Oct. 18 Virtual Worship – Consecration Sunday

October 17, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=836114787133714

Prelude / Anna diVesta

Call to Worship & Prayer of Invocation / Pastor Dan Wilson

Responsive Call to Worship
One: The earth is alive with the splendor of God!
All: We thank God for love!
One: Our God generously shares love.
All: Together, let us rejoice and worship God!

Responsive Prayer of Invocation
One: Let us pray.
All: God of Generous Love, you are the very breath of life within every human being. We praise you for your abundant blessings! This opportunity to offer you our gifts and to receive nourishment from you fills us with joy.
You are a Gracious and Loving God! Open our hearts to receive you. Jesus, you are our Risen Savior. We long to follow you by walking in your footsteps. O Spirit of Christ, breathe among us and breathe within us now as we worship you. Amen.

Hymn/ “More Love to Thee” (#428)

More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make On Bended Knee;
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee!

Once earthly joy I craved, Sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, Give what is best;
This all my prayer shall be: More, love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee!

Let sorrow do its work, Send grief and pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers, Sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me; More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee!

Then shall my latest breath Whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry My heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be; More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee!

Children’s Message/ Ashton

Special Music / “Sanctuary” / Vocalist and Anna

Scripture Readings/ Pastor Dan 1 Cor 13:4-13 and Romans 5:5-8

Sermon/Prayer / Pastor Dan

The Act of Consecration: Offering God Our 2021 Giving Commitments / Pastor Dan

Inviting God to Consecrate Our Gifts

Responsive Prayer
One: Let us pray. From everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
All: We offer you our praises, Dear God.
One: You are the Creator of all life!
All: It is by your mercies alone, O God, that we live.
One: You share love generously.
All: It is in response to your generosity, O God, that we give.
One: You provide the world with life abundant!
All: We are grateful for your blessings, O God.
One: Our giving to the ministries of your Church is an expression of our gratitude.
All: We ask you, O God, to receive and bless our Commitments of Giving for the year ahead.
This we pray, in your holy name, Christ Jesus. Amen.

Hymn /   “To Be God’s People”  (#121) 
Almighty Father give us a vision of a dying world that needs Your love and care.
We see the need, the yearning for a Savior, In Jesus’ name, grant this our prayer.

REFRAIN
To be God’s people in this place, live His goodness, share His grace,
Proclaim God’s mercy thru His Son be His love to everyone.

And when we falter be Thou our comfort; Guide us as our children that our lives may be
A beacon in this darkness that surrounds us, A light that others then may see.

Benediction / Pastor Dan

Postlude / Anna

Oct. 4 Livestream – World Communion Sunday

October 4, 2020 by  
Filed under News & Announcements

Gather around the virtual table with us as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. We hope you are able to share in this meaningful experience.

The service will begin at 10 a.m.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=367322024405621

Prelude / Anna DiVesta

Invocation (Call to Worship & Prayer) / Pastor Dan Wilson

Hymn / “One Bread, One Body”
worship booklet, pp. 72-73

REFRAIN
One bread, one body; one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many throughout the earth,
we are one body in the is one Lord.

  1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, Woman or man, no more.

REFRAIN

  1. Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all.

REFRAIN

  1. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one, for all.

REFRAIN

Children’s Message / Linda Lowry

Special Music / “In Remembrance” Anna & Aaron DiVesta and Sue Wilson

Scripture Reading John 6:35ff / Pastor Dan

Message / Pastor Dan

Sacrament of Communion / Pastor Dan

The Lord’s Prayer / Pastor Dan

Hymn / “Spirit Song” worship booklet, pp. 84-85

  1. O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love,
    let Him fill your life and satisfy your soul.
    O let him have the things that hold you and Spirit, like a dove,
    will descend upon your life and make you whole.

REFRAIN
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your Lambs.

  1. O come and sing this song with gladness as your hears are filled with joy,
    lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name.
    O give him all your tears and sadness, give him all your years of pain
    and you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name.

REFRAIN

Benediction / Pastor Dan

Postlude / Anna

September 27 Livestream – Stewardship Week 2

September 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

Thank you for joining us on our continuing exploration of generosity and love, as we make our journey through this year’s stewardship campaign.

This week’s order for worship:

Prelude/ Anna DiVesta

Invocation (Call to Worship; Prayer) / Pastor Dan

Hymn/ “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” #439

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

  1. O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee;
    I give Thee back the life I owe, That in Thine ocean depths its flow
    May richer, fuller be.
  2. O Light that foll’west all my way, I yield my flickering torch to Thee;
    My heart restores its borrowed ray, That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
    May brighter, fairer be.
  3. O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to Thee;
    I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain
    That morn shall tearless be.
  4. O Cross that lightest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee;
    I lay in dust life’s glory dead, And from the ground there blossoms red
    Life that shall endless be.

