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  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    February 18, 2024

    Now the Feast  |  First Sunday in Lent


    Assisting Minister: Rosa Maria Funderburk-Razo

    Communion:  Maureen & Wendy

    Ushers:  Larry & Olive

    Readers:  Maureen

    Kitchen:  Joyce

    Closing:  Brenda & Gerry

    PPT:  Diane

    Audio:  Eva

    Livestream:  Peter

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Separate Slideshow

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: CCLI 7017790

    Come As You Are

    Come out of sadness, from wherever you've been

    Come broken hearted Let rescue begin

    Come find your mercy Oh sinner come kneel

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart

    Come as you are

     

    There's hope for the hopeless, and all those who've strayed

    Come sit at the table, Come taste the grace

    There's rest for the weary, Rest that endures

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't cure

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't cure

     

    So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are

    Fall in God’s arms, Come as you are

     

    There's joy for the morning, Oh sinner be still

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

     

    So lay down your burdens, Lay down your shame

    All who are broken, Lift up your face

    Oh wanderer come home, You're not too far

    So lay down your hurt, Lay down your heart

    Come as you are, Come as you are,

    Come as you are, Come as you are.               

     

    CCLI 7017790

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENES

    GREETING

    KYRIE  (page 3)

    SALUTATION  (page 7)

    NOW THE FEAST  (page 4)

    THE LORD BE WITH YOU

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    GENESIS 9:8-17  (Reader: Maureen)

    PSALM 25:1-10

    1 PETER 3:18-22  (Reader: Maureen)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (page 171)

    MARK 1:9-15

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 338

    Beneath the Cross of Jesus

    Beneath the cross of Jesus

    I long to take my stand;

    the shadow of a mighty rock

    within a weary land,

    a home within a wilderness,

    a rest upon the way,

    from the burning of the noontide heat

    and burdens of the day.

     

    Upon the cross of Jesus,

    my eye at times can see

    the very dying form of one

    who suffered there for me.

    And from my contrite heart, with tears,

    two wonders I confess:

    the wonder of his glorious love

    and my unworthiness.

     

    I take, O cross, your shadow

    for my abiding place;

    I ask no other sunshine than

    the sunshine of his face;

    content to let the world go by,

    to know no gain nor loss,

    my sinful self my only shame,

    my glory all, the cross.

     

    Text: Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1830-1869

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING  (page 11)

    EUCHARISTIC ACCLAMATION 1

    EUCHARISTIC ACCLAMATION 2

    EUCHARISTIC ACCLAMATION 3

    THROUGH CHRIST

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (Spanish – Rosa Maria)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (page 14)

     

    COMMUNION SONG 1: ACS 927
    Christ is the Life

     

    Christ is the life of all that is,

    God's pure creative Word,

    whose pow'r beyond and through all space

    the worlds to Being stirred.

     

    Christ is the life beyond all time,

    creation's birth and breath,

    whose labour brings all things to be

    and brings all things to death.

     

    Christ is the death of all that is;

    a broad and beck'ning tomb,

    who welcomes us from well-worn ways

    to darkness of the womb.

     

    Christ is the death, the sinking down

    past all desire and fear,

    whose promise in the gentle dark

    bids newness to appear.

     

    Christ is the death of all that is,

    a bright, consuming fire,

    whose flames require our prior self

    as kindling for the pyre.

     

    Christ is the death of dusty days

    of uncreative strife,

    for out from fire we tread upon

    the threshold of new life.

     

    Christ is the life of all that is,

    Beginning and the End;

    creative force, most peaceful death,

    transforming burning brand.

     

    Christ is the life, in whose wise love

    creation lives and dies

    and thus forevermore shall bless

    the Source, the living Christ.

     

    Text: Susan Palo Cherwien, b. 1953 © 1989 Susan Palo Cherwien

     

    COMMUNION SONG 2: ACS 978

    God Welcomes All

     

    God welcomes all, strangers and friends;

    God's love is strong and it never ends.

     

    Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 623

    Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

     

    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

    let me hide myself in thee;

    let the water and the blood,

    from thy riven side which flowed,

    be of sin the double cure;

    cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.

     

    Not the labours of my hands

    can fulfil thy law's demands;

    could my zeal no respite know,

    could my tears forever flow,

    all for sin could not atone;

    thou must save, and thou alone.

     

    Nothing in my hand I bring;

    simply to thy cross I cling.

    Naked, come to thee for dress;

    helpless, look to thee for grace;

    foul, I to the fountain fly;

    wash me, Saviour, or I die.

     

    While I draw this fleeting breath,

    when mine eyelids close in death,

    when I soar to worlds unknown,

    see thee on thy judgment throne,

    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

    let me hide myself in thee.

     

    Text: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778

     

    BLESSING

     

    SONG:

    Song of Peace

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE



  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    February 14, 2024

    Ash Wednesday


    Lay Pastor:      Brenda

    Communion:  none

    Ushers:            Olive

    Reader:           Brenda

    Kitchen:          none

    Closing:           Brenda & Gerry

    PPT:                 Diane

    Audio:             Eva

    Streaming:      Peter

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 606

    Our Father, We Have Wandered

     

    Our Father, we have wandered

    and hidden from your face;

    in foolishness have squandered

    your legacy of grace.

    But now, in exile dwelling,

    we rise with fear and shame,

    as, distant but compelling,

    we hear you call our name.

     

    And now at length discerning

    the evil that we do,

    behold us, Lord, returning

    with hope and trust to you.

    In haste you come to meet us

    and home rejoicing bring,

    in gladness there to greet us

    with calf and robe and ring.

     

    O Lord of all the living,

    both banished and restored,

    compassionate, forgiving,

    and ever-caring Lord,

    grant now that our transgressing,

    our faithlessness may cease.

    Stretch out your hand in blessing,

    in pardon, and in peace.

    Text: Kevin Nichols, 1929-2006

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    JOEL 2:1-2, 12-17 (Wendy)

    PSALM: 51:1-17

    2 CORINTHIANS 5:20B–6:10  (Wendy)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION  (ELW p 171)

    GOSPEL: MATTHEW 6:1-6, 16-21

     

    MESSAGE: Brenda Folvik

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: CCLI#114696

    Create In Me A Clean Heart

     

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

     

    Cast me not away from Thy presence,

    O Lord,

    and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

    Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

    And renew a right spirit within me.

     

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

    Create in me a clean heart, O God

    And renew a right spirit within me

     

    Cast me not away from Thy presence,

    O Lord,

    and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

    Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

    And renew a right spirit within me.

    CCLI# 114696

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (Sung)

     

    IMPOSITION OF ASHES 

     

    SONG FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES: ELW 814

    Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am

     

    Take, oh, take me as I am;

    summon out what I shall be;

    set your seal upon my heart

    and live in me.

     

    (repeat)

     

    Text: Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 609

    Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling

     

    Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,

    calling for you and for me.

    See, on the portals he's waiting and watching,

    watching for you and for me.

     

    "Come home, (Come home,)

    come home! (come home!)

    You who are weary, come home."

    Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

    calling, "O sinner, come home!"

     

    Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,

    pleading for you and for me?

    Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,

    mercies for you and for me?

     

    "Come home, (Come home,)

    come home! (come home!)

    You who are weary, come home."

    Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

    calling, "O sinner, come home!"

     

    Oh, for the wonderful love he has promised,

    promised for you and for me!

    Though we have sinned,
    he has mercy and pardon,

    pardon for you and for me.

     

    "Come home, (Come home,)

    come home! (come home!)

    You who are weary, come home."

    Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

    calling, "O sinner, come home!"

     

    Text: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909

    Song of Peace

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.
    Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE



  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    February 11, 2024

    Setting 8  |  Transfiguration of Our Lord


    Assisting Minister: Maureen & Aiden

    Communion:  Maureen & Lola

    Ushers:  Joe & Pat

    Readers:  Wendy

    Kitchen:  Lucy

    Closing:  Brenda & Gerry

    PPT:  Barry

    Audio:  Aiden

    Livestream:  August

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 838

    Beautiful Saviour

    Beautiful Saviour,

    King of creation,

    Son of God and Son of Man!

    Truly I'd love thee,

    truly I'd serve thee,

    light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

     

    Fair are the meadows,

    fair are the woodlands,

    robed in flow'rs of blooming spring;

    Jesus is fairer,

    Jesus is purer,

    he makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

     

    Fair is the sunshine,

    fair is the moonlight,

    bright the sparkling stars on high;

    Jesus shines brighter,

    Jesus shines purer

    than all the angels in the sky.

     

    Beautiful Saviour,

    Lord of the nations,

    Son of God and Son of Man!

    Glory and honour,

    praise, adoration,

    now and forevermore be thine!

    Text: Gesangbuch, Münster, 1677; tr. Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904


    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE ELESION  (p 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    2 KINGS 2:1-12 (Wendy)

    PSALM 50:1-6

    2 CORINTHIANS 4:3-6 (Wendy)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION  (p 188)

    MARK 9:2-9 (Gospel)

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: CCLI 7069914

    Turning Over Tables

    Fear runs deep spreading like a virus

    Hate is cheap, from afar it cost you nothin'

    Sister take my hand, brother we will stand

    Open up your heart and find

     

    Love is turnin' over tables, breakin' off chains

    When I see you in the stranger I'm no longer a slave

    Turnin' over tables, tearin' down walls

    Buildin' up the bridges, between us all

     

    Let courage be my willingness to listen

    So I can feel the wound inside my heart

    Let seeds of peace grow in hearts around us

    That trees of hope give shade to all mankind

    Sister take my hand, brother we will stand

    Open up your heart and find

     

    Love is turnin' over tables, breakin' off chains

    When I see you in the stranger I'm no longer a slave

    Turnin' over tables, tearin' down walls

    Buildin' up the bridges, between us all

     

    When will we stand for love

    When will we stand for love

    When will we stand for love

     

