Chiming of the Hour
Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell
Step by Step
O God, You are my God, and I will ever praise You. O God, You are my God, and I will ever praise You. I will seek You in the morning and I will learn to walk in Your ways; And step by step You’ll lead me, and I will follow You all of my days. (repeat)
Litany & Invocation
Leader: The God of all creation call us.
People: We come, knowing that our deliverance and honor rest in God.
Leader: Power and steadfast love belong to God.
People: We come to sing and pray, celebrating the presence of this mighty, loving God.
We’re Marching to Zion
Come, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known; Join in a song with sweet accord, Join in a song with sweet accord, And thus surround the throne, And thus surround the throne.
Chorus – We’re marching to Zion, Beautiful, beautiful Zion; We’re marching upward to Zion, The beautiful city of God.
Let those refuse to sing Who never knew our God; But children of the heav’n-ly King, But children of the heav’n-ly King May speak their joys abroad, May speak their joys abroad.
The hill of Zion yields A thousand sacred sweets Before we reach the heavenly fields, Before we reach the heavenly fields Or walk the golden streets, Or walk the golden streets.
Then let our songs abound, And ev-’ry tear be dry; We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground, We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground To fairer worlds on high, To fairer worlds on high.
First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
In the Garden – Medley
Flood of Righteousness