Order of Worship
July 9, 2023
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: We are blessed people of God
Gathering Music: Blessings (by Laura Story) -Michelle Currie
Responsive Call to Worship:
One: We have come to this place as blessed people.
All: Sometimes we don’t feel blessed.
One: Help us to remember that God blesses all people, not just the mighty, but the least of these.
All: Help us, O God, to bless others as you have blessed us. Amen!
Opening Hymn: Blest Arte They ##172
Invocation: O Holy One, wherever we are, wherever we look, in our seeing and hearing and sensing you reveal your presence to us filled with love, grace and hope. With each encounter we are changed. Help us, O Holy One, to live our lives as a reflection of You. May we walk among our brothers and sister as a blessing, bearing light into dark places, hope to displace despair, and love that casts out hate.
Awakening: We Are So Blessed (by Gloria & William Gaither) -Michelle Currie
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9 (scripture reader Bruce Fenlason)
Sermon: Are you a dreamer?
Response: Meditative Instrumental ~ Michelle Currie
Musical call to Prayer: (sung 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: Simple Gifts (by Joseph Brackett) -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: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing #475 vs.1-4
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 visiting Minister Rev. Mark Ferrin, and to our Music Director and Musician Michelle Currie.