World Communion Sunday

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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:  “Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God.”

                                                                      Meister Eckhart

Music:  Prayer of St. Francis (by Peg Luke)             -Michelle Currie


Responsive Call to Worship:     

L:  Come, Let us be God’s community. Come with love.

All:  The steadfast love of God never ceases.

L:  Come with curiosity.

All:  We are one body, one planet, one Church.

L:  Come with hope.

All:  As we gather with the bread and the cup, we are reminded of the bonds we share with one another and our brothers and sisters across the earth..

L:  Let us worship.

Opening Hymn:  Give Thanks                                      # 647

Invocation:  O God of all peoples, as we gather in worship on this World Communion Sunday, we ask that you send your Holy Spirit to fall afresh on us. We pray for your Spirit to awaken new hope in us. Help us to celebrate the glimpses of grace that you have given to each of us. Knit our hearts together in worship and communion so that we know we do not struggle alone in working for your peace and justice.  We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

Awakening:  The Lord’s Prayer (by Arnold Strals) -Michelle Currie

Scripture: Prayer of Saint Francis,Psalm 50:1-11, Job 12:7-8  

  -Rich Westley

Meditation:  In the Spirit of Francis              Rev. Paula Norbert                                                        

                    Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

     Words of Invitation                The Bread and The Cup

                           Prayer of Thanksgiving

Music:  One Bread, One Body (by John B. Foley)           -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

Blessing of the Animals:

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.


From East, West, North and South we have been fed.

Now may the God of Community,

be with us all to be a hopeful and gentle people.

May you go forth in peace and in love. Amen.

Postlude:  Go In Peace

Great thanks to our Music Director, Michelle Currie and to our Zoom Hosts each week.

Thanks to our 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 and Heather Davis, Associate Deacon

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

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

Program: Ken Murray, Chair

Music Director: Michelle Currie

Choir Director: Patricia Mulholland

Musical Team:  Jen and John Comeau, Ada Goff, Chris Humphrey, Neal Zweig, and Cheryl Sager

Promotions Person: Anita Coupe

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