Let’s Find the Courage to Create Community in the Face of Chaos

Let’s Find the Courage to Create Community in the Face of Chaos

Order of Worship Service, October 4     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: Doxology—tune, Louis Bourgeois, 1510-1561; setting by Bradley Sowash
HYMN: “Sleepers, Wake!”  A Voice Astounds Us  #349 Glory to God

We all live in the same house,
we all must be part of the effort
to hold down our little house.
When you see something
that is not right,
not fair,
not just
do something about it.
Say something.
Have the courage.
Have the backbone.
You must be bold and brave,
and find a way
to get in the way.
Walk with the wind.
It’s all going to work out.

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 119:33-40, Matthew 25:31-46 
SUNG RESPONSE:  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (African version)
SERMON: Let’s Find the Courage to Create Community in the Face of Chaos
CHORAL ANTHEM: Clap Your Hands— Alfred Fedak
HYMN: Let Us Break Bread Together #525  Glory to God
INTERCESSORY PRAYER— with comments by people on FB (You can also email prayer requests to info.westportpresbyterian.org during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE:  Come, Bring Your Burdens to God  (#851 Glory to God)
OFFERTORY SOLO: The Wanderer—Franz Schubert (poet, Georg Philipp Schmidt), sung by Joshua Stark, bass
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION   –adapted from Michelle Obama

Jesus did not limit his ministry
to the four walls of the church.
He was out there fighting injustice
and speaking truth to power
every single day.
He was out there spreading a message
of grace and redemption
to the least, the last, and the lost.
And our charge is to find Him
everywhere, every day
by those quiet and public purposes
to which we dedicate our lives.

HYMN: Soon and Very Soon (#384 Glory to God)
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:      Lead Me, Guide Me  (Sing Twice) #740
The Heavens are Telling —Haydn/Charles Grobe

**A note about Charles Grobe (1817-1879):
A German-American composer, he held the position of Professor of Music at the Wesleyan Female Collegiate Institute  in Wilmington, Delaware, and also owned a music store until 1871. He was a prolific composer of piano music, though “arranger ” might be a more apt description of his many sets of variations for piano. This piece is from his “Buds and Blossoms: collection, based on “Popular Sacred Melodies of the Day”; obviously this is Haydn’s work from The Creation, though nowhere in Grobe’s set of variations can any attribution to Haydn be found.

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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