WORSHIP SERVICES

Orders of worship for recent and upcoming services

Celebration of Worship February 14, 2021

Theme:
New hymnal dedication

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – El Senyor (Voices Together #118 – sung by the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers)

Welcome

Call to Worship

Voices Together #594 – Over my head (Cindy Breze & Andrea Welty Peachey)

Prayer

Reflection: Farewell to the old (Matt Yoder)

Green Hymnal #74 – Now go in peace (Matt Yoder)

Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– “Like a Rock” (Voices Together #634) using our new mallet instruments (Shungu family)
– 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)

Reflection: How the new hymnal came into being (Cindy Breeze)

Reflection: Welcome the new (Andrea Welty Peachey)

Voices Together #377 – New earth, heavens new (Andrea Welty Peachey & Liesel Schrag on oboe)

Voices Together #62 – God is here among us (Andrea Welty Peachey)

Reflection: Anabaptist contributors (Matt Yoder)

Voices Together #389 – Together (Virtual Choir)

Reflection: How the hymnal expands our theology, welcome, imagination & connection (Pastor Deb)

Voices Together #582 – My love colors outside the lines (sung by Eastern Mennonite University Choir)

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – Living, moving, end and beginning (Voices Together #425 sung by the Menno Singers)

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

Voices Together #1 – Summoned by the God who made us (Virtual Choir)

Benediction


Worship Leader & sharing – Pastor Deb
Announcements – Pastor Michael
Hymns – Cindy Breeze, Andrea Welty Peachey, Matt Yoder, Virtual Choir & a variety of Mennonite choirs
Virtual Choir – Cindy & Clark Breeze, David Horst Lehman, Carrie Nelson, Marcia & Randy Nelson, Kathy Springer, Deb Sutter, Andrea Welty Peachey & Matt Yoder
Oboe – Liesl Schrag
Children’s Storyteller – Cindy Breeze
Mallet Instruments – Shungu family

Reflections – Cindy Breeze, Pastor Deb, Andrea Welty Peachey & Matt Yoder

Celebration of Worship February 7, 2021

Theme: Our calling

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – Sing praise to God

Call to Worship (#851 in Voices Together)

Jesus calls us

to praise and prayer,

to song and silence;

Jesus calls us to worship.

Jesus calls us 

to hearing and healing,

to service and solidarity;

Jesus calls us to love.

Jesus calls us

to advocacy and action,

to protest and provision;

Jesus calls us to justice.

We hear the call of Christ.

We worship together with joy.  

Green songbook #33 – Come, Holy Spirit, descend

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Blue Hymnal #55 – Let’s sing unto the Lord

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 – Exodus 3:13-4:20

Sermon

Voices Together #545 – Here I am, Lord

Blessing for Leaders  (#968 in Voices Together)

May God, who calls you to this ministry, grant you grace, joy, and endurance.   

Amen.  

May Christ guide and empower you for service and leadership.  

Amen.

May the Holy Spirit fill you with the gifts you need.   

Amen.

May the One whose love unites us as the body of Christ strengthen us to live and proclaim the gospel together.  

Amen.

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – Song without Words by Mendelssohn

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

Voices Together #810 – Go, my friends, in grace

Benediction


Prelude & Meditation – Pastor Deb
Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael
Hymns – Rafael Luquis
Children’s Storyteller – Marcia Nelson
Scripture – Karen McKenzie

 

Celebration of Worship January 31, 2021

Images of God

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – Pharaoh, Pharaoh

Call to Worship

We hear now the message of 1 John:

God is love; every one who loves is born of God and knows God.

God is light; in God is no darkness at all.

When we walk in the light, we have fellowship with one another.  

 

As we join together in worship this morning, 

we offer praise to God who called us out of darkness

into this wonderful light and this fellowship of love.

Voices Together #420 – God of the Bible

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Voices Together #428 – Praise with joy the world’s Creator

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 – Exodus 3:1-14 & Hosea 13:4-8

Sermon – Images of God in Drag

Voices Together #134 – Bring many names

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

Voices Together #74 – O worship our God

Benediction


Prelude – Lincoln Morris & Allyson Polman
Meditation – Lesley Deem
Worship Leader & Sharing – Pastor Deb
Announcements – Pastor Michael
Hymns – Pastor Deb
Children’s Storyteller – Lesley Deem
Scripture – Martha Moore
Sermon – Matt Yoder