Order of Worship for September 12, 2021                  Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                               Season of Creation - Sky Sunday


Prelude                                                “New Dawn, New Day”                                               Lani Smith

Call to Worship                                                                                                       Joe and Donna Asire
    We invite the skies to worship with us:
        Proclaiming God's glory across the globe, hailing God's name with the evening stars.
    We join with the atmosphere in worship:
        The air, the oxygen, the wind and all the expressions of God's Spirit.
    We join clouds and marine layer in rejoicing
        That carry the life giving drops of rain that give hope and healing to Earth.
    We celebrate the song of the skies!
        The heavens are telling the glory of God. Sing! Skies! Sing!

Hymn                                                 “When Morning Guilds the Skies“                                       #185

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                         Jora Landis

First Lesson                                                Job 28:1-7; 31-38
                                            L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God

Psalm    Psalm 19:1-7   

Children’s Time   

Gospel                                                             Matthew 16:1-3
                        L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                             “Questions of the Sky”                     The Rev. Mike Eggleston

Hymn                                             “Many and Great Are Thy Ways”                                             #148

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer   
   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                                         “Earth and All Stars”    David Johnson, arr. Michael Burkhardt

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                                       “This Is My Song”                                                             #437

Song of Blessing:                                    “Shalom to You”   

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

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children's Time

When you look to the skies, what do you see?