Chiming of the Hour
Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell
Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome
Holy Spirit, Thou art welcome in this place. Holy Spirit, Thou art welcome in this place. Omnipotent Father of mercy and grace, Thou art welcome in this place. (repeat)
Litany & Invocation
Leader: Lost . . .
People: wandering without purpose, meaning, value, acceptance, or place.
Leader: We wander lost. But the Spirit of God descends like a dove upon us. We hear the ancient words that name and claim us as children of God.
People: We are cleansed, refreshed, and made new in the love of those words.
Come, Thou Almighty King
Come, Thou Almighty King, Help us Thy praises sing; Help us to praise; Father, all glorious, O’er all victorious, Come, and reign over us, Ancient of Days.
Come, Thou Incarnate Word, Gird on Thy mighty sword; Our prayer attend! Come, and Thy people bless, And give Thy word success: Spirit of holiness, On us descend.
Come, Holy Comforter, Thy sacred witness bear In this glad hour! Thou, who almighty art, Now rule in every heart And ne’er from us depart, Spirit of power.
To Thee, great One in Three, The highest praises be, Hence evermore; Thy sovereign majesty May we in glory see, And to eternity Love and adore.
First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
1 John 4:7-12
Sweet, Sweet Spirit/We Have Come Into This House
The Price of Love
Praise Ye the Father