“’For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church.”
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Call to Worship: Revelation 19:4-9
Leader: The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne.
People: And they cried: "Amen, Hallelujah!"
Leader: Then a voice came from the throne, saying:
People: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!"
Leader: Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
People: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear."
Leader: (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, "Write: `Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'" And he added, "These are the true words of God."
*Hymn of Praise: #267 “The Lamb Upon the Throne”
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen. Amen.
*Doxology and Prayer
“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things from your law.”
Psalm 119: 18
Scripture Lesson: Genesis 2
Message: “When Everything was Perfect”
*Hymn of Response: #476 “In the Garden”
Sharing Joys and Concerns
Congregational Prayer: Deacon Mark Swartz
*Hymn of Consecration: #482 “Draw Me Close”
*Benediction: Revelation 22:2
“On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”
*Please stand if able
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.