FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, UCC-DOC
". . . for there is One who walks with us whose love is as wide as the oceans and deep as the universe. " David Martyn
RINGING OF THE SABBATH BELLS
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* SONG: "Be Not Afraid"
*CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Come, let us remember God's presence with us.
Many: Let us give ear to all that God would teach.
One: All God's people have questioned God's presence and sought reassurance amid our doubts.
Many: Our doubts can lead to honest searching.
One: God welcomes questions that seek new truth.
All: We remember that God is always at work in us.
A TIME FOR THE YOUNGER CHURCH
SHARING OF BLESSINGS JOYS AND CONCERNS
A TIME OF PRAYER (There is a two minute, quiet period of "listening for God". We conclude our time with a unison reading of the following Prayer of Jesus.)
PRAYER OF JESUS
(Use the language with which you are comfortable.)
Our Mother Father God, who is in heaven
Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven. Give us each day our spiritual food. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory…
for ever and ever. Amen.
*CHANT: "God, Prepare Me" (Sing three times.)
God, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving I'll be a living
Sanctuary, God for you
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 17: 1-7
Philippians 2: 1-13
MESSAGE: "God, Where Are You?
*SONG: "Lord of The Dance"
Music: "Let Me Be There"
Unison Prayer of Dedication
May all that we give today be used to express your love among us and beyond us. May Christ live today in us, in our caring, in our giving, in our speaking, in our doing. Amen.
*CLOSING SONG: "Weave" (Sing two times)
Weave, Weave, Weave us together;
Weave us together in unity and love.
Weave, Weave, Weave us together,
Weave us together, together in love