Worship | Cultivating Beloved Community | August 8

Order of Worship



Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge we are gathering on land where Miami, Osage, Shawnee, and other Indigenous peoples have lived and labored, fought, and loved. We continue to work and pray for justice and conciliation.      

Call to Worship

God who opens doors and dismantles barriers to cultivate beloved community

Open our hearts and minds this morning that we may contribute more fully

to this beloved community

That we might live as neighbors and friends, no longer strangers or enemies

Open our hearts to the transforming power of your love for self AND others

That we might forgive and reconcile, build each other up rather than tear down

That we might be your people, one body connected by one Spirit

To extend your grace and kingdom to all the world

Peace Candle 

VT 692 | Kyrie eleison

Children’s Time 

Offering/Dedication Prayer

VT 558 | Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

Scripture | Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Sermon | Called to Sacrifice?: A Model for Beloved Community

Silent Reflection

VT136 | Santo (Holy)

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer 

Passing the Peace

Extinguishing the Peace Candle 

VT 621 | My Hope is Built



Cookie Sunday | 11:00 am


Thanks to everyone who helped lead today’s service

Sermon: Chaska Yoder

Worship Leader: Julie Hart

Music coordination: Paul Knapke

Children’s Time: Mark Rupp

Peace Candle, Scripture Reading: Elizabeth Martin

Sound: Tom Blosser

Camera Operator: Joel Copeland

Zoom Host: Mike Ryan-Simkins

Greeter, Worship Table: Ruth Massey

Usher & Sanctuarian: Dan Halterman