“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” Anne Lamott
PRELUDE Shepherd Me, O God
(c) 1986, 2017 by GIA Publications
GREETING Karen Winchester
PSALM 23 Nancy Lucid
You, O God, are our shepherd, we want nothing more.
You let us lie down in green meadows
You lead us beside still waters
You refresh our spirits
You guide us to lush pastures for your name’s sake.
Even when we are surrounded by the shadows of death, we fear no danger,
For you are ever with us.
Your rod and your staff give us courage
You spread a table before us in the presence of our enemies
You anoint our heads with oil
Our cups overflow
Only goodness and love will follow us all the days of our lives, and we will dwell in God’s house for ever.
HYMN #360, Hope of the World, verses 1, 2, 4
Text by Georgia Harkness,
© 1954, Renewed 1982
The Hymn Society of America
Hope of the world, Thou Christ of great compassion,
Speak to our fearful hearts by conflict rent.
Save us, Thy people, from consuming passion,
Who by our own false hopes and aims are spent.
Hope of the world, God’s gift from highest heaven,
Bringing to hungry souls the bread of life,
Still let Thy Spirit unto us be given
To heal earth’s wounds and end our bitter strife.
Hope of the world, who by Thy cross didst save us
From death and deep despair, from sin and guilt;
We render back the love Thy mercy gave us;
Take Thou our lives, and use them as Thou wilt.
SCRIPTURE Exodus 32: 1-8 Nancy Lucid
PRAYER MUSIC O Searcher of Hearts
by Gene Clarke
(c) 2020 Lorenz Publishing Co.
QUESTION & BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE Go Down, Moses
Traditional, arr. by Fela Sowande
(c) 1955 Chappelle Music Lt,
(c) 2009 GIA Publications