WP February 16, 2020

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME                                                                                               

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP and CALL TO ORDER                                                      

How very good and pleasant it is
    when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
    which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained his blessing,
    life forevermore.

Come, let us all worship and bow down together,
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.

Psalm 133:1 & 3; 95:6-7a NRSV

 

*OPENING PRAYER                                                                                          

 

*PRAISE SONGS  We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise; Above All Else

                                                                                                                  

PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                                                              

Forgive us the sins of disunity, O Lord:  pride and jealousy and narrow-mindedness.  Forgive us the sins of false unity:  lack of imagination, apathy and indifference.  Make us one in genuine love and mutual trust.  Make us many in gifts and talents and vision.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING  Be Exalted, O God                                  

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST                                                               

 

*PRAISE SONG  Glory, Glory Lord                                                       

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 34:3                                                                     

 

CHILDREN’S TIME                                                                                                

 

MESSAGE:  God Was Glorified in 2019!                                                           

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                                   

 

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                             

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE                                                             

 

*CLOSING SONG  Great is the Lord                                                     

 

*ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                

 

*BENEDICTION