Order of Worship
August 19, 2018
GOD GATHERS US
Music for Reflection and Praise
Welcome (please pass the friendship books)
Call to Worship
Blessed are you, Creative God,
in whom nothing is wasted.
You salvage the remnant,
the scrap, the rubble.
You bless what is left
after the consuming fire,
the devouring flood,
the shearing winds, the shifting earth.
See, there is rubble
in our world, in our communities, in ourselves.
Come, Almighty King.
Come, Holy Comforter.
Bless our brokenness.
Build fragment upon fragment
into something new.
Hymns: #41 HWB (blue) Come, thou Almighty King
#528 HWB (blue) I stand amazed in the presence
GOD SPEAKS TO US
Sharing with the Children
Hymn: #43 HWB (blue) Christ is our Cornerstone
Scripture readings: Isaiah 44: 24-2, 1 Corinthians 3: 9-17, 1 Peter 2: 4-10
Message: Building from Ruins
Hymn: #311 HWB (blue) The church’s one foundation
Sharing and Prayers of the People
Offering our Gifts
Prayer of Thanksgiving
GOD GOES WITH US
Hymn: #55 STS (purple) Love the Lord your God
Music for Reflection/Offertory Tony Brenneman
Worship Leader Isaac Hooley
Proclaimer Nathan Peterson
Children's time Michelle Miller
Song leader Nathan Swartzendruber
Scripture readers Leanne & Bob Nelson
Ushers Diane Funk & Earl Gingerich
Allison, Dawn Krabill
Toddler Care* Grace Swartzendruber
Greeters Maria & Kevin Kummer
Deb & Michael Loss
Sound Mark Gingerich
Librarian Dennis Bricker
Quilt Bob & Pam Miller
Flowers Mary Forney