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: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
-Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
Gathering Music: House At Pooh Corner (by Kenny Loggins)
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 loving, comforting and caring…
in the name of Jesus, who is the Christ. Amen.
Awakening: All Good Gifts (by Stephen Schwartz) -Michelle Currie
Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37, Matthew 23:1-12
After the reading, you may choose to respond, “Thanks be to God.”
Meditation: In which we learn about life and love from Winnie the
Pooh and Friends -Rev. Paula Norbert
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Words of Invitation The Bread and The Cup
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Response: Méditative Instrumental ~ 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
Offertory: With a thankful Heart (by Don Moen) -Michelle Currie
Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise God
all creatures here below. Praise God above ye heavenly hosts.
Creator, Christ and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication:
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