A Simplified Order of Worship

September 13, 2020  Season of Creation -  Land Sunday


 Call to Worship                                                                                               Mike and Kathy Lindsay                                                                                                                         

     Now Let us Be still.  Be at peace.  God is ready to give to us.

            Here in this place in our needs.

     the gift of healing for those in pain,

            the gift of forgiveness for those in sin,

     the gift of assurance for those in doubt,

            the gift of hope for those in tears,

     the gift of laughter for those full of joy-

            Deep soil that nourishes our lives.


Opening Prayer                                                                                                                             

     Creating God, we celebrate your vibrant presence among us and our kin in creation, especially in the soil and the land. May our spirits be lifted to rejoice with the land, the wild flowers, and all the creatures of the countryside. Amen.


Hymn                                                 “For the Beauty of the Earth”               #92 (verses, 1,2,3, & 6)


Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                            Genesis 3:17-19


Children’s Time                                                                                                                                 Guest                                                                                                  


Gospel Lesson:                       Matthew 12:38-40



Message                                                  “The Tomb and the Womb”                      Pastor Rich Bolin


Music                                          “Take Off Your Shoes” by Jim Manley

                                                                          Jim Strathdee                                                                 


Pastoral Prayer


Prayer Interlude


The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                           Kasey P. Lindsay                                                                                 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 

your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.



Offering                      [Click here to go to online giving]


Organ Offertory                               “Soliloquy” by Douglas Wagner

                                                                      Barbara Hoff




Hymn                                                            “Earth Prayer”                                                            #2059

                                                                        Jora Landis                                                                   




                                            Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.


Song of Blessing:                                    “Shalom to You”                                                  Jora Landis


  Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers


Children's Time

This is where children belong!

Today's lesson is inspired by Romans 12:2.

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."