A Simplified Order of Worship October 4, 2020 - World Communion Sunday

Prelude                                                 “Ashokan Farewell”                                                  Jay Unger
                                              Tom Tatton - Viola; Barbara Hoff - Piano

Call to Worship                                                            Debbie Livingston and Josie and Oliver Main
    The heavens are telling the glory of God;
        And the earth shows God’s handiwork.
    May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts,
        Be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.

Opening Prayer
O God, the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer of our lives:
    Make us, we pray, obedient to your commandments and responsive to your grace, that we may live in prosperity as we follow the Author of our whole life; the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever. Amen.

Hymn                                             “And Can It Be that I Should Gain”                                          #363

                                                                             Jora Landis

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                             Kay Bolin

First Lesson                                        Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Psalm                                                                  Psalm 19

Children’s Time                                                                                                                      Cheryl Dove

Second Lesson:                                         Philippians 3:4b - 14

Message:                                                   “Eyes on the Prize”                          Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                         “Bread for the World”                              by Gilbert Stones

                                                                               Jora Landis

Prayers of the People

Offertory                                “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”       arr. by Becki Slagle Mayo

                                                                     Barbara Hoff - piano   

Prayer of Dedication

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

       The Lord’s Prayer                                                    Debbie Livingston w/ Josie and Oliver Main

        Receiving the elements

Hymn                                                    “Let All Things Now Living”                                            #2008

                                                                        Jora Landis

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

Song of Blessing:                                    “Shalom to You”                                                             #666

                                                                        Jora Landis

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

Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal

Tom Tatton - Viola

Debbie Livingston w/ Josie and Oliver Main; Cheryl Dove - Liturgists
Kay Bolin - Reader
Cathy Bonnett - Children's Time

Kasey Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and some camera work