Prelude: Adagio – Cesar Franck Sharon Fisher
Welcome Pastor Romir
Centering Words Diane Parro
Be of the same mind, have the same love, and be in full accord with one another, as you turn to one another and share signs of Christ’s unity and peace. (Philippians 2)
Call to Worship Diane Parro
Leader: We meet in the name of God, whose speech began the story of life,
whose words brought form into being.
All: And who ordered creation in harmony and goodness.
Leader: We meet in the purpose of Jesus, whose life was the speech of God, whose words show the
shape of His Kingdom
All: And who draws those who hear into its unfolding story.
Leader: We meet in the power of the Spirit. whose breath tamed the primordial chaos, whose tongue
shapes the words of change
All: And who energizes the ones who give them voice.
Leader: We meet in the name of the Triune God the Source, the Sharer, and the Shaper,
All: Who was, and is, and will be as long as the Story of Love is told. Amen.
Leader: Let us worship our God and sing our song of praise.
Opening Hymn: UMH 178 (1, 2,3, &5) Hope of the World Miranda Molina/Kevin McOlgan
Opening Prayer (Together) Diane Parro
All: O God You intended the world to be a place of provision and plenty for all. We confess that sometimes in our attitudes or actions we have taken more than we need at the expense of others. Forgive us, and by Your Spirit help us as we try to live differently in the week ahead
O God You intended the world to be a place of fairness and flourishing for all. We confess that sometimes in our attitudes and actions we have lived as though we alone mattered. Forgive us, and by Your Spirit help us as we try to live differently in the week ahead.
Leader: Let us pause for a moment of silence.
All: O God You intended the world to be a place in which all play their part in the health and wholeness of creation. We confess that sometimes in our attitudes and actions we have avoided our responsibilities or prevented others from fulfilling theirs. Forgive us, and by Your Spirit help us as we try to live differently in the week ahead. Amen.
Leader: God the life and words of Your Son – His compassion and care for others-- assure us of the generous depths of Your forgiveness and of its restorative power. Help us now through the energy of Your Spirit to love and live differently, that we, and our world, might become all that You intended. Amen.
Prayer of Illumination Diane Parro
Gracious God, as we turn to your Word for us, may the Spirit of God rest upon us. Help us to be steadfast in our hearing, in our speaking, in our believing, and in our living. Amen.
Gospel Lesson: John 4: 1-15 (NRSV) Diane Parro
Invitation to Offering and Thanksgiving Pastor Romir
Offertory Music: Gymnopedie by: Jeffrey Roscoe
Morning Prayer/ Lord’s Prayer (Together) Pastor Romir
Prayers and Concerns: Frieda Clauson’s surgery went well.
Wally Farrar had foot surgery this week.
Hymn: Worship and Song #3093, Fill My Cup Lord Miranda Molina/Kevin McOlgan
Second Lesson: Exodus 17: 1-7 Pastor Romir
Sermon: “Reaching Out for Refreshment” Pastor Romir
Closing Hymn: UMH 400, Come Thou Font of Every Blessing Miranda Molina/Kevin McOlgan
Benediction Pastor Romir
Go to share encouragement in Christ.
Go to offer consolation in love.
Go to spread the gifts of the Spirit.
Go to make God’s joy complete.
Do these things and you will truly live?
Postlude: Just as I Am, Without One Plea, by: William Bradbury Sharon Fisher