4 February 2020

Welcome and Centering Words

Opening Song

Praises (Be Lifted Up)

I sing praises to Your name
Praise to Your name
The name that’s so much higher than all names

All honor to Your name
All honor to Your name
The name that’s so much greater than all names

Be lifted up
Be lifted higher
Be lifted up
Be lifted higher

I sing praises to Your name
Praise to Your name
The name that’s so much higher than all names

All honor to Your name
All honor to Your name
The name that’s so much greater than all names

Be lifted up
Be lifted higher
Be lifted up
Be lifted higher

Your name is life
Your name is hope inside me, hope inside me
Your name is love
A love that always finds me, always finds me (We’ll repeat this a few times)

Be lifted up
Be lifted higher
Be lifted up
Be lifted higher x2

Call to Worship

One: O God of light,
your searching Spirit reveals and illumines
your presence in creation.

Many: Shine your radiant holiness into our lives,
that we may offer our hands and hearts to your work:

One: to heal and shelter,

Many: to feed and clothe,

All: to break every yoke and silence evil tongues. Amen.

Hymn of Preparation

Set a Fire

So set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God
I want more of You, God

No place I would rather be
No place I would rather be
No place I would rather be
Than here in Your Love!
Here in Your Love! x2

So set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God
I want more of You, God

So set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God

I want more, I want more
I want more, I want more
I want more, I want more
Won’t You pour it out? x2

Set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God
I want more of You, God x2

No place I would rather be
No place I would rather be
No place I would rather be
Than here in Your Love!
Here in Your Love! x2

So set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God
I want more of You, God

Set a fire down, in my soul
That I can’t contain that I can’t control
I want more of You, Go,

I want more, I want more
I want more, I want more
I want more, I want more
Won’t You pour it out? x2

Set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You, God
I want more of You, God x2

Lectio Divina

Scripture

Isaiah 58:1-12
58:1 Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins.
58:2 Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God.
58:3 “Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?” Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers.
58:4 Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting as you do today will not make your voice heard on high.
58:5 Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD?
58:6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
58:7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
58:9a Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and God will say, Here I am.
58:9b If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil,
58:10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
58:12 Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.

Sung Response

Table Liturgy

Rev. Dr. Tanya Lynn Bennett

Music During Communion

Not In a Hurry

Lord I don’t want to rush on ahead
In my own strength
When You’re right here x2

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking

Lord I want to love like You
I want to feel what You feel
I want to see what You see x2

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking x2

Hymn of Sending

Everlasting God

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord x2

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our strong deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord x2

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our strong deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary

You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our strong deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary

You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Benediction

Rev. Dr. Tanya Lynn Bennett

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