Order of Worship
October 29th, 2023 ~ 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

 

Prelude

 

Video Greeting

 
Welcome, Announcements, and Peace

 

Special Music

The River
Garth Brooks & Victoria Shaw

 
Call to Worship

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

There is one Body and one Spirit;
There is one hope in God’s call to us;
One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;
One God and Father of all.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.

Lord, you have apportioned to your people the manifold gifts of the Spirit: Grant amid the changes of the world that your Church may abide, and be strengthened in ministry through continuous outpouring of your gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Introduction to Service

 

Hymn of Praise

I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light

Verse 1
I want to walk as a child of the light
I want to follow Jesus
God set the stars to give light to the world
The star of my life is Jesus

Chorus
In Him there is no darkness at all
The night and the day are both alike
The Lamb is the light of the city of God
Shine in my heart Lord Jesus

Verse 2
I want to see the brightness of God
I want to look at Jesus
Clear Sun of righteousness shine on my path
And show me the way to the Father

Chorus
In Him there is no darkness at all
The night and the day are both alike
The Lamb is the light of the city of God
Shine in my heart Lord Jesus

Verse 3
I’m looking for the coming of Christ
I want to follow Jesus
When we have run with patience the race
We shall know the joy of Jesus

Chorus
In Him there is no darkness at all
The night and the day are both alike
The Lamb is the light of the city of God
Shine in my heart Lord Jesus

Kathleen Thomerson
CCLI Song #89848
1970, 1975 Celebration
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CCLI License #3154366
 


Opening Prayer

This is a time to give thanks,
for the times of challenge and hardship
for the times of tiredness and distress
for the times of solidarity and justice with peace.
We give thanks
for the times of unfinished business and uncertainty
for the times of failure and disappointment
for the times of heartbreak and loss
We give thanks
for the times of joy and elation
for the times of connection and wonder
for the times of community and healing.

This is a time to remember,
a time to invite Spirit,
a time to celebrate,
a time to shed tears,
a time to notice your heart,
a time to move on,
a time to let go,
a time to breathe deeply,
a time to trust,
a time to retire.


Video Tribute


Special Music

Remember Me
Ellen Stapenhorst

 

Scripture Readings

1 Cor. 13  Peter de Wetter (video recording)

Matt. 22:34-40    Catherine de Wetter

 

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

 Sermon

Senior Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Robert de Wetter

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Prayers of the People

Elizabeth de Wetter

 

A prayer for retirement from ministry and transition:

For all that has been in these full years of ministry we say thank you.
All: Thank you God who holds us gently.
For all funerals led, people visited, lives mourned,
For all new lives welcomed, thanksgivings and baptisms celebrated,
For all new relationships blessed and marriages marked,
For new members welcomed, elders ordained, churches and communities sustained,
For all sermons and prayers written, songs and hymns chosen, liturgies crafted, connections with news and everyday life woven together,
For all communities and organizations supported, stories listened to and held with care and confidence, for kingdom work unnoticed and hard to measure,
Robert: I give thanks.
People: We give thanks.
For cross words, unspoken grudges and power play, for forgetting and failures, for all that is left undone and incomplete we say sorry, let go of and set down saying thanks to God trusting in the work of others.
Robert:  I ask forgiveness and I let them go.
People: We ask forgiveness and we water seeds of ministry work planted.
For all faith companions who have inspired and nurtured [name of leaving Minister] we give thanks.
For all who have been ministered to, with and alongside we say thank you to God who continues to call us in Jesus to share Good News.
All: We hear the call of Jesus to be and share Good News.

 

Offertory

Get Together
Chet Powers

 

Returning the Symbols of Office & Gifts to the Congregation

Jim Light

Church keys
Pastoral Log
Gifts

 

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heav’nly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost
Amen

 

CCLI Song # 6115489
Thomas Ken
Public Domain
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CCLI License # 3154366

 

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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Communion

Stand by Me
Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

 

Closing Hymn

All Creatures Of Our God And King

Verse 1
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam

Chorus
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Verse 2
Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along
O praise Him alleluia
Thou rising morn in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice

Chorus
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Verse 3
Thou flowing water pure and clear
Make music for thy Lord to hear
Alleluia alleluia
Thou fire so masterful and bright
Thou givest man both warmth and light

Chorus
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Verse 4
And all ye men of tender heart
Forgiving others take your part
O sing ye alleluia
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear
Praise God and on Him cast your care

Chorus
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Verse 5
Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him alleluia
Praise praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit Three in One

Chorus
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

St. Francis of Assisi, William Henry Draper
CCLI Song #1503
Words: Public Domain; Music: Public Domain
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CCLI License #3154366

 

Closing Prayer/ A Leave-taking blessing

Charla: Robert, be free to rest, relax and retire.
Continue to listen to the call of Jesus and respond to Christ’s call on your life in new ways as the Spirit leads you.
People: We bless you now and always.
Robert: For the Chapel, be bold soul-friendly communities of faith, healing and peace.
Continue to respond to Christ’s call to minister with love.
Read the signs of the times with wisdom and courage as you are shaped by Christ. Continue to see the wellbeing of everyone in Snowmass village, the Roaring Fork Valley, and wherever in the world the Spirit leads you.
All: We are blessed now and always. Amen

 

 

Hymn

The Blessing

Verse
The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make his face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn his
Face toward you
And give you peace

Chorus
Amen
Amen
Amen

Verse
The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make his face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn his
Face toward you
And give you peace

Chorus
Amen
Amen
Amen

Bridge
May his favor
Be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family
And your children
And their children
And their children

Bridge
May his presence
Go before you
And behind you
And beside you
All around you
And within you
He is with you
He is with you

Bridge
In the morning
In the evening
In your coming
And your going
In your weeping
And rejoicing
He is for you
He is for you

Tag
He is for you
He is for you
He is for you
He is for you
He is for you
He is for you

Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick
CCLI Song #7147007
© 2020 Capitol CMG Paragon; Kari Jobe Carnes Music; Worship Together Music; Writer’s Roof Publishing; Music by Elevation Worship Publishing
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License #3154366

Postlude

 


Please join us for a reception in the Creekside Room.

 

This Sunday’s Special Music is brought to you by
Ellen Stapenhorst, Mack Bailey & Damian Smith,
Micha Schoepe & Paul Dankers.

Thank you to all of this Sunday’s volunteers!

Altar: Sue de Campo
Greeters: Marie Kelly, Meredith Hall & Rhonda Coxon

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Winter sunset in Snowmass Village over Mt. Daly and Capital Peak