Order of Worship Service, Sept 6, 11 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: Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying— Jeffrey Blersh, set by Sandra Eithun
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
HYMN: In an Age of Twisted Values (#345 Glory to God)
CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
For the sin of silence,
For the sin of indifference,
For the secret complicity of the neutral,
For the closing of borders,
For the washing of hands,
For the crime of indifference,
For the sin of silence,
For the closing of borders.
For all that was done,
For all that was not done,
Let there be no forgetfulness before the Throne of Glory;
Let there be remembrance within the human heart;
And let there at last be forgiveness
When your children, O God, are free and at peace.
SUNG RESPONSE: We Need a Faith (#2181 Sing the Faith)
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 13: 17-22 Isaiah 30:21 John 14:1-6 Acts 24:10-14
SUNG RESPONSE: We Are One in the Spirit (#300 Glory to God)
SERMON: Question: “Is This the Way?”—Answer: “What Way?”
CHORAL ANTHEM: Carol of the Exodus —English, arr. Richard Shephard
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: with comments by people on FB (You can also email prayer requests to email@example.com during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Come, Ye Disconsolate (2132 Sing the Faith)
OFFERTORY SOLO: Sometimes a Light Surprises, Text, William Cowper; music, Craig Courtney, Josh Stark, bass
PRAYER of DEDICATION
It is through weakness and vulnerability
that we learn empathy and compassion
and discover our souls
Under the greatest adversity
there exists the greatest potential for doing good,
both for oneself and others.
The quality of human life on our planet
is nothing more than the sum total
of our daily interactions with one another.
Each time we help, or harm,
we have a dramatic impact on our world.
There comes a time
when we need to stop
just pulling people out of the river.
We need to dedicate ourselves to going upstream
and find out why they’re falling in.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
—Dali Llama and Bishop Desmond Tutu
HYMN: When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land (#52 Glory to God)
SUNG RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me (#740 Glory to God)
POSTLUDE: Blessed Assurance (BLESSED ASSURANCE) set by Mark Patterson
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel