28 September 2021 Chapel

GATHERING MUSIC

“Creation of Peace”

CALL TO WORSHIP

Labenyimoh Patrick


Leader: Who are we, O God, that you draw near when we call?
All: Your faithful people call your name.
Leader: Who are we, O God, that you care for us?
All: Your faithful people call your name.
Leader: Who are we, O God, that you crown us with honor?
All: Your faithful people call your name.
Leader: Who are we, O God, that you make us stewards of the earth?
All: Your faithful people call your name.
Leader: Who are we, O God, to deserve your faith and trust?
All: Your faithful people call your name.

OPENING SONG

“How Firm a Foundation”

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 8

Hyo-yoon Lee

1 O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?

5 Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honour.
6 You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,
7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

REFLECTION

Carolina Glauster

PRAYER

Written and led by Chris Paige


Creator God,
Maker of music and majesty,
You have set before us Life,
In the tender touch of our loved ones,
And in the bounty of the natural world.

Indeed, you lead us,
As we struggle
Through deep valleys and high mountains, both.
You have flattened our paths
So that we might travel unfettered
As we make our way
Through your Cosmos full of mystery.

Who are we
To proclaim
Our daring existence
In the face of such wonders?

Who are we
Not to proclaim
All the potential and possibility
That you have fashioned
Within and among us?

May we embrace the fullness
Of the opportunities you have set before us
Drenched in diversity
Of skills and abilities,
Of language and culture and tradition,
Of time and place and season.

May we be responsible and response-able
In the face of your delicate handiwork.

Let us respond
Steeped in the anticipation
That only faith can offer.

Let us respond
To the invitations
Of God, our ancestors, and the children yet to come,
By letting ourselves
Be
Fully present
As partners with one another
In this Great Dance.

Amen.

MUSICAL RESPONSE

Hyerim Yu

BLESSING

Carolina Glauster


Worship Notes:
Call to worship adapted from Robert Blezard, Ministry Matters
Prayer written by Chris Paige, based on Psalm 8 and several modern

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