Round Hill Community Church Order of Worship
September 12, 2021
A Time for Centering: We use this time to make the transition between “getting here” and “being here.” Take these few minutes of quiet time to get in touch with the calm places, the still, deep places in you; the spirit. Relax your body, quiet the inner dialogue of your mind. Focus on feeling, on being. Be receptive to your center - your reservoir of inner peace, strength, love. Be aware of being with others. Feel the spirit of community.
PRELUDE Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder anonymous
How Great Thou Art
Canzona per sonare No. 4 Gabrieli
Canzona per Sonare No. 2 Gabrieli
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT Alleluia: O Sons and Daughters setting, R.E. Martin
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Who calls us to this house of prayer?
All: We hear an urgent voice crying for our presence.
Leader: Where is the sound of this voice lifted up?
All: On the peaks of our joys, on the pathways of our daily life,
the crossroads of our choices, this cry reaches out to us.
Leader: Who is wanting us to listen?
All: Wisdom wants a voice in our life; discernment longs to be heard.
Leader: How shall we listen?
All: With ears open to truth made real by Wisdom; with eyes open to
beauty made visible by discernment; with delight that we are called by the voice of God’s Holy Spirit.
Spirit of God, Lord and Giver of Life, moving between us and around, like wind or water or fire; breathe into us your freshness that we may awake; cleanse our vision that we may see more clearly; kindle our senses that we may feel more sharply; and give us the courage to live as you would have us live, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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 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 and ever. Amen.
HYMN O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
SCRIPTURE LESSON Luke 4:16-21 New Revised Standard Version
When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
SERMON The First Piece of the Puzzle The Rev. Dr. Ed Horstmann
ANTHEM O Be Joyful In The Lord Charles Beaudrot
ROUND HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH PRAYER
Our Heavenly Father, shed forth thy blessed spirit upon all our lives. Make each one of us an instrument in thy hands for good. Purify our hearts, strengthen our minds and bodies, fill us with Christian love. Let no pride, no self-conceit, no rivalry, no ill will ever spring up among us. Make us earnest and true, wise and prudent, giving no just cause for offense; and may thy holy peace rest upon us this day and every day throughout the coming week, sweetening our trials, cheering us in our work, and keeping us faithful to the end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BENEDICTION The Lord Bless You and Keep You P.C. Lutkin
POSTLUDE Toccata from Symphony V C.M. Widor
Thank you to this morning’s musicians: Kevin Barnes, Risa Renae Harman, Jen Hinkle, Brooke Larimer, Dustin Lucas, Sara Mayo, Erin Paul, Olivia Pidi, and Scott Tomlinson