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Service for the Worship of God
Dr. Robert R. Laha
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us worship God!
Preparing to Hear God’s Word
Call to Worship
Mrs. Mary Pratt Perry and Meeting House Youth
This is the day the Lord has made!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Concerto Bravo, Movement 1
Zack Berner, piano
Prayer of Confession
Loving and faithful God, we have listened over and over to the stories first told to the earliest followers to teach us how to live. And yet, we seem to forget the important lesson: to love others as we love ourselves. Forgive us, Lord, when we look the other way and when we think of our own interests first. During these times of isolation, we know that we have sometimes been grumpy and felt sorry for ourselves when we could have offered words of encouragement to others. Help us to be the ones who lead with love to spread your message of hope. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
God’s Word to Us
Scripture Lessons and Time with Children
Abby Berner, John Gilbert, Cleo Hargett, and Laine Welle
Though I May Speak (The Gift of Love)
THE GIFT OF LOVE
1. Though I may speak with bravest fire,
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain,
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.
2. Though I may give all I possess,
and striving so my love profess,
but not be given by love within,
the profit soon turns strangely thin.
3. Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control;
our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
by this we worship, and are freed.
Emma Lally, violin; Steven Seigart, piano
Lean on Me
—Bill Withers (1938–2020)
Grace Williams, piano
Performed by the Meeting House Youth Virtual Choir and Dancers
Liam Matney and Ben Williams, introduction
All are welcome and encouraged to get up and dance!
Our Response to God
Open Table Interview
Caroline Surratt, Emily Surratt, Lilly Church, Susan Grandy, The Jones Family, and Mattie Powell
Invitation to Discipleship
Liam Matney and Caroline Surratt
Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Andrew Church, Cleo Hargett, Grace Hendy, Logan Lansburgh, Auggie Lisecki, Quentin Lisecki, Finn McNabb, Thomas Matney, and George Welle
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Let Love Lead
—Leslie Rodriguez and John Sawyer
Performed by the Meeting House Virtual Choir with Steven and Suzanne Seigart
Written for Montreat Youth Conferences 2019