1 February 2022 – Chapel

GATHERING MUSIC

Professor Mark Miller

CALL TO WORSHIP

Isaac Garrigues-Cortelyou

We have come to worship God, the living God,
Who calls prophets and teachers to bear witness.
We have come to praise God, loving God,
Who answers the forces of hatred and hurt with the power of grace.
We have come to worship God, all-gracious God,
Who chooses even you and me, to receive and carry the Word of life and hope.
All glory to God!

OPENING SONG

“And Are We Yet Alive?!”

Members of the Drew Community

Words by Charles Wesley, Mark Miller. Music by mark Miller

SCRIPTURE READING – Isaiah 6:1-8

Hayoung Kang

6In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.” 4The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke

5And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” 6Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” 8Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

MESSAGE

Reggie Steele

MUSICAL RESPONSE

“Lord, Listen To Your Children Praying”

by Ken Medema
James Rufflin, vocals

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Isaac Minkah

O God,
You are holy,
and deep within ourselves
where our souls touch the ground,
where our being meets your being,
we are on holy ground
and your holiness surrounds us
and calls our name.

Your holiness is your goodness,
your generosity towards us
and the silence which waits
and hopes and is glad
and disappointed – and waits.

You wait to meet us,
to make us holy with your holiness,
to make us loving with your love,
to make us hopeful with your hope.

Set us free to be holy.
Set us free to be for ourselves a place
where sacredness is joy and peace.
And let us be a sacred space for others
and make sacredness for them.

Dwell in us as in a holy temple,
that we may know stillness
and that we may sense the fragrance of your love
and bring that fragrance to our world. Amen.

BLESSING

Reggie Steele

SENDING SONG

“Draw the Circle Wide”

Words by Gordon Light, Mark Miller. Music by Mark Miller.

Members of the Drew Community

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