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 Reading – 1 Peter 5
Special Music – “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace”
Sermon – Human 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
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!
Postlude – Still My Soul Be Still