Sunday, July 12, 2020 Lyrics and text will appear in the livestream
Season of Creation: The Wisdom of Nature
After worship, join us for a Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made;
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Prelude and Bringing in the Light
Call to Worship
One: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,
All: and it has been in our care ever since.
One: We have been entrusted with the wind and the water,
All: we hold in our care the plants and the animals.
One: In our stewardship of creation we must consider those who will come after us,
All: for the world was not created for us alone.
One: May we live gracefully and with an eye to the future,
All: as we seek to live the ways of our Creator and Sustainer
Hymn of Praise
“For the Beauty of the Earth” UMH 92
Time with the Children
Prayers of the People
Stories from Home – What’s been hard and what’s been hopeful?
Max and Dan
Prayer Song “As the Deer” TFWS 2025
Hymn of Preparation “This Is My Song” UMH 437
Scripture Job 12:7-10
The Shared Word “The Wisdom of Trees”
Rev. Brad Laurvick
A Time of Giving Back – support our day-to-day ministries through online giving
In response to the love you have given us, God, we offer here what we have, what we do, and even more who we are, that our generosity might transform the world.
Offertory & Music Ministry – Linda Miller
Doxology UMH 94
Creator of all life, we celebrate the splendor of your works. We give you thanks for each and every carefully created life on this planet. Fill our hearts with a compassion that can only come from recognizing that we are connected. May we live in such a way that the works of your hands, the creatures and people that surround us, might be honored and cared for. May we learn about our lives, from theirs. Amen.
Hymn “Creation Sings” W&S 3018