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Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Time of the Church 8

We Gather in God's Name

Call to Worship: The Bells of Taize


Opening Song: Wait For the Lord


Wait for the Lord
Whose day is near
Wait for the Lord
Be bold; take heart.

We Hear God's Word

from Psalm 18

I love you, Lord, my strength,
my rock, my fortress, my savior.
God, you are the rock where I take refuge;
my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.

Lord, you are worthy of all praise,
when I call I am saved from my foes.
The snares of the grave entangled me;
the traps of death confronted me.

In my anguish I called to you, Lord;
I cried to you, God, for help.
From your temple you heard my voice;
my cry came to your ears.

They assailed me in the day of my misfortune,
but you, Lord, were my support.
You brought me forth into freedom,
you saved me because you loved me.

Song: O Lord, Hear My Prayer

O Lord, hear my prayer
O Lord, hear my prayer
When I call, answer me
O Lord, hear my prayer
O Lord, hear my prayer
Come and listen to me

1 John 5:1-4

John wrote: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.

We Respond in Prayer

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Please stand when offering a prayer, so others will know you have the floor.

A Time of Silence

This time is the heart of the Taize service -- please use it to meditate or reflect silently on all the prayers that have been voiced, as well as those that remain unvoiced.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

We Go in Peace

Closing Song: The Kingdom of God


The Kingdom of God is justice and peace
And joy in the Holy Spirit.
Come, Lord, and open in us
The gates of your Kingdom.

Passing of the Peace

Fellowship & Conversation