    None can separate, all that love has made

    We are everyone the same,

    We refuse to be, our brother's enemy

    We will stand for all mankind

    Sister take my hand, brother we will stand

    Open up your heart and find

     

    Love is turnin' over tables, breakin' off chains

    When I see you in the stranger I'm no longer a slave

    Turnin' over tables, tearin' down walls

    Buildin' up the bridges, between us all

    Love is turnin' over tables, breakin' off chains

    When I see you in the stranger I'm no longer a slave

    Turnin' over tables, tearin' down walls

    Buildin' up the bridges, between us all

    Songwriters: Matt Maher, John Arndt, Alex Pappas, David Gungor

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    APOSTLES CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER  (French/English)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (p 191)

     

    COMMUNION SONG 1: ACS 1084

    God, Be the Love

     

    God, be the love to search and keep me;

    God, be the prayer to move my voice;

    God, be the strength to now uphold me:

    O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

     

    Bind to myself the name of Holy,

    great cloud of witnesses enfold;

    prophets, apostles, angels witness:

    O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

     

    Brightness of sun and glow of moonlight,

    flashing of lightning, strength of wind,

    depth of the sea to soil of planet:

    O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

     

    Walking behind to hem my journey,

    going ahead to light my way,

    and from beneath, above, and all ways:

    O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

     

    Christ in the eyes of all who see me,

    Christ in the ears that hear my voice,

    Christ in the hearts of all who know me:

    O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

    Text: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, b. 1967 

     

    COMMUNION SONG 2: ACS968

    Feed Us with Hunger for Justice

     

    Feed us with hunger for justice.

    Feed us with thirst for peace.

     

    [optional descant]

     

    Feed us justice.

    Feed us your peace.

    Text: Anne Krentz Organ, b. 1960

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 866

    We Are Marching in the Light

     

    We are marching in the light of God,

    we are marching in the light of God.

    We are marching in the light of God,

    we are marching in the light of God.

     

    We are marching,

    (marching, we are marching, marching,)

    we are marching in the light of God.

    We are marching,

    (marching, we are marching, marching,)

    we are marching in the light of God.

     

    We are dancing in the light of God,

    we are dancing in the light of God.

    We are dancing in the light of God,

    we are dancing in the light of God.

     

    We are dancing,

    (dancing, we are dancing, dancing,)

    we are dancing in the light of God.

    We are dancing,

    (dancing, we are dancing, dancing,)

    we are dancing in the light of God.

     

    We are praying in the light of God,

    we are praying in the light of God.

    We are praying in the light of God,

    we are praying in the light of God.

     

    We are praying,

    (praying, we are praying, praying,)

    we are praying in the light of God.

    We are praying,

    (praying, we are praying, praying,)

    we are praying in the light of God.

     

    We are singing in the light of God,

    we are singing in the light of God.

    We are singing in the light of God,

    we are singing in the light of God.

     

    We are singing,

    (singing, we are singing, singing,)

    we are singing in the light of God.

    We are singing,

    (singing, we are singing, singing,)

    we are singing in the light of God.

     

    We are marching in the light of God,

    we are marching in the light of God.

    We are marching in the light of God,

    we are marching in the light of God.

     

    We are marching,

    (marching, we are marching, marching,)

    we are marching in the light of God.

    We are marching,

    (marching, we are marching, marching,)

    we are marching in the light of God.

    Text: South African traditional; tr. Freedom Is Coming, 1984

     

    BENEDICTION

     

    SONG:

    Song of Peace

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE



  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    February 4, 2024

    SETTING 6  |  Fifth Sunday after Epiphany


    Assisting Minister: Wendy

    Communion & Assistants: Vanessa & Lynn

    Ushers: Alan & Lynn

    Reader: Joyce

    Kitchen: Barry

    Closing: Brenda & Diane

    PPT: Christina

    Audio: William

    Livestream: Michael

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Play separate ATTACHMENTS PPT

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 858

    Praise to the Lord the Almighty

    Praise to the Lord,
    the Almighty, the King of creation!

    O my soul, praise him,
    for he is your health and salvation!

    Let all who hear now to his temple draw near,

    joining in glad adoration!

     

    Praise to the Lord,

    who o'er all things is wondrously reigning

    and, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.

    Have you not seen all that is needful has been

    sent by his gracious ordaining?

     

    Praise to the Lord,

    who will prosper your work and defend you;

    surely his goodness and mercy shall daily
    attend you.

    Ponder anew what the Almighty can do

    if with his love he befriend you.

     

    Praise to the Lord!
    Oh, let all that is in me adore him!

    All that has life and breath, come now with
     praises before him!

    Let the amen sound from his people again.

    Gladly forever adore him!

    Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, alt.


    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE (p 165)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    ISAIAH 40:21-31  (Joyce)

    PSALM 147:1-11, 20c

    1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-23  (Joyce)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (p 171)

    MARK 1:29-39  (Gospel)

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer Wilson

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW614

    There Is a Balm in Gilead

    There is a balm in Gilead

    to make the wounded whole;

    there is a balm in Gilead

    to heal the sin-sick soul.

