Order of Worship
September 24, 2017
GOD GATHERS US
Music for Reflection and Praise
Welcome (please pass the friendship books)
Call to Worship
Mighty God, you parted the waters of the sea, leading your children from slavery to freedom.
We sing of your mighty power!
Holy Encourager, today you open the way before us, beckoning us from our place of stale familiarity to a fresh, hope-filled future.
We trust in your love that is stronger than our fears.
We praise you, liberating God!
Take our hands and lead us on!
Hymns: #46 HWB (blue) I sing the mighty power of God
#25 HWB (blue) Jesus, stand among us
GOD SPEAKS TO US
Sharing with the children
Hymn: #39 STS (purple) Will you come and follow me?
Scripture readings: Exodus 14:10-14, 21-29; Matthew 2:13-15
Message: This way or that way?
Hymn: #532 HWB (blue) I am leaning on the Lord
Focus in Mission: International Justice Mission
Sharing and Prayers of the People
Hymn: #616 HWB (blue) Children of the heavenly Father (v. 1, 4)
Offering our gifts
Prayer of Thanksgiving
GOD GOES WITH US
Sending song: #419 HWB (blue) Lead on, O Cloud of Presence, (vs. 1, 3)
Music for Reflection/Offertory Isaac Hooley, Lisa Schrock, Matthew Yoder
Worship Leader Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler
Song leader Amanda McLearn-Montz
Scripture Reader Grace Swartzendruber
Proclaimer Terry Zimmerly
Focus in Mission Kevin Kummer
Ushers Matt & Michelle Miller
Dawn Krabill, Isaac Miller
Greeters Bonnie & Lynn Gingerich
Toddler Care Rosie Hochstetler, Margalea Warner
Visuals MCC Relief Comforter tops
Sound Nathan Detweiler
Librarian Deb Loss