Creating the Kingdom of God Takes a Voice! –Your Voice!   

Creating the Kingdom of God Takes a Voice! –Your Voice!   

Order of Worship Service—June 24, 11am    Pentecost Sunday#3  (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: Two Dances (St. Patrick’s Breastplate, Dierdre)- Thomas Keesecker

Note from Emily: these two hymns are done together. The combined hymn is extremely lengthy, but I’ve included a bit of text; if you have the Glory to God hymnal, they are #6.
I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same, the three in one, the one in three.
I bind unto myself today
the virtues of the starlit heaven,
the glorious sun’s life-giving ray,
the whiteness of the moon at even,
the flashing of the lightning free,
the whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
the stable earth, the deep salt sea
around the old eternal rocks. 

HYMN: Glory to God#315    In the Midst of New Dimensions  (refrain only after stanza 1 and 5(last stanza)
CONFESSION OF SIN –repeat as in wedding vows

I confess my naiveté to the privileges I have held since birth
because of the color of my skin.
I can eat in any restaurant
and not worry if I will be served
with respect and dignity
because of my race.
I can be sure I haven’t been singled out
because of my race
if a traffic police officer pulls me over.
I can turn on the television
or open to the front page of the paper
and see people of my race widely represented.
I can walk into a classroom and know
I will not be the only member of my race.
I can take a job or enroll in a college
with an affirmative action policy
without having my co-workers or peers
assume I got it because of my race.
I am never asked to speak
for all of the people of my racial group.
This situation of unequal institutional power
has to stop.
Lord have mercy.
Jesus, come quickly.
We need your transformative ideas and power now.

HYMN:    Glory to God#750      Goodness is Stronger Than Evil
SCRIPTURE: Luke 17:20-21  Matthew 6:33  Isaiah 9:6-7  Luke 8:1  Luke 9:2  Luke 10:9   Matthew 6:10     1 Corinthians 4:20
SUNG RESPONSE:  Sing the Faith#2190   Bring Forth the Kingdom
SERMON: Black Lives Message#2 Creating the Kingdom of God Takes a Voice! –Your Voice! 
CHORAL ANTHEM:     I want Jesus to Walk with me      arr. Roderick Williams
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: with comments by people on FB
(read by Deanna.  You can also email prayer requests to during Deanna’s office hours)
The Lord’s Prayer
Sing the Faith#2160   Into My Heart
OFFERTORY SOLO:  Amazing Grace—arr. Jay Althouse  Jennifer Weiman, mezzo-soprano
                 Offering link

PRAYER OF DEDICATION: — repeated as in wedding vow

Do justice.
Love mercy.
Walk humbly before your God.
When we come to believe
that what we proclaim on any day
can be transformed into real action
God will know
that we are ready
to give all we are
to God.

HYMN: Glory to God#350 Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
SUNG RESPONSE: #740 Lead Me, Guide Me  (Sing Twice)
POSTLUDE:  Allegro in C Major—Handel

Pastor- Reverend Scott
Piano- Emily Davidson
Quartet- Jennifer Weiman, Josh Stark, Megan Dobbs, Neil Long
Camera and Facebook- Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel


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