Jacob’s Dream; Giovan Francesco Penni; 1516-19; Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white, over black chalk, squared for transfer; 197 x 262 mm; British Museum, London
Welcome to worship on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.
Gathering Song Lo, I Am With You John L. Bell & Wild Goose Worship Group Choir
Acknowledgement of Land
(An act towards reconciliation)
For thousands of years, First Nations people have walked on this land; their relationship with the land is at the center of their lives and spirituality. We are gathered on the traditional territory of the Coastal Salish and Puyallup people, and we acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages.
GATHERING & EXPLORING
Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip. The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.
You can find all of the lectionary readings for Sunday, July 19, 2020 here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=151
Welcome · Lighting of Community Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon
Song for Reflection and Offering Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place
The Woodlands UMC Chancel Choir
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Stewardship Moment The Three Feet Practice by Gregory C. Ellison II Fetzer Institute
CELEBRATING & BLESSING
Prayers of the People · Communion · Communion reflection
Benediction Wendell Berry, excerpt from Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute.
Give your approval to all you cannot understand.
Ask the questions that have no answers.
Put your faith in two inches of humus
that will build under the trees every thousand years.
Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
Closing Song Go Light Your World Fountainview Academy (High school in BC, Canada)
Guest Preacher: Rev. Adam Janes; Elders: Bill Robey & Terry Forslund; Scripture: Karen Ferguson; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: David Orth; Communion reflection: Wei Chan