     

    Sometimes I feel discouraged

    and think my work's in vain,

    but then the Holy Spirit

    revives my soul again. 

     

    There is a balm in Gilead

    to make the wounded whole;

    there is a balm in Gilead

    to heal the sin-sick soul.

     

    If you cannot preach like Peter,

    if you cannot pray like Paul,

    you can tell the love of Jesus

    and say, "He died for all." 

     

    There is a balm in Gilead

    to make the wounded whole;

    there is a balm in Gilead

    to heal the sin-sick soul.

     

    Don't ever be discouraged,

    for Jesus is your friend;

    and if you lack for knowledge

    he'll ne'er refuse to lend. 

     

    There is a balm in Gilead

    to make the wounded whole;

    there is a balm in Gilead

    to heal the sin-sick soul.

    Text: African American spiritual


    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (Mandarin)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (p 174)

     

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    At the Cross (Love Ran Red)

     

    There's a place where mercy reigns

    and never dies

    There's a place where streams of grace

    flow deep and wide

    Where all the love I've ever found

    comes like a flood, comes flowing down

     

    At the cross, at the cross

    I surrender my life

    I'm in awe of You, I'm in awe of You

    Where Your love ran red

    and my sin washed white

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You, Jesus

     

    There's a place where sin and shame

    are powerless

    Where my heart has peace with God

    and forgiveness

    Where all the love I've ever found

    comes like a flood comes flowing down

     

    At the cross, at the cross

    I surrender my life

    I'm in awe of You, I'm in awe of You

    Where Your love ran red

    and my sin washed white

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You

     

    Here my hope is found

    Here on holy ground

    Here I bow down

    Here I bow down

    Here arms open wide

    Here You save my life

    Here I bow down

    Here I bow


    [2X]

    At the cross, at the cross

    I surrender my life

    I'm in awe of You, I'm in awe of You

    Where Your love ran red

    and my sin washed white

    I owe all to You, I owe all to You,

    Jesus, Jesus

    Words & Music by Chris Tomlin  |  CCLI #7017786

     

    COMMUNION SONG 2: ACS 978

    God Welcomes All

     

    God welcomes all, strangers and friends;

    God's love is strong and it never ends.

    Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    SENDING SONG: CCLI # 4556538

    Everlasting God

     

    (2x)

    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

    Wait upon the Lord

    We will wait upon the Lord

     

    Our God, You reign forever

    Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

     

    You are the everlasting God

    The everlasting God

    You do not faint you won't grow weary

    You're the defender of the weak

    You comfort those in need

    You lift us up on wings like eagles

     

    (2x)

    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

    Wait upon the Lord

    We will wait upon the Lord

     

    Our God, You reign forever

    Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

     

    You are the everlasting God

    The everlasting God

    You do not faint you won't grow weary

    You're the defender of the weak

    You comfort those in need

    You lift us up on wings like eagles

     

    Our God, You reign forever

    Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

     

    (2x)

    You are the everlasting God

    The everlasting God

    You do not faint you won't grow weary

    You're the defender of the weak

    You comfort those in need

    You lift us up on wings like eagles

    Brenton Brown | Ken Riley © 2005 Thankyou Music

     

    BLESSING

     

    SONG:

    Song of Peace

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE



  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    January 28, 2023

    Setting 10  |  Fourth Sunday after Epiphany


    Assisting Minister:  Kenneth

    Communion:  Kenneth & Vanessa

    Ushers:   Sherry & August

    Reader:   Olive

    Kitchen:  Pat

    Closing:   Brenda & Gerry

    PPT: Barry

    Audio: William

    Livestream: Aiden

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 641

    All Are Welcome

     

    Let us build a house where love can dwell

    and all can safely live,

    a place where saints and children tell

    how hearts learn to forgive.

     

    Built of hopes and dreams and visions,

    rock of faith and vault of grace;

    here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where prophets speak,

    and words are strong and true,

    where all God's children dare to seek

    to dream God's reign anew.

     

    Here the cross shall stand as witness

    and as symbol of God's grace;

    here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where love is found

    in water, wine and wheat:

    a banquet hall on holy ground

    where peace and justice meet.

    Here the love of God, through Jesus,

    is revealed in time and space;

    as we share in Christ the feast that frees us:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where hands will reach

    beyond the wood and stone

    to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,

    and live the Word they've known.

     

    Here the outcast and the stranger

    bear the image of God's face;

    let us bring an end to fear and danger:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where all are named,

    their songs and visions heard

    and loved and treasured, taught and claimed

    as words within the Word.

     

    Built of tears and cries and laughter,

    prayers of faith and songs of grace,

    let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE  (p 203)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE  (p 204)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    DEUTERONOMY 18:15-20 (Olive)

    PSALM 111

    1 CORINTHIANS 8:1-13 (Olive)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (p 205)

    MARK 1:21-28 (Gospel)

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer Wilson

    OFFERING

      

    SONG OF THE DAY: ACS 1004

    Faith Begins by Letting Go

     

    Faith begins by letting go,

    giving up what had seemed sure,

    taking risks and pressing on,

    though the way feels less secure:

    pilgrimage both right and odd,

    trusting all our life to God.

