Words of Welcome
Mark Miller, Director of Craig Chapel
Call to Worship
One: When the Lord restores the fortunes of Zion, we will be like those who dream.
All: Then our mouths will be filled with laughter, and our tongues with shouts of joy;
One: then it will be said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
All: The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoice!
Dean Tanya Linn Bennett
One: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Let us pray.
Almighty God, in whose name we gather to offer our worship and praise,
May your blessings cause windows to open in darkened minds. May the sacrifices your calling brings, be but winter before the spring. May the solitude of the journey be a voyage into the wilderness and wonder of God. May your words have the prophetic edge to enable the heart to hear itself. May the silence where your calling dwells foster freedom in all we do and feel. This we ask in the name of the One who is our shelter and our rock, Jesus the Christ.
“Spirit I Have Heard You Calling”
John 12:1-8 (NRSV)
1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” 6 (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
One: The word of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God
Dean Javier Viera
“Show Us How to Love”
M: The Lord be with you.
P: And also with you.
M: Lift up your hearts.
P: We lift them to the Lord.
M: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
P: It is right to give God thanks and praise.
M: God our Father and Mother,
we give you thanks and praise
for all that you have made,
for the stars in their splendor
and the world in its wonder
and for the glorious gift of human life.
With the saints in all times and places,
we join our voices and praise your holy name:
“Holy, Holy, Holy …”
M: Holy God, you love us without reserve or question,
even when we turn away from you.
You sent Jesus to us, who healed the sick,
wept with those who mourn,
walked with and embraced those at the margins,
and restored our fractured relationship with you.
To show the world your radical, all-encompassing love,
he died for all on the cross, and you raised him in glory
On the night in which Jesus gave himself for us,
he shared a meal with his friends, took bread, thanked you,
broke the bread, and gave it to them saying,
“Take, eat. This is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
After supper, he took the cup of wine, thanked you, gave it to his
friends and said, “Drink from this all of you. This is my blood, my
essence, given for you and for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often
as your drink of it in remembrance of me.”
And so, God of love, in remembrance that Jesus died, rose again, and
made all things new, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving, as
we proclaim the mystery of our faith.
M: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us, and on these gifts of bread and wine.
May they be for us Christ’s saving body and blood. May this same Spirit
unite us with all your people on earth, and bring us at last to that table
where we will share with you and all your saints in glory. We ask this
through Christ, and in Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, for
all honor and glory is yours, almighty and loving God, now and
“Sung Lord’s Prayer”
Music During Communion
“Ayudanos O Dios”
“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”
Dean Javier Viera