Prelude – All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
Words for Meditation
How long, O Lord? Will you utterly forget me?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long shall I harbor sorrow in my soul,
grief in my heart day after day?
How long will my enemy triumph over me? (Psalm 13:2-3)
Introit – Now I Belong to Jesus
Though we bring different gifts, it is the same Spirit who makes them alive in us. There are so many ways to serve the vision of Love. None of us are without something to bring to the work of the common good.
To one, the Spirit gives wisdom
and to another, the strength to weep for all that is lost,
to another, the belief that change is possible among us,
to another, a soft presence that heals in the midst of destruction,
to another, a spirit that inspires and compels,
To another, the courage to name what is making us all ill,
To another, discernment about what is good and what is evil,
To another, the ability to translate between those who cannot communicate with each other,
To another still, the gifts of recognizing God in unexpected places.
For just as the body is one and has many members,
and just as all the members of the body, though many, are one body,
so it is with Christ.
Opening Hymn – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Intro and Readings – Lamentations 1:1-12
Special Music – In a Monastery Garden
Closing Hymn – O Zion, Haste
Let all that is soft, all that is slow, all that is gentle,
all that is kind, all that is care-ful,
be welcome home in each of us.
We have such creative, powerful, generous and brave capacities within us.
We can choose to do things differently.
– Rev. M Barclay, enfleshed
Benediction Response – Surely, the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place
Words for Wondering
Awake! Why are you asleep, O Lord?
Arise! Cast us not off forever!
Why do you hide your face,
forgetting our woe and our oppression?
For our souls are bowed down to the dust,
our bodies are pressed to the earth. (Psalm 44:24-26)
Postlude – Recessional
(Organ video performances recorded at MMP Music Studios for the use at The United Methodsit Church of Estes Park.)