Prelude: Tina Andersen
Lighting the Path & Ringing of the Bells
Welcome & Greeting
*Call to Worship (Psalm 100)
Leader: Know that the Holy One is God.
People: We are God’s people.
Leader: Worship the Holy One with gladness.
People: Enter God’s presence with singing.
Leader: Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving, and God’s courts with praise.
People: Make a joyful noise!
Leader: For God is good;
God’s steadfast love endures forever,
and God’s faithfulness to all generations.
People: Let us worship with thanks and joy!
Let us praise God in song and word and prayer
*Prayer of Praise and Adoration (Unison) Worship Ways, UCC
Gracious God, we long to know you better.
Open us to recognize your presence,
to receive you fully,
and to be ready to follow your leading. Amen.
*Opening Hymn: Gather Us In
1 Here in this place new light is streaming,
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken;
3 Here we receive new life in the waters;
2 We are the young, our lives are a mystery;
4 Not just in buildings, small and confining,
Time for the Young and Young at Heart
Announcements, Joys & Concerns
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Offering Special Guest, Karen Lynch
Kendall County Community Food Pantry
*Prayer of Dedication of Gifts and Self (Unison)
O God, with delight in our hearts we bring our gifts;
gifts of ourselves, gifts of risk, gifts of newness, gifts of trust.
We thank you for the chance to give,
and pray that all whom our gifts bless will never be the same. Amen.
Offerings may be made at yorkvilleucc.org or mailed to the church office.
Scripture Lesson: Psalm 100 (NRSV)
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Message: Grateful Gathering Rev. Timothy C. Rhodes
*Closing Hymn: The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God! Marty Haugen
The heavens are telling the glory of god,
3 Praise to the rain that waters our fields,
1 Sing to the sun, the bringer of day,
4 Praise to the fire, who gives us his light,
2 Praise to the wind, that blows through the trees,
5 Sing to the earth, who makes life to grow,
*Carrying the Light into the World: The Blessing, Alleluia & Benediction
Postlude: Tina Andersen
To live as Jesus lived: Love without Judgement. Welcome without Exception
Serve with Compassion. Teach by Example.
God’s community of unconditional love, made real for everyone, everywhere.
*Please rise as you are able.