27 September 2018

Gathering Music

“Gathering Chant”

gathering chant

Call to Worship

Brinna Kolitz

Psalm 52:1-5

One:
Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly?

Many:
All day long you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery.

One:
You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth. You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

Many:
But God will break you down forever; God will snatch and tear you from your tent; God will uproot you from the land of the living.

Hymn

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” – African American Spiritual

1. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child (3x)
A long way from home, a long way from home

2. Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone (3x)
A long way from home, a long way from home

Homily

“Does Every Story Have to End with Good News?”

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Newburg

Sung Response

“Ave Verum Corpus” – Nicholas White

Seminary Choir

Liturgy of the Table

One:
In the beginning, when darkness covered the face of the earth
and nothing existed but chaos, your Spirit swept across the waters.

Many:
We anxiously await your peace amidst the chaos.
We long to feel the presence of your Spirit.

One:
And so, we join our voices with our siblings across space and time – with your people on earth and with the saints who have gone before us in an unending hymn:

(Sung)
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

One:
You, Emmanuel,
who lived among us and knew human pain and suffering;
who called all who were burdened and heavy laden and gave them rest;
who healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners;
who cast out demons and showed us the way to you through faith;
who took our suffering upon yourself,
that we might be cleansed of our sins and receive eternal life.
By the baptism of your suffering, death, and resurrection,
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
We pray now the way you taught us, singing …

(sung)
Lord’s Prayer

Words of Institution

(sung)
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Hosanna in the highest (x3)

One:
Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ. Amen.

Music During Communion

“You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” UMH #629

“Give Thanks”

Blessing

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Newburg

Sending

“Grace Alone”

 


Worship Notes:

Table Liturgy:
Adapted by Kelsey Wallace from “A Service of Healing I” https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/a-service-of-healing-i

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