ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude

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

Children’s story
– 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

Sermon

Green songbook #30 – Jesus Christ is waiting

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

Purple songbook #123 – Let us talents and tongues employ

Benediction


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