A Simplified Order of Worship September 27, 2020
                                Season of Creation - River Sunday

Prelude                                        “Shall We Gather at the River”

Call to Worship                                                       Cathy, Emilia, and Weston Bonnett
  L: Bless the Lord, seas and rivers,
    P: Sing praise to the Lord and highly exalt God forever.
  L: Bless the Lord, you springs,
    P: Sing praise to the Lord and highly exalt God forever.
  All: Together with the voice of the waters, let us praise the Lord!

Opening Prayer   
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 rivers, the streams and waterways of Earth. Help us empathize with your creatures who are suffering. Lift our spirits to rejoice with the vibrant world of the rivers. In the name of Christ, who reconciles and restores all things in creation. Amen.

Hymn                                                 “Down in the River to Pray”                                       Traditional
                                                       Kasey P. Lindsay - A Capella vocal

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                       Sandy Green

First Lesson                                               Isaiah 43:19-21

Gospel Lessons:                                 John 4:10-14 and 7:37-38

Song                                                             “Joy Shall Come”                        Traditional Israeli Song
                                       Jim Strathdee - Guitar; Jean Strathdee - Mandolin

Children’s Time                                                       Mike Eggleston with River Torlano

Message                                            “riverrun, streamflow.”                                       Mike Eggleston

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
 
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.
    Amen.

Offering

Offertory                                                   “The River Is Wide”                                              Traditional
                                              Kay Bolin & Janet Oliver - Mountain Dulcimers   

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                               “Shall We Gather at the River”                                   Jora Landis

Benediction
                                        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
Mike Eggleston - Preacher
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Sandy Green- Reader
Cathy, Emilia, and Weston Bonnet; Cheryl Dove - Liturgy

River Torlano - Special Guest
Special Thanks to Jim and Jean Strathdee for permission to use “Joy Shall Come.”
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and some camera work

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