Prelude in E flat Major J.S. Bach
CALL TO WORSHIP
Led by Felistas Mahachi
Leader: Are any among you suffering?
All: Then let us pray.
Leader: Are any cheerful?
All: Then let us sing songs of praise.
Leader: Are any among you sick?
All: Then let us turn to each other for God’s healing touch.
Leader: The prayer of faith will save us
All: And God will lift us up.
“O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing”
SCRIPTURE – James 5:13-18
Read by Isaac Garrigues-Cortelyou
13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.
“Are Any Among You Sick?”
Dr. Kevin Newburg
Song during ritual – “Anointing Fall on Me”
James Rufflin, soloist
“Stand By Me” v1, 2 & 3
Worship Notes: Call to worship from Katherine Hawker, Liturgies Outside