21 April 2022 – Chapel


“Every Word & Every Breath”

Words: Adam Tice

Music: Mark Miller


Labenyimoh Patrick

Leader: When the way is difficult and dangerous,
All: let us still choose what is good and just.

Leader: When evil comes to break us down and break us apart,
All: let us still choose to carry on with each other.

Leader: When power from on high strikes fear in our hearts,
All: let us still choose the courage to persist.

Leader: For we know that the love and power of God, which abides in us, will not be overcome.


Roeline Ramirez

Gentle Presence,
Patient Listener,
Holy Holder of it all,
My prayer is this:
I am so sad.

It’s not an ask.
It’s not a confession.

It’s an offering.
The only one I have today.

I’m praying it with hope.
I know grief is a lifeline –
tethering me to the world that should be.
The one worth fighting for.

As a practice of faith,
I will not deaden these feelings
that let me know all is not well.
I will not adjust to cruelty or disregard for life,
detaching myself from humanity – mine or others.
I will not allow once imaginable scenarios
to be turned into everyday losses
that no longer pierce my soul.

And so here are my tears,
And here is my tired body,
And here is my foggy, distracted mind
bearing witness to the place within
that aches for the ones I love,
for friends and strangers,
for everyone being pushed into impossible situations.

My sadness is a testimony.
It is not my only one.

Tomorrow, hope or fight or curiosity
will bear their truth,
and pull me back into the labors I love,
in the company of others.

But today the only riot in me is this sorrow,
refusing to quiet your cry from within:

“We are made for so much better than this.”


“Inner Peace”

Words/Music: Mark Miller


Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson


Mark Miller/Leah Wandera


“Perfect Praise”

Seminary Choir


Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson


“We Will Go Out With Joy In the Spirit”
Stephen & Hilary Donaldson

Worship Notes:

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer from M. Barclay at enfleshed.

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