OCTOBER 22, 2017
(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)
CALL TO WORSHIP
I was glad when they said to me,
Let us go to the house of the Lord
Open to us the gates of righteousness
Let us go through them and we will praise the Lord
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My heart rejoices to be in the house of the Lord.
God who calls us to be the church in this place and time, we come together to celebrate Your presence among us. In this hour, as we sing and pray and listen, may you awaken in us a hope for the future. May our time together remind us why the church is needed in the world. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
God of Courage, be in our speaking. Be also in our listening, and speak to our souls’ deep understanding. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen
SCRIPTURE Ephesians 2:11-22
SERMON ‘Church Family’
* OFFERING HYMN
Gift giving God, for many years we have gathered in this place to share what we are and have. Help us continue this sharing of our time, talent, and treasure. May the gifts we give be gifts of Love. May they increase the power of Love in the re-creation of the world. Amen.
* CLOSING HYMN