Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

God Invites Us to Worship

Pic Ups


Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Call to Worship:

Hymn:  VU #217 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Prayer of Approach:  (Unison)


You bless us with stewardship of your world,

You set us in community to care for one another,

You tell stories that inspire our imagination

You give us music that makes our bodies and spirits dance.

Surround us with your presence in this time

So we, filled with your spirit may learn to be worthy care takers of the gifts you offer.


Hymn:  VU #361 “Small Things Count”

Children’s Time

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Hebrew Scripture:         Proverbs 31:10-31

Psalm 1 (VU p. 724) 

New Testament Letter:  James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

Gospel:  Mark 9:30-37

Choir:  “Kindred in Spirit Through Jesus Christ”

                  Words – Shirley Erena Murray

                                    Music – Ron Klusmeier

Hymn:  VU #691 “Though Ancient Walls”

Sermon:     Stories, Thoughts, and Insights

                  Getting to know a new Minister

God Invites Us to Respond


Anthem: “Flowers Will Bloom in the Desert”

                  Words – Walter Farquharson

                                    Music – Ron Klusmeier

Offering Hymn:

         All that we have, all that we are

         and all that we ever shall be is a gift from God

         his token of love.

Now we offer our gifts and our prayers and our thanks for all that we have, and all that we are,

         and all that we ever shall be,


Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer  

Hymn:  VU# 417 “God, As We Rise to Leave This Shell   of Worship

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Benediction

Amen! Amen!



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