PRELUDE: Lyric Pieces, op. 10, no. 1: Arietta— Edvard Grieg
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
HYMN: Our God to Whom We Turn (#278 Blue Presbyterian Hymnal)
CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.
Never forget where we came from
and always praise the bridges
that carried us over.
Hate won’t only destroy us.
It will destroy these people
that are hating as well.
You can pray until you faint,
But unless you get up
and try to do something,
God is not going to put it in your lap.
My mother used to sing a hymn
“Should earth against my soul engage,
and fiery darts be hurled,
when I can smile at Satan’s rage
and face this frowning world.”
All we have to do is trust God
and launch out into the deep.
—Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the greatest, fearless leaders in the civil rights and voting rights movement in Mississippi, Vice chairwoman of Freedom Democratic Party; Co-founder of National Women’s Political Caucus, originator of the statement “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.
SUNG RESPONSE: My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less #353
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 12, 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, 7:2-5, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8, 24-31
SUNG RESPONSE: Take Me to the Water #480
SERMON: Kingdom of Heaven Reached the Long Way Around
CHORAL ANTHEM: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning—William Allen Pasch
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: — with comments by people on FB (You can also email prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Jesus, We Are Here (#392)
1. English: Jesus We Are here
2.Teacher, We Are Here
Shona: Jesu tawa pano
OFFERTORY SOLO: This Is My Commandment—Donald Hustad; sung by Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: a Psalm line chanted together (chant twice)
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel