Live stream Sunday Service with Pastor Sue
Accompanied by a worship assistant
Accompanist Andrea Llafet
Now Is The Time To Worship
Change My Heart Oh God
God Who Stretched The Spangled Heavens
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Order Of Worship
Worship Assistant: O God, in your we live and move and have our being.
Pastor: And yet we struggle to know you, God. We wonder where you are?
Worship Assistant: We wonder what you look like, what you sound like.
Pastor: We come before you today that we may experience your presence in our midst.
Worship Assistant: Come to us, we pray. Reveal yourself to us.
Opening Prayer (Worship Assistant)
Creator, we wonder at your might as we consider the heavens and the work of your fingers, we delight in your beauty as we look on the glory of flowers spangled across a hillside, we rejoice in the intricacy of creation from plankton to blue whales, earthworms to elk. Redeemer, we give thanks for your grace which transforms our sin into salvation, and we humbly offer to you our faults and failures that you may bring good from them. Holy Spirit, we breathe in your presence and sigh in gratitude for your work within us.
Songs of Praise by Praise Team Now is the Time to Worship & Change My Heart
The Lord’s Prayer
Recognition of Graduates, Scholarship Recipients and Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Our Offerings
Reading from the New Testament
Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’ Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Hymn Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies UMH #173
The Message The Objects of Our Worship
Holy One, it is you we worship, you we praise, you we adore. And it is in you that we live and move and have our being. Hallelujah! Amen
Closing Song God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens UMH #150
The love of God, the blessings of Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.