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November 8, 2020 Worship Service

“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
Worshiped ourselves
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.

PRAYER

INTRO

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 25:1-13: Liz Carey

SERMON

SPECIAL MUSIC Arise, My Soul, Arise
Dan Forrest
©2012, 2015 Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
David Snook-Luther, baritone
Kristin Link, violin

PRAYER O Searcher of Hearts
by Gene Clarke
©2020 Lorenz Publishing Co.

PASTORAL PRAYER

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE Paean on “Wachet Auf” (Sleepers Awake)
Ph. Nicolai/D. Lasky
©2017 Lorenz Publishing Co.