All Creatures Worship God Most High
Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Francis of Assisi, renewer of the church, had a spirit of gladness and gratitude for all God's creation. In a hymn written by St. Francis, "All Creatures Worship God Most High," God is praised through language that sees our familial connection with the world: brothers wind and fire, sister water, and mother earth. The hymn commands each creature to find its voice, praising God by and in their very beings. Today we give thanks for the beauty of the earth and the wonders of its varied inhabitants, we confess our failure to tend to the creation that has been entrusted to human care, and we we engage in a ritual of blessing for the animals that are our companions on this planet.

In addition to the online worship service below, on Sunday mornings there's Zoom Bible Studies from 9-9:24 am, a Zoom Children's Sermon from 9:45-10 am, Zoom Confirmation Class from 11:30 - 12:15 and a socially distant abbreviated in-person worship service with Holy Communion from 10:30-11:10 am. Click on the title of highlighted meeting to join.

Mark your calendar for the Annual Meeting, Sunday October 18th, 11:30 am held via Zoom. The Book of Reports is available HERE.

We are glad you are part of our church, whether online or in-person, and we pray that through it you find grace and hope.
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Partners in Worship

Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Erin Bouman

Music Director: Roger "Bing" Bingaman

Assisting Minister: Holly Lundquist
For the full text of the prayers, click HERE.

Lector: Katie Butler
For the full text of the readings, click HERE.

Prelude: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Faith and Lee Stein

Psalm: Psalm 8 - Dee and Larry Kimpel

Hymn of the Day:
All Creatures Worship God Most High
Chris Richard


The worship parts and Hymns are from Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #26713. Hymns and videos are reprinted by permission under One License number A-727965 New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.

Psalm 8. Text: The Revised Grail Psalms Copyright © 2010, Conception Abbey/The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc., www.giamusic.com Music © 2016 Richard Schletty, www.schlettysound.com. Used by permission.
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