28 April 2022


“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”


Paola Marquez

I will exalt you, O God, because you have lifted me up.
O my God, I cried out to you, and you restored me.
You brought me up, O God, from the dead; you restored my life as I was going down to
the grave.
Sing praise to God, all you faithful; give thanks in holy remembrance.
God’s wrath is short; God’s favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping spends the night, but joy
comes in the morning.
While I felt secure, I said, “I shall never be disturbed.”
Then you hid your face, and I was filled with fear.
I cried to you, God; I pleaded with you, God, saying,
“What profit is there if I die? Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
Hear, O God, and have mercy upon me; O God, be my helper.”
You have turned my wailing into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing;
O my God, I will give you thanks forever!

READING – To the Hemorrhaging Woman

Brigid Dwyer

Woman whose lifeblood poured out for 12 years,
who grew worse with treatment
that cost all the money you had,
Your faith, your reaching out healed you.
You stepped beyond fear and trembling
to speak and testify to the new life within you.

Holy woman, full of grace as we are, pray for us.
Daughter, full of faith and vigor,
preacher of the whole truth within you.
You inspire us to tell
when we have touched the holy
and the holy has touched us.


“Home By Another Road”

Words: Lindy Thompson, Music: Mark Miller

SCRIPTURE – Mark 5:25-34

Jene Lee

25Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32He looked all around to see who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”


“The Whole Truth, Take 2”

Dean Melanie Johnson DeBaufre


Dr. Terry Todd

The Great Thanksgiving

The Holy One be with you
And also with you
Lift up your hearts
We open our hearts to you, O God
To the one who made us and who gathers us
We offer our thanks and praise


And so we pray, together

Come Holy Spirit,
Breath of God,
Renewer of life,
settle on these gifts and all who gather here,
that we might be transformed in remembrance
of your radical love,
your eternal embrace,
and your grace that continues to make all things new.

And so, let us join in singing the prayer Jesus taught us:

The Lord’s Prayer (sung together)

The Communion

Post-Communion Prayer (together)

God, by the bread of heaven and the cup of life, you make us one body. Bind us together by your spirit that we might live into your hopes for us, a community centered in Christ and rich in compassion, commitment, courage, and care. May it be so.


Dr. Terry Todd



Dean Melanie Johnson DeBaufre


“All My Days”

Worship Notes:
Call to Worship based on Psalm 30, adapted from https://trinitylutheranmcpherson.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-27-2021-pentecost-5.pdf

The Great Thanksgiving and the Post-Communion prayer are adapted from a liturgical guide from enfleshed: spiritual nourishment for collective liberation.

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