ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude  

Call to worship (Purple songbook #192)

Wind of God, blow far from us
all dark despair, all deep distress
all groundless fears, all sinful desires,
all false values, all selfish wishes. (Silence)

Blow into us your holy presence,
your living love, your healing touch,
your splendid courage, your mighty strength,

your perfect peace, your boundless joy. (Silence)

Wind of the God who loves and forgives us,
blow strong, blow fresh, blow now. AMEN

Green songbook #67  “Let there be light, Lord God”

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #226  “You are salt for the earth”

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
– Download and print Beatitudes for Kids and children’s activities based on the scripture.

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-16

Sermon

Green songbook #61  “How can we be silent”

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

Hymnal #401  “This little light of mine”

Benediction

Note: Intergenerational Arts & Faith summer Sunday school activities for this service can be viewed at this link.


Worship Leader – Pastor Michael
Song Leader – Pastor Deb
Prelude – John Trimmer
Meditation music – Pam Pena Martin
Children’s Storyteller – Marcia Nelson
Scripture Reader – Matt Klopfenstein
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael