WORSHIP SERVICES

Orders of worship for recent and upcoming services

Celebration of Worship November 29, 2020

Advent 1: Hope
On the road to readiness – admit need


ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes  

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

Prelude – Isaiah 64 by Lincoln Morris

Call to worship (adapted from Isaiah 64:1,6,9; Psalm 80:3)

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence.

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Do not remember our iniquity forever.

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Black songbook #15 – Upon this path

Lighting the Advent Candles – Anderson family

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Purple Songbook #15 – Hope is a candle

Advent Poetry & Art
– Untitled by Nikki Grimes (read by Natalya Rodriguez)
– Art: Fervent Prayer by Gbenga Offo

Children’s story
– 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 – Isaiah 64:1-9 & Mark 13:24-37

Sermon

Purple Songbook #4 – Rejoice, rejoice, the Savior comes

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – Untitled

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

Sending hymn – To us a child of hope is born (Hymnal #189)


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Sermon
& sharing – Pastor Michael
Prelude – Lincoln Morris & Allyson Polman
Meditation music – Lesley Deem (cedar flute)
Hymns – Matt Yoder
Call to worship – Caden Green & Jong Min Patel
Advent Candle Lighting – Ryan & Amber Anderson family
Advent Poetry & Art – Natalya Rodriguez
Children’s Storyteller – Sam Cox
Scripture – Bev Hertle

Celebration of Worship November 22, 2020

Service of Thanksgiving


ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

 Children’s story
– 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

Sermon

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

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Michael
Sermon
& sharing – Pastor Deb
Prelude &
Meditation music – Jan Kellogg
Hymns – Cindy Breeze
Children’s Storyteller – Bruce Miller
Scripture – Mary Krick

Celebration of Worship November 15, 2020

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