GATHERING MUSIC – “Wa Wa Wa Emimimo”
Worship Practicum, Fall 2020
CALL TO WORSHIP
Let’s gather together in the presence of our God.
Let’s bring our songs of praise and our prayers of thanksgiving.
Let us offer ourselves in worship before the Lord our Maker.
Arise, O God, and enter Your sanctuary,
Clothe us in justice and faithfulness,
and put new songs of joy and praise in our mouths.
Let’s worship God together!
OPENING SONG – “En La Lucha”
Mark Miller, Words/music
Lydia Muñoz, solo
SCRIPTURE – Psalm 132:1-12
A Song of Ascents.
1 O Lord, remember in David’s favour
all the hardships he endured;
2 how he swore to the Lord
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3 ‘I will not enter my house
or get into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob.’
6 We heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7 ‘Let us go to his dwelling-place;
let us worship at his footstool.’
8 Rise up, O Lord, and go to your resting-place,
you and the ark of your might.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and let your faithful shout for joy.
10 For your servant David’s sake
do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11 The Lord swore to David a sure oath
from which he will not turn back:
‘One of the sons of your body
I will set on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and my decrees that I shall teach them,
their sons also, for evermore,
shall sit on your throne.’
MUSICAL RESPONSE – “Hanannim”
Words/Music: Mark Miller
Hayoung Kang, solo
Loving God, help us to remember that all people are made in your image and are worthy of care, love and respect. When we have ignored the needs of the most vulnerable people, Forgive us. When we have believed the powerful and disregarded the cries of the distressed, Forgive us. We pray for each other, remembering: Those who find themselves in despair today; God of grace: Hear our prayer. Help us to transform our church and our world into a place of safety, where we can tell our stories; where we can choose to show the scars of wounded bodies, hearts and minds; where there is the possibility of healing and a willingness to stand as pain bearers for one another. God who bears all things, help us. Amen.
Call to worship adapted from Psalm 132 and re-worship.blogpsot.com
Prayer adapted from Linda at The Table, https://thetableumc.org/2016/10/31/toward-sunday-278/