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International Day of Peace

September 20, 2020 Worship Service

“When the man who feeds the world by toiling in the fields is himself deprived of the basic rights of feeding, sheltering and caring for his own family, the whole community of man is sick.” ~César Chávez

PRELUDE: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
by R.W. Thygerson
(c) 2015 Lorenz Publishing Co.

WELCOME

OPENING PSALM: PSALM 85: 9-12

I will listen for the word of the God of peace.
Surely the God of peace will proclaim peace to God’s people,
to the faithful, to those who trust in the God of peace …
Love and truth will embrace; justice and peace will kiss.
Truth will spring from the earth;
justice will look down from heaven.

OPENING PRAYER

INTRO

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 20:1-16 Mary-Ellen Petrich

SERMON

HYMN #289 O GOD OF EVERY NATION
Text by William W. Reid
© 1958 by the Hymn Society of America,

O God of every nation, of every race and land,
Redeem the whole creation with Your almighty hand;
Where hate and fear divide us and bitter threats are hurled,
In love and mercy guide us and heal our strife-torn world.

Lord, strengthen those who labor that all may find release
From fear of rattling saber, from dread of war’s increase;
When hope and courage falter, Your still small voice be heard;
With faith that none can alter, Your servants undergird.

Keep bright in us the vision of days when war shall cease,
When hatred and division give way to love and peace.
Till dawns the morning glorious when peace on earth shall reign
And Christ shall rule victorious o’er all the world’s domain.

PRAYER MUSIC: Perfect Peace and Rest
by R.A. Williamson
(c) 2016 by Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

PASTORAL PRAYER

QUESTION AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE: Soon I Will Be Done
American Spiritual
arr. by Calvin Taylor
(c) 1998 by Calvin Taylor Pub.
used by permission