Sample Order of Service

The following is a typical Order of Service at the Eliot Church.
It reflects our ecumenical and liberal Christian tradition:
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE Adagio J. Bennet
(Please remain quiet for those who would like to reflect)
CALL TO WORSHIP
*HYMN For All the Saints PH #306
*COVENANT
In the love of truth,
And in the Spirit of Jesus,
We unite for the worship of God,
And the service of All.
*SONG OF EXALTATION
From all that dwell below the skies,
Let faith and hope with love arise,
Let beauty, truth and good be sung,
Through every land, by every tongue. Amen
READING Ecclesiastes 2:12-26, Reassurance by Waldemar Argow
CHILDREN’S FOCUS
Children Leave for Sunday School
We will keep a place for you wherever you may go
We’ll sustain this home of faith and love you’ve come to know
Go in peace, bring hope to hearts that yearn
We will keep a place for you till you return. J. Corrado
INTERLUDE Andante, Sonata in C J. S. Bach
PASTORAL PRAYER
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 and ever. Amen
OFFERTORY Minuet, Sonata in C J. S. Bach
*OFFERTORY HYMN
We give Thee but thine own,
What e’er the gift may be.
All that we have is thine alone,
A trust, O Lord, from Thee. Amen
READING Ecclesiastes 3
RESPONSIVE READING SLT #557
*HYMN Abide With Me SLT #101
SERMON “The Right Time” – Reverend Dr. Adam Tierney-Eliot
*HYMN Light of Ages Richly Poured PH #236
*BENEDICTION & CONGREGATIONAL AMEN
*POSTLUDE Improvisation S. James

*The Congregation stands as they are able
“PH” designates the Pilgrim Hymnal (red)
“SLT” designates Singing The Living Tradition (grey)