     

    Faith endures by holding on,

    keeping mem'ry's roots alive

    so that hope may bear its fruit;

    promise-fed, our souls will thrive,

    not through merit we possess

    but by God's great faithfulness.

     

    Faith matures by reaching out,

    stretching minds, enlarging hearts,

    sharing struggles, living prayer,

    binding up the broken parts;

    till we find the commonplace

    ripe with witness to God's grace.

     

    Text: Carl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    NEW ZEALAND CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (German – Uschi)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (p 208)

     

    COMMUNION SONG 1: ELW622

    Neither Death Nor Life

     

    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

    nor trials in the present, nor any trial to come,

    neither height, nor depth, nor all of creation

    can ever separate us  from the love of God

    poured out in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    Dwell in the one who raised Christ from the dead;

    though your body shall die, in Christ you shall rise

    through the Spirit who brings you to life.

     

    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

    nor trials in the present, nor any trial to come,

    neither height, nor depth, nor all of creation

    can ever separate us  from the love of God

    poured out in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    All who are led by the Spirit shall live

    as children of God, and heirs with Christ Jesus,

    God's adopted and chosen and loved.

     

    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

    nor trials in the present, nor any trial to come,

    neither height, nor depth, nor all of creation

    can ever separate us  from the love of God

    poured out in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    All of the suff'ring we now must endure

    is nothing to the glory so soon to be revealed

    when creation itself is set free.

     

    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

    nor trials in the present, nor any trial to come,

    neither height, nor depth, nor all of creation

    can ever separate us  from the love of God

    poured out in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    All of creation awaits the new birth,

    the fullness of redemption,

    through labour pains of love,

    and so we wait in patience and hope.

     

    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

    nor trials in the present, nor any trial to come,

    neither height, nor depth, nor all of creation

    can ever separate us  from the love of God

    poured out in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    Who can separate us from the love of Christ?

    Will hardship or distress, persecution or famine,

    or nakedness or peril or sword?

     

    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

    nor trials in the present, nor any trial to come,

    neither height, nor depth, nor all of creation

    can ever separate us  from the love of God

    poured out in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

     

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950, based on Romans 8

     

     

    COMMUNION SONG 2: ACS 978

    God Welcomes All

     

    God welcomes all, strangers and friends;

    God's love is strong and it never ends.

     

    Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    BLESSING

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 677

    This Little LIght of Mine

     

    This little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    this little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    this little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

    let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

     

    Ev'rywhere I go, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    ev'rywhere I go, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    ev'rywhere I go, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

    let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

     

    Jesus gave it to me, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    Jesus gave it to me, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    Jesus gave it to me, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

    let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

     

    This little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    this little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

    this little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

    let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

     

    Text: African American spiritual

      

    BLESSING

     

    SONG OF PEACE

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.
    Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE



  • Order of Service

    January 21, 2024

    Setting 7  |  3rd Sunday after Epiphany


    Assisting Minister: Rosa Maria

    Communion:  Wendy & Lynn

    Ushers:   Egil & Alan

    Reader:   Maureen

    Kitchen:  Uschi

    Closing:   Brenda & Diane

    PPT:  Diane

    Audio: Eva

    Livestream: Peter

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 593

    Drawn to the Light

     

    People who walk in darkness have sought

    a light in the heart of the darkest night.

    Just when we thought all would be lost,

    we were drawn to the light of God.

     

    Dawn is in sight! Gone is the night,

    drawn to the light and the morning.

    Glorious and bright, oh, what a sight

    to be drawn to the light of God.

     

    How can we tell a heaven from hell

    if ev'ryone dwells in the dark of night?

    Morning dispels, gently compels,

    and we're drawn to the light of God.

     

    Dawn is in sight! Gone is the night,

    drawn to the light and the morning.

    Glorious and bright, oh, what a sight

    to be drawn to the light of God.

     

    Where is the sun? Oh, there will be none!

    The Lamb is the one who is shining bright,

    bids us to come! Life has begun

    when we're drawn to the light of God.

     

    Dawn is in sight! Gone is the night,

    drawn to the light and the morning.

    Glorious and bright, oh, what a sight

    to be drawn to the light of God.

     

    Text © 1990 John C. Ylvisaker.

     

    CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE  (p 175)

    CANTICLE OF PRAISE  (p 176)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    JONAH 3:1-5, 10 (read by Maureen)

    PSALM 62:5-12

    1 CORINTHIANS 7:29-31 (read by Maureen)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (p 179)

    MARK 1:14-20

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 333

    Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land

     

    Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a weary land, a weary land;

    my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a shelter in a time of storm.

     

    No one can do like Jesus,

    not a mumbling word he said;

    he went walking down to Lazarus' grave,

    and he raised him from the dead.

