7th Sunday of Easter May 16, 2021 (Printable PDF)
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PRELUDE: River (from Sketches of Water) — Hon Ki Cheung, 2014
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Who dwells in your hand,
Knows this secret plan!
Of the things
God will do for the world,
Using your hands!
Love is creation raised to a higher degree.
—Tohoyiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian leader
HYMN: Golden Breaks the Dawn (China) GTG#668
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Pastor: With Gandhi, we confess the seven deadly sins (repeat each line after pastor.)
ALL: Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Science without humanity.
Knowledge without character.
Politics without principle.
Commerce without morality.
Worship without sacrifice
—Mahatma Gandhi, India
HYMN: Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather (Japan) GTG#311
SCRIPTURE: Amos 5:14-15 Proverbs 6:16-19 1 John 2:9-11
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: Praise to the Lord (Korea) GTG#615
SERMON: #Anti-Asian Hate—Becoming a Spiritual and Community Ally
HYMN: Jesus, Savior, Lord, Now to You I Come ( Pakistan/India) GTG#789
CHORAL ANTHEM: Let’s Reach a New Height—Chen Yi
Prayer, Lord’s Prayer,
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE: As the Wind Song (Singapore) GTG#292
OFFERTORY: Red Bean Poem—Liu Xue’an (1905-1985)Heyu Sun, soprano; Dr. Neal Long, piano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: (repeat lines after leader)
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love. Amen. —Lao Tzu
CLOSING HYMN: Dream On, Dream On (Korea) GTG#383
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: May the Love of the Lord (China) GTG#549
POSTLUDE: Mejangeran (traditional Indonesian)—arr. for piano by Christopher Norton
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel