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.”
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.
Awakening: The Lord’s Prayer (by Arnold Strals) -Michelle Currie
Scripture: Prayer of Saint Francis,Psalm 50:1-11, Job 12:7-8
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
Webmaster: Wonderful Websites
Pastor’s Contact Info: Rev. Paula Norbert: 207-205-4951; firstname.lastname@example.org.