Second Sunday of Return to In-Person Worship
PRELUDE: Tocata Nona (original spelling)- José Elías (ca. 1687-1755)
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS–The Overflowing Cup
HYMN: God, You Spin the Whirling Planets GTG 23
CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Leader: In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness,
People: Courage to fear, hope to despair.
Leader: There is something in every one of us that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in ourselves
People: It is the only true guide we will ever have.
Leader: And if we cannot hear it, then all of our life we will spend our days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.
People: Listen to the long stillness: New life is stirring. New dreams are on the wing. New hopes are being readied.
Leader: God is at work.
People: This is the season of Promise.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; Mark 4:26-34; James 2:14-26
SERMON: Seldom Seen?
ANTHEM: Lamb of God—Twila Paris, arr. Kyle Johnson
Intercessory Prayer, Lord’s Prayer
OFFERTORY SOLO: Alleluia! Give the Glory – Ken Canedo/Bob Hurd; Jennifer Weiman
Unison Prayer of Dedication
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of God’s kingdom requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Let us become dedicated by what we give, who we become, and the work we are willing to do. Amen.
—Adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
POSTLUDE: In Christ Alone—Mark Hayes
You are invited to gather outdoors afterwards on the church patio with some iced tea—or just visit in the parking lot. We will let you know when we are ready for indoor social gathering, eating, drinking.
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel