Pandemic, Paradox & Promises of a Loving God 

Pandemic, Paradox & Promises of a Loving God 

Return to In-Person Worship   (Printable PDF)

June 6, 2021  11 am

PRELUDE: The Strenuous Life— Scott Joplin; Michael Dolman, pianist
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS – Lighting of Lights
**761        Glory to God       Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

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.

HYMN: 480         Glory to God                  Take Me to the Water
SCRIPTURE:   Isaiah 9:1-3a        Matthew 5:14-16      2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1
Sung Response: 726  Glory to God  Will You Come and Follow Me—The Summons
SERMON:     Pandemic, Paradox & Promises of a Loving God
HYMN: **353    Glory to God            My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ANTHEM: Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow; Text: Charles Wesley; Music, Thomas Clark
Intercessory Prayer —-conclude with the Lord’s Prayer and then Sung Response
SUNG RESPONSE:            Come, Bring Your Burdens to God  851    Glory to God
Duet Offertory: Spanish Dance, op. 12, no. 1–Moritz Moszkowski; Michael Dolman and Emily Davidson
Unison Prayer of Dedication 

Be generous-
Through darkness
we find light.
A shadow says,
“Light is here.”
We are all just walking each other home.
Our work is to love people
In such a way
That the people we love
Feel free.

HYMN:  Over My Head      **Insert from Sing the Faith
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:   Lead Me, Guide Me (refrain, sing twice)  **740 Glory to God
POSTLUDE:  Song Without Words, op. 102, no. 3–Felix Mendelssohn


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