WORSHIP SERVICES

Worship outlines and recordings for recent and upcoming services

Celebration of Worship August 2, 2020

Note: This Sunday, we will have virtual communion together. Any bread/cracker and drink can be used as communion elements.


ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude   “You are holy”

Call to worship

Beneath the mists of time,

Before the world began,

Beyond our understanding:

In the beginning . . .  God.

 

Fathering history,

Mothering creation,

Parenting earth’s people

From the beginning . . . God.

 

Expecting the right moment,

Preparing the right way,

Revealing the right person

For each new beginning . . . God.

 

Praise be to God,

Maker and mover of heaven and earth.

 

(adapted from A Wee Worship Book)

Green songbook #3 – Jesus calls us here to meet him

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Purple songbook #29 – My soul cries out

Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– The children’s offering through August benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– 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 20:1-16

Sermon

Communion (gather your drink and bread)
– Green songbook #4 – You’ve got a place

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 #29 – You are all we have

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Song leaders = Cindy & Clark Breeze
Piano – Pastor Deb
Prelude & meditation music – Pastor Deb
Children’s Storyteller – Rebecca Bare
Scripture Reader – Janet Liechty
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael

Celebration of Worship July 26, 2020

Christian Education Activities for July 26 Worship; Matthew 18:23-35

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude   “Polish Folk Song”

Call to worship

Let my whole being bless the Lord!
Let everything inside me bless God’s holy name!

The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
very patient, and full of faithful love.

As high as heaven is above the earth,
that’s how large God’s faithful love is for those who honor them.

As far as east is from west—
that’s how far God has removed our sin from us.

All God’s creatures, everywhere, throughout God’s kingdom
bless the Lord!

With my whole being I bless the Lord!

Green songbook #2 – Come, walk with us (Hamba nathi)

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Green songbook #16 – Praise with joy the world’s Creator

Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– The children’s offering through August benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– 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 18:23-35

Sermon

Hymnal #145 – There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

Congregational sharing & prayer
– Menno mugging for John Trimmer and Baraka & Shannon Kasali

Faith and Arts Sunday school Reflections

Meditative music   “In a sentimental mood” by Duke Ellington
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 #97 – The Lord is my light

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Deb
Song leader & piano – Pastor Deb
Prelude – Pete Shungu
Meditation music – Pete Shungu & Pam Pena Martin
Children’s Storyteller – Sharon Monday
Scripture Reader – Keith Springer
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Michael

Celebration of Worship July 19, 2020

Christian Ed Activities for July 19 Worship; Matthew 18:10-14

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

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

Prelude   “Fairest Lord Jesus”

Call to worship (based on Psalm 95 & Ezekiel 34)

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;

let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before God with thanksgiving

and extol the Lord with music and song.

 

The Lord has made a covenant with the flock

To bring them into rich pasture,

To rid the land of savage beasts,

To send showers in season,

To bind up the injured and strengthen the weak,

To shepherd the flock with justice.

 

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for this is our God and we are the people of God’s pasture.

Purple songbook #1 – Praise the One who breaks the darkness

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #170 – The king of love my shepherd is

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

Scripture: Matthew 18:10-14

Sermon

Purple songbook #121 – Nothing is lost on the breath of God

Congregational sharing & prayer

Faith and Arts Sunday school Reflections

Meditative music   “Broken Vessels”
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 #17 -Halle, halle, hallelujah

Benediction


Worship Leader – Sam Cox
Song leader & guitar – Rafael Luquis
Prelude – Dan Matthews
Meditation music – Dan & Jimmie Matthews, Cindy Breeze & Gina Reynolds
Children’s Storyteller – Courtney Malcolm
Scripture Reader – Scott Bidner
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Deb