A Simplified Order of Worship September 6, 2020
Season of Creation, Forest Sunday
Call to Worship Kathy and Mike Lindsay
We invite the forests to worship with us:
mountain ash and vibrant maples, quivering ferns and glistening moss!
We invite tall trees to celebrate life:
jackpines and oaks, tall trees where lizards and lichen find their home!
We invite the forest to sing in the night:
green tree frogs and timid moths, owls and swirling bats!
We join with the fauna of the forest in praising God:
redwinged blackbirds and hummingbirds, creeping things and butterflies.
We celebrate the song of the forest!
Sing, forest, sing!
Creator God, we gather today to worship in this sanctuary called Earth, a planet filled with your presence, quivering in the forests, vibrating in the land, pulsating in the wilderness, shimmering in the rivers. Reveal yourself to us in this place and show us your face in all creation. Amen.
Music “So Will I” by Joel Houston Kasey P. Lindsay
Children’s Time Matthew Fochtman
Prayer Before the
Word Kay Bolin
First Lesson Genesis 2:4b-19
Second Lesson: Revelation 22:1-5
Message “Kin to All Creation” Pastor Rich Bolin
Music “Mother Earth, Our Mother Birthing”
by Norman Habel and Jean Strathdee
The Lord’s Prayer Beth Crizer
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]
Offertory “Winds through the Pine Trees” by Joseph Clokey
The Great Thanksgiving and the Sacrament of Holy Communion
Hymn “One Bread, One Body” (verses 1 & 3) #620
Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
Song of Blessing: “Shalom to You” Jora Landis
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