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Sample Order of Worship during the 10:45 am Morning Worship Service of Thankful Praise Devices for Hearing assistance and directions to nurseries and Junior Church are available from the ushers.)
Welcome and Announcements of Ministry Opportunities
Prelude and Personal Silent Preparation for Worship
Public Declaration Worship Leader: “Loving Christ, you are our Shepherd, and we are your sheep” Congregation: “We long to hear your voice, we follow the one who calls us by name.”
Gloria Patri (Please stand, and remain standing until completion of Praise Hymn) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost!...As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be…World without end. Amen.
Invocation and the Lord’s Prayer by Congregation Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed by 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us...And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil... For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
The Reading of the Word
The Church in Prayer Prayer Hymn Silent Confession of Sins and Words of Assurance Pastoral Prayer and Choral Response
Remembrance through Communion Invitation to Communion Communion Hymn Elders’ Prayers and the Sharing of Emblems (Everyone is invited to share the open communion. Partake of the bread as it is passed. Partake of the cup after your personal meditation.)
Offerings Given in Response to Remembrance Offering Statement Musical Offering Doxology (Congregation, please stand and sing) (Children may go to Junior Church at this time) Praise God from Whom all blessings flow…Praise Him, all creatures here below;…Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;…Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Offertory Prayer (Congregation, please be seated.)
Worship in Music
Invitation to Discipleship
Hymn of Decision (Congregation, please stand.)
Congregational Response Reach out and give your love to the love-less...Reach out and make a home for the home-less...Reach out and shed God's light in the dark-ness...Reach out and let the smile of God touch thru you.
Postlude and Going Forth to Witness “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” (Jesus Christ in Matthew 28: 18-20 NKJ Version)