Worship Participants

Order of Worship for Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gathering Music

“You Are My Hiding Place”    – Michael Ledner

“Ein’ Feste Burg”    – arr. Heather Sorenson

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.

Moment in Mission Circles of McPherson County

Focusing Music    “Jesus, Guide Me”    – J. S. Bach

Prayer of Invitation

*Opening Song    “Jesus Calls Us”    Insert

Time of Giving

Giving Music    “On Eagle’s Wings”    – arr. John Carter

Giving Blessing

Children’s Music    “Sandyland”    Words and Music by Karen Lafferty

           Kingdom Kids Children

The wise man built his house upon the Rock, and the rains came tumbling down.

The rains came down and the floods came up, but the house on the Rock stood firm.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand, and the rains came tumbling down.

The rains came down and the floods came up, and the house on the sand fell flat.

Don’t build your house on the sandyland, don’t build it too near the shore. 

Well, it might be kind of nice, but you’ll have to build it twice, oh, you’ll have to build your house once more.

You better build your house upon a rock, make a good foundation on a solid spot. Oh, the storms may come and go, but the peace of God you will know.

Children’s Time                                      

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

Prayer Song    “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee”    #357

Prayers of the People                                                                                                

Scripture Focus    I Thessalonians 1: 1-10    The Message

Message in Music    “God Be in My Head”    – Victor C. Johnson

God be in my head and in my understanding.

God be in my eyes and in my looking.

God be in my mouth and in my speaking.

God be in my heart and in my thinking.

Search me O God and know my heart, test me and know my thoughts.

You have designed the path I take – lead me in your ways.

God be in my end and at my departing. God be within me.

Message    “I Am Thankful for YOU”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Forward Through the Ages”    insert

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “A Joyous Acclimation”    – Gerald Peterson