PRELUDE: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God [Ein’ Feste Burg] by Martin Luther/arr. By Don Hustad
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God [Ein’ Fest Burg]
INTROIT: Savior, Teach Me Day by Day by Raymond Weidner
Savior, teach me, day by day, Thine own lesson to obey; better lesson never can be: loving him who first loved me. With a child-like heart of love, at thy bidding may I move; prompt to serve and follow thee, loving him who first loved me. [Jane Leeson]
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 22:34-39
ANTHEM: God Is Our Refuge by Allen Pote
God is our refuge and strength; a present help in time of trouble. Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam, we will not fear. Come and behold the work of the Lord, the awesome acts of God. He is in the midst of his people, in all the earth. He is the Word, we are his hands, he will lead us. He is the air, we are his song. We will celebrate his presence all the day long. He is the rain, we are the stones, he will cleanse us. He is the air, we are his song. [Psalm 46, adapt. Jay Johnson]
SERMON: “Marching to the Beat of God”
HYMN: Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love [Chereponi]
HYMN: We Are Marching in the Light of God [Siyahamba]
RESPONSE: Have You Heard God’s Voice? by Frederick Chatfield
Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred? Are you still prepared to follow? Have you made a choice to remain and serve, though the way be rough and narrow? Will you use your voice; will you not sit down when the multitudes are silent? Will you make a choice to stand your ground when the crowds are turning violent? Will you walk the path that will cost you much and embrace God’s love and sorrow? Will you trust the One who entrusts to you the disciples of tomorrow? Will you watch the news with the eyes of faith and believe it could be different? Will you share your views using words of grace? Will you leave a thoughtful imprint? Will you walk the path that will cost you much and embrace God’s love and sorrow? Will you trust in One who entrusts to you the disciples of tomorrow? In your city streets will you be God’s heart? Will you listen to the voiceless? Will you stop and eat, and when friendships start, will you share your faith with the faithless? We will walk the path that will cost us much and embrace God’s love and sorrow. Will you trust in One who entrusts to you the disciples of tomorrow? Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred? [Jacqui G. Jones]
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The flowers were given in celebration of life by Diane Donaldson.
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The Annual Congregational Meeting for the election of church officers will be held today at 11:30 a.m.
Plan to log into the virtual meeting through Google Meet using the code that is used for the Preacher’s Chat and Adult Sunday School: goe-umjn-wgq.
You can also call in by phone to join the meeting by dialing 1-209-781-9485 and entering the PIN 443 527 177#.