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Hands holding a heart

November 1, 2020 Worship Service

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” —Brené Brown

PRELUDE Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling
Will Thompson/Calvin Taylor
©2020 Calvin Taylor Publishing
Used by permission of the publisher

GREETING: Kitty Nesbitt

PSALM 24: Karen Armor
(from Christine Robinson’s Psalms for a New World)
This world and its life is sacred;
the very flesh of the Holy One.
She birthed it, breathed her own life into it
set in motion the evolution of its life.

Who now can stand before the Presence?
Those with open hearts
who love the truth and care for the world
They will be blessed.
Fling open the doors of your heart!
Open your being to God
You will know joy and peace.

PRAYER

INTRO

SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:20-31: Kitty Nesbitt

SERMON

CONSOLATION How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place
J. Brahms/Lani Smith
(c) 1971, Lorenz Publishing Co.

COMMUNION Come, Ye Disconsolate
S. Webbe, Sr/Dale Wood
Softly and Tenderly, Vol 3
©MCMXCIV The Sacred Music Press

INVITATION TO THE TABLE

CONSECRATING PRAYER

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

COMMUNITY PRAYERS

…For all these concerns, loving God, we give you thanks both for what healing opportunities may exist on this journey and for the compassion that brings these concerns to mind. Even as we all join together in this ancient prayer…

THE DISCIPLE’S PRAYER
Eternal Spirit,
Source of all Life,
Loving One in whom we discern heaven,
May knowledge of your holiness inspire all peoples,
And may your commonwealth of peace and freedom flourish on earth
Until all of humanity heeds your call to justice and compassion.
May we find the bread that we need for today,
And for the hurts we cause one another
May we be forgiven in the same measure that we forgive.
In times of trial and temptation, help us to be strong;
When life seems overwhelming, help us to endure;
And thus from the yoke of selfishness deliver us.
May your presence reign in human hearts,
Now and forever.
Amen and Amen.

POSTLUDE Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Spiritual/Calvin Taylor
©2004 Calvin Taylor Publishing
Used by permission of the publisher