ORDER OF SERVICE
Note: All hymns are from the new Voices Together hymnal
Lighting of the Solidarity lamp –
Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with IELEDIR (formerly EDR)
Prelude – Concerto in E Flat by Joseph Hayden
Hymn #208: With Mary Sing Magnificat
Welcome & prayer
PART 2: BREAK INTO SMALL GROUPS
(in-person & zoom)
Responsive Reading (from Psalm 24)
Leader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
People: for God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
Leader: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in YHWH’s holy place?
People: Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
Leader: They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation.
People: Such is the company of those who seek YHWH, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
Leader: Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors! That the King of glory may come in.
People: Who is the King of glory?
Leader: The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.
People: Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
Leader: Who is this King of glory?
ALL: The Lord of hosts, YHWH is the King of glory.
Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Sharing in Small Groups
– Note: Please text Pastors Michael or Deb items to share with the entire congregation later in the service, or be prepared to type them into the zoom chat during sharing time.
PART 3: ONLINE (all on zoom)
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– The children’s offering benefits Crisis Nursery in Champaign. The organization’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to families in crisis. Donations may be sent to the FMC office at any time or can be made online (select children’s offering in “To” box)
Meditation Music – Be Thou My Vision
– 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.
Sharing & Prayer
Work of the Church
Hymn #6 – Let’s Walk Together
Worship Leader- Pastor Deb
Prelude & Meditation – Kathy Springer & grandson
Hymns – Andrea Welty Peachey & Deb Sutter
Children’s Story – Cindi Schieber
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael
Technician – Bharat Patel