Where is the Quiet Center?

Where is the Quiet Center?

Live stream Sunday Service with Pastor Sue
Accompanied by a worship assistant
Accompanist Andrea Llafet

Amos 7:7-15

Revelation Song
Come and Find the Quiet Center
They Will Know We Are Christian By Our Love

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Order Of Worship



Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  The world has been so loud, I can hardly hear myself think.

People:  Come and find the quiet center.

Worship Assistant: I have been in my home so long, it feels like the walls are closing in.

People: Come and find the quiet center.

Worship Assistant: I seek solace in God’s presence.

People: Come, God will meet you in the quiet center.

Opening Prayer (Worship Assistant)

Eternal God, we long for your presence with us. We have often turned away from you by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We know that we have not been our best selves; for this, we ask forgiveness. We come to you weary and burdened by the weight of the world. We know that you will help us to carry the load. We give you thanks for the Holy Mystery of community where you reveal yourself to us. Help us to feel your presence among us today. Amen.

Songs of Praise      Revelation Song

Young Disciples

Silent Prayer           

Pastoral Prayer     

The Lord’s Prayer  

Presentation of Our Offerings 


Reading from the Old Testament

Amos 7:7-15

This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by; the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said, ‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.’” And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.” Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

Hymn             Come and Find the Quiet Center #2128 FWS

The Message           Where is the Quiet Center?


Holy Mother, we ask that you hold us close to you when we feel overwhelmed by the spinning of the world.  May we never forget that it is in you that we live and move and have our being.  Hallelujah!  Amen.

Closing Song          They Will Know We are Christians By Our Love            FWS #2223


Leave from this place confident that God is with you in the loudness and in the quiet; in the busy-ness and the stillness.  There is always room for hope to spare.  May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be your companions ever on this journey.  Amen.