Note: This Sunday, we will have virtual communion together. Any bread/cracker and drink can be used as communion elements.


ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

Lighting of the solidarity lamp
–Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with El Divino Redentor

Prelude   “You are holy”

Call to worship

Beneath the mists of time,

Before the world began,

Beyond our understanding:

In the beginning . . .  God.

 

Fathering history,

Mothering creation,

Parenting earth’s people

From the beginning . . . God.

 

Expecting the right moment,

Preparing the right way,

Revealing the right person

For each new beginning . . . God.

 

Praise be to God,

Maker and mover of heaven and earth.

 

(adapted from A Wee Worship Book)

Green songbook #3 – Jesus calls us here to meet him

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Purple songbook #29 – My soul cries out

Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– The children’s offering through August benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly. Donations may be sent to the FMC office at any time or can be made online (select children’s offering in “To” box)

Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon

Communion (gather your drink and bread)
– Green songbook #4 – You’ve got a place

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music  
In the absence of a weekly offering collection, reflect on how you are practicing and receiving generosity. Consider giving to First Mennonite Church by mailing a check, giving through your bank, or giving online.

Work of the church

Green songbook #29 – You are all we have

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Song leaders = Cindy & Clark Breeze
Piano – Pastor Deb
Prelude & meditation music – Pastor Deb
Children’s Storyteller – Rebecca Bare
Scripture Reader – Janet Liechty
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael