WORSHIP SERVICES

Orders of worship for recent and upcoming services

Celebration of Worship November 8, 2020

Living Hope:
Nap-taking

 

 

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – Nearer my God to Thee

Call to worship

The Lord is our Shepherd;
we shall not want.
Come to green pastures
where God restores our souls.
Come, everyone who suffers, all who fear death,
God will comfort us.
See, the table is set, even in the midst of our enemies.
God is our host and anoints us with oil.  Our cups overflow.
Surely goodness and mercy are with us every day,
and God will welcome and provide for us forever.

Hymnal #55 – Let’s sing unto the Lord (Cantemos al Senor)

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #526 – In the rifted rock I’m resting

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 – Jeremiah 17:19-27 and Mark 4:35-41

Sermon

Hymnal #627 – There is a balm in Gilead

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – Now the day is over
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

Song – May the Lord, mighty God (words: Hymnal #425; tune: Edelweiss)

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Sermon
& sharing – Pastor Michael
Prelude & Meditation music – Kathy Springer
Hymns – Andrea Welty Peachey
Children’s Storyteller – Melissa Shungu
Scripture – Amber Anderson

Celebration of Worship November 1, 2020

Living Hope:
Re-membering

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude

Call to worship

From the light of God, we light a candle to remember those whom we have loved
and lost. We pause this morning to remember their names, their faces, their voices,
and the memories that bind them to us this season.

We light a second candle as a reminder that God’s light redeems the pain of
separation and loss, including the separation of family or friend during this Covid
time. We pause to gather up the pain of the past year and the fear of the future; we
offer it all to God, asking that from God’s hands we receive the gift of peace.

We light a third candle to remember ourselves as we have experienced these past
months: the despair, the anger, the down times, the struggles and defeats. We also
remember the encouragement and prayers of those who care about us. We give
thanks for the support we have known.

The fourth candle is lit to remember our faith and the gift of hope that God offers.
We know that even in times of loss, sorrow, fear and difficulty, God is present; we
are never alone; we find courage and renewed strength in the light of God.

Purple songbook #72 – We are often tossed and driv’n

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Green songbook #110 – Go, silent friends

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 – Revelation 7:9-17

Sermon

Green songbook #107 – God remembers pain

Service of Remembrance

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – Swing low, sweet chariot arranged by Calvin Taylor
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 #108 – Give thanks for life

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Sermon
& sharing – Pastor Michael
Prelude – Lincoln Morris
Meditation music – Pastor Deb
Hymns – Matt Yoder
Children’s Storyteller – Lynne Sancken
Scripture – Judy Nafziger

 

Celebration of Worship October 25, 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude – Appalachian Sunrise by Joseph Martin

Call to worship (Sing the Journey #123)

You are home to the exile,
touch to the frozen,
daylight to the prisoner,
authority to the silent,
anger to the helpless,
laughter to the weary,
direction to the joyful:
Come our God, come.
Come our God, come.

Purple songbook #23 – Gloria, Gloria, Gloria

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #76 – Praise, I will praise you, 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 – Judges 4

Sermon

Purple songbook #124 – My soul cries out

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – My Shepherd Will Supply My Need arranged 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

Hymnal #357 – O Master, let me walk with thee

Benediction


Worship Leader & sharing – Pastor Deb
Work of the church – Pastor Michael
Prelude & Meditation music – Jan Kellogg, piano
Hymns – Rafael Luquis
Scripture – Laurence Koehn
Children’s Storyteller – Rebecca Bare
Sermon – Amanda Heinsman