Worship Service for Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dear friends: While we may be separated from one another in space and time, let us gather to worship and praise God together. It is good and healing to do so.

Let’s read our Call to Worship together:

Holy Weaver of dreams and souls, through the depths of your love, our hearts are connected to one another and you as we gather in our separate homes during this challenging time. Help us to remember the covenants you made with ordinary people you equipped to do extraordinary things. Through your grace, may everyone might live a life of abundant hope. Amen.

Opening Hymn:“The Lord is My Light”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJCGEQPwk4

Prayer for this day: Psalm 90:1-4, 12, 17

Holy God, you have been our dwelling place
    in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You turn us back to dust,
    and say, “Turn back, you mortals.”
For a thousand years in your sight
    are like yesterday when it is past,
    or like a watch in the night.

So teach us to count our days
    that we may gain a wise heart.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
    and prosper for us the work of our hands—
    O prosper the work of our hands! Amen.

Photo credit: CIMMYT

Scripture: Genesis 4:1:8, 14-32: Read in your bible or here: Joseph interprets Pharoah’s dream (then close the window after you read the scripture)

Sermon: “Preparing Ourselves for the Days Ahead”

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Musical Reflection: “The Lord is My Shepherd”, John Rutter

Pastoral Prayer: 

Click here to read the Pastoral Prayer, then close the window

Closing Hymn: “I Thank You God for this Amazing Day” (Dan Forest) (be sure to close the ad, then hit the back arrow on your browser after listening)

Benediction: Go forth into this day, knowing the depth of God’s love and the beckoning light of Christ. May you be emboldened by the Holy Spirit to help heal the world. Amen.

Blessings until we meet again, via phone, in-person, or out doing God’s work.  Rev. Kevin Omi