Sunday, April 22, 2018 ~ 10:30am Morning Worship

Today’s Bulletin is Dedicated in Loving Memory of Cecil and Bessie Sproull by Ian and Wilma Gilchrest

 

Gathering songs: “This Land is My Land” and “He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands”

 

Welcome/Announcements

 

Call to Worship:

One:    All people on this earth, big or tall, short or small

All:       We are all welcome here. And together we can make a difference…

One:    If you are from this region or have come from far away

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you are from this region or have come from far away

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you have come alone, or with a friend, a partner or a helper, with a walker, a cane or a wheel chair

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you live with a visible or invisible disability, or if you are suffering from a temporary medical challenge

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you have just received difficult news and feel alone or troubled

All:       You can make a difference

One:    Whether you can see clearly, or perhaps to you the world is a blurr or completely dark

All:       You can make a difference

One:    Whether you have come today with joy in your heart, or sadness, or grief, or loneliness

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you can hear the sounds of the world or whether you live in a world of garbbled mumbles or if your world is silent

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you are between the ages of new born to 100 and beyond

All:       You can make a difference

One:    If you have faith that can move mountains or are filled with doubts and questions

All:       You can make a difference

One:    We are gathered today as the people of God, we form one family and we share one home the earth. And together we can make a difference.

 

Opening Song: Go Make a Diff’rence

 

Galatians 3:26-28   So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

A New Creed

 

Prayer of Confession and Affirmation of God’s Love

 

Offering:  Video “Do Something” Matthew West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8

 

Offering Dedication “Grant Us God”

 

Dedication Prayer:

One:    We are not alone

All:       We belong to the family of God.

One:    All things are connected,

All:       Like the blood that unites one family.

One:    We did not weave the web of life,

All:       We are merely a strand in it.

One:    Whatever we do to the web of life, to one person on our world,

All:       We do to ourselves.

One:    Let us give thanks for the gift of life.

All:       Let us give thanks that all things hold together in Christ.

 

Hymn:  Shine Jesus Shine

 

Story Time:  Make a Difference—Right Now!

 

Ministry of Music: “Called by Earth and Sky”

 

Scripture Reading:  Romans 12:3-8

 

Video “City on a Hill” made by Youth

 

Message

Video Serena Ryder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01wHgLfYK0U

 

Prayer of the People

 

Benediction   

 

Closing Song: “Spirit Open My Heart” MV#79

 

“One Love” Bob Marley