PRELUDE:  Novelette III  by Richard I. Purvis

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  I Will Exalt My God, My King [Te Rxaltare, Mi Dios]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  He Has No Hands  by Ruth Artman

He has no hands, no hands, none at all, no way to lift a heavy load.  No hands to still the tempests of life, save the hands of His children.  He has no hands.  He has no feet, no feet at all, to carry His love throughout the world; no feet to lead the weary home, save the feet of His children.  He has no feet.  He has no hands.  He has no  voice, no voice at all, no song to sing in the darkness; no voice to tell of Redeeming Love, save the voice of His children.  He has no way to save to world from sin but through our lives, consecrated to Him and His glory!  

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Exodus 17:8-16

HYMN: We Are One in the Spirit [They’ll Know We Are Christians]

PRAYER

SERMON: “Lifting Up Each Other’s Hands”

ANTHEM:  You Raise Me Up (with Be Still, My Soul) arr. by Tom Fettke

Be still my soul!  The Lord is on your side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.  Leave to your God to order and provide; in every change He faithful will remain.  Be still, my soul!  The waves and winds still know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.  When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary; when troubles come and my heart burdened be; then I am still and wait here in the silence until You come and sit a while with me.  You raise me up so I can stand on mountains.  You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.  I am strong when I am on Your shoulders.  You raise me up to more than I can be.  There is no life, no life without its hunger.  Each restless heart beats so imperfectly.  But when You come, and I am filled with wonder, sometimes I think I glimpse eternity. [“Be Still My Soul” Katharina A. von Schlegel, trans. Jane L. Borthwick; “You Raise Me Up” Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham]

PRAYER

HYMN:  Called as Partners in Christ’s Service [Beecher]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  When Hands Reach Out and Fingers Trace [An English Folk Melody]

Your Spirit gives us differing ways to serve you well and offer praise.  When all are joined as one, we’ll be your able, strong community. [Text: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, from “Glory to God” hymn #302, stanza 5]

POSTLUDE:  Carillon by Herbert Murrill

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