Season of the Holy Spirit Moving with Power
November 14, 2021
PRELUDE: Home—Ola Gjeilo
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS: —Filling & Emptying Rev Scott
HYMN: Here I Am, Lord GTG#69
RESPONSIVE CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT –by Michelle Obama
Leader: You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve the world’s problems at once.
People: 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.
Leader: Listen to your hopes instead of your fears— How this time, we decide to stop doubting and to start dreaming.
People: How this time we commit ourselves to building the world as it should be to serve our fellow human beings.
Leader: We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken and we have lost our way.
People: We are all God’s children and there’s so much more that unites us than divides us. Amen.
SUNG RESPONSE: He Came Down GTG#137
SCRIPTURE:1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Matthew 22:36-40
SERMON : The Greatest of These is Love
HYMN: Christ Has Risen STF#2115
CHORAL ANTHEM: God of the Ages— Arlen Clarke
PRAYER: Matthew 25 prayer—Lord’s Prayer— Come, Bring Your Burdens to God GTG#851
OFFERTORY SOLO: O Rest in the Lord ( from Elijah)—Felix Mendelssohn; Jennifer Weiman, 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.