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Wednesday vespers on the lawn at 6pm in person with masks, physical distancing, no congregational singing, liturgy.  This will also be streamed via our Facebook page.  

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 Sunday, September 20th ~ Star Gazing  

Worship Sunday, September 20, 2020

Posted by West Side Moravian Church on Sunday, September 20, 2020

Prelude, Words of Welcome, Reading from Today’s Daily Text

 Liturgy                            Creation, pages 27-29 Moravian Book of Worship

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.

Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightening and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding.

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.

Princes and rulers, men and women, old and young together,

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. 

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget none of his benefits.

He forgives our sins and heals our diseases; he redeems our lives and crowns us with love and compassion.

We have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.  He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for the sins of the whole world.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart, in full assurance of faith, and confess our sins.

Kneeling or sitting

Gracious God, we confess to you our sins: sins of oppression, when prejudice, fear, and hate rule our hearts; sins of neglect, when we poison the earth for profit or we ignore pleas for mercy and justice; sins of pride; and sins of greed.  Lord, forgive us when we feed our anger and bathe in our despair.  Hear now our confessions and know our hearts.

SILENT CONFESSION

Have mercy, O God, according to your unfailing love;

Wash away all our iniquity and cleanse us from our sin.  Amen

As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is God’s love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

HYMN

As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you. 

You alone are my heart’s desire, and I long to worship you.

You alone are my strength, my shield; to you alone may my spirit yield. 

You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship you.

In praise of our Creator, let us affirm our faith

              I believe in the one true God, the Father of humanity, who creates and sustains the universe in wisdom and power, who calls us into being and into relationship with God by grace, whose nature is love.  

        I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who lived that we might see God, who died that we might be reconciled to God, who rose again that we might experience the life of God, who freely accepts and welcomes all who come to him, not on the basis of their merit, but on the basis of his unconditional love. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, who is God present with us now, who shows us our need for God, who assures us of God’s love in all circumstances, who lives the life and the love of Jesus Christ through us. 

 In this faith I will seek to live in harmony with God, with people everywhere, and with all of creation. Amen.

 Prayers of Intercession

Liturgy              Creation, pages 29-30, Moravian Book of Worship

We offer thanks to you, Creator God, for your artistry in frost and snow in the icy stillness of winter, for the new life bursting forth and blooming in spring.

              We thank you for sunshine and rain and for growth in summer, which you nurture into the fruitful

abundance of autumn. 

We thank you for the seasons of the spirit, for joy and sorrow, for pleasure and pain, for gladness and grief, for friendship and solitude.

We are grateful to you for your sustaining presence in all circumstances, and for giving us the strength through which we can do all things.

We pray for those who because of greed or selfishness exploit the gifts of the earth, that they may learn to be careful stewards of your creation.

We pray for all who by their commitment and involvement are working to preserve our planet, that you would multiply their efforts.

We pray for those who suffer from prejudice, poverty, or pain, that you would draw near to them and provide for them true justice and mercy.

We pray for those whose lives are being wasted in careless living or despair that they may find the

joy of self-discipline and the hope that comes through Christ.

We pray for your whole church, that it may become a powerful agent of reconciliation and renewal in the name of Jesus Christ.

              We pray for all people, that everyone will recognize your awesome majesty and bow in obedient

and joyful service. 

Hymn

God of the hungry, God of the sick, God of the prodigal,

How does the creature say Care, How does the creature say Life?

 

God of the neighbor, God of the foe; God of the olive branch,

How does the creature say Love, How does the creature say Peace?

 

God of the ages, God near at hand, God of the loving heart,

How do your children say Joy, How do your children say Home?

 

Meditation with Children and Youth

Scripture          Genesis 15:1-6

Hymn “Be Still, My Soul” #757, vs. 1, 2 Moravian Book of Worship

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.  Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

Leave to your God to order and provide; in every change God faithful will remain. 

Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

 

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future, as in ages past. 

Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake, all now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below. 

Sermon             “Star Gazing”

 

Our Offerings  Celebrating the ways we can offer ourselves and our resources

to reflect Christ’s light in our care for others 

>Financial Tithes and Offerings can be mailed into the church office at 1707 South Oneida, Green Bay 54304

>Electronic direct deposit forms can be secured from the church office- call 920.499.4433

>Online Giving can be accessed at https://mmfa.info/west-side-moravian-church-wi-donation-form/

 

Closing Hymn “I Do Not Know Tomorrow’s Way” #727 vs. 1, 2 Moravian Book of Worship

I do not know tomorrow’s way, if dark or bright its hours may be;

but I know Christ, and come what may, I know that he abides with me.

 

I do not know what may befall of grief or gladness, peace or pain;

But I know Christ, and through it all I know his presence will sustain.

Benediction & Postlude                                                                                                              CCLI 172614

Wednesday, September 16th   6pm        In All Things Love~ Church as Unity

Wednesday Vespers "In All Things Love" September 16, 2020

Posted by West Side Moravian Church on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

 

Sunday, September 13th– The Truth about Us 

Worship Sunday, September 13, 2020

Posted by West Side Moravian Church on Sunday, September 13, 2020

 

Congregational Core Values

Christ, Our Lamb Has Conquered! 

                      We follow as we Worship, Share in Fellowship and Christian Love                                                                      As we Learn to be Like Christ the Lamb                                                  &  In our Care for Others