“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ~Dalai Lama
PRELUDE Jesus, Love of My Soul
J. Parry/L. Leatherman
©2013 Lorenz Publishing Co.
GREETING: Liz Carey
PSALM 78:1-7: Mary-Ellen Petrich
(from Christine Robinson’s Psalms for a New World)
Here is a story, to tell our children—
a cautionary tale to help them understand—
We have been blessed, our nation,
by abundant resources
by wise leaders
by resourceful people.
We have also been greedy and selfish—
taking land that did not belong to us,
enslaving the African
making war on nations which displeased us.
We have accomplished much
been a light to the nations
We have used our strength for good.
We have been decedent
Forgotten the people.
Grant a healing of our hearts, o God
help us to choose life, to do good, to
use our power well in the world.
Matthew 25:1-13: Liz Carey
SPECIAL MUSIC Arise, My Soul, Arise
©2012, 2015 Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
David Snook-Luther, baritone
Kristin Link, violin
PRAYER O Searcher of Hearts
by Gene Clarke
©2020 Lorenz Publishing Co.
POSTLUDE Paean on “Wachet Auf” (Sleepers Awake)
Ph. Nicolai/D. Lasky
©2017 Lorenz Publishing Co.