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 – Appalachian Sunrise by Joseph Martin
Call to Worship (Psalm 145:10-18 & Ephesians 3:14-21)
Leader: All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your faithful shall bless you. They shall speak of the glory of your realm, and tell of your power, to make known to all people your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your realm.
People: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father and Mother, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.
Leader: Your kingdom O God is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in every word, and gracious in every deed. God upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
People: I pray that, according to the riches of God’s glory, God may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through the Spirit,and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.
Leader: The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.
People: I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Leader: You are just in all your ways, and kind in all your deeds. You are near to all who call upon You, to all who call upon You in truth.
People: Now to the one who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Welcome & prayer
– 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)
GOD AS WORD
John 1 excerpts
Voices Together #405 – Listen to the Word
Healing Montage: Luke 8:42-48; Matthew 9:2-8; Matthew 20:29-34; Acts 9:10-19
Voices Together #644 – Healer of our Every Ill
– Note: Please text Pastor Deb items to share with the entire congregation. Pastor Michael is away this morning.
– 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.
Voices Together #828 – There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind
Revelation 21-22 (excerpts)
Voices Together #705 – For the Healing of the Nations
Video: Jonas Horst Lehman
Sharing & Prayer
Video: Salt & Light Moment for Mission
Work of the Church
Note: If you (children or adults) would like to practice Embodied Scripture, Mary Biddle has recorded a Psalm with pictures for you to try it out. Click here to see the video.
Worship Leader- Pastor Deb
Prelude – Jan Kellogg
Meditation – Lincoln Morris
Hymns – Pastor Deb
Children’s Story – Mary Biddle
Embodied Scripture Group – Rebecca Bare, Mary Biddle, Cindy Breeze, Chuck Gibson, Pastor Deb
Embodied Scripture Facilitator – Shawn Rodriguez
Sharing – Pastor Deb
Technician – Phil Martens