Sermons by Rev. Scott Myers

Sermons by Rev. Scott Myers

Pastor

Christmas: The Sequel 

Westport Presbyterian Church Order of Worship Service, January 2, 2021   11:00 am    Days of Christmas Tide PRELUDE:  Go Tell a Wonderful Child – Bradley Sowash  (based on two African American spirituals) A CALL TO BE PRESENT AT THE MANGER (Pastor) Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, the flying cloud, the frosty light; (People) Ring, happy bells, across the snow:…

Illuminated Christmas Eve Service

Order of Worship —December 24, 2021  (Printable PDF) *Note: Due to everyone who is knowledgeable about the filming of church services being on vacation, this is actually the video from last year’s service.  Most of the art this year is the same as last year’s art, but there are a few additions this year.  Art/photos unique to 2021 are attached at the bottom of…

Come, Holy Child!

Fourth Sunday of Advent—Christmas Sunday    December 19, 2021 PRELUDE: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme— arr. Daniel Léo Simpson, 2018 OPENING REFLECTION Leader         O Wisdom, O holy Spirit of God,   You infuse all creation with Your strong, tender care. People:       Arise! Show your people the way to liberating love! Leader:        The day of the Lord is very near!In…

Lessons and Carols

A Service of Lessons and Carols Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021, 11:00 a.m. PRELUDE: I Wonder as I Wander—John Jacob Niles; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano; Meribeth Risebig, oboe The Bidding Prayer: Dear People of God: In the season of Advent, it is our responsibility and joy to prepare ourselves to hear once more the message of the Angels, to go even to…

Celebrating Many Streams of Gratitude

A Thanksgiving Service—Celebrating Many Streams of Gratitude! Order of a Participatory Service of Readings, Singing, Prayers & Brief Meditation—November 25, 2021   11:00 am INTROIT:   Cherokee Morning Song UNISON CALL TO WORSHIP- taken from the spiritual vision of Oglala Lakota mystic—Black Elk Grandparent, Great Mystery, once more behold us on earth and lean to hear…

Holy Ghosts!

A Worship Service that Starts at the End and Returns to the Beginning (A Halloween prank with a spiritual purpose) October 31, 2021  POSTLUDE: Toccata in D minor, BWV 565–J. S. Bach SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Nunc Dimittis  Stanzas 1, 4 RESPONSIVE BENEDICTION:  Plain text—leader, Bold text—congregation  May you be alert for Resurrection II’s* glad surprise! When faith…

A New Word With an Timeless Truth!

Season of Pentecost! Season of Promise, Struggleand Growing Compassion! October 17, 2021 In Person and Online Services  PRELUDE: For Me to Live Is Jesus— Johann Pachelbel UNISON CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS  This is what compassion does: It challenges our assumptions! Our sense of self limitation! Our sense of being at the center of everything! Our lack of empathy for the…

What Kind of Soil Am I?

Season of Pentecost and the Startling Movement of the Holy Spirit! August 29, 2021 PRELUDE: Kelvingrove (“The Summons”)—Dr. Kris Rizotto CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Pastor: Here in the busy city People: Now let the church be seen Pastor: Where lesser gods are worshipped People: In money and machine; Pastor: Where news is but sensation, People: The Good News hardly heard.…

Racism and Anti-Racism

12th Sunday of In Person Services August 22, 2021  PRELUDE:  Lament—Theresa Wilhelmi CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Pastor:       Traveler, are you passing through? We are on a journey too. Here we meet to feast and rest, each of us, like you, a guest. People:      We have found a deep spring here,  constant water, pure and clear, and a fire to keep us warm through the…

Thinking Christians Seek I Thou Intimacy

8th Sunday of In Person Services July 25, 2021 PRELUDE: Standing on the Rock-Carter/Bradbury, arr. Patti Drennan CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS      Pastor:       The encounter with God does not come to us in order that we may henceforth attend to God People:      But in order that we may prove its meaning in action in the world. Pastor:       All revelation is a calling and…