Take A Chance Before You Miss Your Chance—to Dance!

Take A Chance Before You Miss Your Chance—to Dance!

Order of Worship Service—Pentecost Sunday#5—June 28, 11am   (Printable PDF link)
(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: Variations on “Dona Nobis Pacem” (grant us peace)—David Evan Thomas
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT –repeat as in wedding vows

The means by which we live
have outdistanced the ends for which we  live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided weapons and misguided people.
We must re-create our capacity for creative compassion.
Compassion for ourselves and for others.
Don’t get weary children!”
Compassion for all whose backs are against the wall.
“Don’t get weary, children!”
Every person must decide
whether to walk
in the darkness of  destructive self-centeredness—
Or in the light of creative empathy!
Every person must decide
whether we are going to settle
for merely  saying that God exists,
Or are we going to live our lives
like God actually does exist?

HYMN: Sing the Faith#2177   Wounded World That Cries for Healing
:        Psalm 13     Psalm 86:1-10    Matthew 9:35—10:4
SUNG RESPONSE: Glory to God#595      Holy, Holy, Holy
SERMON:      Take A Chance Before You Miss Your Chance—to Dance!
CHORAL ANTHEM: Up Above My Head— Traditional spiritual, arr. Mark Hayes
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: with comments by people on FB  (read by Deanna.  You can also email prayer requests ahead of time to info@westportpresbyterian.org during Deanna’s office hours)
The Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Glory to God#469  Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
OFFERTORY SOLO:      Dawn’s Awakening; text, James Joseph Burke; music, Florence B. Price; sung by Megan Dobbs, soprano
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION:  — repeated as in wedding vow

Here in the busy city
Now let the church be seen
Where lesser gods are worshipped
In money and machine;
Where news is but sensation,
The Good News hardly heard.
Now let the church take action
In living out the word!
Here in the busy city
God walks on every street
In generous or greedy,
The honest or the cheat,
And daily we must offer
The good that goes unpriced
With vigour and with vision
The lifestyle of the Christ.                  –Shirley Erena Murray

HYMN: Glory to God#313 Lord, Make Us More Holy
SUNG RESPONSE: #740 Lead Me, Guide Me  (Sing Twice)
POSTLUDE: Variations on HYFRYDOL—Michael Larkin

Pastor- Reverend Scott
Piano- Emily Davidson
Quartet- Jennifer Weiman, Josh Stark, Megan Dobbs, Neil Long
Camera and Facebook- Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel




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