     

    Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a weary land, a weary land;

    my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a shelter in a time of storm.

     

    When Jesus was on earth,

    the flesh was very weak;

    he took a towel and girded himself

    and he washed his disciples' feet.

     

    Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a weary land, a weary land;

    my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a shelter in a time of storm.

     

    Yonder comes my Saviour,

    him whom I love so well;

    he has the palm of victory

    and the keys of death and hell.

     

    Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a weary land, a weary land;

    my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,

    a shelter in a time of storm.

     

    Text: African American spiritual

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    MAASAI CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM
    THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (Spanish – Rosa Maria)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (p 182)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 473

    Holy, Holy, Holy

    Santo, santo, santo

     

    (English)

    Holy, holy, holy,

    my heart, my heart adores you.

    My heart is glad to say the words:

    You are holy, God.

     

    (Spanish)

    Santo, santo, santo.

    Mi corazón te adora.

    Mi corazón te sabe decir:

    Santo eres Señor.

     

    COMMUNION SONG II: CCLI 443594

    How Beautiful

     

    How beautiful the hands that served

    the wine and the bread and

    the sons of the earth.

    How beautiful the feet that walked

    the long dusty roads and the hills to the cross.

    How beautiful, how beautiful

    how beautiful is the body of Christ.

     

    How beautiful the heart that bled

    that took all my sin and bore it instead.

    How beautiful the tender eyes

    that chose to forgive and never despise.

    How beautiful, how beautiful

    how beautiful is the body of Christ.

     

    And as He laid down His life

    we offer this sacrifice

    that we will live just as he died:

    willing to pay the price,

    willing to pay the price.

     

    How beautiful the radiant Bride

    who waits for her Groom

    with His light in her eyes.

    How beautiful when humble hearts give

    the fruit of pure lives so that others may live.

    How beautiful, how beautiful

    how beautiful is the body of Christ.

     

    How beautiful the feet that bring

    the sound of good news

    and the love of the King.

    How beautiful the hands that serve

    the wine and the bread and

    the sons of the earth.

    How beautiful, how beautiful

    how beautiful is the body of Christ.

    Twila Paris © 1990 Ariose Music; Mountain Spring Music

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    SENDING SONG: CCLI 2245140

    All Things Are Possible

     

    Almighty God my redeemer,

    My hiding place, my safe refuge

    No other name like Jesus,

    No power can stand against You.

     

    My feet are planted on this rock

    And I will not be shaken

    My hope it comes from You alone

    My Lord and my salvation

     

    Your praise is always on my lips

    Your word is living in my heart

    And I will praise You with a new song,

    My soul will bless You Lord

    You fill my life with greater joy

    Yes I delight myself in You

    And I will praise You with a new song,

    My soul will bless You, Lord

     

    My feet are planted on this rock

    And I will not be shaken

    My hope it comes from You alone

    My Lord and my salvation

     

    Your praise is always on my lips

    Your word is living in my heart

    And I will praise You with a new song,

    My soul will bless You Lord

     

    You fill my life with greater joy

    Yes I delight myself in You

    And I will praise You with a new song,

    My soul will bless You, Lord

     

    When I am weak, you make me strong

    When I'm poor, I know I'm rich

    For in the power of Your name

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

     

    Your praise is always on my lips

    Your word is living in my heart

    And I will praise You with a new song,

    My soul will bless You Lord

     

    You fill my life with greater joy

    Yes I delight myself in You

    And I will praise You with a new song,

    My soul will bless You, Lord

     

    When I am weak, you make me strong

    When I'm poor, I know I'm rich

    For in the power of Your name

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

    All things are possible

     

    Darlene Zschech © 1997 Wondrous Worship

     

    BENEDICTION

     

    Song of Peace

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.
    Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE



  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    January 14, 2024

    Now the Feast  |  Second Sunday after Epiphany


    Assisting Minister: Maureen & Aiden

    Communion:  Maureen & Lola

    Ushers:  Larry & Olive

    Readers:  Wendy

    Kitchen:  Olive

    Closing:  Brenda & Gerry

    PPT:  Barry

    Audio:  Aiden

    Livestream:  August

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
            Separate Slideshow

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 574

    Here I am Lord

     

    "I, the Lord of sea and sky,

    I have heard my people cry.

    All who dwell in dark and sin

    my hand will save.

     

    I, who made the stars of night,

    I will make their darkness bright.

    Who will bear my light to them?

    Whom shall I send?"

     

    Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?

    I have heard you calling in the night.

    I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

    I will hold your people in my heart.

     

    "I, the Lord of snow and rain,

    I have borne my people's pain.

    I have wept for love of them.

    They turn away.

     

    I will break their hearts of stone,

    give them hearts for love alone.

    I will speak my word to them.

    Whom shall I send?"

     

    Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?

    I have heard you calling in the night.

    I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

    I will hold your people in my heart.

     

    "I, the Lord of wind and flame,

    I will tend the poor and lame.

    I will set a feast for them.

    My hand will save.

