Partial Window Into Worship for This Sunday

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Here’s a partial window into traditional worship planning for this Sunday, August 26:

Preparation

  • We enter worship with eyes wide and hearts filled. We bring with us a past both personal and collective, with a faith and purpose that can be renewed. In worship, we shall discover and deepen our knowledge of ourselves and our God.  We hope to widen the horizon of our minds, touch one another with care and with love, create a place for justice to take root and place ourselves before the mystery of our unfolding lives. It is we who christen this space with awe in the knowledge that the difference we can make is only limited by the ceiling of our imagination.
  • (Adapted from  http://www.cccsilverspring.org/worship/Bulletins/2012/Bulletin_010812.pdf)

Scripture

  • Proverbs 9:10-11
  • “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.” (NRSV)
  • “To be wise you must first have reverence for the Lord. If you know the Holy One, you have understanding. Wisdom will add years to your life.” (Good News Translation)

Song

  • Father, We Praise Thee (Christe Sanctorum) – UMH No. 680, vs. 1 (reference to Trinity in opening worship)
  • As a Fire is Meant for Burning (Beach Spring) – TFWS No. 2237, vs. 2 (We are learners, we are teachers . . .)
  • I Sing the Almighty Power of God (Forrest Green) – UMH No. 152, vs. 2 ( I sing the wisdom that ordained . . .)
  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (arr. Hayes) with Trumpet (Chancel Choir Anthem)
  • Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven (arr. Kirby) (8:30 am Choir)
  • Give Me, Jesus (arr. Fernando Ortega) (Solo)

Celebrations

  • Blessing of the Backpacks
  • Back to School

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