The Light on the Hill

Worship – May 10

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Prelude and Lighting of the Candles

Welcome

Call to Worship

Come and enter into the house of God.
Find warmth and belonging here.
Know that all are welcomed and wanted.
Here there is room enough for all.
As we gather today
we come with our whole selves
knowing that God’s invitation
is to the fullness of life.

Come, let us worship together.

Prayer of Invocation

We Sing: For Everyone Born

  1. For everyone born, a place at the table,
    for everyone born, clean water and bread;
    a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing,
    for everyone born, a star overhead.

And God will delight when we are creators of justice
and joy, compassion and peace:
yes God will delight when we are creators of justice,

justice and joy.

  1. For woman and man, a place at the table,
    revising the roles, deciding the share;
    with wisdom and grace dividing the power,
    for woman and man, a system that’s fair.

And God will delight when we are creators of justice
and joy, compassion and peace:
yes God will delight when we are creators of justice,

justice and joy.

  1. For young and for old, a place at the table,
    a voice to be heard, a part in the song,
    the hands of a child in hands that are wrinkled,
    for young and for old, the right to belong.

And God will delight when we are creators of justice
and joy, compassion and peace:
yes God will delight when we are creators of justice,

justice and joy.

  1. For just and unjust a place at the table,
    for prisoner and free, with need to forgive,
    in anger, in hurt, a mindset of mercy,
    for just and unjust, a new way to live.

And God will delight when we are creators of justice
and joy, compassion and peace:
yes God will delight when we are creators of justice,

justice and joy.

  1. For everyone born, a place at the table,
    to live without fear, and simply to be,
    to work, to speak out to witness and worship,
    for everyone born, the right to be free.

And God will delight when we are creators of justice
and joy, compassion and peace:
yes God will delight when we are creators of justice,

justice and joy.

Shirley Erena Murray. Words © 1998 Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-604444.

Prayer of Adoration and Thanksgiving

Mother’s Day Litany

Passing of the Peace

The peace of our God be with you.
And also with you.

Community News and Notices

Children’s Time

We Sing: Weave Us Together

Weave, weave, weave us together
Weave us together in unity and love
Weave, weave, weave us together
Weave us together, together in love.

Words © 1979 Rosemary Crow. All rights reserved. Written for Graham Butler-Nixon, an Australian Anglican Priest working in North Carolina, USA. Used with permission.

Scripture Reading John 14:1-14

The gospel of Christ, light of the world.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Making Room

We Sing: Behold, Behold Iona

Behold, behold,
I make all things new,
beginning with you
and starting from today.

Behold, behold,
I make all things new,
my promise is true,
for I am Christ the way.

Words © 1995 WGRG, Iona Community. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License#A-604444

Offering

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Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

And now with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us saying…

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name,
your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin
against us.
Save us in the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours
now and forever. Amen.

We Sing: God Gives Us A Future TiS 687

  1. God gives us a future,
    daring us to go
    into dreams and dangers
    on a path unknown.
    We will face tomorrow
    in the Spirit’s power,
    we will let God change us,
    for new life starts now.

  2. We must leave behind us
    sins of yesterday,
    for God’s new beginning
    is a better way.
    Fear and doubt and habit
    must not hold us back:
    God gives hope, and insight,
    and the strength we lack.

  3. Holy Spirit, teach us
    how to read the signs,
    how to meet the challenge
    of our troubled times.
    Love us into action,
    stir us into prayer,
    till we choose God’s life, and
    find our future there.

Elizabeth J. Smith 1956- Words © E. J. Smith Music from 30 Twentieth Century Hymn Tunes © 1960 Josepf Weinberger Ltd. London. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License#A-604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Postlude


The liturgy in this service is adapted from Words for Worship, published by MediaCom, Inc.


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