Order of Worship

Order of Worship

May 26th 2024

Song:  Come to Me

Opening Prayer ~

Adapted from Joseph W. Daniels, The Africana Worship Book, Year A (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2006), 69.

One: Stop! It’s time to be with God and God’s people.
Everyone needs a rest every now and then. So rest in Jesus, all who have struggled this week.

Many: Rest in Jesus, all who have experienced turmoil this week.

One: Rest in Jesus, all who are tired of conflict all around, tired of high prices, tired of glass ceilings, racism, minimum wage jobs, and limited family values.

Many: Rest in Jesus, all who have things that are getting on your last nerve.

One: Jesus said, “Come to me and I will give you rest. I’ll bring you relief. I’ll make a way.”

Many: And Jesus will delight our trust in him! Let’s worship and delight in the Lord!


Song:  Come & Find the Quiet Center Chalice #575

Scripture    Deuteronomy 5:12-15 & Matthew 11:28-30

Our scripture today is in two parts. The first is from Deuteronomy 5:12-15

“ ‘Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

And the second part is from Matthew 11:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

May God bless this reading and our understanding. Amen

Message for All Ages

Sermon~    Stop, Rest, Delight, Worship

Song:   I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

Prayers of the People & Lord’s Prayer

Our Father/Mother/Creator,
who art in heaven hallowed be thy name.
Thy kin-dom 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 kin-dom
and the power and the glory for ever. Amen


Song:  How Great Is Our God

Send Forth Song:  Go Now in Peace Chalice #437




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