Christian Ed Activities for July 19 Worship; Matthew 18:10-14

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude   “Fairest Lord Jesus”

Call to worship (based on Psalm 95 & Ezekiel 34)

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;

let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before God with thanksgiving

and extol the Lord with music and song.

 

The Lord has made a covenant with the flock

To bring them into rich pasture,

To rid the land of savage beasts,

To send showers in season,

To bind up the injured and strengthen the weak,

To shepherd the flock with justice.

 

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for this is our God and we are the people of God’s pasture.

Purple songbook #1 – Praise the One who breaks the darkness

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #170 – The king of love my shepherd is

Children’s story
– The current children’s offering benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly

Scripture: Matthew 18:10-14

Sermon

Purple songbook #121 – Nothing is lost on the breath of God

Congregational sharing & prayer

Faith and Arts Sunday school Reflections

Meditative music   “Broken Vessels”
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 #17 -Halle, halle, hallelujah

Benediction


Worship Leader – Sam Cox
Song leader & guitar – Rafael Luquis
Prelude – Dan Matthews
Meditation music – Dan & Jimmie Matthews, Cindy Breeze & Gina Reynolds
Children’s Storyteller – Courtney Malcolm
Scripture Reader – Scott Bidner
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Deb