ORDER OF SERVICE
Lighting of the solidarity lamp
–Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with El Divino Redentor
Call to worship
Seekers of God, you are present and God is present.
Open your eyes to see anew.
Lovers of God, you are present and God is present.
Open your hearts to be touched anew.
Followers of God, you are present and God is present.
Open your mind to learn anew.
People of God, you are present and God is present.
Open yourself to be filled anew.
From Words for Worship 2 by Diane Zaerr Brenneman
Purple songbook #5 – Open my ears, open my eyes
Welcome & prayer
Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)
Green Songbook #16 – Praise with joy the world’s Creator
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– TODAY is the final children’s offering to benefit the 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 25:14-46
Green songbook #30 – Jesus Christ is waiting
Congregational sharing & prayer
– 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
Purple songbook #123 – Let us talents and tongues employ
Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Hymns – Pastor Deb
Prelude & meditation music – Pete Shungu
Children’s Storyteller – Cindy Breeze
Scripture Reader – Lynne Sancken
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael