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October 19, 2014
Putting one foot in front of the other, we will continue to walk on the path Christ has set for us. The People of St. Paul’s will: Belong…Believe….Love…..Lead
WE APPROACH OUR GRACIOUS GOD
WELCOME “Open Wide the Church’s Door “ See insert
LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION
Wherever we go, God is always there.
God is behind us and before us.
God is above us and below us.
God is within us and around us.
And where God is, there is space to worship.
God waits for us here with a love that is eternal,
And in this space we come to worship. (Gathering- Pentecost 2 Year A 2014)
WE GREET EACH OTHER WITH CHRIST’S PEACE
LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
The lighting of the candle symbolizes the presence of God in our midst.
Let us celebrate God’s presence here with joy and thanksgiving.
Thank you, God! You are with us in so many ways.
You are the cool dark, calming us from our bright days.
You are the beacon of light, helping us to find our way in the gloom.
Thank you, God! In this time together, hold us close,
Bless our gathering, fill us with love.
In Christ’s name we ask it and continue to pray in the word’s Jesus taught us….
Gathering Hymn: “Bring Many Names” VU 268
WE SHARE AS GOD’S CHILDREN THE BIBLE’S STORY IN WORD AND IN SONG:
A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
PRAYER FOR AND ASSURANCE OF GRACE
There are times when we do not recognize you, when our eyes are so clouded with wilderness dust that we do not see the burning bush.
Help us, God, to see.
There are times when we do not understand that your new community of love and justice is what the kingdom is all about.
Help us to understand.
There are times when we do not dare to abandon our worn-out tawdry lives in exchange for the newness of your eternal life.
Help us to take up your cross.
Amen (Celebrate God's Presence)
SCRIPTURE LESSONS - Exodus 33: 12 – 23
SERMON What’s in a name?
Hymn: “I have called you by your name” MV 161
WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD
Dedication Offering Hymn “When We Are Living” verses 2 & 4 VU581
Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns
Prayers of the People
Hymn: “Will you come and follow me” VU 567
Go into the world: dance, laugh, sing, and create.
We go with the assurance of your blessing, O God.
Go into the world: risk, explore, discover, and love.
We go with the assurance of your grace, O God.
Go into the world: believe, hope, struggle, and remember.
We go with the assurance of your love, O God.
Thanks be to God! (Gathering- Pentecost 2 Year A 2014)
Sung Benediction: “Until we meet again” Lyrics by Ruth Duck
Until we meet again,
Walk gently in the way;
Dwell in the hollow of God’s hand.
Rejoice and sing, and pray!