+ Welcome to Worship at Mount Zion-Finksburg
+ Sunday, September 17, 2017

There are worship activity bags in the vestibule for children to use during worship!

Pre-Worship Thoughts

"Beyond Conflict:" "Let's agree to disagree" is a typical strategy to either avoid conflict or keep it from escalating. Communication consultant Nate Regier says such a tactic misses an opportunity for creative engagement. He suggests instead a four-point strategy: Share how you feel about the conflict. Share what you are willing to do to work on the conflict. Discern and share what is at stake for you in it. Temporarily suspend your own agenda in the conflict and listen to the other's agenda. You'd be amazed how flexible another person can become when they feel heard." (Wichita Eagle, July 26)

*WORDS of SCRIPTURE & SONG
Scripture Lesson Psalm 67 (Selections)
Congregation: L This is the day that the Lord has made
C Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*Hymn (#657)
"This is the Day!
*OPENING WORDS

*HYMN
(Hymnal #528)
"How Firm a Foundation"

*OPENING PRAYER

CHOIR ANTHEM
"We Believe" - We have come today in worship. With all our hearts in one accord. Bound by cords that can't be broken, we believe, we believe. We are called to be one body in Jesus Christ our living Lord. Living kindness, love and mercy, we believe, we believe. We believe in God the Father, we believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit, and He's given us new life. We believe in the crucifixion, we believe that He conquered death. We believe in the resurrection and He's coming back again. We believe."

WE WELCOME OUR YOUTH & CHILDREN
Congregation singing (Faith We Sing, songbook) "2233
Where Children Belong"

SONG
(Hymnal #503)
"Let It Breathe on Me"

SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS

Choir
"Dona Nobis Pacem"

Morning Prayer
L The Lord is with you C And also with you
L Let us pray together as we sing together
Prayer Song
(Faith We Sing, songbook #2193)
"Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord send your Spirit in this place. Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us power, send us grace."

Morning Prayer and Our Lord's Prayer

ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMAL MOMENTS

RECEPTION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
L God is good! C All the time! L And all the time! C God is good!

*DOXOLOGY
(Hymnal#94)
"Praise God ………With Alleluias!"

*OFFERING PRAYER (Unison)
Most Holy God, may your presence be with us in the morning worship and when we leave this place and go back into the world. Consecrate our gifts that we have given today to the up-building of your church here on earth. In the name of the Lord of the Church, Christ Jesus. Amen.

HYMN
(Hymnal #472)
"Near to the Heart of God"

MESSAGE
A Study of Scripture + The Gospel According to Mark 6.30-38. Please refer to the (yellow) Scripture worship bulletin insert! "Come Away to a Deserted Place and Rest a While"

*CLOSING SONG
(Hymnal #526)
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

*OUR CLOSING SONG
(Worship & Song, songbook #3183).
"As we go, may your Spirit go before us. As we go, may we follow where you lead. May we live what we have learned, share the message we have heard, and be a light unto the world, as we go."

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You Are Invited (even if you didn't sign up) to join us this afternoon at our church-wide picnic. Just down the
street at the Roaring Run Lions Club field. We leave immediately following morning worship. Thanks to everyone who help put this important day together.
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