|On October 13th, 2002, First Mennonite was invited to return to the College Street Church by St. Marks Episcopal, the present owners of the building. A service of worship comprising elements from both congregations was held, with participation by members of each. This is the bulletin from that service.|
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
October 13, 2002
Prelude Adagio from Symphony for Organ and Orchestra Saint Saens
Word of welcome The Rev. Paul J. Thielo
Choral call to worship: Lord, Listen To Your Children Praying Medema
The First Mennonite Choir
*Hymn 362 Holy, Holy, Holy
*Hymn of praise 376 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee
We Listen For God=s Word To Us
First lesson Isaiah 25:1-9 Bobbie Mohr
Second lesson Philippians 4:4-13 Art Gifford
Children=s message Going to Church in 1852 Rev. James Mohr
Sermon Keep On Rev. James Mohr
We Respond To God=s Word In Gratitude
*Passing of the peace
Offertory Air from Suite in D J.S. Bach
(Gifts in envelopes will be given to respective churches. Loose offering will be
given to Medina Habitat for Humanity.)
Offering prayer Rev. James Mohr
Anthem Let Thy Holy Presence Tschesnokoff
Morning prayer (page 387 in red prayer book) Retha Clark
Prayers of the people
* Closing hymn 680 O God, our help in ages past
* Take Thou my hand, O Father
Take thou my hand, O Father, and lead thou me,
until my journey endeth eternally.
Alone I will not wander one single day.
Be thou my true companion and with me stay.
* Choral Benediction Christ, We Do All Adore Thee Dubois
First Mennonite Choir
Postlude Jesu, Joy of Man=s Desiring J.S. Bach
* Congregation stands
Pastors The Rev. Paul J. Thielo, St. Mark=s Episcopal
The Rev. James R. Mohr, First Mennonite
Organist Mary Lou Stein
Choir Director Lowell Nofziger
Welcome to all who are with us today. Please join us for a reception in the Parish
Hall following the service.
The altar flowers are presented to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the 150th
anniversary of First Mennonite Church.
The Sanctuary Light is burning in loving memory of Marian Ripley.