Prelude How Can I Keep From Singing

Words for meditation-Psalm 23:4

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me.

Your rod and your staff they protect me.

Introit“Just As I Am”

Opening prayer – enfleshed

One: Listen! Listen for the voice of God, naming us all: Holy. Beloved. Cherished. Valued.

All: We believe you delight in us!

One: Make us people who recognize and proclaim your beauty and goodness in unexpected places.

All: Surprise us. Challenge us. Transform us.

One: We trust in you, Holy One, to reveal to us the sacredness of every life, of every way of being, of every physical manifestation of your Spirit.

All: May it be so!

Opening Hymn“Jesus, United By Thy Grace”

Scripture Reading1 Peter 5

Special Music “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace”

SermonHuman Nature’s Resilience

Closing Hymn“Give to the Winds Thy Fears”

Benediction – enfleshed

One: From the dust of the earth, the Holy One breathed us into life.
All: Through the breath of God we are all connected.
One: Shaped in her image, God formed us with a purpose:
All: To create
To serve
To tend
To protect
To love
One: That life may flourish in all its forms,
All: May the Spirit of the Living God be manifest in us!

Benediction Response“Shepherd Me, O God”

Words for Wondering-Psalm 31:1-2

I take refuge in you, Lord.

Please never let me be put to shame.

Rescue me by your righteousness!

2 Listen closely to me!

Deliver me quickly;

be a rock that protects me;

be a strong fortress that saves me!

PostludeStill My Soul Be Still