A Simplified Order of Worship September 20, 2020
Season of Creation - Wilderness Sunday
Call to Worship Mike and Kathy Lindsay
L: Let the wilderness lift up its voice and shout for joy,
P: and the desolate mountain tops echo back God’s praise.
L: For the empty places are not empty at all –
P: God’s habitation is in all the earth.
All: Let everything on earth praise the Lord!
God our Creator, whose glory fills our planet, help us to discern your vibrant presence among us and our kin in creation, especially in the rocks, the deserts, the mountains, forests and jungles and all the wilderness places. Help us empathize with your creatures who are suffering. Lift our spirits to rejoice with the wild world of the wilderness. In the name of Christ, who reconciles and renews all things in creation. Amen.
Hymn “The Lone Wild Bird” #2052
Prayer Before the Word Beth Crizer
First Lesson Romans 12:1-8
Psalm Psalm 78:1-4; 11-29
Children’s Time Kasey P. Lindsay
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 3:13-4:3a
L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ
Message “Pathless Possibilities” Pastor Gilbert Stones
Hymn “Come and Find the Quiet Center” #2128
The Lord’s Prayer Cheryl Dove
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.
Offertory “Meditation” from “Thais” Jules Massenet
Tom Tatton - Viola Barbara Hoff - Piano
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn “Come Away with Me” #2202
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
Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Tom Tatton - Viola
Jora Landis - Vocal
Beth Crizer- Reader
Mike and Kathy Lindsay, Cheryl Dove - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and some camera work