(A time for quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
: (inspired by Luke 10: 38-42, Psalm 46:10)
We come together this morning to give thanks for the gifts we are given.
Acknowledging You are mighty, wise, and giving.
Showing who we are,
To the world.
To celebrate that which You have created,
That which You have gifted to us, making us each unique each special. Woven together in the beautiful fabric of the whole. Wholly Known, Wholly Loved.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship
of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you.
: "My Soul Cries Out" M.V. 120
: "Holy, Holy, Holy" verse 1 V.U. 315
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the sanctus.
CHILDREN'S TIME, LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE & LORD'S PRAYER
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
: "Take My Life and Let It Be" V.U. 506
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11 (NRSV)
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to
be uninformed. You know that when you were
pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak.
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of
God ever says "Let Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord"
except by the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are
varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of
activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To
one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the
utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by
the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
to another the working of miracles, to another
prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds
of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are
activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually
just as the Spirit chooses.
: "Where We Begin" Gabrielle Heidinger
"The Church's One Foundation" V.U. 331
COMMISSIONING: & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)