     

    Finest bread I will provide

    till their hearts be satisfied.

    I will give my life to them.

    Whom shall I send?"

     

    Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?

    I have heard you calling in the night.

    I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

    I will hold your people in my heart.

     

    Text: Daniel L. Schutte, b. 1946

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENES

    GREETING

    KYRIE  (page 3)

    SALUTATION  (page 7)

    NOW THE FEAST  (page 4)

    THE LORD BE WITH YOU  (page 6)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

     

    1 SAMUEL 3:1-10 [11-20] (Reader: Wendy)

    PSALM 139:1-6, 13-18

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (page 3)

    JOHN 1:43-51

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 817

    You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore

     

    You have come down to the lakeshore

    seeking neither the wise nor the wealthy,

    but only asking for me to follow.

     

    Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling, you've called out my name.

    On the sand I have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.


    You know full well what I have, Lord:

    neither treasure nor weapons for conquest,

    just these my fish nets and will for working. 

     

    Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling, you've called out my name.

    On the sand I have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

     

    You need my hands, my exhaustion,

    working love for the rest of the weary--

    a love that's willing to go on loving. 

     

    Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling, you've called out my name.

    On the sand I have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

     

    You who have fished other waters;

    you, the longing of souls that are yearning:

    O loving Friend, you have come to call me. 

     

    Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes;

    kindly smiling, you've called out my name.

    On the sand I have abandoned my small boat;

    now with you, I will seek other seas.

     

    Text: Cesáreo Gabaráin, 1936-1991; tr. Madeleine Forell Marshall, b. 1946

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

     

    THE RITE OF WELCOME (THE WAY)

    SIGN OF THE CROSS
            “Receive the sign…” ELW-216
            “Ears” ELW-216
            “Eyes” ELW-216
            “Lips” ELW-216
            “Heart” ELW-216
            “Shoulders” ELW-216
            “Hands” ELW-216
            “Feet” ELW-216

    PRAYER FOR CHILDREN

    GOD BRING YOU IN PEACE… ELW-210

     

    SHARING THE PEACE

    CONTEMPORARY CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING  (page 11)

    EUCHARISTIC ACCLAMATION 1

    EUCHARISTIC ACCLAMATION 2

    EUCHARISTIC ACCLAMATION 3

    THROUGH CHRIST

     

    THE LORD’S PRAYER (Sung)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (page 14)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW 715
    Christ Be Our Light

     

    Longing for light, we wait in darkness.

    Longing for truth, we turn to you.

    Make us your own, your holy people,

    light for the world to see.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for peace,
    our world is troubled.

    Longing for hope, many despair.

    Your word alone has pow'r to save us.

    Make us your living voice.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for food, many are hungry.

    Longing for water, many still thirst.

    Make us your bread, broken for others,

    shared until all are fed.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Longing for shelter, many are homeless.

    Longing for warmth, many are cold.

    Make us your building,
    sheltering others,

    walls made of living stone.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Many the gifts, many the people,

    many the hearts that yearn to belong.

    Let us be servants to one another,

    signs of your kingdom come.

     

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in our hearts.

    Shine through the darkness.

    Christ, be our light!

    Shine in your church gathered today.

     

    Text: Bernadette Farrell, b. 1957

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 768

    Lead me, Guide Me

     

    Lead me, guide me, along the way

    For if You lead me I cannot not stray

    Lord let me walk, each day with Thee

    Lead me oh Lord lead me

     

    I am weak and I need Thy strength and power

    To help me over my weakest hour

    Help me through the darkness Thy face to see

    Lead me oh Lord lead me

     

    Lead me, guide me along the way,

    For if You lead me I cannot stray.

    Lord let me walk each day with Thee.

    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

     

    Help me tread in the paths of righteousness.

    Be my aid when Satan and sin oppress.

    I am putting all my trust in Thee:

    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

     

    Lead me, guide me along the way,

    For if You lead me I cannot stray.

    Lord let me walk each day with Thee.

    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

     

    I am lost if You take Your hand from me,

    I am blind without Thy light to see.

    Lord just always to me Thy servant be,

    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

     

    Lead me, guide me along the way,

    For if You lead me I cannot stray.

    Lord let me walk each day with Thee.

    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

    Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

     

    Text and music © 1953 Doris Akers. All rights administered by Unichappell Music, Inc. International Copyright Secured..

     

    BLESSING

     

    SONG:

    Song of Peace

     

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    ©2011 Gerry Parsons

     

    SENDING



  • ORDER OF SERVICE

    January 7, 2024

    Setting 8  |  Baptism of Our Lord


    Assisting Minister: Wendy

    Communion:  Wendy & Lynn

    Ushers:  Joe & Pat

    Readers:  Bob & Debbie

    Kitchen:  Lisa

    Closing:  Brenda

    PPT:  Christina

    Audio:  Eva

    Livestream:  Barry

     

    WELCOME

    LINKS TO BULLETIN & TRANSLATION

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    CALL TO WORSHIP

     

    GATHERING SONG: ELW 641

    All Are Welcome

     

    Let us build a house where love can dwell

    and all can safely live,

    a place where saints and children tell

    how hearts learn to forgive.

