26 September 2018

Gathering Music

“Trusty and True”

Led by the Rev. Taylor Bean


Introduction to Justice Ministry Education Program

Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte and Dean Tanya Linn Bennett

Call to Prayer

Yeon Shin

Creator Spirit, wellspring of our lives.
As the refreshing rain falls on the just and the unjust alike,

Refresh us with your mercy, who knows our own injustice.

As the stream flows steadily on, defying all the odds of stone and water,

Flow over every boundary and border that separates us from each other.
Renew us in newness of life and unity of love. Amen.


Exodus 36:1-2

1 וְעָשָׂה֩  בְצַלְאֵ֨ל וְאָהֳלִיאָ֜ב  וְכֹ֣ל ׀ אִ֣ישׁ חֲכַם־ לֵ֗ב  אֲשֶׁר֩ נָתַ֨ן יְהוָ֜ה חָכְמָ֤ה  וּתְבוּנָה֙ בָּהֵ֔מָּה לָדַ֣עַת לַעֲשֹׂ֔ת  אֶֽת־כָּל־  מְלֶ֖אכֶת  עֲבֹדַ֣ת הַקֹּ֑דֶשׁ  לְכֹ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־ צִוָּ֖ה  יְהוָֽה׃

2 וַיִּקְרָ֣א  מֹשֶׁ֗ה אֶל־ בְּצַלְאֵל֮  וְאֶל־ אָֽהֳלִיאָב֒ וְאֶל֙  כָּל־ אִ֣ישׁ חֲכַם־ לֵ֔ב אֲשֶׁ֨ר  נָתַ֧ן יְהוָ֛ה חָכְמָ֖ה בְּלִבּ֑וֹ כֹּ֚ל  אֲשֶׁ֣ר נְשָׂא֣וֹ לִבּ֔וֹ לְקָרְבָ֥ה אֶל־ הַמְּלָאכָ֖ה  לַעֲשֹׂ֥ת אֹתָֽהּ׃

[1] B’tzaleil will create, and Oholiav, and each person with the wisdom of heart, given to them by Adonai, wisdom and understanding in them to know how to make all the work of the sacred service, according to all that Adonai had commanded.

[2] And Moses called out to B’tzaleil and to Oholiav, and to all the wise-hearted people who God gave wisdom in their hearts, all whose hearts moved them to enter into the work, to create it

Sung Response

Oladiti Komolefe

“Ope lo ye O, Baba Olore!”

Ola Song


Martin Bowman 

Call to Prayer

“And So Shall We”


Prayers of the People

Kirsten Trambley

God calls us by grace,

To be renewed in the image of our Creator,
That we may be one in divine love for the world.

Today is the day
God cares for the integrity of creation,
Wills the healing and wholeness of all life,
Weeps at the plunder of earth’s goodness.

And so shall we.

Today is the day
God cries with the masses of starving people,
Despises growing disparity between rich and poor,
Demands justice for workers in the marketplace.

And so shall we.

Today is the day
God calls for all identities and peoples to live in peace,
Celebrates where justice and mercy embrace,
Exults when the wolf grazes with the lamb.

And so shall we.
Today is the day
God brings good news to the poor,
Proclaims release to the captives,
Gives sight to the blind, and sets the oppressed free.
And so shall we.


“And So Shall We”


Presentation of Certificates

Dean Tanya Linn Bennett and Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte


Sarah Galo

God, lead us, that we may stand firm in faith for justice.
Teach us love. Teach us compassion.
Above all, out of love and compassion, teach us to act. Amen.

Sending Forth

“Mambo Sawa”


Worship Notes:

Call to Prayer:
Adapted by Kirsten E. M. Trambley, from We are Called to Prayer, https://www.ministrymatters.com/files/435/prayer_vigil_justice_peace.pdf

Prayers of the People:
Adapted by Kirsten E. M. Trambley, from We Affirm Our Faith, https://www.ministrymatters.com/files/435/prayer_vigil_justice_peace.pdf

Adapted by Kirsten E. M. Trambley, from We are Blessed & Sent, https://www.ministrymatters.com/files/435/prayer_vigil_justice_peace.pdf


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