21 February 2023

Gathering Music

Here I Am to Worship – Michael W. Smith

Call to Worship

(adapted from Thom Shuman, Lectionary Liturgies)

Maeve Perrin

Leader: Blessed is God, who created us and loves us beyond measure.
All: Blessed is God, who calls us to stop measuring out our love.
Leader: Blessed is God, who speaks and tells us stories about ourselves.
All: Blessed is God, who reveals to us who we are and who we could be.

Opening Song

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Responsive Prayer

(adapted from Katherine Hawker, Liturgies Outside)

Maeve Perrin

he walks by
we walk by
he lies helpless
we lie helpless

dear god,
may they find each other.
dear god,
may we find each other. amen.

Scripture Reading

Luke 10:25:35

Madison Tatum

25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ 27He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.’ 28And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’

29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’ 30Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.”

Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.


“Whose Neighbor Are you?”

Labenyimoh Patrick

Musical Response

Blessed Assurance – Fanny J. Crosby

James Rufflin


Labenyimoh Patrick

Sending Song

“We Resist” – Mark A. Miller

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