Order of Worship
Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.
The Community Gathers: Experience God’s presence in the assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friends into our community of love.
You are welcome here…come and worship!
Focus: “Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
Gathering Music: In My Life (by John Lenon/Paul McCartney)
Responsive Call to Worship:
L: The earth and all that is in it belongs to the Holy One.
All: Look, here is our God, for whom we have waited.
L: This is the Holy One, for whom we have waited.
All: Let us be glad and rejoice.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Holy One?
L: And who shall stand in this holy place?
All: We come, seeking the face of God.
Opening Hymn: There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit #408
Faithful Redeemer, you are the beginning and ending of all things. You promise to wipe away every tear,
that death and mourning will be no more.
You make your home among us,
and abide with us as our God.
Teach us to live as the saints you call us to be,
that we may truly be your people,
living and doing your will,
in the name of Jesus, who is the Christ. Amen.
Awakening: Be Still My Soul (by Jean Sibelius/GENTRI arr. By Stephen Nelson) -Michelle Currie
Scripture Reading: Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9, Psalm 24: 1-6,
John 11:32-44 -Nancy Batchelor
(After the reading, you may choose to respond, “Thanks be to God.”)
Meditation: A Time To Remember Rev. Paula Norbert
A Ritual of Remembrance
Leader: We remember those who have died in the past year.
We celebrate their lives, even as we continue to grieve.
L: We remember…
L: And we remember all those who have gone before us.
All: This is the mystery of our faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Words of Invitation The Bread and The Cup
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Communion Meditation Music: Be Not Afraid
(by Bob Dufford, S.J.) -Michelle Currie
Musical call to Prayer: (two times) Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Spirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.
Prayers of the People:
Silent Prayers Pastoral Prayer
Closing Hymn: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
Go on your way rejoicing.
In whatever good you choose to do,
precede it with hope, accompany it with prayer,
and follow it with thanksgiving.
May the blessing of God Most Wonderful,
Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit be with you
now and ever more.
Recessional: Go in Peace
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.
celebrate and share the joy. Celebrate new life.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always
Thank you to Music Director and our Musician today: Michelle Currie
Pastor’s Contact Info: Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or