Order of Worship: 11.15.15

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."

Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship

Reading

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
I shall fear only God.
I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

TheOtherBand: “All For Believing”

Reading: Matthew 5:1-10

The condition: Blessed are the peacemakers…

TheOtherBand: “Peace, Love and Understanding”

The Result: ...for they will be called children of God.

Song: “It Is Well With My Soul” (verses 1, 2, 6)

Closing

Benedition


God does not dwell in the hearts of men who use fear to run the city of lights streets' red

Allah is mirrored in the eyes of those who cue to give their life essence to those whose ravaged bodies drift close to heaven's gate

Yahweh gently pushes some toward the chaos of massacre in purchase of relief, to assuage the evil hand of man

Elohim is found in the germinating seeds of hope that will break through the ash covered soil in the days to come

Jehovah will be the light that guides us to see peace when the vile tendrils of hate seek to darken the horizon

The Great Shepherd will show us a way to the path of forgiveness

AMEN

Postlude


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Lyrics

All For Believing (Missy Higgins)

Pull back the shield between us, and I'll kiss you,

Drop your defenses and come, into my arms.

I'm all for believing, I'm all for believing.

I'm all for believing if you can reveal the true colours within.

I know you blank at your mind so much that I am blind, but I,

I see you've painted your soul into your guard,

I'm all for believing, I'm all for believing

I need to know just how you feel, to comfort you;

I need to find the key let me in, into your heart, to find your soul.

Pull back the shield between us, and I'll kiss you,

Drop your defenses and come, into my arms.

I'm all for believing, I'm all for believing.

I'm all for believing, if you can reveal, the true colours within,

And say you will be there for me to hold,

When the faith grows old (I'm all for believing)

And life turns cold, (I'm all for believing)

When the faith grows old, (I'm all for believing) and life turns cold.

So if you're cold I will stay, maybe fate will guide the way.

I believe in what I see and baby we were meant to be,

Just believe. Just believe. Just believe.

Trust in me.

 

Peace, Love and Understanding (Elvis Costello)

As I walk through

This wicked world

Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.

 

I ask myself

Is all hope lost?

Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

 

And each time I feel like this inside,

There's one thing I wanna know:

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

 

And as I walked on

Through troubled times

My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes

So where are the strong

And who are the trusted?

And where is the harmony?

Sweet harmony.

 

'cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

 

So where are the strong?

And who are the trusted?

And where is the harmony?

Sweet harmony.

 

'cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh

What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

 

It Is Well With My Soul (Horatio Spafford)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

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(Refrain)

It is well with my soul,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

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Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

 

(Refrain)

 

And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

Even so, it is well with my soul.

 

(Refrain)