We had a major delay in posting due to some technical issues but all seem to be resolved now and here is Worship in a new form. Here is our recordings from last week’s tent service. As always thanks to Joe Pepper as well for the beautiful music.
Opening Sentences Psalm 121
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
from whence cometh my help?
2 My help cometh from the Lord,
who has made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.
O God, hear our cries: for those who hunger, and those who are full; for those who need you desperately, and those who feel no need for you; for those who wrestle with the impact of being your blessed children; for those who are unaware of your offered blessing; and for concerns that are too difficult to express. Gracious God, provider of all we need, we are often content to rely on our own devices, our creativity, our cleverness. We congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments, yet we find that these achievements and acquisitions do not fill the deep hunger inside of us. We long for the Spirit bread you alone can provide. Forgive us, merciful God. Help us receive the blessings you offer, that we may be your bread for the world — blessed, broken for all. Amen.
The Scripture Reading
A Portion of the Lord’s Prayer Luke 11:1-2
11 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father,[a] hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
My friends, the grass whithers and the flower fades, but the word of the Lord shall stand, forever. Amen