“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William Faulkner
Sarabande: Like a Watered Garden — Lothar Bandermann
WELCOME Rev. Tom Gough
OPENING PSALM 92: 1-5 Rev. Tom Gough
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
How great are your works, O LORD!
Your thoughts are very deep!
PRAYER Rev. Tom Gough
Surprising God, You so often take the work of human hands and, against all sense but out of unconditional love, you make good what we have done and declare new things. As we continue to face the disease and disaster, helplessness and hopelessness, we pray that out of all this horrendous upheaval new attitudes, new ways of living, new things will grow.
O Dayspring, O Sun of Justice, may you set our hearts ablaze with the light of your message of hope, reconciliation, and peace. Help us, as we gather this way in our simulation of worship, to open ourselves to your light, that it may shine through us and into our darkening world. Let our community light hold at bay the dimness we feel encroaching, and may we be led to the newness of things.
SCRIPTURE Karen Armor
SERMON Rev. Tom Gough
ANTHEM Hold On to the Rock — Pepper Choplin
PASTORAL PRAYER MUSIC
I Will Early Seek the Savior — F. Fillmore/Calvin Taylor
PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Tom Gough
THE QUESTION and BLESSING
You Shall Go Out With Joy! — Douglas Wagner