Gathering as the Body of Christ
Welcome and Sharing of Announcements
*Call to Worship
Liturgist: In the midst of difficulty, the Lord sets a table of rejoicing for us.
People: Though the world seems focused on turmoil, yet will we praise God!
Liturgist: Our lives should be witnesses to God’s goodness and power.
People: Our hearts should encompass compassion and service to God’s people.
Liturgist: Help us to be your workers and witnesses in today’s world, O Lord.
People: Enable us to be faithful and strong for you. AMEN.
God of blessings, you shower our world and our lives with your presence, with your love and with your guidance. Yet so often we do not see you. We focus on the things that are seen and not the things that are unseen. We allow ourselves to be consumed by little annoyances and frustrating encounters. Help us to pause, O God. Open our eyes to see the bright and beautiful blessings that surround us. Open our hearts to receive those blessings. And open our minds to discern how we can be a blessing to those around us. Amen.
“Trust and Obey”
Joys and Concerns
(in-person service only)
“Lead Me, Lord”
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness;
make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
that makest me dwell in safety.
Attention to the Word of God
John 13:34-35; 14:6
34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Liturgist The word of God for the people of God.
People Thanks be to God.
"Giving, Jesus and Generosity"
Rev. Dr. David Abbot
Message in Music
“Standing On the Promises”
R. Kelso Carter
Youth Choir (singing from our homes)
(online service only)
Stewardship Witness: Linda Keefer
Almighty God, Your loving Hand has given us all we possess. Grant us grace that we may honor You with our substance, and, remembering our call to lovingly share our gifts, may be faithful stewards of Your bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Take My Life, and Let It Be”
The Blessing and Sending Forth
Organist: Matt Cron
Liturgist: Pastor Seok-Hwan
Greeter: Sharon Lipp
Usher: Roy Higgins
Liturgist: Bev Welsh
Video: Spencer Murata