Thin Places

Thin Places

2nd Sunday of Pentecost   June 12, 2022, 11:00 am 

PRELUDE: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (WESTMINSTER ABBEY), setting by Stan Pethel

Leader:  We cannot love God unless we love each other,
People:  And to love we must know each other.
Leader:  We know God in the breaking of bread
People:  And we know each other in the breaking of bread,
Leader:  And we are not alone anymore.
People:  Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too,
Leader:  Even with a crust, where there is companionship.
People:  We have all known the long loneliness
Leader:  And we have learned that the only solution is love
People   And that love comes with community.
Leader:  It all happened while we were sitting there talking & it’s still going on.
People:   God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them.
  —Dorothy Day, spiritual pioneer, writer, activist,   Catholic hospitality house movement founder 

HYMN: Spirit   GTG#291

Leader:       I’m convinced of this:
People:      Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.
Leader:       For a change, let’s start by speaking to people
People:      Rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter.
Leader        As long as you’re breathing,
People:      It’s never too late to do some good.
Leader:       Besides, what is a fear of living anyway?
People:      It’s being preeminently afraid of dying.
Leader:       It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness.
People:      The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself
Leader:       For the time you take up and the space you occupy.
People:      If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
                                                –Maya Angelou, writer, poet, leader

SUNG CELEBRATION OF GOD’S AMAZING GRACE:  Holy, Holy, Holy (English and Spanish)  GTG#595
SCRIPTURE:  Luke 12: 1-2, 11-32 (The Parable of the Prodigal)
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE:  Come and Find the Quiet Center   STF#2128
SERMON:   Thin Places
HYMN: Loving Spirit   GTG#293
OFFERTORY SOLO: At the River — Aaron Copland; Joshua Stark, bass
Matthew 25 PRAYER, Lord’s Prayer, Congregational Sung Response
CONGREGATIONAL SUNG PRAYER:  Come, Bring Your Burdens to God  GtG #851
OFFERTORY: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light—(HOUSTON), set by Tom Trenney; Jonathan Doram, tenor

Leader: Sometime in your life,
People: Hope that you might see one hungry person,
Leader: The look on their face when the food finally arrives.
People: Hope that you might have cooked it
Leader: Or bought it,
People:  Or even prepared it with other like minded people.
Leader:  For that look on their face,
People:  For your meeting their eyes across a portion of food,
Leader:  You might be willing to lose a lot,
People:  Or suffer a lot,
Leader:   Or die a little, even.
People:   Our prayers are dedicated to this engaging spiritual experience, God.
   —adapted from Daniel Berrigan, priest, writer, activist

CLOSING HYMN: Over My Head  STF#2148
HYMN:   Over My Head (refrain)  STF#2148
POSTLUDE: They’ll Know We Are Christians (ST. BRENDAN’S)— setting by Stan Pethel


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