    Built of hopes and dreams and visions,

    rock of faith and vault of grace;

    here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

     

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where prophets speak,

    and words are strong and true,

    where all God's children dare to seek

    to dream God's reign anew.

    Here the cross shall stand as witness

    and as symbol of God's grace;

    here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

     

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where love is found

    in water, wine and wheat:

    a banquet hall on holy ground

    where peace and justice meet.

    Here the love of God, through Jesus,

    is revealed in time and space;

    as we share in Christ the feast that frees us: 

     

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where hands will reach

    beyond the wood and stone

    to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,

    and live the Word they've known.

    Here the outcast and the stranger

    bear the image of God's face;

    let us bring an end to fear and danger:

     

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Let us build a house where all are named,

    their songs and visions heard

    and loved and treasured, taught and claimed

    as words within the Word.

    Built of tears and cries and laughter,

    prayers of faith and songs of grace,

    let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:

     

    All are welcome, all are welcome,

    all are welcome in this place.

     

    Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

     

    CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

    GREETING

    KYRIE ELESION  (p 184)

    PRAYER OF THE DAY

    GENESIS 1:1-5  (Bob & Debbie)

    PSALM 29

    ACTS 19:1-7  (Bob & Debbie)

    GOSPEL ACCLAMATION  (p 188)

    MARK 1:4-11  (Gospel)

     

    MESSAGE: Pastor Jennifer

    OFFERING

     

    SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 726

    Light Dawns on a Weary World

     

    Light dawns on a weary world

    when eyes begin to see

    all people's dignity.

    Light dawns on a weary world:

    the promised day of justice comes.

     

    The trees shall clap their hands;

    the dry lands, gush with springs;

    the hills and mountains shall break forth with singing!

    We shall go out in joy,

    and be led forth in peace,

    as all the world in wonder echoes shalom.

     

    Love grows in a weary world

    when hungry hearts find bread

    and children's dreams are fed.

    Love grows in a weary world:

    the promised feast of plenty comes.

     

    The trees shall clap their hands;

    the dry lands, gush with springs;

    the hills and mountains shall break forth with singing!

    We shall go out in joy,

    and be led forth in peace,

    as all the world in wonder echoes shalom.

     

    Hope blooms in a weary world

    when creatures, once forlorn,

    find wilderness reborn.

    Hope blooms in a weary world:

    the promised green of Eden comes.

     

    The trees shall clap their hands;

    the dry lands, gush with springs;

    the hills and mountains shall break forth with singing!

    We shall go out in joy,

    and be led forth in peace,

    as all the world in wonder echoes shalom.

     

    Text: Mary Louise Bringle, b. 1953

     

    OFFERTORY PRAYER

    NICENE CREED

    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     

    THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

    WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

    THE LORD’S PRAYER  (Mandarin/English)

     

    INVITATION TO COMMUNION

    LAMB OF GOD (p 191)

     

    COMMUNION SONG: ELW451

     

    We are Baptised in Christ Jesus

    We are baptized in Christ Jesus,

    we are baptized in his death;

    that as Christ is raised victorious,

    we might live a brand new life.

    And if we have been united

    in a dreadful death like his,

    we will all be reunited, for he lives.

     

    In the water and the witness,

    in the breaking of the bread,

    in the waiting arms of Jesus

    who is risen from the dead,

    God has made a new beginning

    from the ashes of our past;

    in the losing and the winning we hold fast.

     

    Glory be to God the Father,

    glory be to Christ the Son,

    glory to the Holy Spirit,

    ever three and ever one;

    as it was in the beginning,

    glory now resounds again

    in a song that has no ending. Amen

     

    Text © 1985 John C. Ylvisaker

     

    POST COMMUNION PRAYER

    BENEDICTION 

     

    SENDING SONG: ELW 881
    Let All Things Now Living

    Let all things now living

    a song of thanksgiving

    to God the creator triumphantly raise,

    who fashioned and made us,

    protected and stayed us,

    who still guides us on to the end of our days.

    God's banners are o'er us,

    God's light goes before us,

    a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,

    till shadows have vanished

    and darkness is banished,

    as forward we travel from light into light.

               

    God rules all the forces:

    the stars in their courses

    and sun in its orbit obediently shine;

    the hills and the mountains,

    the rivers and fountains,

    the deeps of the ocean proclaim God divine.

    We too should be voicing

    our love and rejoicing;

    with glad adoration a song let us raise

    till all things now living

    unite in thanksgiving:

    "To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!"

     

    Text: Katherine K. Davis, 1892-1980, alt.

      

    BENEDICTION

     

    SONG:

    Song of Peace

    Peace to the children of Israel.

    Peace to the children of Ishmael.

    Peace to the children of all the world

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam. Shalom. Salaam.

    All the world shall live in peace.

     

    SENDING

    SHARING THE PEACE