“Called to Dance”

May 26, 2024
Anthem The Lord Bless You and Keep You John Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make his face to shine upon you And be gracious unto you The Lord lift up the light Of his countenance upon you And give you peace. Amen

Abiding in Love

April 28, 2024
Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day, Didst make thy triumph over death and sin: And having harrow’d hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin, And grant that we for whom thou didst die, Being through thy dear Son now welcomed in, May live for ever in felicity. And that thy love we weighing worthily, May likewise love thee for the same again: And for thy sake, that all like dear didst free, With love may one another entertain. So let us love, dear love, like as we ought, Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

“Thresholds”

February 11, 2024
Anthem Call To Worship & Benediction John Rutter I will worship the Lord all the days of my life; I will tell of his glory and will show forth his praise. I will sing and rejoice, for the Lord is my stronghold. Alleluia! Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ above me, Christ beneath me, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. I will worship the Lord… 

“In You, I Delight”

January 7, 2024
Prayer of Confession God, when you called each of us into being, you delighted in your works. You gifted us with differences that illuminate the breadth of beauty, wisdom, and practices of love in your creation. In whatever ways we still struggle to accept and celebrate our own unique offerings, free us from narrow thinking that confines, constrains, or condemns your good work in us. Help us to desire you, Lord. Help us to yearn for your presence. Pour your baptismal waters over us again. Nourish and heal us so that we may joyfully serve you.
Anthem New Every Morning Is the Love Gary James New every morning is the love our wakening and uprising prove; Through sleep and darkness safely brought, restored to life and power and thought. New mercies, each returning day, around us hover while we pray; New perils past, new sins forgiven, new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. If on our daily course our mind be set to hallow all we find,  New treasures still, of countless price, God will provide for sacrifice. Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be, as more of heaven in each we see; Some softening gleam of love and prayer shall dawn on every cross and care. The trivial round, the common task, will furnish all we ought to ask:  Room to deny ourselves, a road to bring us daily nearer God. Only, O Lord, in thy dear love, fit us for perfect rest above; And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray.

“Pride and Joy”

June 18, 2023
Creative God, awaken your church in our city as we collaborate for the common good. Open our eyes and hands to people marginalized or voiceless. Help us live so that our workplaces and neighborhoods know the beauty and power of your good news. Give us such passion for your love that we tell others and spread the glory of your peace. Amen.