Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
One: We gather in response to a call.
All: We gather in response to a need.
One: We gather in response to a cry from the world.
All: “Fulfillment does not come about through expressing a developed inner self; … it is a slow process of growth in response to a call, a need, a cry, from the world.”
One: Let us worship in response to this call.
“I Sing the Almighty Power of God” UMH 152
Today we celebrate our growing awareness of our humanity. We bring our empty hands and ask you to fill them. We bring our heavy hearts and ask you to share our load. We bring skin of many shades and sensitivities, eyes that yearn to see and ears that wait in silence and noise for the sound of your presence. Amen.
Children’s Moment Noisy Offering
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
Creator God, as we open your word, grant that we may know more about your design and dream for us to provide for that which you have left in our care. Refine our definition of humility and dominion so we may do what you have created us to do. Amen.
Philippians 2:1-8 NT p. 197
Psalm 8 OT p. 492
Genesis 1:26-28 OT p. 1
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“Hymn of Promise” UMH 707
*Doxology & Prayer
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
“Dear Lord Lead Me Day By Day” UMH 411
chorus “How Great Thou Art” UMH 77
UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack
NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible
OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible
*Please stand as able
Nursery available for children 3 and under.