Order of Worship Service, August 23 11 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: Wayfaring Stranger—Sacred Harp tune, set by Larry Shackley
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
HYMN: Here in This Place (Gather Us In) #401 Glory to God
CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT –by Michelle Obama
You may not always have a comfortable life
and you will not always be able
to solve the world’s problems at once
but don’t ever underestimate
the importance you can have
because history has shown us
that courage can be contagious
and hope can take on a life of its own.
Listen to your hopes
instead of your fears—
How this time,
we decide to stop doubting
and to start dreaming.
How this time
we commit ourselves
to building the world as it should be
to serve our fellow human beings.
We need to fix our souls.
Our souls are broken
and we have lost our way.
We are all God’s children
and there’s so much more that unites us
than divides us.
HYMN: We Are Marching in the Light of God (Glory to God #853)
3 stanzas(marching, dancing, Siyahamba….include “oo” echo if possible)
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 27:41-45, 28:10-22 Acts 16:6-10 Job 33:14-15
SUNG RESPONSE: Word of God in Human Language (Sing the Faith #2246)
SERMON: Dream Big! Then Step Into Your Big Dream! (PDF transcript)
CHORAL ANTHEM: Wonderous Love — Charles Dupree
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: Jesus, Remember Me (twice) (#227 Glory to God)
OFFERTORY SOLO: Fix Me, Jesus, sung by Josh Stark
PRAYER OF DEDICATION:
May all beings everywhere
plagued with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves
in trackless, fearful wilderness—
the children, the aged, the unprotected–
be guarded now and always.
HYMN: Will You Come and Follow Me?(The Summons) Glory to God #726
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me (Sing Twice) Glory to God #740
POSTLUDE: Erinnerung( Remembrance)— Robert Schumann
-composed on the occasion of Felix Mendelssohn’d death
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel