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Consecration Sunday
10:30 AM

Before the service begins, make sure you have a candle and lighter. Please mute your microphone.

Prelude

Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God)
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)
Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)

Welcome and Announcements

Rev. Cynthia Good

Candle Lighting: We invite you to light a candle with us.

Poem

Chime

Gathering Words

Parke Wilde, Worship Leader

God connects us one to another
We are one body

God connects us one life to another
We are one body in spirit

God connects us one heart to another
We are one body in love

And so, we breathe together, we work together, we give together, we pray together
We are one body in Christ

Unison Prayer

Holy One, we are your church, connected to each other. Gather us in your spirit of love. Gather us in your spirit of peace. Gather us in your spirit of hope. Gather us together to be your people. Guide our hearts and our steps. Guide our hands and our lives. Gather us together so that together we can share good news with our weary world. Amen.

Passing the Peace

We invite you to unmute your microphone so you can greet one another. After the chime sounds, we will wait five seconds and then mute everyone’s microphone.

The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Hymn: God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

words by Robert L. Edwards; music by F.J. Haydn, Austrian Hymn

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Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-11 from The Message

In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.

You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.

But that doesn’t mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift.

He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ’s followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ’s body, the church, until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.

The Word of God for us.

Children’s Time with Susan Schmidt

Message: Living as Community

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Scripture: Acts 4:32-35 from The Message

The whole congregation of believers was united as one—one heart, one mind! They didn’t even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “That’s mine; you can’t have it.” They shared everything. The apostles gave powerful witness to the resurrection of the Master Jesus, and grace was on all of them.

And so it turned out that not a person among them was needy. Those who owned fields or houses sold them and brought the price of the sale to the apostles and made an offering of it. The apostles then distributed it according to each person’s need.

God’s Word for us.

Music

Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated
words Frances Ridley Havergal (1874)
music H. A. César Malan (Hendon, 1827)
Amanda Wozniak

Message: Making a Good Living

Douglas H. Hicks

Hymn: We Give Thee but Thine Own

words by William W. How; music Mason and Webb, Cantica Laudis

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Sharing of Joys and Concerns

The shepherds will each read prayers from their flocks.

Abracadabra: Jane and Kent
Candle: Sara and Johan
Flo’s Flock: Flo and Luke
Lemonade: Sarah and Parke
Ponderers: Becky and Paul
Schmidts’ Creek: Susan and Steve
Whyzeflock: Jamie and Clara

Silent Prayer and Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

We invite you to use your chosen words for God: Father, Mother, or…

Our Creator, 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering: What is it you will offer to God and neighbor this week? Type on the screen.

Offertory

Aria
Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722)

Making of Our Pledges

Blessing of Our Pledges

The Rev. Teri Peterson

Creator of all, the earth is yours,
the world and all who live in it.
You have entrusted us with gifts—
time, talent, energy, money—
and asked us to use them to build your kingdom.
With thanks and praise we respond to your call.
We bring these gifts you have given,
returning your generosity, paying it forward.
We offer ourselves, our lives, our hopes and fears,
our dollars and our hours.
We commit ourselves to work for your world,
to love and serve wherever you call.
We ask your blessing on this, your church,
as we seek to follow you with heart, mind, and soul.
Bless also these gifts, our investment in your future,
that they may multiply in faith, hope, and love.
Amen.

Benediction

Postlude

Save a Chair for Me in Heaven
music, lyric, and arrangement by Zach Smith
Calvary Brass with Zach de Besche

Virtual Fellowship Time

We will invite everyone into breakout rooms where you can unmute yourself and chat with your Calvary friends.