Presentation on theme: "GATHERING Welcome & Announcements Silent Preparation Call to Worship Gathering Prayer Hymn: VU 569 “You Call Us Out” WORD Scripture Readings Sermon: “Big."— Presentation transcript:
GATHERING Welcome & Announcements Silent Preparation Call to Worship Gathering Prayer Hymn: VU 569 “You Call Us Out” WORD Scripture Readings Sermon: “Big Enough to Be Small” Music Prayers of the People TABLE Invitation & Peace Presentation Hymn: VU 460 “All Who Hunger” Communion GOING FORTH Hymn: VU 420 “Go to the World” Blessing & Sending Forth
Call to Worship Iona Community Gather us in, O God, the lost and the lonely, the broken and breaking, the tired and the aching who long for the nourishment found at your feast.
Gather us in, the proud and pretentious, the sure and superior, the never inferior, who long for the levelling found at your feast.
Gather us in, the bright and the bustling, the stirrers, the shakers, the kind laughter makers who long for the deeper joys found at your feast.
Gather us in, O God, to meet, to eat, to be given a seat, be joined to the vine, be offered new wine, become like the least, be found at the feast. Gather us in.
Gathering Prayer Hymn: VU 569 “You Call Us Out”
Word Old Testament: Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26; Psalm 137 Sung Response: VU p. 858 Chorus – “By the waters, the waters of Babylon....”
Gospel: Luke 17:5-10 read in Yoruba (Nigeria) The apostles said to Jesus, ‘Increase our faith!’ Jesus replied, ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you. ‘Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from ploughing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here at once and take your place at the table”? Would you not rather say to him, “Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink”? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, “We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!”’ The Gospel of Christ. Praise to you, O Christ!
Sermon: “Big Enough to Be Small”
Music: “On the Willows” Bri-Anne Swan Words: Psalm 137: 1-2 Music: Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell”) Prayers of the People
Table Invitation & Peace: The peace of Christ be with you all. And also with you. Presentation Hymn: VU 460 “All Who Hunger”
Table The Holy One is here. God’s Spirit is with us. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to God. It is right to offer thanks and praise.
[VU 951] Holy, holy, holy, my heart, my heart adores you! My heart is glad to say the words: You are holy God.
[VU 951] Santo, Santo, Santo. Mi corazón te adora! Mi corazón te sabe decir: Santo eres Dios!
[VU 951] Holy, holy, holy! “Amen,” we pray, with longing. Let all creation cry “Amen!” Holy kindom, come!
MV 192 “We Come Now to Your Table ” We come now to your table Lord, you are the Living Bread. We come now to your table Lord, let ev’ry soul be fed. You are the living Bread, let ev’ry soul be fed: and now may ev’ry soul be fed with Living Bread.
MV 104 “Mungu ni mwema” Mungu ni mwema (x3) ni mwema, ni mwema. Know that God is good (x3) God is good, God is good.
Going Forth Hymn: VU 420 “Go to the World” Blessing & Sending Forth Prayer after Communion
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