In which we learn about life and love from Winnie the Pooh and Friends

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 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)

                                                                              -Michelle Currie


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.

Lord’s Prayer:                       

Awakening: All Good Gifts (by Stephen Schwartz)  -Michelle Currie

Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37, Matthew 23:1-12 

                  –Anne Murray

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.

Response: Amen

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