The Worship of God | Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Meditation, by A.C. Jobim
David Labman, piano

Welcome Home

Justin Spooner

Call to Worship

One:                Redeeming God, we have come here today crouched on hands and knees

Many:             searching for what has been lost.

One:                We’ve looked in the dark corners of our lives

Many:             and we’ve come up empty handed.

One:                We’ve searched the wilderness around us

Many:             and we’ve found nothing.

One:                We’ve come to this place hoping to find a clue where to look,

Many:             the inspiration to keep searching.

One:                In our gathering though, you have stood us up from the floor and reminded us:

Many:             We have been found.

One:                May this hour be an expression of our gratitude, a confession of your magnitude, and a reminder of the mission we’re on.

Many:             Amen.

New Testament Lesson

2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Hefferon Family


Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, v. 1 & 3
by Charles Wesley
from the New Century Hymnal, #43 

*Morning Prayer

Hood Family

*Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*Children’s Time

Haefele Family


How Can I Keep From Singing (My Life Flows on Endless Song) v. 1, 2,  & 4
Anon. from Bright Jewels, ed. R. Lowry
from the New Century Hymnal, #476

Gospel Lesson

Luke 15:1-10
Allie Utely

Prayer for Illumination

Allie Utely


Allie Utely

Moments for Response

Oaks Family

Music For Response

God Bless the Child, by B. Holiday, A. Herzog
David Labman, piano


Prayer of Dedication

*Life of the Church

Oaks Family

Worshipers with information on the life of the church are invited
to unmute their microphones and offer their announcements.



Allie Utley