Introit Sunday (from Sunday in the Park with George) Stephen Sondheim
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer (in unison)
Creative and Creating God, source of beauty and wonder, we come before you as a people seeking solace and meaning. In our service today, please accept the various gifts we bring — artistic endeavor, contemplation, fellowship, treasure, talent, and prayer. Please help us to look more deeply and carefully at everything and everyone one we see each day….
Our Father* who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy
will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and
forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
*We acknowledge God to be among people of all gender identities and expressions;
we also acknowledge the importance of tradition.
Hymn Colorful Creator NCH 30
Colorful Creator, God of mystery,
thank you for the artist teaching us to see glimpses of the
meaning of the common place, visions of the
holy in each human face.
Harmony of ages, God of listening ear,
thank you for composers tuning us to hear echoes of the
Gospel in the songs we sing, sounds of love and
longing from the deepest spring.
Author of our journey, God of near and far,
praise for tale and drama telling who we are, stripping to the
essence struggles of our day, times of change and
conflict when we choose our way.
God of truth and beauty, Poet of the Word,
may we be creators by the Spirit stirred, open to your
presence in our joy and strife, vessels of the
holy coursing through our life.
Children’s Message Priscilla Anderson
Special Music The Heavens Are Telling (From Creation) text from Psalm 19
Franz Joseph Haydn
Pastoral Prayer Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern
Scripture Reading: Psalm 19:1-6 Deacon Ellen Rathke
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.
A Celebration of Visual Art and Spirituality
The Artists of HCC and the Rev. Dr. Peter W. Allen
Postlude Mazurka in Ab, Op. 59, No. 2 Frederic Chopin
Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano