Adult Spiritual Formation - 9:00 am
You're invited to Spiritual Formation, in person in the Shadow Rock Multipurpose Room and on Zoom. All are welcome, and all of YOU is welcome! We are continuing our Lenten series this morning on church trauma, with a focus on the idea of individual destiny. This same content and discussion (with more reflection and quiet) is available Wednesday evenings in Lent at 7:00 pm on Zoom.
Worship Begins - 10:15 am
Welcome and Announcements ~ Pastor Ken
As worship begins, we pause to welcome and extend greetings to anyone visiting us this week! No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
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One: Holy God, Holy Renewal, Holy Hope, we enter this season yearning for restoration and your comforting grace.
All: In this time of wilderness and reflection, we look with fresh eyes upon the relationships between ourselves and our neighbors. Renew our compassion!
One: Fill our weary souls with hope. Lead us on roads of renewal, and focus our minds as we ponder our callings in your realm. Amen.
Opening Prayer and Meditation
Singing Our Faith ~ "Gather Us In"
Here in this place a new light is streaming,
Now is the darkness vanished away,
See in this space our fears and our dreamings
Brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,
Gather us in, the blind and the lame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken;
We shall arise at the sound of our name.
We are the young, our lives are a myst’ry,
We are the old who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of hist’ry,
Called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in, the rich and the haughty.
Gather us in, the proud and the strong.
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly;
Give us the courage to enter the song.
Not in the dark of buildings confining,
Not in some heaven, light years away,
But here in this place, the new light is shining,
Now is the Kingdom, now is the day.
Gather us in and hold us forever.
Gather us in and make us your own;
Gather us in all peoples together,
Fire of love in our flesh and our bones.