Order of Worship Service, August 2 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: Sonata in f-sharp minor, op. 25, no. 5: Piùttosto Allegro con espressione— Clementi
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
HYMN: O for a World (Glory to God#372)
CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT –John Lewis
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,
do something about it.
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.
Let it be so
Let it be soon.
SUNG RESPONSE: Halle, Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! (sing twice)
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 65:17-25 Revelation 21:1-6a John 13:34-35
SUNG RESPONSE: My Lord, What a Morning (Glory to God#352)
SERMON: Let’s Create a New World, Which Did Not Previously Exist! (transcript will be attached later)
CHORAL ANTHEM: Where Once There Lay Dragons-text, Carol McClure (from Isaiah 35: 1-10], Music, Kenton Coe
WELCOME AND Intercessory Prayer: with comments by people on FB (read by Deanna. 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, twice
OFFERTORY SOLO: The Holy City—text, Frederick E. Weatherly; music, Michael Maybrick (writing as Stephen Adams); sung by Josh Stark
PRAYER OF DEDICATION:
We send our offerings
to do God’s work—
May our offerings become a vivid sign
of our gratitude—
for simple things:
fresh air to breathe,
clean water to drink,
the taste of food,
the comforts of home.
We bring to mind
all the warmth of humankind
that we have known
the strength of parents and grandparents,
tears we have shed,
tears we have seen;
the excitement of laughter
the twinkle in the eye
with its reminder
that life is good.
For all these
we make an act of gratitude
to God this day.
HYMN: God of Grace and God of Glory (Glory to God#307)
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me (Sing Twice) #740
POSTLUDE: Postlude on CWM RHONDDA, John Hughes, arr. by Ron Mallory
*See News section regarding upcoming zoom discussion of Documentary “13th”. Link here
Pastor- Reverend Scott
Piano- Emily Davidson
Quartet- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Megan Dobbs, Emma WitbolsFeugen
Camera and Facebook- Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel