“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.” —Shannon L. Alder
PRELUDE In the Garden/Knowing You Arranged by: Carol Tornquist Publisher: Alfred’s Sacred Performer, 2011
GREETING Gloria Bordeaux-Pacolec
PSALM 96: 1-4 Kitty Nesbitt
O sing to our God a new song! Sing to our God all the earth! Sing to our God, bless the Holy Name! Proclaim God’s Love day after day. Declare God’s glory among the nations, God’s marvels to every people. Our God is great and most worthy of praise.
HYMN #386 O For a World (vs. 1, 2, 3, & 5) Robert Torrano and Scott Sunseri
O for a world where everyone respects each other’s ways, Where love is lived and all is done with justice and with praise.
O for a world where goods are shared and misery relieved, Where truth is spoken, children spared, equality achieved.
We welcome one world family and struggle with each choice That opens us to unity and gives our vision voice.
The poor are rich, the weak are strong, the foolish ones are wise. Tell all who mourn: Outcasts belong, who perishes will rise.
Members of First Congregational Church of San Jose, in partnership with the United Disciples Fellowship: as part of the covenant with these new members, do you promise to stand with these brothers and sisters, bearing witness to their journey of faith, wherever it may lead them? Do you promise to share your own journey with them, in fellowship and friendship? If so, please say "we will."
SPECIAL MUSIC God is Still Speaking Mark A. Miller all publishing rights reserved Permission given to UCC congregations to stream online
REFLECTION Psalm of Stillness Written by: Craig McKibben Lorenz Publishing Co., 2020
QUESTION & BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE I Sing the Mighty Power of God Written by: Penny Rodriquez based on Forest Green, English folk tune Lorenz Publishing Co., 2007 … See MoreSee Less
First Congregational Church of San Jose is an Open and Affirming congregation, meaning we welcome persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions into our full life and ministry.