Othello Christian Church
September 22, 2019
GATHERING BEFORE GOD

Song of Celebration: “Glorious Day”

Welcome and Announcements

Processional Song/Lighting of Candles: “Here I Am to Worship”


Call to Worship

Leader: Let us sing a hymn in unison,

People: for we are not many, but one!

Leader: Let us praise our God in harmony,

People: for we are not one, but many.

Leader: Members are we, one of another: the body of Christ, the people of God.

People: Let our melody rise as if from one voice, while the chorus swells from each mouth of creation.


Opening Prayer

Response: “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying” #305


Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer #310

Matthew 18:18-20NRSV

Hearing and Proclaiming God's Word

Message: "Praying Together: Agreement"

Invitation Hymn: "Open My Eyes, That I May See" #586

SHARING IN CHRIST’S LIFE

Invitation to the Lord’s Table--Elder:

Hymn: “Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether” #392

Offertory Response: “Accept, O God, the Gifts We Bring” #379

Table Prayers

Words of Institution


Partaking of the Bread and Cup

The bread which we break,

Is it not a means of sharing in the body of Christ?

The cup of blessing which we bless,

Is it not a means of sharing in the blood of Christ?

Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body,

For we all partake of one bread.



Prayer of Thanksgiving

In holy communion we have gratefully discerned, loving God, that we are one body in Christ. In common kinship we sense that if one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Help us to express our oneness with your larger family wherever life takes us. Amen.

DEPARTING FOR MINISTRY

Closing Hymn: “O Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life” #432

Sending Forth with Blessing

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