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Morning Worship – 03 March 2024

Lenten Healing Sunday Organ Prelude Congregational Welcome Choral Introit “Come, Gracious Spirit” (Paul Sjolund) Call to Worship *Gathering Hymn #380 O Christ, the Healer *Prayer of Invocation and Healing One Voice: Hear the words of Psalm 126: “When our God restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was …

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Morning Worship – 25 February 2024

Second Sunday of Lent Organ Prelude “Movement 1” from Concerto in a-minor (A. Vivaldi) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Come, Gracious Spirit” (Paul Sjolund) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn #456 Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun *Prayer of Gathering and MercyOne Voice: Listen to how the Episcopal Prayer for the Second Sunday in Lent begins— “O God, whose glory is always …

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Morning Worship – 18 February 2024

First Sunday of Lent Organ Prelude “Lenten Prelude” (J. Battishill) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Come Gracious Spirit” (Paul Sjolund) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn #81 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days *Prayer of Invocation and Confession (unison)All: Gracious God of all creation, we pray that you be with us for the journey of Lent, even as we believe that you …

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Morning Worship – 11 February 2024

Transfiguration Sunday Organ Prelude “Offertoire” (T. Dubois) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit Call to Worship*Opening Hymn (insert) We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding *Prayer of Transfiguration and LightOne Voice: Psalm 50 begins this way: “The mighty one, God our creator, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of …

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Morning Worship – 04 February 2024

Fifth Sunday of Epiphany Organ Prelude “Prelude” (T. Dubois) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Sing out a Joyful Song in Praise” (Dale Wood) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn #506 Deck Yourself, My Soul, with Gladness *Prayer of Praise and HopeOne Voice: Psalm 147 begins this way: “Praise Yahweh! How good it is to sing praises to our God; …

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Morning Worship – 28 January 2024

Fourth Sunday of EpiphanyThe Rite of Confirmation Organ Prelude “Prelude and Fugue in C Major” (J.S. Bach) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord” (Hopson) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn (insert) God, When I Came into This Life *Prayer of Invocation (Unison)Gather us now, O God, for a time of praise and joy. Unite us for spiritual community, …

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Morning Worship – 21 January 2024

Third Sunday of Epiphany Organ Prelude “Introduction” (H. Hofmann) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord” (Hopson) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn #443 O Christ, the Great Foundation *Prayer of Invocation and EnlightenmentOne Voice: In the Book of Jonah, there is a story of divine change. It begins like this: “(God said to …

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Morning Worship – 14 January 2024

Second Sunday of Epiphany/ Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Organ Prelude “Gavotte” (Arne) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord (Hopson) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn #418 God, Bless Your Church with Strength! *Prayer of Invocation: based on Psalm 100All: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!Serve God with gladness! …

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Morning Worship – 7 January 2024

The Celebration of Epiphany Organ Prelude Epiphany (Peter Lutkin) Congregational WelcomeChoral Introit “Gathered Here” (Porter) Call to Worship*Opening Hymn #411 Arise, Your Light Is Come *Prayer of Invocation and ManifestationOne voice: Let us recall what Isaiah says together:All: “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh has risen upon you. For …

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Morning Worship– 31 December 2023

New Year’s Eve: First Sunday of Christmastide Organ Prelude “Andante” from Italian Concerto (J.S. Bach) Congregational WelcomeResponsive Call to WorshipOne voice: The Lord says,All: “For I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth;One: The former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.All: But be glad and rejoice forever in …

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