Formation Celebration Worship for May 24, 2020 – Sermon by Rev. Andrew Goldhor & Music


Worship Bulletin and Bible Coloring Pages:


Music

Prelude           Won’t Let Go My Faith         J. Mark Harrison
Sung by Village Harmony Camp Choir; St. Benedict’s Lodge, MacKenzie Bridge, Oregon, August 2017

These are the days that will test our spirits, these are the days that will change our lives
These are the days when we must be fearless. These are the days

These are the days of the low’ring darkness, these are the days when we must be strong

These are the days we will reap the harvest, these are the days

I got to hold onto something; I got to hold onto something
Sometimes, I gotta hold on, and I won’t let go my faith

These are the days of the rolling thunder, these are the days of the rising seas
These are the days filled with fear and wonder, these are the days.

These are the days we must join our voices, these are the days that we must be one.
These are the days when we make our choices, these are the days. 

I got to hold onto something; I got to hold onto something
Sometimes, I gotta  hold on, and I won’t let go my faith.
Hold on to the faith that makes me strong, I won’t let go my faith!

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Anthem                      America the Beautiful   Katherine Lee Bates/Samuel Ward

Verse 1: Congregation

Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

Verse 2: Choir

Oh, beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control
Thy liberty in law.

Verse 3: Congregation

Oh, beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Text: Katherine Lee Bates, 1859–1929.  Music: Samuel A. Ward, 1848–1903. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.


Hymn        Alleluia Sing to Jesus, v. 1-3                                 Blue Hymnal 460

Alleluia! sing to Jesus!
his the scepter, his the throne;
Alleluia! his the triumph,
his the victory alone;
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion
thunder like a mighty flood;
Jesus out of every nation
hath redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia! not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! he is near us,
faith believes, nor questions how:
though the cloud from sight received him,
when the forty days were o’er,
shall our hearts forget his promise,
‘I am with you evermore’?

Alleluia! bread of Heaven,
Thou on earth our food, our stay!
Alleluia! here the sinful
flee to thee from day to day:
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898). This selection is in the public domain. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.


Hymn             “A Gaelic Blessing”
Traditional Irish text, arr. B. ColleySung by Redeemer Atrium Singers, Celtic Sunday, October 2019Kate Chadbourne, Celtic Harp

May the road always rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face; 
May the rains fall soft upon your fields 
And until – we – meet – again —– , 
Go-d hold you in the hollow of His hand

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