HANDOUT 3 Sample Order of Service
Choose your favorite money-themed song. Workshop 1, Opening has suggestions.
Call to Worship
What calls us together in worship and what does it have to do with material wealth? It could be a poem or reading, possibly from The Wi$dom Path workshops or based on short snippets from participants' money stories shared in the program. Perhaps you can use the Call to Worship as an invitation to worship attendees to reflect on, discover, or even share their own money stories.
- "For All That is Our Life," Hymn 128 in Singing the Living Tradition
- "All Are Architects," Hymn 288 in Singing the Living Tradition
- "Wake Now, My Senses," Hymn 298 in Singing the Living Tradition
Introduction to The Wi$dom Path
Offer a brief description of The Wi$dom Path program. Include some key questions your workshop group explored.
Two or three members of the workshop group share their credo statements. Offer a diversity of voices and perspectives. You might separate the credo statements with music.
Work with your governing board, professional staff, or another appropriate group to propose an organization, project, or cause to which the worship offering will be given. Plan a brief explanation to introduce the offering.
Two or three members of your workshop group share their credo statements. Offer a diversity of voices and perspectives. You might separate the statements with music.
Joys and Concerns
Invite people to silently light candles of joy or concern, with a particular focus on money in their lives.
- "We are Building a New Way," Hymn 1017 in Singing the Journey
- "Sing Out Praises for the Journey," Hymn 295 in Singing the Living Tradition
Look in the Closing words provided for each workshop of The Wi$dom Path.
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