Worship Order for
One - I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to
count. Everyone was there - all nations & tribes, all races
& languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes
& waving palm branches, standing before the Throne & the
Lamb, & heartily singing:
All - "Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on
the throne, and to the Lamb!"
One - And all who were standing around the throne -
angels, elders, animals - fell on their faces before the throne
and worshiped God, singing,
All - "Amen! Blessing & glory & wisdom
& thanksgiving & honor & power & might be to our
God forever and ever! Amen!"
You walk through this earth
using the feet of even imperfect disciples;
may every race and generation take time
to look up and see you,
draw nearer, listen, and worship,
and turn to follow you. Amen.
from For All Who Minister,
©1993, Brethren Press, p.49.
from With All Godís People: The New Ecumenical Prayer Cycle
(Orders of Service), compiled by John Carden.
©1989, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland.
musical anthem by Margaret
"I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when I do not feel it.
I believe in God even when God is silent."
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
The sheep know the voice of their shepherd.
Thatís what Jesus said.
We pray that
ministry center can be a place where children and adults learn
to listen to the voice of their true Shepherd. We pray the same
thing for this indoor ministry center, this church. Our true
Shepherd calls us to be faithful with our finances. Are you
listening? Please join me in prayer.
Lord, bless the giver and bless the gift,
with these offerings help us to lift
those who need your care,
not just here, but everywhere.
Christ the Lord is risen today,
and in his name just now we pray.