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ORDER OF SERVICE
PRELUDE Luke Arnold
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Rev. Kyle Anderson
*CALL TO WORSHIP Jenny Sue LeSchander, Lector
Come, you who hunger for food.
Worship the Lord who turns wants into plenty.
Come, you who hunger for justice.
Worship the Lord who turns weeping into laughter.
Come, you who hunger for life.
Worship the Lord who is our hope and our strength.
*HYMN OF PRAISE “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” – GTG #12
CALL TO CONFESSION Rev. Kyle Anderson
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
when the crowds surrounded you, hungry for
bread and for your word,
you took an offering—five loaves, two fish—
and made for them a feast.
Still, O Lord, we doubt the abundance of your grace.
Still, O Lord, we are hesitant to share the gifts we have.
Still, O Lord, we wonder whether there is enough for all.
Forgive us, O God, and make of us a more
Empower us to share the gift of our lives,
and enlighten us to see the miracles around us.
For you are the giver of grace upon grace,
the one who turns want into plenty.
ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE
INVITATION TO COMPASSION CAMP Tracy Caruso
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
And also with you.
WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING Psalm 145:10-18, pg. 581
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON READING Ephesians 3:14-21, pg. 193
SERMON “No Longer Strangers: God’s Powerful Love”
Rev. Kyle Anderson
*HYMN OF RESPONSE “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God” – GTG #423
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP
JOYS & CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
INVITATION TO THE OFFERING
OFFERTORY “Dem Bones” (compiled by Jim Gresham)
*DOXOLOGY “For the Life That You Have Given” – GTG #717
For the life that you have given, for the love in Christ made known,
With these fruits of time and labor, with these gifts that are your own;
Here we offer, Lord, our praises; heart and mind and strength we bring;
Give us grace to love and serve you,
Living what we pray and sing.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN OF COMMITMENT “Take My Life” – GTG #697
WE GO INTO THE WORLD AS GOD’S AMBASSADORS
BLESSING & CHARGE
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