WORSHIP SERVICES

Worship outlines and recordings for recent and upcoming services

Celebration of Worship May 31, 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude  

Call to worship (Purple songbook #192)

Wind of God, blow far from us
all dark despair, all deep distress
all groundless fears, all sinful desires,
all false values, all selfish wishes. (Silence)

Blow into us your holy presence,
your living love, your healing touch,
your splendid courage, your mighty strength,
your perfect peace, your boundless joy. (Silence)

Wind of the God who loves and forgives us,
blow strong, blow fresh, blow now. AMEN

Hymnal #26  “Holy Spirit, come with power”

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #304  “There are many gifts”

Children’s story
– The current children’s offering benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly
– Download and print Children’s Pentecost activity pages

Scripture: Numbers 11:24-30; 1 Corinthian 12:3b-13

Sermon

Black songbook #21  “The Spirit is a dove”

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

Green songbook #10  “Spirit, working in creation”

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Song Leader – Matt Yoder
Prelude – Pam Pena Martin
Meditation music – Pastor Deb
Children’s Storyteller – Peter Dyck
Scripture Reader – Greg Sancken
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael

Celebration of Worship May 24, 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude  

Call to worship

I will light a light in the name of the Maker,
who lit the world and breathed a breath of life for me. (a candle is lit)

I will light a light in the name of the Son,
who saved the world and stretched out his hand to me. (a candle is lit)

I will light a light in the name of the Spirit,
who encompasses the world and blesses my soul with yearning. (a candle is lit)

We will light three lights for the Trinity of love:
God above us, God beside us, God beneath us;
The Beginning, The End, The Everlasting One.

Hymnal #12  “Come, let us all unite to sing”

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #580  “My life flows on”

Children’s story
– The current children’s offering benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly
– Download and print a children’s page based on 1 Peter 5:7

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11

Sermon

Hymnal #372  “O healing river”

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

Green songbook #49  “Rain down”

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Song Leader – Cindy Breeze
Prelude – Kathy Springer
Meditation music – Pastor Deb
Children’s Storyteller – Rebecca Bare
Scripture Reader – Mary Krick
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael

Celebration of Worship May 17, 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude   “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens

Call to worship

I will light a light in the name of the Maker,
who lit the world and breathed a breath of life for me. (a candle is lit)

I will light a light in the name of the Son,
who saved the world and stretched out his hand to me. (a candle is lit)

I will light a light in the name of the Spirit,
who encompasses the world and blesses my soul with yearning. (a candle is lit)

We will light three lights for the Trinity of love:
God above us, God beside us, God beneath us;
The Beginning, The End, The Everlasting One.

Hymnal #22  “Lord Jesus Christ, be present now”

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Song  “Rise and Shine”

Children’s story
– The current children’s offering benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly
– Download and children’s activity pages.

Scripture: 1 Peter 3: 8-22

Sermon

Hymnal #226  “You are salt for the earth”

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music   “Estoy confiando” arr. by Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez
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

Purple songbook #57  “Go, my friends, in grace”

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Michael
Song Leader – Andrea Welty Peachey
Prelude – John Trimmer
Meditative music – Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez
Children’s Storyteller – Cindy Breeze
Scripture Reader – Cindy Breeze
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Deb