Theme:
New hymnal dedication

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – El Senyor (Voices Together #118 – sung by the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers)

Welcome

Call to Worship

Voices Together #594 – Over my head (Cindy Breze & Andrea Welty Peachey)

Prayer

Reflection: Farewell to the old (Matt Yoder)

Green Hymnal #74 – Now go in peace (Matt Yoder)

Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– “Like a Rock” (Voices Together #634) using our new mallet instruments (Shungu family)
– The Children’s Fall/Winter offering benefits Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as it celebrates its centennial year in 2020. 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)

Reflection: How the new hymnal came into being (Cindy Breeze)

Reflection: Welcome the new (Andrea Welty Peachey)

Voices Together #377 – New earth, heavens new (Andrea Welty Peachey & Liesel Schrag on oboe)

Voices Together #62 – God is here among us (Andrea Welty Peachey)

Reflection: Anabaptist contributors (Matt Yoder)

Voices Together #389 – Together (Virtual Choir)

Reflection: How the hymnal expands our theology, welcome, imagination & connection (Pastor Deb)

Voices Together #582 – My love colors outside the lines (sung by Eastern Mennonite University Choir)

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – Living, moving, end and beginning (Voices Together #425 sung by the Menno Singers)

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

Voices Together #1 – Summoned by the God who made us (Virtual Choir)

Benediction


Worship Leader & sharing – Pastor Deb
Announcements – Pastor Michael
Hymns – Cindy Breeze, Andrea Welty Peachey, Matt Yoder, Virtual Choir & a variety of Mennonite choirs
Virtual Choir – Cindy & Clark Breeze, David Horst Lehman, Carrie Nelson, Marcia & Randy Nelson, Kathy Springer, Deb Sutter, Andrea Welty Peachey & Matt Yoder
Oboe – Liesl Schrag
Children’s Storyteller – Cindy Breeze
Mallet Instruments – Shungu family

Reflections – Cindy Breeze, Pastor Deb, Andrea Welty Peachey & Matt Yoder