                        

Giving Music    “When Answers Aren’t Enough”     Scott Brown and Greg Nelson

Giving Blessing

Spiritual Education    Suzee Wolcott Shugart    Chair, Faith Formation Team

Third Graders Receiving Bibles: 

Nathan Friesen – presented by Robert Dell

Hannah Wilgers – presented by Elaine Fleenor

Ashleigh Coyle – presented by Doris Coppock

Reyna Bowen – presented by Elaina McMillan

Elliot Schoming – presented by Sage Koelling

Song of Response    “Don’t Forget Where You Came From”    Carolyn Arends

You’re so fresh from heaven there’s still angel dust on you;

am so amazed God sent you here.

Every time I hold you I am thanking [God] for you. So baby let me whisper in your ear;


Don’t forget where you came from, don’t lose sight of whose you are.

Take after your Heavenly Father, [God] will take you far.

Wherever you go, whatever may come,

little one, don’t forget where you came from.

I know the One who made you – made the planets and the stars and so I guess

I should not be surprised but it still takes my breath away how wonderful you are.

So baby as you grow and live your life; (Chorus)

Children’s Time

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

Scripture Song    “Guide My Feet”    #546

Scripture Focus    Hebrews 11: 29-12:3 (12:1b)    The Message (MSG)

Message    “..start running and never quit..”    Kathryn Whitacre

After an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song    “Sent Forth By God’s Blessing”  (one verse)    Screens

With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living the tasks of our ev’ryday life we will face.

Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, embracing the children of each tribe and race.

The fruit of Christ’s teaching, receptive souls reaching,

shall blossom in action for God and for all.

His grace did invite us, his love shall unite us to work for God’s kingdom and answer his call.

 *Sending Words

 *Sending Music    “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”    arr. Thomas Chesterson

             *Indicates – Please rise in Body and/or Spirit.

Reminder:  The bulletin announcements/weekly newsletter are sent to your email address every Friday with “CoB Communications” caption in the address line.  You may pick up a paper copy from the stand on the sanctuary level, or from the literature rack immediately inside the front door of the Education Building.

Ask about:  Large Print Bulletins/Hymnals

and/or how to use the ‘hearing loop’ or Sound Mate’