PRELUDE: Sonata in D major for two pianos, 4 hands, K. 448: Allegro con Spirito—W. A. Mozart; Neal Long and Emily Davidson, pianists
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS:
“We begin with the symbol of the overflowing cup…..”
“My cup runneth over.” prayed the 23rd Psalmist.
“As we watch the cup runneth over, let us meditate on those times when our cups have overflowed…”
HYMN: Comfort, Comfort Ye My People (Presbyterian Hymnal,Blue#3)
SILENCE: FOR COVID 19 VICTIMS AND ALL PEOPLE’S DEATHS SYMBOLIZED BY GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH BY THE CHOKEHOLD.
CONFESSION OF OUR SILENCE AMIDST SOCIAL VIOLENCE.
COMMITMENT TO ADD OUR VOICE TO THE VOICE OF GOD
We sing a Holy Week hymn connecting Jesus’ suffering to the suffering of many people in today’s multiple local and global calamities
HYMN: ‘Tis Midnight and on Olive’s Brow (red hymnbook)
SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:10-20 Philippians 1:1-14
HYMN: Glory to God#392 Jesus, We Are Here (English and Shona stanzas)
SERMON: Covid Calamity Message#7 : Turning Trouble Into Power
CHORAL ANTHEM: Days of Elijah Robin Marks
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: with comments by people on FB (read by Deanna. You can also email prayer requests to info.westportpresbyterian.org during Deanna’s office hours)
The Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Come Bring Your Burdens to God, 2x
OFFERTORY SOLO: Who Shall Separate Us?(Romans 8: 35, 38, 39)— Don Doig; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo-soprano
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.
HYMN: Lead me, Guide Me (3 stanzas and chorus)
POSTLUDE: Sonatina in C major, op. 36, no. 3: Allegro— Muzio Clementi
Pastor- Reverend Scott
Piano- Emily Davidson
Quartet- Jennifer Weiman, Josh Stark, Megan Dobbs, Neil Long
Camera and Facebook- Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel