July 26, 2020
A Lay-Led Worship with Erin Mara
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Youth are an important part of our society in creating social change. What can we do, as a community, to support and empower the youth around us?
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Come, come, whoever you are.
Do you hear that voice calling you, calling us?
That voice which calls us together here today in this space made holy by our presence and by the sacred breath we share in our singing and speaking and silence.
That voice which calls us to remember that we are not alone and that we are inextricably linked to all other life—woven into a vast tapestry of existence of which we are a powerful, integral, and holy part.
And just as we have been called together here today, we act as the voice—the heart—the hands of another call:
The call to:
Walk with the wanderers
Sing and dance with the worshipers
Proclaim the memory of those who have taken their leave
Wrap the despairing and the broken in the arms of love and community
And hold the hands of all of us who have broken our vows and call us back—again and again—to the covenant and work of justice, humility, and steadfast faithfulness.
For this we are here together today. So, my friends, come, yet again; come let us worship together.
Carl Fischer - Hymn #84 “How Far Can Reach a Smile”
How far can reach a smile,
how high a helping hand can lift?
How far is far enough to give?
Is there a way to learn
just how a kindness speaks or where it goes?
Should love be caught to hold?
For God pours out this love
in all that lives, through God we see that
Life can never cease to give.
If we then think our small
amount of help would not go far --
and so don’t give, would we still live?
Hymn #1012 "When I am Frightened" - Words and music by Shelley Jackson Denham, Copyright 1999, Shelly Jackson Denham, Arr. by Jeannie Gagne
“Just Being There” – Patrick Seitz
"Blue Boat Home" ©2002 by Peter Mayer
Hymn # 123 Spirit of Life
Benediction and Extinguish the Chalice
Let Us Listen
Let us listen deeply to what is on our hearts,
Let us listen to what our fears are;
Let us listen to the young children,
Let us listen to the teens,
Let us listen to the elders.
Let us listen when the world is sick.
Let us listen.
by Laura Evonne Steinman