February 1

Arlene Bodge created the order of worship and it was not transferable to this site. But she spoke about the validity of the traditional order of worship.  The Gathering comes first,  remembering the early Jesus followers who met in their homes or synagogues.  The praise and celebration begins the service with the call to worship and a hymn.  The Peace comes before confession and prayer to symbolize our forgiveness of one another and our unity and brotherhood under God.  Confession is our turning to God’s presence, away from distractions, followed by words of assurance. Proclamation and Praise is the reading of the lessons.  The sermon or discussion for discernment  follows the lessons.  Prayer is followed by offering of our selves and service and dedication of gifts. Thansgiving and communion and Benediction close the gathering.

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