Live Fully and Joyfully

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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:  “Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be.” ―Abraham Maslow

Gathering Music:  Love Can Build A Bridge (by Naomi Judd/John Barlow Jarvis/Paul Overstreet)                                                 -Michelle Currie

Responsive Call to Worship:    

L:  The church is made up of all kinds of people:

short and tall, young and old and in between, skin of every

tone on Earth, and beautiful languages to match.

All:  Together we celebrate!

L:  All are welcome by the Spirit of Christ:

when we doubt and when we hold firm to beliefs,

when we feel like being outgoing extroverts or quiet

contemplatives, the many expressions of faith are all gathered in.

All:  Together we celebrate!

Each one of us has an important part to play:

a story to tell, a voice for singing,

an insight to share, a talent to offer.

All:  Together we celebrate!

Opening Hymn:  God of the Sparrow     #22  vs. 1-5

Opening Prayer:

Creator Spirit,

you know and love everything about us.

You are aware of the waves of feelings

and the sparks of thought throughout our days.

You are mindful of our movements and actions –

our work and our play, our leisure and our sleeping.

We are held by you through the palm of creation.

May we be attentive to your holding now

and bask in your affirmation.

We will praise you for truly we are wonderfully made. Amen

Lords Prayer:                      

AwakeningLean On Me (by Bill Withers)                     -Michelle Currie

Scripture:  Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18, Deuteronomy 30:15-20

-Anne Murray

Reflection:   Listen To Your Life                       -Rev. Paula Norbert

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

        Words of Invitation             The Bread and The Cup

                           Prayer of Thanksgiving

Response:  Meditative 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:  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: All that we are is gathered into the heart of Christ –nothing and no one is excluded.

Through this unconditional love the brilliance of Christ’s

community shines out. We are loved. We are welcomed.

We will be Christ together extending welcoming love to the world. Amen.

Closing Hymn:    Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee       #611

Blessing: Occasions to offer grace and peace are all around us.

Every day presents opportunities to express

forgiveness, acceptance, and hospitality

if we have eyes to see and ears to hear.

For the Spirit of reconciliation is within us

stirring, urging, moving us toward one another and

deeper into the soul of God. May the peace of Christ be with you as you go forth.  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 Musician Michelle Currie.

Pastor’s Contact Info:  Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or

(pnorbert1217@gmail.com)

Church Leadership:
Moderator: Paul Schlaver

Clerk: Anita Coupe

Treasurer: Debbie Lamb

Mission Chair: Ken Murray

Deacons: Sharon Gaudin Chair; Eve McPheeters, Nancy Batchelor, Ardis Chretien, Bonnie Tallagnon, Beth Baskin

Trustees: John Comeau, Chair; Don Chretien, and Rob Harriman

Finance: Peter McPheeters, Chair, Debbie Lamb, Doug Firebaugh, Brad Coupe, and Bob Sherman

Music Director: Michelle Currie

Promotions Person: Anita Coupe

Webmaster: Wonderful Websites

For Your Inspiration…   

 “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention,” So, go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” 

                                L.R. Knost

            A Prayer Blessing…

May God the Gardener bless you.

May God the Gardener bless you.

May you be planted in God’s deep rich earth,

nourished with God’s grace and wisdom

and refreshed by the dew of God’s love.

May you know the experience of breaking through

and of flowering with compassion, justice, and mercy.

May God the Gardener be with you.

                                        Maxine Shonk, OP