Order of Worship

Welcome to Wildwood

Announcements

Music for Meditation

Call to Worship

Opening Song

What Is This Place // VT #22

Peace Candle

Song

O God of Blessings // VT #700 

Offering Prayer

Children’s Story

Brenda

Song

For the Beauty of the Earth // VT #120

Scripture

Psalm 118 // The Inclusive Bible Translation

Sermon

“Gratitude with…” // Joe Heikman

Candles of Gratitude

Song of Response

Rain Down // VT #703

Sharing Time

Milestone Recognition

Congregational Prayer

Sending Song

As You Go Out from Here // VT #841

Benediction

 

Worship Resources

September 12, 2021

Psalm 118 // The Inclusive Bible Translation

 

I thank you, YHWH, for your goodness!

    Your love is everlasting! 

Let God's People say it:

    “Your love is everlasting!” 

Let the priests say it:

    “Your love is everlasting!” 

Let those who revere YHWH say it:

    “Your love is everlasting!” 

 

In anguish, I cried to you, YHWH,

    and you answered me with freedom. 

Because YHWH is with me, I’m not afraid—

    what can anyone do to me? 

Because YHWH is with me as my Helper,

    I can triumph over my enemies. 

Better to take refuge in YHWH

    than to trust in human beings; 

better to take refuge in YHWH

    than to follow leaders. 

 

The threats were swarming round me,

    but I stood my ground in the Name of YHWH. 

They swarmed round me closer and closer,

    but I stood my ground in the Name of YHWH; 

They swarmed round me like bees,

    but they died like thorns in a bonfire;

    I stood my ground in the Name of YHWH. 

I was pressed, pressed, about to fall,

    but YHWH came to my help. 

 

God is my strength and my song;

    God has become my salvation! 

Raise shouts of joy and victory

    in the tents of the upright:

YHWH’s right hand is doing mighty acts! 

    YHWH’s right hand is winning;

YHWH’s right hand is doing mighty acts!

No, I will not die—

    I will live to proclaim the deeds of YHWH; 

though YHWH has disciplined me often,

    I am not abandoned to Death. 

 

Open the gates of justice for me,

    let me come in and thank you, YHWH! 

This is the gate of YHWH,

    and only the upright can enter!

Thank you for hearing me,

    for saving me. 

It was the stone which the builders rejected

    that became the keystone; 

this is YHWH’s doing,

    and it is wonderful to see. 

This is the day YHWH has made—

    let us celebrate with joy! 

 

Please, YHWH, please save us!

    Please, YHWH, give us the fullness of life now! 

Blessings on the one who comes in the name of YHWH!

    we bless you from YHWH’s temple! 

YHWH is God

    and God has enlightened us.

Join the festal procession!

    with palm fronds in hand,

    go up to the horns of the altar!

 

You are my God, and I thank you;

    you are my God, and I exalt you.

Thank you for hearing me,

    for saving me. 

Thank you, YHWH, for your goodness!

    Your love is everlasting!