2 October 2019

Gathering Music

Welcome

Taeshin Kim

Call to Worship

Adapted from: Poem by Birago Diop

Stephanose Melaku

Sung Response

“They Live in You”

They live in you, they live in me
They’re watching over everything we see
Into the waters, into the truth
In your reflection, they live in you

First Reading

Isaiah 11:1-2, 5-10 (NRSV)

Alisyn Klock

(1) A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
(2) The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
(5) Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist,
and faithfulness the belt around his loins.
(6) The wolf shall live with the lamb,
the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
and a little child shall lead them.
(7) The cow and the bear shall graze,
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
(8) The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.
(9) They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain;
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
(10) On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples;
the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.

Sung Response

“Hakuna Matata”

Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata, ain’t no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days
It’s our problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata!

Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata, ain’t no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days
It’s our problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata!

Second Reading

Isaiah 65: 17-25 (NRSV)

LaGreta Brown

(17) For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.
(18) But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating;
for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.
(19) I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people;
no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress.
(20) No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days,
or an old person who does not live out a lifetime;
for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth,
and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.
(21) They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
(22) They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
(23) They shall not labor in vain,
or bear children for calamity;[a]
for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord—
and their descendants as well.
(24) Before they call I will answer,
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
(25) The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
but the serpent—its food shall be dust!
They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.

Sung Response

“They Live in You”

They live in you, they live in me
They’re watching over everything we see
Into the waters, into the truth
In your reflection, they live in you

Time of Reflection

Led by Kirsten E. M. Trambley

Sung Response

“They Live in You”

They live in you, they live in me
They’re watching over everything we see
Into the waters, into the truth
In your reflection, they live in you

Prayers of the People

LaGreta Brown

Sung Response

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things

Can you feel the love tonight?
You needn’t look too far
Stealing through the night’s uncertainties
Love is where they are

Blessing

Taeshin Kim

Sending Song

“The Circle of Life”

From that day we arrived on the planet
And blinking, stepped into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life


Worship Notes:

Poem from: Slave Religion: The ‘Invisible Institution’ in the Antebellum South, by Albert J. Raboteau, pg. 3

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