The Reverend Elizabeth Bowyer
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Knox – A Sacred Space

                Sunday, October 15,  2017

 

♫áRise as you are able.  ♫+Please remain seated

 

What is Creation Saying to Us?

    God is saying “DELIGHT IN ME!”

 

Prelude: 'Wonderful Words of Life'       

               Philip P. Bliss; Arr.: Tornquist

 

Greeting: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it!  (Psalm 24:1)

 

The Season of Creation

Call to Worship: Two Voices

♫áPraise Hymn: VU409   “Morning Has Broken”

(The Bible and Christ Candle brought forward)

Lighting the Candle of Global Concerns

Prayer of Confession:  God, Ground of our Being, Divine Wisdom, and Author of the Universe, how often we are distracted by our own cleverness, our own planning, and doing, and achieving. We are so busy and self absorbed we barely have time to notice our own listlessness.  Remove the dull heaviness of our self preoccupation and awaken in us the delight of your presence shining through all of Creation.  Amen!

 

Responsive Hymn:  VU308 “Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works”

 

Time for All Ages

♫+Children’s Hymn

Scripture:  Exodus 3: “1-5”  Moses and the burning bush

 

Response:  For the word of God in scripture, for the word of God among us, for the word of God within us, thanks be to God!

Anthem:   'What God Can Do'      Nancy Price and Don Besig

Reflection

Meditative Music: 'For the Beauty of the Earth'  Tune: Kocher; Arr.: Mark Hayes

Joys, Concerns and Announcements

Invitation to the Offering

 

♫áOffering Hymn: MV135   “Called By Earth and Sky” (Abundant Life)

Words of Dedication

A Prayer for the Care of Creation: VU311  (spoken)

The Lord’s Prayer Sung, VU960

Commissioning

♫áClosing Hymn: MV143  “We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky”

Blessing

♫áSung Benediction:  'I See The Love Of God In Every River.....reaching further than eye can see'  David Ouchterlony

 

Postlude:   'Indescribable with This Is My Father's World'   Reeves and Story; Arr.: Tornquist

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