Apr 19th, 2020 by Petalumaumc
Worship in Celebration of Creation
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Prelude: Variants on "Now the Green Blade Riseth" performed by Marilyn Lee
Introduction: Pastor Eric Dale
Call to Worship: Rob Bickmore
Leader: Come, let us dwell in God's shelter.
Let us dwell in God's work of art.
Come, because the Earth is the Lord's.
And God's Earth is our home.
All: We live in God's World; we are not alone.
We share this life with the heaven's and the earth.
With the waters and the land,
with trees and grasses,
with fish, birds and animals,
with minerals and creature of every form
and with all our brothers and sisters.
Leader: God is good and everything God makes is good.
God is love and everything God makes is love's fruit.
Let us worship God!
Hymn #145: "Morning has Broken" played by Marilyn Lee
Prayer for Illumination: Rob Bickmore
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-13 read by Charlotte Peterson
Scripture: Job 12:7-10 read by Rob Bickmore
Scripture: Psalm 148 read by Pastor Eric Dale
Message: "In Praise of the Earth" Pastor Eric Dale
Hymn #122: "God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale" played by Marilyn Lee
Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale
Invitation to the Offering: Rob Bickmore
Hymn #152: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" played by Marilyn Lee
Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale
Leader: Through Christ, God has given us a new new birth into a living hope.
All: God has given us and inheritance that is imperishable,
undefiled and unfading-an inheritance protected by God.
Leader: Rejoice, therefore, even if for a while we suffer various trials.
All: For life is stronger than death,
love is stronger than hate,
joy is stronger than sorrow
and the promises of God are sure.
Postlude: "Alleluia! Christ is Risen" played by Marilyn Lee