18 Mar. 2007 Bulletin
Call to Worship: from the 6th chapter of the book of Wisdom
Wisdom is glorious and never fades away.
TO THINK THEREFORE UPON HER IS THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM.
The very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline and the care of discipline is love.
LOVE IS THE KEEPING OF HER LAW AND GIVING HEED UNTO HER LAWS IS THE ASSURANCE OF INCORRUPTION.
And incorruption draws us near to God.
*Hymn “The Abiding Presence”
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: WE OFFER A SPIRIT OF HUMILITY AND CONTRITE HEART BEFORE YOU O WISDOM GOD. WE BID THE BREATH OF YOUR SPIRIT MOVE WITHIN US, THE POWER OF YOUR SPIRIT SURROUND US TO PROTECT AND TO GUARD US, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF YOUR SPIRIT TO MOVE US TO RIGHT ACTION. AS YOU HOVERED ABOVE THE WATERS IN THE DAY OF CREATION, SO BE WITH US NOW, AS WE JOIN YOU IN CO-CREATING, RENEWING AND HEALING YOUR EARTH AND THE HUMAN FAMILY YOU HAVE MADE AND CALLED YOUR OWN.
LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US.
CHRIST HAVE MERCY UPON US.
LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US.
A Word of Assurance
The Summary of the Law (Mk 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE
THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the second commandment.
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.
Anthem “Reaching for Excellence” K. Kaiser
THE WORD OF GOD
*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
AND TO THE SON
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING,
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END, AMEN, AMEN!
Scripture: “A Woman of Valor” selected verses from Proverbs 31:10-31
Reflection: Reverend Terry Troia
The Presentation of the 2007 Women of Valor Awards
Merrill Hesch, Edna Schembri, the Reverend Clara Woodson
The Passing of the Peace
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM ALL WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST.
A Time of Giving Thanks & Praise
The Prayer of the People & the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 556 “Now Thank We All Our God”
*Response to the Benediction
*Please stand if you are able.
The flowers gracing the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of our beloved parents, Josephine and Henry and to honor the Women of Valor, Merrill Hesch, Edna Schembri and The Reverend Clara Woodson, by the Safay Family.
Please join us for a reception after service today in honor of our women!