GATHERING SONG #
507 "Through It All"
*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)
L: Creator of calm, even with our uneasiness and fear, we
P: Promise of forgiveness, even through we are aware of
our shortcomings, we come before You.
L: Giver of hope, even through we lack confidence for
the journey, we approach You.
P: Source of compassion, even though we lack Your healing
spirit, we come before You. Let us worship God.
*HYMN OF PRAISE #432 "American
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION FOR AWARENESS OF MINISTRY
You call us to many ministries, O God. You call us to the
ministry of compassion. When we fail to notice need, or
when we turn away from the need, forgive us ! You call us
to many ministries, O God. You call us to a ministry of
teaching. When we feel our learning days are over, or when
we hold back from communicating a new way, forgive us !
You call us to many ministries, O God. You call us to a
ministry of forgiveness. When we will not see another’s
point of view, or when we cannot leave what is past in the
past, forgive us ! You call us to many ministries, O God.
You call us to the ministry of proclaiming the Good News.
When we lack the courage to speak Christ’s hopeful and
loving message to our family and friends, forgive us !
(TIME FOR SILENT REFLECTION)
HYMN OF PREPARATION #
GOD'S WORD AND OUR RESPONSE
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
(Unison) Hymnal ~ page #6
SCRIPTURE LESSON : Colossians
1:21 - 2:5
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God !
Mysteries of the Gospel" Pastor Ray
"The Mystery of Christ"
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
CONFESSION AND PARDON
(Hymnal ~ Page #12)
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
(Hymnal ~ Page #13
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING
*DOXOLOGY # 95
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
*HYMN OF DEDICATION #462 "Tis
So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" (Hymnal)
"Shalom to You" (Hymnal)
OF THE PEACE: As you leave the sanctuary, please extend
signs of friendship and peace. Pass the blessing of Christ
to each other.
*POSTLUDE NOTE: * indicates standing if you are able