ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
*indicates a request to stand
INTROIT O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord
GREETING and INVITATION TO WORSHIP 1Peter 2. 9
In what ways do you see the church as a kingdom of priests?
How are we gatekeepers to fellowship with God?
How do we help others find God?
PRELUDE Slow Air/Slow Dance — R Vaughan Williams
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Open your hearts to God’s loving mercy.
P: Lord, come into our hearts this day.
L: Having received God’s mercy, bring that love to others.
P: Lord, be with us as we reach out to others in compassion.
L: Feel your spirits filled with the goodness of God.
P: Lord, we thank you for the many blessings which you pour into our lives.
O Lord, thank you for this opportunity to break away from the pressures of our daily agendas to catch our breath, to rediscover the true center of our life, which is you. Help us to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life to be still and know that you are God. We are here and you are present. May we find you in the songs we sing, the words we hear, and the fellowship we share. Help us help others to find serenity and direction through our worship. May our interaction with one another open the door to communion with you. Amen.
HYMN No. 2202 (FWS) Come Away With Me
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER
Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven,
Arr. by Patti Drennan, Kathy Rice & Lisa Kisselstein, flutes
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Rondo
*PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS We Will Glorify
We will glorify the King of kings. We will glorify the Lamb. Will glorify the Lord of lords, who is the great I Am.
Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty. We will bow before His throne. We will worship Him in righteousness. We will worship Him alone.
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS He Is Here
He is here! He is here! My heart tells me that Jesus, Jesus is here!
THE WRITTEN WORD 1 Chronicles 9:22–34
One: The Word of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God
HYMN NO. 473 Lead Me Lord
SPOKEN WORD Being a Gatekeeper to God’s House
HYMN No. 2175 (FWS) Together We Serve
THE BLESSING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Bryn Calfaria — R Vaughan Williams