“The Summons” CCS 538
“Come, Holy Spirit, Come” CCS 154
“O Holy Dove of God Descending” CCS 44
Welcome and Call to Worship
It is written that “we are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
We are trying to live and serve as the body of Christ.
Come, let us affirm our commitment to serve.
Hymn: “God, the Source of Light and Beauty” CCS 593
OR “If by Your Grace I Choose to Be” CCS 587
Disciples’ Generous Response
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
—Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Blessing and Receiving of Mission Tithes
Ministry of Music: “Lay Your Hands” CCS 545
Leader: The Spirit of the Lord God is with us.
Congregation: We have been anointed to speak good tidings to the poor,
Leader: to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives;
Congregation: to give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that we might be called the children of God.
Leader: We covenant anew to have courage for this task that is ours.
Congregation: We commit ourselves to study and earnest prayer that we may go forth to witness in love and concern for all people.
All: With joy we dedicate our lives to the work of Zion, and to this end may God’s Spirit be with us. Amen.
—adapted from Isaiah 61:1–3 and Doctrine and Covenants 156:11
Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” CCS 167
OR “A Diligent and Grateful Heart” CCS 167
Congregational Response: “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” CCS 310
We Gather to Show Our Appreciation
Welcome and Call to Worship: Doctrine and Covenants 161:3b-d, 4b
*Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” CCS 11
OR “Bring Many Names” CCS 5
What does it mean?
We honor a lifetime of ministry.
Ministry of Music: “On Eagle’s Wings”
OR “The Peace of the Earth” CCS 647
Honoree and spouse are escorted to the front by their children or other family members
Presentation of certificate of superannuation
Season of Testimony
Ask for short statements of appreciation by the congregation.
Hymn: “Bear Each Other’s Burdens” (stanza 1) CCS 374
Hymn: “Bear Each Other’s Burdens” (stanza 2)
*Prayer of Benediction
*Closing Hymn: “Onward to Zion” CCS 390
OR “My Life Flows On in Endless Song” CCS 263
*Sending Forth: Doctrine and Covenants 161:7