4th Sunday of Pentecost—Season of Holy Spirit Power
June 26, 2022 11am
PRELUDE: Voluntary for Flutes— John Stanley
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Leader: From Moses to Jesus, those who spoke truth to power,
People: Those who refused to accept that injustice and inequality had to exist
Leader: And that there was no better way
People: Always found themselves hated,
People: And heaped upon
Leader: With false accusations
People: Simply because they believed in the necessity of speaking
Leader: And working for the cause of righteousness
People: And building a more just community.
Leader: This lack of majority support is why the just must live by faith in God
People: And must know exactly who we are.
—Rev. William Barber, President, Repairers of the Breach, Disciples of Christ pastor, North Carolina
HYMN: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah GTG#65
CALL TO CONFESSION OF SOCIAL SIN & COMMITMENT TO A CHANGED HEART AND MINDSET
Pastor: I remind you again today that
People: Violence against poor people and minority groups is routine.
Pastor: I remind you again today that that starving a child is violence.
People Suppressing a culture is violence.
Pastor: Neglecting school children is violence.
People: Ghetto housing is violence.
Pastor: Ignoring medical needs and healthcare is violence.
People: Contempt for equality is violence.
Pastor: And watch this!
People: Even a lack of willpower
Pastor: And an apathetic spirit
People: That refuses to challenge these other forms of violence
Pastor: Is itself violent.
People: So sometimes the question for us is,
Pastor: Are we going to be on the side of violence or non-violence? Amen.
—Coretta Scott King
SUNG RESPONSE: Take Me to the Water GTG #480
SCRIPTURE: 1 Kings 19:1-15, John 16:33, John 14:27, Philippians 4:7
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: I Need Thee GTG#735
SERMON: Get Out!— Before You Are Burned Out!
HYMN: Bring Forth the Kingdom STF#2190
ANTHEM: How Can I Keep from Singing?—Cliff Brock; Today we welcome guest tenor Jonathan Doram.
Matthew 25 Prayer—Lord’s Prayer—Congregational Sung Response: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God GTG#851
OFFERTORY SOLO: Shepherd Me, O God—Marty Haugen, arr. Mark Hayes; Emma WitbolsFeugen, mezzo soprano
UNISON 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. Amen. –Buddhist prayer
CLOSING HYMN: Siyahamba (marching, dancing, praying, singing) GTG#853
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE
HYMN: Siyahamba (Siyhamba in Swahili) GTG #853
POSTLUDE: Siyahamba—Zulu melody, arr. Marianne Kim