Order of Worship: September 6, 2020
PRELUDE.................................................................................Swing 39. Jane Halliday, Violin
CALL TO WORSHIP/PRAYER OF THE DAY
One: Eternal God, maker of the skies above,
All: We praise you for your steadfast love.
One: Lowly Christ, born amidst the growing earth,
All: We celebrate your saving grace.
One: Spirit of life, wind over the flowing waters,
All: In communion with you, we commune with one another.
One: In earth, sea and sky, you are everywhere present.
All: Thank you. Alleluia! Amen.
HYMN: SEEK YE FIRST, VS. 1
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
EPISTLE READING: Ephesians 6: 10-18
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Deuteronomy 1: select verses
HOMILY: "When the Going Gets Tough" Rev. Tara N. Reck
A SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION
Deacon class of 2023:
George Robertson, Kathy Revell, George Lunger, Barb Kuhn
Elder class of 2023
Todd Hockenbury, Meggie McMahon, Margaret Fadeley, Lyndy Alexander
Elder class of 2020:
Leader: There are varieties of gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them.
People: There are different ways of serving God, but it is the same Lord who is served.
Leader: God works through each person in a unique way, but it is God's purpose that is accomplished.
People: To each is given a gift of the Spirit to be used for the common good.
PRESENTATION OF ELDERS AND DEACONS- ELECT
QUESTIONS FOR THE ELDERS AND DEACONS- ELECT
PRESENTATION OF ELDERS PREVIOUSLY-ORDAINED
QUESTIONS FOR THE PREVIOUSLY-ORDAINED
QUESTIONS FOR THE CONGREGATION
PRAYERS OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION
PRAYERS OF THE CANDIDATES FOR ORDINATION
UNISON PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE
Gracious God, who called us to be ambassadors of Christ, give us the courage and discipline to follow where your servants rightly lead us; that together we may declare your wonderful deeds and show your boundless love to the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
DECLARATION OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION
CHARGE TO THE ELDERS, DEACONS AND CONGREGATION
HYMN: HERE I AM LORD, VS 1
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts! We lift them up to the Lord!
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
THE 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.
THE CALL TO THE TABLE
The gifts of God for the people of God.
The Body of Christ.
Thanks be to God for the Bread of Heaven.
The Blood of Christ.
Thanks be to God for the Cup of Salvation.
Come to the table, dearly beloved, for all is ready. Alleluia, Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
LITURGY OF FAREWELL FOR PEGGY HINDS
CHARGE AND BENEDICTION