Order of worship - 2/25/2018 Text

Order of Worship Sunday—March 4, 2018 - 9 am

Words of Welcome Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
*Opening Prayer Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Call to Worship Nancy Van Fleet
L: Who is this who enters the doors of our temple, who overturns
the tables?
P: It is Jesus of Galilee, the Son of God, who comes to cleanse the
great temple, to restore it to a house of hallowed prayer.
L: Then let us open the doors of our hearts even wider
P: So he can cast out the thieves and raise up a new temple.
L: May the temple within us be transformed by your presence.
P: Your precepts and guidance give our lives structure and strength.
L: May the temple within us be a garden that bears the fruits of a
generous spirit.
All: Oh Lord, take what is corrupt and withered and let it break forth
in beauty. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
forever. Amen.
Praise Music Praise Team
Scripture Reading: John 2:13-22 Nancy Van Fleet
Song of Reflection Praise Team
Children’s Moment Sherri Colon
Sermon: “A House of Prayer” Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Invitation to Discipleship Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Offering Invitation Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Offering Prayer nancy Van Fleet
O God of every good gift. You have given us so much, and we
return our tithes and offerings as a sign of our awareness of your
blessing. Unlike the money changers of old, we trust in you O God,
to make these offerings pure and righteous. We ask your blessing
upon both the gifts and the givers, that you will use them for you
purposes: that your reign on earth will be increased. We offer this
prayer, now and forever in Christ’s holy name

Communion Thought Nancy Van Fleet
Words of Institution Nancy Van Fleet
(You are invited to come forward as you are taking communion
and present your tithes and offering to the Lord as a response
to God’s mercy and love.)
Joys & Concerns: Lord Prayer Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Announcements Nancy Van Fleet
Vision Moment
Song of Praise Praise Team
Benediction Rev. Yvonne Gilmore