Order of Worship
Greetings from dignitaries
Possibilities include: Genesis 35:9, 10, 13-15; Exodus 24:3-5; Joshua 4:19-24
Brief homily/presentation on the history of the place being dedicated
The [name] Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church has designated the site of [name] as an official historic site. This action has been confirmed by its registration with the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church.
Therefore, in the name of God, we solemnly and joyfully recognize the site of [name] as Historic Site number [ ] of The United Methodist Church. We dedicate this plaque to commemorate this site and all the people and events associated with it, and to identify it for future generations. Praise be to God! Alleluia! Amen!
To the glory of God
To the honor of those who have prepared a heritage,
To the edification of all who stand here today,
To the instruction of our children,
We dedicate this historic site plaque,
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Dismissal with blessing
Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this historic site, send us forth rejoicing in the power of your Spirit.
Thanks be to God. Amen!
**Text in bold spoken by all