STEWARDSHIP DEDICATION SUNDAY

PRELUDE:  Prelude on “Jerusalem” (“O Day of Peace”)  by Mark Sedio

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

INTROIT:  Is He Worthy?  by Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive/arr. by Lloyd Larson

Do you feel the world is broken?  We do.  Do you feel the shadows deepen?  We do.  But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through?  We do.  Do you wish that you could see it all mate new?  We do.  Is all creation groaning?  It is.  Is a new creation coming?  It is.  Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst?  It is.  Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?  It is.  Is anyone worthy?  Is anyone whole?  Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?  The Lion of Judah, who conquered the grave, he is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave.  Is he worthy?  Is he worthy of all blessing and honor and glory?  Is he worthy of this?  He is.  Does the Father truly love us?  He does.  Does the Spirit move among us?  He does.  And does Jesus, our Messiah, hold forever those he loves?  He does.  Does our God intend to dwell again with us?  He does.  From every people and tribe, every nation and tongue, he has made us a kingdom and priests to God to reign with the Son.  Is he worthy?  Is he worthy of all blessing and honor and glory?  Is he worthy of this?  He is. 

PRAYER

HYMN:  Lord of All Good [Toulon]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Isaiah 65:17-25

ANTHEM:  Joy in the Morning by Natalie Sleeth

Joy, there’ll be joy, there’ll be joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, there’ll be joy in the morning.  There’ll be joy in the morning on that day, for the daylight will dawn when the darkness is gone, there’ll be joy in the morning on that day.  There’ll be peace and contentment evermore, every heart, every voice on that day will rejoice, there’ll be peace and contentment evermore.  And the glory of the Lord will shine upon us and the glory of the Lord will bring the truth divine, there’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere, and the way of the Lord will that day be restored, there’ll be love, sweet love everywhere.

SERMON:  “Building on the Promises”

HYMN:  O Day of Peace [Jerusalem]

PRAYER AND INVITATION

CHOIR MEDITATION:  What Shall I Render by John Ness Bock

What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me?  I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and call upon the name of the Lord.

ORGAN MEDITATION:  Meditation by Robert Thygerson

The flowers are given by Shelley Hellen in memory of Mary Hellen.

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