Celebration Worship Service

Sep 3, 2023


Gathering Music: Celebration Choir Peter Do You Love me

Welcome & Communion Offering Speaker for Christ4Kids   


†Congregational Hymns

God of Grace and God of Glory

Freely, Freely

He Lives


Doxology 95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Celebration Choir Deep River


Call to Prayer

Shall We Gather at the River

Silent Prayer Over Names 

Prayer of Confession

Prayer Response

One Bread, One Body

†Prayer of Illumination  

Loving God, by your Holy Spirit, open our hearts and minds to know your scripture as holy ground in our lives. In our Christ, we pray. Amen.


Exodus 3:1-15

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!



Celebration of Holy Communion

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Be present at our table, Lord;

be here and everywhere adored;

thy creatures bless, and grant that we

may feast in paradise with thee.

(Be Present at Our Table, Lord UMH #621)

In remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice,

in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Serving of the Elements

Invitation to Christ and the Church

Invitational Hymn Let Us Break Bread Together

Receiving of New Members

(Congregational Response)

We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you at Christ United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the Church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness, that in everything

God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Benediction (The Light of Christ Taken into the World)

Benediction Response 

He Lives