Enter to Worship, Depart to Serve
We invite you to sign the worship registry at the end of each row and pass it on to others in your pew, then pass the book back.
Our Mission: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
WORDS OF WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
+CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Welcome to this time of celebration.
People: WE ARE GLAD TO BE HERE.
Leader: Where are the other guests?
People: Some are too busy, others had business to attend, others simply chose not to be present.
Leader: Go to the streets, and gather all to be found.
People: And let the celebration begin.
+OPENING HYMN “In Christ There is No East or West” #548
Time with Young Disciples
GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 22:1-14
MESSAGE “Are You Ready for the Banquet?”
HYMN “Here I Am, Lord” #593
OFFERINGAs forgiven and reconciled people, let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.
+ DOXOLOGY #95
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Send the power of your Holy Spirit on us and on these gifts, that in the breaking of this bread and the drinking of this wine we may know the presence of the living Christ; be renewed as his body and transformed into his likeness; Faithfully serve him in the world; and look forward to his coming in final victory. Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty God, now and forever. Amen.
THE TABLE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE!
+ CLOSING HYMN “This Is the Day” #657
Leader: You have given yourself to us, Lord.
People: Now we give ourselves for others.
Leader: You have raised us with Christ and made us a new people.
People: As people of the Resurrection we will serve you with joy.
Leader: Your glory has filled our hearts.
People: Help us to glorify you in all things. Amen.
+ SENDING FORTH WITH BLESSING
(+) Those who are able are invited to stand.