ORDER OF SERVICE
Lighting of the solidarity lamp
–Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with El Divino Redentor
Prelude – “Now thank we all our God” by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Call to worship
Shout out to the LORD, all the earth,
Worship the Lord in rejoicing, come before God in glad song.
Know that the Lord is God, the One who made us.
We are God’s people and the flock God tends.
Come into the gates of the LORD with thanksgiving, enter the sanctuary of God’s love with praise.
Give thanks and bless the name of the LORD.
For the Lord is good,
God’s steadfast love endures forever,
God’s faithfulness lasts from generation to generation.
Hymnal #99 – We praise thee, O God
Welcome & prayer
Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)
Hymnal #105 -Christ, we do all adore thee
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– 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 – Ezekiel 34:11-16; 20-24 & Ephesians 1:15-23
Green songbook #80 – Christ be near at hand
Congregational sharing & prayer
Meditative music – “On a folk song” arr by Joseph Martin
– 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 #73 – The Lord lift you up
Worship Leader – Pastor Michael
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Deb
Prelude & Meditation music – Jan Kellogg
Hymns – Cindy Breeze
Children’s Storyteller – Bruce Miller
Scripture – Mary Krick