CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Praise the Lord! Enter God's house with worship and
People: Singing and dancing, clapping and shouting -- we
lift our praise to God.
Leader: Our song bursts forth. We cannot be silent.
People: Joy overflows. God's goodness and grace are
reasons to celebrate.
Leader: God's praise continually rises.
People: If we do not praise God, the rocks will!
Leader: Let us join our voices. Sing to the Lord a new song.
People: Great is our God and rightly to be praised.
Leader: Praise the Lord! We enter God's presence with
worship and praise!
*HYMN OF PRAISE Joyful,
Joyful, We Adore Thee"
We enter your presence, gracious God, with reverence, for
you are holy. We enter with gratitude, for you are good. We
enter with awe, for you are triune mystery which we cannot
begin to fathom. You call us your beloved children. You know
us by name. You know our every need, every wound, every
thought. Our days are in your hands. Embrace us, we pray,
that we might rest peacefully in your arms of love,
comforted by your compassion and buoyed by your hope. Amen.
WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER
PRAISES, JOYS AND CONCERNS
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS TO THE LORD
DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
CELEBRATING THE WORD