5 November 2020

Gathering Music

“Break Every Chain” by Will Reagon

Sung by Kellie Turner

Call to Worship

Leader: The earth shakes, the mountains quake — tempting our hearts to fear.
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Leader: Rivers overflow their banks – too far away to quench the wildfires, yet we remember,
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Leader: When our children are away from home and out of our sight, we take comfort in knowing.
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Leader: Whether we have reached the end of our days or the end of our diagnoses, we rest in the truth that
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
All: God, you alone are our refuge; you alone are our strength. We look to you in these troubling times.

Opening Song

“Only Love” by Mark Miller

Led by Niles Luther, cello and Jillian Tundidor, soprano

Reading

Psalm 139:7-12

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

Sermon

“God of the Blistered Hands”

Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson

Sung Response

“I Love the Lord” by Richard Smallwood

Led by Marquand Gospel & International Choir (M.a.G.I.C.) and Cassondra James T’07

Prayer of the Day

Led by Dean Tanya Linn Bennett

Blessing

Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson

Sending

“All My Days”

Words by Laurie Zelman, Music by Mark Miller

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