We Are Tired of War!

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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:   “To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of peace who can do more than preach to the choir. And we must be artists who will make the world our masterpiece.”                                                            ~Paul Chappell

Gathering Music: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies (by Samuel Augustine Ward) 

                                                                                          -Michelle Currie


Responsive Call to Worship:      

Leader: We remember today, O God, all those who have served under the colors of their countries.

People: We commend them to you for their bravery, their 

patriotism, and their honor.

Leader: Grant that those who serve today may be kept in your 

everlasting love and protection.

People: Give comfort and encouragement to their families.

Leader: We pray for the day when there will be peace on earth and the kingdoms of this world will have become the kingdoms of our Christ. 

People: Hasten that day, O God, and help us to live in that hope. Imbue us with your spirit of love and forgiveness, in order that we may understand the nature of Christ’s kingdom.

Leader: Hear our prayers for our friends and enemies in the world, that we all may be converted to following a path to justice and peace for all nations and join us in a better world community.

Opening Hymn: My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee #337   vs. 1,2 & 3


Lord, we have come to you this day bringing all that we have, our lives, our hopes and dreams, our fears and sorrows. We place these before you in faith and hope, knowing that no matter what has happened you are with us and blessing us. Open our hearts to receive your words and your spirit, that we may find healing and comfort. Open our lives to the wondrous possibilities for service and joy that you offer to us. Ease our minds and spirits that we may hear Your words of encouragement and peace this day. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer:                       

AwakeningWe Remember (by Steven Curtis Chapman)      -Michelle Currie

Scripture:Roman’s 12: 9-21, Amos 5:18-24, John 14: 27    

                                                                           -Peter McPheeters

           After the readings, you may respond with “Thanks Be to God.”

Sermon:   We are Tired of War                            Rev. Paula Norbert       

Sermon 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:                                             -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:  Let There Be Peace On Earth  (by Sy Miller) 

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me

Let there be peace on earth the peace that was meant to be

With God our Creator, family all our we

Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony

Let peace begin with me let this be the moment now

With ev’ry step I take let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me

Benediction                                               Rev. Paula Norbert

Go forth into the world.  

Go on the journey together, wherever it may lead you. 

Share the gifts of God with the people of God. 

Be gentle and bold, courageous and trusting.  

God will be with you, this day and always. Amen.

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