Spirituality and the Arts 2: Musical Preferences
Prayer for Peace & Lighting of Peace Candle
Blessing In The Chaos
To all that is chaotic in you,
let there come silence.
Let there be a calming of the clamoring, a stilling of the voices that have laid their claim on you,
that have made their home in you, that go with you even to the holy places but will not let you rest,
will not let you hear your life with wholeness or feel the grace that fashioned you.
Let what distracts you cease.
Let what divides you cease.
Let there come an end to what diminishes and demeans, and let depart all that keeps you in its cage.
Let there be an opening into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos,
where you find the peace you did not think possible
and see what shimmers within the storm.
—Jan Richardson from The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief
-moment of silence-
Call to Worship STS 138
Almighty God, clothe us in the mantle of praise
that we may always rejoice
in proclaiming your glory
and in receiving your blessings,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Opening Hymn Great is the Lord HWB 87
Sharing and Prayer (at the beginning of the sermon) attached to the email)
Scripture Psalm 150
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament![a]
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with clanging cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Children’s Story “8 Musical Instruments in the Bible”
and “What did King David’s Lyre Sound Like?”
Sermon “Music Preferences” – Pastor Rose Marie
Hymn of Response Come, thou almighty King HWB 41
(You might want to start video at 1:00, which is where the singing starts.)
Benediction STJ 160
As water falls on dry tea leaves
and brings out their flavor,
so may your Spirit fall on us and renew us
so we may bring refreshment and joy to others.