Order of Worship for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Posted January 18th, 2019


About one-fourth of Haitians are malnourished.

Gathering Music     “Unending Praise”    – arr. Tim Doran

Sharing Time

….a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Focusing Music    “I Give All to You”    – Larnelle Harris

*Call to Worship

ONE:  God creates people from every race, tribe, tongue and ethnic community.

ALL:  God calls us to live in community marked by love, peace,  justice, respect, and mutual support.

ONE:  Yet we draw lines between peoples. We raise barriers. We treat one another with prejudice.

ALL:  In every generation, God calls forth the prophetic voice; to speak God’s desire for all people to live together in love.

ONE:  Today we come together to give thanks to God, to give thanks to the prophetic voice of Martin Luther King, Jr., to encourage one another to lean in to the prophetic voice God calls us to be.

ALL:  Today we live into the dream of all people living together in beloved community.

– written by Ron Allen and Linda McKiernan-Allen (adapted)

*Opening Song    “For the Healing of the Nations”    #367

A Reading   Malala Yousafzai    Reader – Lucy Bowman

Statement of Affirmation

I refuse to believe that we are unable to influence the events around us.

I refuse to believe we are bound by racism, war, and injustice.

I believe those around me are my sister and my brother.

I believe in dignity every day and that our brokenness can be healed.

I believe we can overcome oppression and violence, without resorting to it.

This means I seek to reject – revenge and retaliation.

I remember, “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can.”

— drawn from the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Abigail Reichard

Invitation to Give

Giving Music    “Speak, O Lord”    – arr. Lloyd Larson

Prayer for the Giving

Scripture    Luke 10: 27

A Reading    Peace Pilgrim    Reader – Jen Taylor Pollard

Children’s Time                                                                                                         

Following story:  Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Prayer Song    “We Shall Overcome”    Insert

A Reading    Martin Luther King, Jr.    Reader – Craig Hart

Prayer of Supplication    #803

Message in Music    “Let the Life I’ve Lived”    – arr. Andy Davis

Scripture    Galations 3: 28

A Reading     Anwar Sadat    Reader – Jon Flory Schrock

Song of Supplication    “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”    #575

Scripture    I John 4: 20

A Reading    Rev. William Barber & Rev. Liz Theoharis    Reader – Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Lord of Light, Your Name Outshining”    #410

*Sending Words

*Sending Music 

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