19 September 2019

Gathering Music

“Cuando El Pobre” UMH #434

Call to Worship

Leader: It is not true that this world and its people are doomed to be lost.
People: It is not true that we must accept cruelty and dehumanizing practices.
Leader: It is not true that violence and hatred and war are inevitable human choices.
People: It is not true that we are simply at the mercy of the powers of evil who seek to rule this world.
Leader: This is true: The time is now that God’s spirit is poured out on all flesh.
All: Our dreams for liberation, justice, and non-violence are meant for this earth and for our history as we worship our loving God in spirit and in truth, in our deeds, words, and attitudes.

Hymn of Welcome

“Welcome”

Introduction of the Preacher

The Rev. Dr. Traci West

Scripture

Isaiah 43:1-2 (NRSV)

1 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.

Leader: The word of God for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God

Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV)

28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Leader: The word of God for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God

Homily

“Lessons in Trusting God’s Calling upon Your Life”

Elizabeth Petersen

Sung Response

“Sacred the Body” led by the Seminary Community Choir

Table Liturgy

The Rev. Dr. Traci West

Confession and Assurance

Passing of the Peace

“Sanctus”

“Memorial Acclamation”

“Amen”

“Sung Lord’s Prayer”

Music During Communion

“Come to the Table of Grace”

Blessing

Sending

“What Does the Lord Require of You?”

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