WORSHIP BULLETINS

 

 

 

Now that we're meeting online every week, we are using the order of worship in our hymnals.         Please note the generic Order of Worship below.
We encourage those who attend worship with us to contact us for a hymnal.
We look forward to seeing you in worship! 
We begin to gather for worship Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
Worship begins at 4:30 - the Zoom Meeting ID # is 201 637 829

We are also meeting in person for worship in the parking lot of our church,
at 208 West Central Avenue, La Feria, Texas.
Dinner is served at 4:30 p.m. -- Worship begins at 5:00
Come as you are, but:
Mask and social distancing are required
 

 

 

 


The Service for the Lord’s Day


 

GATHERING

Welcoming Announcements   (Pastor)

Opening Sentences   (Pastor)

Surely the Lord is in this place!

Welcome one another in Jesus’ name, for Christ is truly present among us.

Opening Hymn (Pastor Mary announces it; Erik plays it)

Prayer of Adoration (Jeri)

God of the covenant,

in our baptism you called us

to proclaim the coming of your kingdom.

Give us courage like you gave the apostles,

that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace

in every circumstance of life,

in the name of Jesus Christ our redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. (all respond) Amen.

Call to Confession   (Charley)

The Lord says to all: Come!

Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.

Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin.

Our words come from Hymn #431 in our Glory to God hymnal.

Please feel free to meet God speaking whatever language is most comfortable for you.

Confession   (All read)

For grievance and injustice:                                           Por tantas injusticias:

     Forgive us, Lord.                                                                                             Perdónanos, Señor.

Aloofness and indifference:                                           Por tanta indiferencia:

     Forgive us, Lord.                                                                                             Perdónanos, Señor.

For weakness and transgression:                      Por todas nuestras faltas:

     Forgive us, Lord.                                                                                             Perdónanos, Señor.

Resistance and rebellion:                                                           Por nuestra rebeldía:

     Forgive us, Lord.                                                                                             Perdónanos, Señor.

In your eternal mercy:                                                               En tu misericordia:

     Forgive us, Lord.                                                                                             Perdónanos, Señor.

In your sustaining grace:                                                            En tu divina gracia:

     Forgive us, Lord.                                                                                             Perdónanos, Señor.

Silent Personal Confession   (Pastor Beth will pour water to break the silence)

 

Declaration of Forgiveness   (Pastor Beth)

            If God is for us, who can be against us? Nothing can separate us from God’s love!

Friends, believe the good news:

(all respond) In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Amen.

Passing the Peace   (Pastor Beth)

Having been reconciled with God,

let’s be reconciled with each other.

(All say to the left and the right)   The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you…  

(Leader to the people) The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

(All respond)   And also with you.

 

WORD

Prayer for Illumination   (Jeri)

Living God, with joy we celebrate the presence of your risen Word.

Enliven our hearts by your Holy Spirit

so that we may proclaim the good news

of eternal and abundant life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. (all respond) Amen.

Scripture Reading 1   (Erik)

(Before the reading)   A reading from …

(After the reading)   The Word of the Lord.

(All respond)   Thanks be to God.

Scripture Reading 2   (Terri)

(Before the reading)   A reading from …

(After the reading)   The Word of the Lord.

(All respond)   Thanks be to God.

Pre-Sermon Hymn   (Pastor Mary announces it; Erik plays it)

Scripture Reading 3   (Preacher of the Day)

(Before the reading)   A reading from …

(After the reading)   The Word of the Lord.

(All respond)   Thanks be to God.

Sermon   (Preacher of the Day)

Post-Sermon Hymn   (Pastor Mary announces it; Erik plays it)

A Bit of Holy Humor

            e.g. Agnus Day Comic Strip (Erik displays it; others read it aloud if needed)

 

Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed – Taizé Chant  

   (Pastor Mary announces it; Erik plays it)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth. Amen, Amen!

(All sing)   Amen, Amen!

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

he was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,

and born of the Virgin Mary, he suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, and died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father,

he will come again to judge the living and the dead. Amen, Amen!

(All sing)   Amen, Amen!

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic universal church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and in life everlasting. Amen, Amen!

(All sing)   Amen, Amen!

{Baptism or Pastoral Rite of the Church may take place here}

Praise for Today’s Music   (Mary)

Prayers of the People   (Linda, with Bob taking notes)

(Prayers of Praise)   Lord in your love and grace (all respond) Hear our Praise!

(Prayers of Intercession)   Lord in your mercy (all respond) Hear our Prayer!

(all respond) Amen.

 

OFFERING

Invitation to Give   (Terri)

In the spirit of the first believers,

we are called to share our goods in common

and contribute to the needs of the poor

with glad and generous hearts.

Let us offer our lives to the Lord.

Special Mission Offering for the month   (Mary)

VIDEOS / Minute for Mission presentations (Pastor Mary announces; Erik plays)

How you can give to New Hope (Charley)

Doxology   (Charley)

Let’s sing a song of praise for all that God has given us!

Let’s sing the Doxology together.

(All sing)

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Dedication of the Offering   (David)

Generous God, maker of all things,

through your goodness

you have blessed us with these gifts:

our selves, our time, and our possessions.

Use us, and what we gather in your name,

to feed the world with your love;

through the one who gave himself for us,

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.  (all respond) Amen.

 

EUCHARIST

Invitation to the Lord’s Table   (Pastor & Norma)

The Great Thanksgiving   (Pastor & Norma)

“Holy Holy Holy”   (Erik plays it)

The Words of Institution   (Pastor & Norma)

The Lord’s Prayer   (Pastor & Norma lead the congregation)

Breaking of the Bread   (Pastor & Norma)

Communion of the People   (Pastor & Norma)

Communion Hymn (played as people serve themselves at home. Erik plays it)

Prayer after Communion   (Pastor & Norma)

 

SENDING

Invitation to Join   (Erik)

Blessing   (Pastor Beth)

Charge   (Charley)

Closing Hymn   (Pastor Mary announces it; Erik plays it)

Final Announcements & Schedule   (Pastor)



GO WITH GOD! / VAYA CON DIOS!

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to:

Pastor Beth Truax

Deacon Bob Dymond

Ruling Elder Charley Kidder

Elder Erik Breden

Deacon Linda Davis

Norma Cordero

David & Jeri DeWeese


 

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