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Fifth Order of Worship (The Lilac Sheet)

 

Organ Prelude

Songfest [see announcement page for list of hymns]

Leader:

Come, let us sing unto the Lord;

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving.

All say:

Let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker!

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture,

The sheep of his hand. [Ps.95:1,2,6,7]

Leader:

He will feed his flock like a shepherd

            And gather the lambs in his arms;

            He will gently lead those that are with young. [Isa 40:11]

[All stand]

All sing: Hymn 662 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence]

All say: 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and                            
wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!  To him who sits upon
the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might
forever and ever!
[Rev.5:12,13]

Leader: Call to Worship [read the Psalm from the lectionary sheets responsively]

Leader: [read the Collect from the lectionary sheets]

Opening Hymn [as listed on announcement page]

[Be seated]

Scripture readings [from the lectionary sheets]

All say:

I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a great voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new... I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water without price from the fountain of the water of life.  He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son." [Rev. 21:2-7]

Hymn of Meditation or Special Music: [as listed on announcement page]

Sermon, Discussion, or Worship Recital [see announcement page]

The Concerns & Prayers of Our Community

Leader: [Announcements]

All: [Stand, form a circle, and then sing:]

Leader: Let us all, in silence, confess our sins.

All: [Silent Confession]

All say: 

Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. What man of you, if his son asks him for a loaf, will give him a stone?" Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him? So, whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets." [Matt. 7:7-12]

Leader:

Let us share our personal, communal, and social concerns with one another and with the Lord.

All: [a time of sharing]

Leader: [pray] [express unity in prayer by joining hands while we pray]

All say: [the Lord's Prayer]

Offering & Closing Hymn [see announcement sheet]

All join in the Benediction:

May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from another.

Leader: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All sing: Hymn 691 Lead Me, Lord

All be seated

Organ Meditation [remain seated]