Order of Worship
Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.
The Community Gathers: Experience God’s presence in the assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friends into our community of love.
You are welcome here…come and worship!
Focus: “At the end of our lives, love will be our judge.”
Saint John of the Cross
Gathering Music: People Get Ready (by Curtis Mayfield)
-Rob & Luke Duquette
Call To Worship: (Inspired by Psalm 148)
One: Celebrate our God, from the plains to the mountains!
Many: Celebrate our God, from the waters and hills.
One: Sing to our God who designed creation.
Many: Fill the air with song to the One who painted the world with love.
One: Let us praise our God, the author of grace.
Many: Let us worship our God, the composer of joy.
Opening Hymn: Amazing Grace #649
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.
T’was grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my tears relieved.How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come.
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise then when we’d first begun.
Spirit of Joy-Basking in your presence, we dance in the knowledge that your presence dwells with us. We celebrate your name, your grace, your love in this space with our siblings. We proclaim our excitement that we, together, can glorify your name through sharing your love. May this minute be the start of a new chapter of our love for you and our love for our neighbors. Amen.
Awakening: All You Need Is Love (by John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
-Rob & Luke Duquette
Scripture: A Prayer In Spring by Robert Frost,Psalm 148,
John 13:31-35 -Rich Westley
Sermon: Known by Love Rev. Paula Norbert
Music: Meditative Instrumental ~ Imagine (by John Lennon)
Musical call to Prayer: Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Spirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.
Prayers of the People
Closing Hymn: Abide with Me #836
A-bide by me fast falls the even tide.
The darkness deepens; Lord with me a-bide!
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O a-bide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joy grows dim; it’s glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see.
O thou who chang-est not, a-bide with me.
I need thy presence every passing hour;
what but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine Lord, a-bide with me.
I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where grave thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou a-bide with me.
As the week begins again,
May we dance as we celebrate God’s presence.
May we sing as we proclaim Christ’s love.
May we create as we embrace the Spirit’s vision.
May we love boldly, care radically, and share courageously to glorify the Spirit of God in our midst. Amen.
Postlude: Go In Peace
Our thanks to Michelle Currie, Music Director, Rob and Luke Duquette, our musicians today, our Zoom Host, and Reader, Rich Westley.