Living Hope:
Truth-telling


ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – “Blue in Green” by Miles Davis

Call to worship

Come, people of God, and worship the Lord,

for you have been given mercy and grace.

Come, people of God, and praise the name of Jesus,

for you have been given abundant life.

Come, people of God, and receive the Spirit’s blessing,

for you have been given the privilege of sowing seeds of love for the reign of God.  

Hymn – The Love of God (Green songbook #44 tune; words adapted on screen)

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Black binder #15 – Upon this path

Mentor-Mentee Blessing & Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– Mentor-Mentee blessing
– 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)

Scripture – Matthew 7:15-20 & 1 John 4:1-21

Sermon

Hymnal #452 – Ubi caritas et amor

Congregational sharing & prayer
– CU Trauma & Resiliency Initiative

Meditative music – “Songs of the Dove and the Lily: Song 1” by Yehezkel Braun
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 #77 – The peace of the earth

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Sermon
& sharing – Pastor Michael
Prelude- Pam Pena Martin & Pete Shungu
Meditation music – Pam Pena Martin & Pete Shungu
Hymns – Pastor Deb
Children’s Storyteller – Cindy Breeze
Scripture – Lynne Sancken