Enter to Worship, Depart to Serve
Our Mission: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
WORDS OF WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
+OPENING HYMN “Majesty, Worship His Majesty” #176
+CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We gather for worship in the midst of a broken world.
People: Let us learn of God's way to serve.
Leader: We gather for worship to build ways of love.
All: For the strengthening presence of God and each other, we lift our voices in joy and praise!
CALL TO PRAYER “There Is the Spirit’s Entry Now” #608
This is the Spirit’s entry now: the water and the word, the cross of Jesus on your brow, the seal both felt and heard.
PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS (All Join In)
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC BY KAREN HOLLINGSHEAD
Time with Young Disciples
HYMN “Let There Be Peace on Earth” #431
SCRIPTURES Ephesians 4:25-5:2
As forgiven and reconciled people, let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.
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.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
+ CLOSING HYMN “Help Us Accept Each Other” #560
+ SENDING FORTH WITH BLESSING
(+) Those who are able are invited to stand.