Welcome and Announcements



Call to Worship

One: God has scattered the seed of love and compassion lavishly to the world.

Many: We long to be fertile ground, where God’s seed can take root and flourish.


One: There is so much in our world today that threatens to choke out God’s love and compassion.

Many: Lord, we come to this time of worship, seeking to prepare the soil of our hearts to receive and cultivate your good gifts.


Chorus:

We are called to act with justice

We are called to love tenderly

We are called to serve one another

To walk humbly with God


One: God has gifted our community with the gifts of fertile land, faithful laborers, and abundant love.

Many: We long to be good stewards of these incredible gifts to further God’s Realm in the here and now.


One: There is so much in our hearts and in our world that could lead us to squander what God has given.

Many: Lord, we come to this time of worship, seeking to prepare the soil of our community’s life to receive and cultivate your good gifts.


Chorus



Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Prayer requests - after each is shared:

One: Lord, in your mercy.

Many: Hear our 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, for ever.

Amen.



Hymn - We Gather Together


We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;

He chastens and hastens his will to make known;

The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.

Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.


Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,

Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;

So from the beginning the fight we were winning;

Thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be thine!


We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,

And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.

Let thy congregation escape tribulation;

Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!



The Lord’s Supper

Invitation to the Table

The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion



Hymn - Now Thank We All Our God


Now thank we all our God

with heart and hands and voices,

who wondrous things has done,

in whom his world rejoices;

who from our mothers’ arms

has blessed us on our way

with countless gifts of love,

and still is ours today.


O may this bounteous God

through all our life be near us,

with ever joyful hearts

and blessed peace to cheer us,

and keep us in God’s grace,

and guide us when perplexed,

and free us from all ills

of this world and the next.


All praise and thanks to God

who reigns in highest heaven,

To Father and to Son

And Spirit now be given.

The one eternal God,

whom heaven and earth adore;

The God who was, and is,

and shall be evermore.



Benediction