Children’s Message/ Linda Lowry

Special Music/ Anna

Scripture Reading 1 John 4:8-20 / Pastor Dan

Message (concludes w/ prayer) / Pastor Dan

Hymn/ “Love Lifted Me” #317

Love Lifted Me

  1. I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore,
    Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more;
    But the Master of the sea Heard my despairing cry,
    From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I.

CHORUS
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.

  1. All my heart to Him I give, Ever to Him I’ll cling,
    In His blessed presence live, Ever His praises sing.
    Love so mighty and so true Merits my soul’s best songs;
    Faithful, loving service too To Him belongs.

CHORUS

  1. Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;;
    He will lift you by His love Out of the angry waves.
    He’s the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey;
    He our Savior wants to be – Be saved today.

Benediction / Pastor Dan

Postlude/ Anna

September 20 Livestream

September 20, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

Join us (virtually) this week as we begin our 2020 stewardship journey. We are blessed to share our gifts with the world.

This week’s order for worship:

Prelude/ Anna

Invocation (Call to Worship; Prayer) / Pastor Dan

Hymn/ “Seek Ye First” (Chorus Book #159)

Children’s Message/ Linda Lowry

Prayer concluding w/ Lord’s Prayer/ Pastor Dan

Special Music/ Anna DiVesta

Scripture Reading/ John W 1 John 4:7-11 / Proverbs 11:24-25

Message/ John Weiland

Prayer/ Dan

Hymn/ “Great Is the Lord” # 7

Benediction/ John

Postlude/ Anna

September 13 Livestream

September 13, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

Thank you for joining us this week. We have made some adjustments to our video and audio. Please let us know in the comments how we are doing.

This week’s order for worship:

Prelude/ Anna

Invocation (Responsive Call to Worship; and Unison Prayer) / Dan

Hymn/ “Think About His Love” (worship booklet, p. 87)

Think About His Love

Think about His love, think about His goodness. Think about His grace that’s bro’t us through.
For as high as the heavens above, so great is the measure of our Father’s love.
Great is the measure of our Father’s love.

Children’s Message/ Linda

Special Music/ Anna

Scripture Reading/Dan Matthew 18:21-35

Sermon/Prayer/ Dan

Hymn/ “I Then Shall Live” (#133)

I Then Shall Live

  1. I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven; I’ll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
    I know my name is clear before my Father; I am His child, and I am not afraid.
    So greatly pardoned, I’ll forgive my brother; The law of lover I gladly will obey.
  2. I then shall live as one who’s learned compassion; I’ve been so loved that I’ll risk loving, too.
    I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges; I dare to see another’s poinot of view.
    And when relationships demand commitment, Then I’ll be there to care and follow through.
  3. Your kingdom come around and thru and in me, Your pow’r and glory, let them shine thru me;
    Your pow’r and glory, let them shine thru me; Your Hallowed Name, O may I bear with honor,
    And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
    The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor, And may you fee a hungry world thru me.

Benediction/ Dan

Postlude/ Anna

August 30 Virtual Worship

August 30, 2020 by  
Filed under News & Announcements

Celebrate with us this week as we take one more step toward live worship!

Here is the order for worship:

Prelude / Anna DiVesta

Invocation (Responsive Call to Worship; and Unison Prayer) / Rev. Dan Wilson

Responsive Call to Worship
One: How majestic is God’s name in all the earth!
All: God is alive in all creation!
One: Everything which God makes is a reflection of God’s goodness.
All: Together, we praise God our Creator!
One: Thanks be to God for this day of life!
All: Let us rejoice and worship God!

Unison Prayer of Invocation
One: Let us pray.
All: God of life, you are a joy to behold! You are always near. Your constant closeness is a blessing. Realizing that you are close by each moment fills us with joy and peace. Every breath we breathe is a gift from you. Our every step, our every word, our every action is visible to you, God. You alone know the burdens that we are carrying. Sometimes our journey seems to go on forever, and we feel as though we never get any rest. Yet you are aware of our fatigue, God. This opportunity to receive nourishment from you fills us with gladness.

We thank you, God, that your revelation does not come to us because we are worthy. No, the truth is, you simply reveal things to people because you are a Gracious and Loving God.

Open our hearts to receive the gifts you would like to offer your Church during this time of worship. Jesus, you are our Risen Savior. We have heard your invitation to come to you. We long to walk in your footsteps and to live in your ways, Jesus. May we follow your lead and get behind you.

