Order of Service

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018                                                                                             “Y’all Come Back Now, Y’hear?”

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*Gathering Hymn                               #407 We're Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table   

Call to Worship                                  Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting       

Music for the Morning                         At Times My Thoughts Come Drifting                        by Johannes Brahms

Welcome   

*Opening Hymn                                 #1024 Do When the Spirit Says Do

*Covenant                                         Love is the doctrine of this church.

                                                         The quest for truth is its sacrament,

                                                          And service is its prayer.

                                                          To dwell together in peace,

                                                          To seek knowledge in freedom,

                                                          To serve humankind in fellowship,

                                                          Thus do we covenant with each other.

*Hymn of Praise                                 From all that dwell below the skies

                                                           Let songs of hope and faith arise

                                                           Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung

                                                           Through every land, by every tongue.

Offering for the Westside Food Bank   

Time for All Ages    

*Song of Blessing                               #395 Sing and Rejoice

                                                           Sing and rejoice, sing and rejoice.

                                                           Let all things living now sing and rejoice.

Announcements 

Offering   

Offertory Anthem                                 One of Us                                                           by Joan Osborne (Jyvonne)

Reading                                              From “Travelling Mercies”                               Anne Lamott                               

Prayer

Silence

Musical Response

Sermon                                              “Y’all Come Back Now, Y’hear?”                                                Rev. Greg

Going Deeper   

*Closing Hymn                                  #131 Love Will Guide Us

*Benediction   

Musical Response

Invitation to Fellowship

*Please stand in body or in spirit

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Greeters:                 Kim and Barbara Andres, Denise Helton           

Ushers:                    Linda van Ligten & Greg Wood      

Coffee:                     Hugo Contreras, Deirdre Dietel, Kit Shaw & Alicia van Ooyen   

Bookstore:                Sarah Harper

Service Notes

Today, 40% of our offering will go to CLUE, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. CLUE brings together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths with laborers, immigrants and low-income families in the cause of a just economy that works for all who live in Southern California.

Clue cultivates a region-wide network of more than 600 religious leaders who partner with unions and community organizations to negotiate with employers for better working conditions, with lawmakers for policies that improve the lives of workers and immigrants, and with developers for contracts that require local hiring and other community benefits.