ILLUMINATED LORD’S PRAYER SERVICE—Sept 13, 2020 (Printable PDF)
(Video will be posted on the church’s FB page at 11am and those on Facebook will watch together with a watch party. Video will be cross-posted here ASAP once it is posted on facebook)
PRELUDE: Innig (with sentiment) from Davidsbündler—Robert Schumann
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
HYMN: Bring Forth the Kingdom (#2190 Sing the Faith)
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT—Dr. King
The trouble isn’t that we don’t know enough,
But that we aren’t good enough.
The trouble isn’t that our scientific genius lags behind,
but our moral genius lags behind.
The great problem facing us
is that the means by which we live
have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live.
So we find ourselves caught in a messed-up world.
The problem is with us and our souls.
We haven’t learned how to be just and kind
and loving and forgiving and true.
And that is the basis of our confession
of our deep, damaging and self damaging problems.
SUNG RESPONSE: Goodness is Stronger Than Evil – Desmond Tutu (#750)
ILLUMINATED SERVICE: Art from all ages and all continents on Planet Earth is displayed while we sing hymns and hear readings.
1ST SECTION: Our Father Who Art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name
HYMN: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (#12)
2ND SECTION: Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven
HYMN: All Who Hunger (#509)
3RD SECTION: Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
HYMN: I Need Thee (#735)
4TH SECTION: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory forever. Amen.
HYMN: Great is Thy Faithfulness (#39 Glory to God)
CHORAL ANTHEM: Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies —Kyle Johnson
SUNG RESPONSE: Jesus, Remember Me(sing twice) #227 Glory to God
OFFERTORY: O, Rest in the Lord (from Elijah)—Felix Mendelssohn, sung by Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
We long for the time
when the meek shall inherit the earth
and all who hunger and thirst after justice
shall be satisfied,
and we believe that,
despite the persistence of evil,
now is always the time
when more good can be done
and we can make a difference.
In the upside down world of the gospel,
we measure our wealth not by what we have,
but what we give away.
May it be so,
through the offering of these gifts
and the offering of our lives.
HYMN: He’s Got The World In His Hands (#80, Worship and Rejoice)
Alternate between “He” and “She” stanzas, then stanza 1 again with “they”)
SUNG RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me (#740, Glory to God)
POSTLUDE: Balladenmässig (from Davidsbündler)- Robert Schumann
Janet Rice Hughes
We so enjoyed the artwork this morning that accompanied your words ! I just happened to notice that one slide came from the St Louis Art Museum!