O Spirit of Christ, breathe upon us and breathe within us now as we worship you. Amen.

Hymn / “Majesty” (#4)

Majesty

Majesty, worship His majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.
Majesty, kind authority flow from His throne unto His own; His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come, glorify Christ Jesus the King.

Majesty, worship His majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.
Majesty, kind authority flow from His throne unto His own; His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come, glorify Christ Jesus the King.

Majesty, worship His Majesty; Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings.

Children’s Message / Linda Lowry

Special Music / Anna

Scripture Reading / Dan Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon and Prayer / Dan

Hymn / “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go” (#543)

Wherever He Leads I’ll Go

  1. “Take up thy cross and follow me,” I heard my Master say;
    “I gave My life to ransom thee, Surrender your all today.”

REFRAIN
Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever H leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever H leads I’ll go.

  1. He drew me closer to His side, I sought His will to know,
    And in that will I now abide, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

REFRAIN

  1. It may be through the shadows dim, Or o’er the stormy sea,
    I take my cross and follow Him, Wherever He leaders me.

REFRAIN

  1. My heart, my life, my all I bring To Christ who loves me so;
    He is my Master, Lord, and King, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

REFRAIN

Benediction / Dan

Postlude / Anna

August 30 Livestream!

August 28, 2020 by  
Filed under News & Announcements

Last week, your Ivy Chapel worship team experimented with a new way (for us) to create a more engaging, communal online worship. We produced a short live online worship with special music, a prayer and a children’s message.

This week, we’d love for you to join us online for a full, live worship service. 

The service will start at 10 a.m. (or a little after – you know Ivy) on Ivy Chapel’s Facebook page. You do notneed to have a Facebook account to watch.

Head to www.facebook.com/IvyChapel. You can use your smart phone, tablet or computer.

If you have an account and are logged in, you should be all set. If not, it will seem like Facebook is demanding you to login, but you can ignore these boxes and scroll down the page. You may need to click on “not now” if it asks you to login again.

As you scroll down the page, if we’re live, you’ll see the video. Click on the video to join the live worship in progress. You can click on the small icon with two diagonal arrows to expand the video to your whole screen.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the live worship. We will post a link to the video here on the Ivy Chapel website later in the day.

If you do tune in, please let us know what you think. 

August 23 Virtual Worship

August 23, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

Thanks for joining us for this week’s online worship at Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ. We’re currently exploring some new approaches to our virtual worship. We’ll keep you updated as we have more details.

CCLI License #456361

August 16, 2020 Virtual Worship

August 16, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

Thanks for watching this week’s online worship with Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ. Stay tuned over the next few weeks, as we’ll be making changes to improve the experience.

This week’s hymns:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

  1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
    There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
    As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

REFRAIN
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided-
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

  1. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
    Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
    Join with all nature in manifold witness
    To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

REFRAIN

  1. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
    Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
    Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
    Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

REFRAIN

Pass Me Not

  1. Pass me not, O gentle Savior – Hear my humble cry!
    While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by.

CHORUS
Savior, Savior, Hear my humble cry!
While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by.

  1. Let me at a throne of mercy Find a sweet relief;
    Kneeling there in deep contritions, Help my unbelief.

CHORUS

  1. Trusting only in Thy merit, Would I seek Thy face;
    Heal my wounded, broken spirit, Save me by Thy grace.

CHORUS

  1. Thou the spring of all my comfort, More than life to me!
    Whom have I on earth beside Thee? Whom in heav’n but Thee?

CCLI License #456361

August 9, 2020 Virtual Worship

August 9, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured, News & Announcements

This week’s hymns:

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

  1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
    Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise.
    Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sound by flaming tongues above;
    Praise His name – I’m fixed upon it – Name of God’s redeeming love.
  2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I’m come;
    And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.
    Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God;
    He, to rescue me from danger, Bought me with His precious blood.
  3. O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be!
    Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee;
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;
    Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; Seal it for Thy courts above.

Give to the Winds Your Fears

  1. Give to the winds your fears, Hope, and be undismayed;
    God hears your sighs and counts your tears, God shall lift up your head.
    Through waves and clouds and storms He gently clears the way;
    Wait for His time, so shall the night Soon end in joyous day.
  2. Still heavy is your heart? Still sink your spirits down?
    Cast off the weight, let fear depart, And every care be gone.
    He everywhere has sway And all things serve His mind;
    His every act pure blessing is, His path unsullied light.
  3. Far, far above your thought His counsel shall appear,
    When fully He the work has wrought That caused your needless fear.
    Leave to His sovereign will To choose and to command;
    With wonder filled, you then shall own How wise, how strong His hand.

CCLI License #456361

Next Page »