Prelude: Tina Andersen
Lighting the Path (Please light a candle to begin your worship.)
Welcome & Greeting
Call to Worship Liturgist, Jo Pierce
Leader: Let us join in worship together.
People: God has made a covenant with us.
Leader: All creatures of the earth, join in worship.
People: God has made a covenant with all creatures.
Leader: Remember the covenant and be thankful.
People: God remembers the covenant and God will bless us.
Prayer of Praise and Adoration (Unison)
God of the covenant, you are ever faithful.
Your love never ends. Teach us your ways.
And guide us in your paths of love and forgiveness,
that we may witness to your grace and peace. Amen.
Opening Hymn: When Morning Guilds the Skies LAUDES DOMINI
1 When morning gilds the skies,
3 Sing, suns and stars of space,
2 Discordant humankind,
4 Be this, while life is mine,
Time for the Young and Young at Heart
Announcements, Joys & Concerns
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer Chorus I Need You NEED
I need you, how I need you! Every hour I need you;
O bless me now, my savior; I come to you.
Offering Offerings may be made at yorkvilleucc.org or mailed to the church office.
Prayer of Dedication of Gifts and Self (Unison)
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you
Multiply and use them to bring the word and the touch of Jesus
to our lives and around the world. Amen.
Hymn Dear God, Embracing Humankind REST
1 Dear God, embracing humankind,
3 Breathe through the pulses of desire
2 Drop your still dews of quietness,
Scripture Genesis 9:8-17 (NRSV)
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Message A New Sign Rev. Timothy C. Rhodes
Closing Hymn Ours the Journey OURS THE JOURNEY
1 In the midst of new dimensions,
in the face of changing ways,
wandering in their separate ways?
3 Though we reach the highest heavens,
holding worlds at our command,
we are yet a desert people
searching for the promised land.
God of rainbow, fiery pillar,
leading where the eagles soar,
now and ever more.
4 Should the threats of dire predictions
cause us to withdraw in pain,
may your blazing phoenix spirit
resurrect the church again.
2 Through the flood of starving people,
Who will light the flame of care?
Carrying the Light into the World: Alleluia & Blessing
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.
Yorkville Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
409 Center Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560-1015
Phone: 630/553-7308 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.yorkvilleucc.org Facebook: facebook.com/yorkvilleucc
Ministers: The Congregation Pastor: Rev. Timothy C. Rhodes
Director of Christian Education: Barb Thurlby Administrative Assistant: Liz Cronshaw
Building Manger: Mary Ellen Anderson Custodian: Laurie Strong
Choir Director: Doug Trumble Children’s Choir Director: Sondra Shatters
Organist: Tina Andersen Pianist: Lori Runkle
1. This Tuesday is the “Caste” book discussion at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom!
2. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Spiritual Formation is meeting on Zoom!
3. Also, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Lenten Prayer Service is streamed on YouTube & Facebook!