Order of Worship

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Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Song: God of Wonders

Song: Who You Say I Am

Prayer of the Church & the Lord’s Prayer (in unison)

Life of the Church: Jake

Offertory: Night’s Lullaby

Scripture: Acts 8:26-40

Message: Embracing Curiosity

Communion: At Restoration Church, we practice an open table, which means all who long to seek the presence of God are welcome. After the bread and juice have been blessed, you are welcome to eat at your chair or bring it home with you.

Song: Grateful

Closing Blessing

Go in peace and grace.

Life of Restoration Updates

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TODAY’S MESSAGE
MAY 22 | EMBRACE CURIOSITY | Acts 8:26-40
In the story of the early church, we read about a eunuch from Ethiopia who sought to worship God at the temple in Jerusalem but was turned away. Having traveled so far to learn about and to worship God, the Holy Spirit sent Philip to find the eunuch and teach him about Jesus. When we embrace curiosity, we find limitless opportunities to share Christ with the world.

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Floris UMC (Herndon Campus) Updates

BLOOD DRIVE
MAY 24, 11 AM-5 PM
Looking for a way to serve? Floris UMC/Restoration hosts an American Red Cross Blood Drive. This event is socially-distanced and safe. Sign up to save a life!

RIGGLES FAMILY FAREWELL
JUNE 5, 12:15-2 PM
Let’s gather to appreciate the Riggles family and their four years of leadership and service! Celebrate with Pastor Bob and his family. Let’s send them off with the warmest of wishes.

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Lyrics, Prayer & Scripture

God Of Wonders

Lord of all creation
Lord of water, earth and sky
The heavens are your Tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on high

And God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

So early in the morning
I will celebrate the light
As I stumble in the darkness
I will call your name by night

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth

The God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
Precious Lord, reveal Your heart to me
Father, holy, holy

The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy
Holy, holy

Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah! To the Lord of heaven and earth

Who You Say I Am

Who am I that the highest King would welcome me?
I was lost, but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me

Who the Son sets free
Oh, is free indeed
I’m a child of God, yes, I am

Free at last, He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin, Jesus died for me
Yes, He died for me

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God, yes, I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God, yes, I am

I am chosen, not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me, not against me
I am who You say I am
I am chosen, not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me, not against me
I am who You say I am
I am who You say I am

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God, yes, I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God, yes, I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God, yes, I am

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

Forever. Amen.

Acts 8:26-40

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,

    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,

    so he did not open his mouth.

33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.

    Who can speak of his descendants?

    For his life was taken from the earth.”[b]

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”[37] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away,and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

Grateful

This is the day, that You have made
Whatever comes, I won’t complain
For all my hope, is in Your name
And now Your joy, awaits my praise

I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful

When I was down, You brought me out
You set my feet, on higher ground
So here I stand, You are my God
His faithfulness, my Solid Rock

I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful

I give this, for all You have done
I won’t forget, all the battles You have won
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful

And as we lift our hands up
Heavens open, heavens open
So let our lives declare the love
Our God has spoken over us

And as we lift our hands up
Heavens open, heavens open
So let our lives declare the love
Our God has spoken over us

I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful

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Restoration Church: Loudoun is a campus of Floris United Methodist Church. We are a faith community in the Dulles South area focused on transforming lives and building community. We strive to be a church that is centered on Jesus Christ, who taught us to love God with all our hearts and minds and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision is to be a vital Christ-centered church that welcomes all people.

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