Order of Worship 1.3.16

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Worship Gathering Outline

Date: 1.3.15

Theme: The Impostor

 

Welcome 

Call to Worship 

(Please join in by reading aloud on bold, indented parts.)



People of God, arise, shine, for your light has come!


  The light of Christ has come into the world.


Immanuel.


  God with us.


So arise, shine, for your light has come!


  And we will follow the light

When it shines brightly in the night sky
 when it glows dimly on the horizon.


  We will follow the light

when it leads down familiar paths to expected destinations
when the road is unfamiliar and the star rests above a dubious-looking home.


  We will lift up our eyes and look around.


And when we see the Christ child,


  may our hearts be overwhelmed with joy.


When we are in the presence of Immanuel,


  may our knees bend in worship.


When our journey brings us, finally, to the heart of God,


  May our hands open in generous sharing;


  May our mouths open in generous praise.

 

Song 1: Our House 

 

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-

 

Waypoint 1: “The Impostor” 

 

Moment of Reflection

Song 2: Forgive Me 

 

Waypoint 2: “The Impostor” 

One Word Prayer

 

Song 3: Take My Life/Let It Be (Community please join in singing)

 

Closing 

Benediction:

“Now may the God of peace who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.”

-Pope Francis (from his first message of 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

OUR HOUSE by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

 

I'll light the fire you put the flowers in the vase that you bought today


Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you


Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me

Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes, everything is good


Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the


Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard


Life used to be so hard


Now everything is easy 'cause of you


And our

 

la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

 

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard


Life used to be so hard


Now everything is easy 'cause of you


And our-

 

I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today

 

FORGIVE ME by Missy Higgins

 

Oh my son, look at what I've done


But I am learning still, learning still


Know that I am learning still

And oh my wife, you are my life


And I am burning still, burning still


Know that I am burning for you still

And all, all, all of my light is for you
 And home, home's anywhere you are too
 So take this one fallen man on his knees


Saying, please, forgive me, forgive me

Oh my God, how you make it hard
 Not to pick the apple, pick the apple
 And Lord, I long to give it back

And I was on shaky land
 Lost and unsure, I opened my hand
 And she held it like sinking sand

But all, all, all of my light is for you


And home, home's anywhere you are too


So take this one fallen man on his knees


Saying, please

All, all, all of my light is for you


And home, home's anywhere you are too
 So take this one fallen man on his knees


Saying please, forgive me, forgive me


Forgive me, forgive me

 

TAKE MY LIFE/ LET IT BE by Frances R. Havergal & The Beatles Arranged by Jeremy Potter

 

Take my life and let it be  consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moments and my days, 
let them flow  in  ceaseless praise
Let  them flow in ceaseless praise 

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be                  
There will be an answer, 
Let it be

Take my will and make it        Thine, it shall be no longer    mine 
Take my heart, it is Thine own, it shall be  Thy royal throne 
It shall be thy royal throne

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me 
Shine on till tomorrow, let it be 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let be
Shine on till tomorrow, let it be 

Take my love my Lord  I      pour at Thy feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee 
Ever, only, all for Thee 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be 
Shine on till to-morrow, let it be 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be 
There will be an answer, let it be