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
HYMN: **761 Glory to God Called as Partners in Christ’s Service
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.
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
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
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