6th Sunday of Return to In-Person Worship (Printable PDF)
July 11, 2021 11 am
PRELUDE: Chorale and Variation on “Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, P. 129-Johann Pachelbel
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Pastor: Jesus said, “I am the door.”
People: Jesus also said, “I am the way.”
Pastor: “I am the Light.””
People: “I am the truth.”
Pastor: “I am the bread of life.”
People: Be the door for all who are seeking the experience of home.
Pastor: Be the way for all who are lost.
People: Become the light for anyone who sits in darkness.
Pastor: Become the bread for all who hunger.
People: Gather gladly, my people, to keep walking the Jesus way!
HYMN: Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People #3, Blue Presbyterian Hymnal
UNISON CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
“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.” Amen. —John Lewis
SUNG RESPONSE: Jesus, We Are Here/Jesu, Tawa Pano GTG#392
SCRIPTURE: Judges 7:7-17 John 18: 33-38
SUNG RESPONSE: He Came Down GTG#137
SERMON: Beware of Ignorance and Want— but Most of All—Ignorance !
HYMN: Here I Am, Lord GTG#69
CHORAL ANTHEM: Guide My Feet—arr. John Carter
MORNING PRAYER— conclude with the Lord’s Prayer, then Sung Response
SUNG RESPONSE: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God GTG#851
OFFERTORY SOLO: The King of Love My Shepherd Is (ST. COLUMBA)—setting by Dan Forrest, Emma WitbolsFeugen, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Be Still and Know That I Am God (chant through twice)
HYMN: Wade in the Water (stanzas 1-3) STF#2107
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Wade in the Water (stanza 4) STF#2107
POSTLUDE: Come Away to the Skies (Middlebury) —setting by Michael Larkin