Worship Theme: “Flipping the Script: Many Stories Many Tongues”
“Who Has the Final Say?”
Who has the Final Say?
Jehovah has the final say 2x
Jehovah turns our lives around
He turns our lives around
She makes a way when there is no way
Jehovah has the final say
Come Let’s Dance to the Lord
CALL TO WORSHIP
Marchando (By: Keren Armir)
No vamos con armas de metal
Es la esperanza, escudo contra el mal
Vive en nuestra mente tu canción
como el rugido de un gran león
Y yo sé, todo irá bien
Siento fuerte muy dentro cantando
la utopía de vernos marchando como un solo pueblo
quiero que sepas, no es tiempo perdido
Sigue buscando al desaparecido
porque su sangre fluye por mis venas
porque su grito también es mi grito
porque mi mano se empuña en el aire
pero no pega
Pega el perdón mi moneda de cambio
pega el espíritu del sacrificio
porque no hay arma que sea más fuerte
que el amor que levanta del piso
construye puentes, cruza fronteras
El inmigrante, el refugiado y el nativo que fue desplazado
por eso no callo, no retrocedo y si me detengo es solo una pausa
para retomar la fuerza, pa’ recuperar el aliento
para extender mi plegaria
y encender la vela que no se apaga
porque su luz nos mantiene cantando, luchando, bailando
mientras esperamos el alba.
We do not go with metal weapons
It is the hope shield against evil
Your song lives in our mind
like the roar of a great lion
And I know, everything will be fine
I feel strong deep inside singing
the utopia of seeing us marching as one people
I want you to know it’s not wasted time
Still looking for the missing
because their blood flows through my veins
because their cry is also my cry
because my hand clenches in the air
but it doesn’t hit
pardon paste my currency
hit the spirit of sacrifice
because there is no weapon that is stronger
that the love that lifts from the floor
build bridges, cross borders
The immigrant, the refugee, and the native who was displaced
that’s why I don’t shut up, I don’t go back and if I stop it’s just a pause
to regain strength, to catch my breath
to extend my prayer
and light the candle that goes out
because its light keeps us singing, fighting, dancing
while we wait for the dawn.
May the God who created a world of diversity and vibrancy,
Go with us as we embrace life in all its fullness.
May the Son who teaches us to care for stranger,
Go with us as we try to be good neighbors in our communities.
May the Spirit who breaks down our barriers and celebrates community,
Go with us as we find the courage to create a place of welcome for all.
(Written by Clare McBeath and Tim Presswood)
SCRIPTURE – Acts 2:1-15
1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be know n to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.
“Speaking Other Languages”
Dr. Minjung Noh
Joo Ahn Kim
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NRSV)
Now may the Lord of peace give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.
평화의 주님께서 친히 언제나 어느 방식으로든지, 여러분에게 평화를 주시기를 빕니다. 주님께서 여러분 모두와 함께 하시기를 빕니다.
I pray that God will give peace to those in need during the war.
Peace is by far the most desirable blessing given by God.
People suffering from difficulties in human history always needed this peace.
I want and pray for the peace God gives them.
Peace is always what we want, but this is by no means what humans themselves can get.
Only when God gives it to us can we have a desirable peace.
Peace is a gift from Jesus Christ.
Some people take this freedom for granted now, but some people are not enjoying peace.
We never enjoy this tranquility in war.
I pray that the world, stained with the chaos and fear of war, will be full of peace soon.
I send you to get full of peace from the Lord and share the peace we have to the people who need it the most.
SENDING FORTH SONG
“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Words: Charles Wesley, Music: Mark A. Miller