PRELUDE: A Prayer of Need—Penny Rodriguez
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
HYMN: Will you let me Be Your Servant? (Glory to God 727)
CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT by John Lewis
“We are a light.
We are the light.
We must never let anyone —
any person or any force —
dampen, dim or diminish our light.
We must release the need to hate,
to harbor division,
and the enticement of revenge.
Release all bitterness.
Hold only love,
only peace in your heart,
knowing that the battle
of good to overcome evil
is already won.”
SUNG RESPONSE: Halle, Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! (sing twice)
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:1-2 Genesis 2: 1-7 Job 33:1-4 Ezekiel 36:7-10 John 20:19-22
SUNG RESPONSE: Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Glory to God#286)
SERMON: Covid & the Chokehold— “I Can’t Breathe! We can’t breathe!”
CHORAL ANTHEM: Fill-a-Me Up!—-Pepper Choplin
WELCOME AND INTERCESSORY PRAYER: with comments by people on FB (read by Deanna. You can also email prayer requests to info.westportpresbyterian.org during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Come Bring Your Burdens to God, twice
OFFERTORY SOLO: Refuge and Strength: words adapted from Psalm 46 by Mark Hayes; music by Mark Hayes; Sung by Megan Dobbs, soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION:
is neither automatic
toward the goal of justice
the tireless exertions
and passionate concern
of dedicated individuals.
Let us become dedicated
by what we give,
who we become,
and the work
we are willing to do.
–Adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
*After church zoom Coffee Hour, 1-2PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link if you are not on the mailing list. If you are, check Friday’s email.
*See News section regarding upcoming zoom discussion of Documentary “13th”. Link here
Pastor- Reverend Scott
Piano- Emily Davidson
Quartet- Jennifer Weiman, Josh Stark, Megan Dobbs, Neil Long
Camera and Facebook- Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel