Sunday Worship – October 7, 2018

  • http://mattmcguire.ca/user/register The Ringing of the Bell
  • buy canibus Lyrical law Words of Welcome – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Prelude:  Duet with Shirley Hawkes and Matt Killion:  Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” – LANI SMITH
  • read the full info here Opening Words &  sitios de citas en vic Call to Worship – Rev. Joel Weible, Lynn Wilkinson, and congregation
    • Leader:    Praise the Lord!
    • People:   Praise God in the sanctuary; praise God in the mighty firmament!
    • Leader:    Praise God for mighty deeds;
    • People:   Praise God for surpassing greatness!
    • Leader:    Praise God with trumpet sound and with lute and harp!
    • People:   Praise God with hammer and strings!
    • Leader:    Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
    • People:   Praise the Lord!
    • ALL:      PRAISE THE LORD!
  • Opening Prayer (unison)
    • Creative God, we give you thanks for this day, we praise you for the freedom we enjoy to worship you.  With joyful hearts, we turn to you.  This morning we formally dedicate an instrument of your universal Song, played for months in this sanctuary already, but recognized today as an instrument of your peace and your promise.  Accept our dedication of this piano and its music.  May each note be a prayer vibrating with life and love every time we worship and praise your Holy name.  Amen.
  • Litany of Dedication (Rev. Joel Weible, Lynn Wilkinson, and congregation)
    • Pastor Joel:    All the hands that play the keys of this piano on this day do so not only to the Glory of God, but in memory of our dear departed Charlene Staats.  The purchase of this incredible instrument would not have been possible without the generous financial contribution made by her husband, Ed, in honor of her, and others who contributed to its purchase.  Let us now dedicate this piano to God, in Charlene’s honor:
    • Leader:    Our praise joins with the heavenly choirs and the music of the universe.
    • People:   May this instrument encourage our praise and lift our singing on high as faithful prayers in times of joy and times of sorrow.
    • Leader:    We praise you, O God.
    • People:   And trusting in the Christ, we dedicate this piano …
    • ALL:      IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST.  AMEN.
  • Hymn 264:  “When In Our Music God is Glorified” – ENGELBERG
  • Prayer – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
    • Eternal God, high and holy, no building, no single voice, nor any single instrument can contain the full measure of your glory or our adoration.  We pray with special attention now, however, asking that this piano may be used as an instrument of your peace and promise, reminding us with every note sounded of our beloved Charlene, and all the saints of this church and the church universal who forever sing of the glory of Love, itself.  Amen.
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Time for Young Disciples – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Anthem:  “God Is” – LOONIS MCGLOHON
  • Scripture:  Mark 14:22-25
  • Sermon:  WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Hymn 517:  “We Come as Guests Invited” – WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN
  • Affirmation of Faith – from THE IONA COMMUNITY
    • We believe that God hopes and works for a world where all shall be included in the feast of life and that in Christ we see how costly it is to bring that world about.
    • We believe that God of all the earth is at work beyond the churches as well as within them, working for justice so that all may have a say in what happens to them.
    • We long for the time when all who hunger and thirst for justice shall be satisfied and we believe that despite the persistence of evil, now is always the time when more good can be done and we can make a difference.  Amen.
  • Time of Giving Thanks – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Announcements
  • Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
  • Call to Offering and Offering
  • Offertory:  “You Raise Me Up – JOEL RANEY
  • Doxology 592:  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
  • Prayer of Dedication (unison)
    • One and Eternal God of time and space, we respond to you with joy as we lift up our tithes and offerings.  The opportunity to share is a blessing for which we are very thankful.  Your generous provision for our needs prompts us to be generous in return. Accomplish your purposes, we pray, through these gifts and in our lives.  Amen.
  • SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION 
  • Hymn 508:  “For the Bread Which You Have Broken” – KINGDOM
  • Charge and Benediction – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • The Ringing of the Bell
  • Postlude:  “For All the Saints” – STEVEN ABER

 

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