Call to Prayer
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come ye to the waters, and you that have no money; come you, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
You are welcome to partake in worship this semester! Sing with us, pray with us, your tears and your laughter will bless us as we praise God and gather our community, ethernet cable by wifi connection, laptop, desktop, android, and iphone – all of the strands of technology vibrating and humming with Love, Peace, Justice, and Joy. Let us worship God together … always!
Isaiah 51:1-4 NRSV
1 Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness,
you that seek the Lord.
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
2 Look to Abraham your father
and to Sarah who bore you;
for he was but one when I called him,
but I blessed him and made him many.
3 For the Lord will comfort Zion;
God will comfort all her waste places,
and will make her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.
4 Listen to me, my people,
and give heed to me, my nation;
for a teaching will go out from me,
and my justice for a light to the peoples.
“Hananim (God, Be a Light on Our Path)” by Mark Miller
Mark 13:1-8 NRSV
1 As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2 Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down. 3 When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5 Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
“Look to the Rocks”
Acting Dean Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre
Call to Prayer
“Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”
Sung by Julian Wamble. Words & music by Ken Medema.
Unison Prayer of the Day
Holy One, with joy we draw deeply from your well of salvation and ask that you might fulfill our story—the story of your love. Though the world has been gripped by trouble, you have given us a vision of a day beyond the terrors: a day when the heavens and earth will be new again, a day when the sound of weeping will give way to delight, a time when all creation will live in peace and people will long enjoy the fruits of their labors. Help us to hold to that vision when the temples about us are falling and our world is shaken. Strengthen us for the telling of your truth and for keeping to your path, that we might not weary in doing what is right, but rejoice in what is good – loving our neighbors, welcoming strangers, and walking humbly with you, O God. In Christ’s name we pray, singing …
Niles Luther, cello
Dean Tanya Linn Bennett, University Chaplain
Call to Worship: Adapted by Kelsey Wallace from I Am Making All Things New, by Rosie Venner. http://wscf-europe.org/mozaik-issues/mozaik-25-the-powers-that-be/worship-i-am-making-all-things-new/
Unison Prayer: Adapted by Kelsey Wallace from a prayer by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild. http://www.rockies.net/~spirit/sermons/c-or33sn.php