Historical Figures Who Have Made Black Lives Matter! 

Historical Figures Who Have Made Black Lives Matter! 

5th  Sunday of Lent,   March 21 , 2021, 11:00 am  (Printable PDF)
Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts

PRELUDE: For the Beauty of the Earth (DIX), setting by Pepper Choplin.
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS 

Pastor:            Here in the busy city
All:                 Now let the church be seen
Pastor:            Where lesser gods are worshipped
All:                 In money and machine;
Pastor:            Where news is but sensation,
All:                 The Good News hardly heard.
Pastor:            Now let the church take action
All:                 In living out the word!
Pastor:            Here in the busy city
All:                 God walks on every street
Pastor:            In generous or greedy,
All:                 The honest or the cheat,
Pastor:            And daily we must offer
All:                 The good that goes unpriced
Pastor:            With vigor and with vision
All:                 The lifestyle of the Christ.
           –Shirley Erena Murray

HYMN:   God is Calling Through the Whisper    #410
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT

For the sin of silence,
For the sin of indifference,
For the secret complicity of the neutral,
For the closing of borders,
For the washing of hands,
For the crime of indifference,
For the sin of silence,
For the closing of borders.
For all that was done,
For all that was not done,
Let there be no forgetfulness before the Throne of Glory;
Let there be remembrance within the human heart;
And let there at last be forgiveness
When your children, O God, are free and at peace.
Amen.
–Chaim Stern

HYMN:   In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful  # 654
SCRIPTURE:           Jeremiah 31:31-34            Hebrews 5:1-10
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: I Want Jesus to Walk with Me     #775
SERMON: Historical Figures Who Have Made Black Lives Matter!
HYMN: When Israel Was in Egypt Land (Go Down, Moses) #52
WELCOME
CHORAL ANTHEM: Days of Elijah— Robin Marks
MORNING PRAYER: St. Francis of Assisi’s Prayer for Peace, Lord’s Prayer, Congregational Response

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, bring hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;…
Bring now faith, life, hope, joy to_____________
O Divine One,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love…….
Bring now Your love and our love into the life of______
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
__________________________(any final names)
Our Father……. 

HYMN: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God (sing twice) #851
OFFERTORY SOLO:  This is the garden; colours come and go; Text, e.e. cummings; music, Judith Cloud; Neal Long, tenor
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: 

We long for the time when the meek shall inherit the earth
and all who hunger and thirst after justice shall be satisfied,
and we believe that, despite the persistence of evil,
now is always the time when more good can be done
and we can make a difference.
In the upside down world of the gospel,
we measure our wealth not by what we have, but what we give away.
May it be so, through the offering of these gifts
and the offering of our lives. Amen.

HYMN:  Go, My Children with My Blessing   #547
BLESSING
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:   Nunc Dimittis (Now Let Your Servant Go In Peace)
POSTLUDE: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (with “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”)- African American spirituals, arr. Mary McDonald

 

Link for Lent Fundraiser: http://westportpresbyterian.org/mission-outreach/water-project/

Participants:
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel

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