When Inner Resistance is Persistent—What Then?

When Inner Resistance is Persistent—What Then?

Order of Worship Service, October 11   11:00 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: Rain Down—-Jaime Cortez, arr. Mark Hayes
Morning Has Broken (#664  Glory to God)
–Lawrence Tribble

Our souls often sleep,
Unaware of what’s Inward and Deep.
But one soul awake,
may awaken another.
The second awakens a sleeping neighbor.
The three awake can rouse a town
By turning the whole place upside down.
The many awake can make such a fuss.
It finally awakens the rest of us.
One soul up with dawn in her eyes
Surely then multiplies.
Why even God is surprised!
When sleepers awaken and rise!

SCRIPTURE:     Old Testament Jonah 3:1—4:4, New Testament Acts 9:1-19
SUNG RESPONSE:  We Meet You, O Christ (Presbyterian Hymnal #311)
SERMON:    When Inner Resistance is Persistent—What Then?
CHORAL ANTHEM:  Come, Ye People, Rise and Sing—Richard Shephard
HYMN:   There Is a Balm in Gilead (#792   Glory to God)
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: — with comments by people on FB (You can also email prayer requests to info@westportpresbyterian.org during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE:   Come, Bring Your Burdens to God (#851)
OFFERTORY SOLO: Die junge Nonne (The Young Nun)—Franz Schubert, Sung by Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: –Meister Eckhardt(adapted)

All beings are words of God,
God’s music,
God’s art.
Sacred books we are,
For the infinite camps in our souls.
Every act reveals God
and expands God’s being.
I know that may be hard to comprehend.
All creatures are doing their best
To help God in God’s birth of God.
Let us dedicate ourselves
to this inner struggle
and that external work.

HYMN:  Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken    (#81  Glory to God) Part 1 Part 2
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me (sing twice) #740
POSTLUDE: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee—Beethoven/arr. John Purifoy

Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel


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