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Welcome

Call to Worship (Responsive Reading)

Come to hear the Word.

Come to do the Word.

Come to experience Comfort

Come to experience Challenge.

Come to find Cost.

Come to find Joy.

Come to find Humanity.

Come to find Community.

Come to find Church.

Come to find God.

Reading: Genesis 6-8, Cliff Notes version

Song : License To Kill 

Message : Two Way Promise

Reflection

Conversation

Song : Rise and Shine

Share & Prayer

Closing

Benediction

 

License To Kill (Bob Dylan)

Man thinks 'cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don't change soon, he will.
Oh, man has invented his doom,
First step was touching the moon.

Now, there's a woman on my block,
She just sit there as the night grows still.
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now, they take him and they teach him and they groom him for life
And they set him on a path where he's bound to get ill,
Then they bury him with stars,
Sell his body like they do used cars.

Now, there's a woman on my block,
She just sit there facin' the hill.
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now, he's hell-bent for destruction, he's afraid and confused,
And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill.
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies.

But there's a woman on my block,
Sitting there in a cold chill.
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool
And when he sees his reflection, he's fulfilled.
Oh, man is opposed to fair play,
He wants it all and he wants it his way.

Now, there's a woman on my block,
She just sit there as the night grows still.
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

 

Rise and Shine

The Lord said to Noah there's gonna be a floody floody

The Lord said to Noah there's gonna be a floody floody

Get those animals out of the muddy muddy

Children of the Lord.

 

(Chorus)

Rise and shine and give God glory glory

Rise and shine and give God glory glory

Rise and shine and give God glory glory

Children of the Lord

 

The Lord said to Noah, “build me an arky arky”

The Lord said to Noah, “build me an arky arky”

Build it out of gopher barky barky

Children of the Lord

 

(Chorus)

 

The animals the animals they came in by twosies twosies

The animals the animals they came in by twosies twosies

Elephants and kangaroosies roosies

Children of the Lord

 

(Chorus)

 

It rained and poured for forty nights and daysies daysies

It rained and poured for forty nights and daysies daysies

Almost drove those animals crazies crazies

Children of the Lord

 

(Chorus)

 

The sun came out and dried up the landy landy

The sun came out and dried up the landy landy

Everything was fine and dandy dandy

Children of the Lord

 

(Chorus)

 

The animals they came out they came out by threesies threesies

The animals they came out they came out by thresies threesies   

Grizzly bears and chimpanzeesies zeesies

Children of the Lord

 

(Chorus)

 

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Welcome

Call to Worship

Recap

Reading : Genesis 3

Song : I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (congregational singing)

Sermon : Two Worlds Collide

A Story of Two Worlds by Jen Lamason

Song : Rainbow Connection

Share & Prayer

Song : Wildflowers

Closing

Benediction

 

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)

I have climbed the highest mountains

I have run through the fields

Only to be with you

Only to be with you.

 

I have run, I have crawled

I have scaled these city walls

These city walls

Only to be with you.

 

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

 

I have kissed honey lips

Felt the healing in her finger tips

It burned like fire

A burning desire.

 

I have spoke with the tongue of angels

I have held the hand of a devil

It was warm in the night

I was cold as a stone.

 

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

 

I believe in the Kingdom Come

Then all the colours will bleed into one

Bleed into one.

But yes, I'm still running.

 

You broke the bonds

And you loosed the chains

Carried the cross of my shame

Oh my shame, you know I believe it.

 

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

 

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

 

Rainbow Connection (Paul Williams)

Why are there so many songs about rainbows

And what's on the other side

Rainbows are visions

But only illusions

And rainbows have nothing to hide

So we've been told

And some choose to believe it

I know they're wrong, wait and see

Some day we'll find it

The rainbow connection

The lovers, the dreamers, and me

Who said that every wish

Would be heard and answered

When wished on the morning star

Somebody thought of that

And someone believed it

And look what it's done so far

What's so amazing

That keeps us stargazing

And what do we think we might see

Someday we'll find it

The rainbow connection

The lovers, the dreamers, and me

All of us under its spell, we know that it's probably magic

Have you been half asleep?

And have you heard voices?

I've heard them calling my name

Is this the sweet sound

That called the young sailors?

The voice might be one in the same

I've heard it too many times to ignore it

It's something that I'm supposed to be

Someday we'll find it

The rainbow connection

The lovers, the dreamers and me

 

Wildflowers (Tom Petty)

You belong among the wildflowers

You belong in a boat out at sea

Sail away, kill off the hours

You belong somewhere you feel free

 

Run away, find you a lover

Go away somewhere all bright and new

I have seen no other

Who compares with you

 

You belong among the wildflowers

You belong in a boat out at sea

You belong with your love on your arm

You belong somewhere you feel free

 

Run away, go find a lover

Run away, let your heart be your guide

You deserve the deepest of cover

You belong in that home by and by

 

You belong among the wildflowers

You belong somewhere close to me

Far away from your trouble and worries

You belong somewhere you feel free

You belong somewhere you feel free

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Song: Vacation

Welcome

Call to Worship (Leader will read regular print; congregants will respond with bold, italic print.)

Temptation surrounds us:

do more, take more, have more.

More food, more money, more power, more life!

‘What could it hurt?’ we hear—from friends, the media, our own souls:

More hunger, more suffering, more need, more fear, more anger.

So we gather in God’s abundance and remember: God rested. We were slaves.

God gave us Sabbath for renewal. In God we have everything!

Let us drink deeply from God’s spirit. God gives us all we need to

Live fully, love deeply, and serve faithfully. Thanks be to God!

Share & Prayer

Sermon:  Sabbath

Quiet

Poem:  Sabbath Poems, 1979, I

Reflection

Conversation

Song:  Yahweh

Closing

Benediction

 

This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems (Wendell Berry)

1979

I

I go among the trees and sit still.

All my stirring becomes quiet

Around me like circles on water.

My tasks be in their places

Where I left them, asleep like cattle.

 

Then what is afraid of me comes

And lives a awhile in my sight.

What it fears in me leaves me,

And the fear of me leaves it.

 

Then what I am afraid of comes.

I live for a while in its sight.

What i fear in it leaves it,

And the fear of it leaves me.

It sings, and I hear its song.

 

After days of labor,

Mute in my consternations,

I hear my song at last,

And I sing it. As we sing,

The day turns, the trees move.

 

Vacation (Knight, Gary/Francis, Connie/Hunter, Hank)

Can't seem to get my mind off of you

Back here at home there's nothin' to do

Now that I'm away

I wish I'd stayed

Tomorrow's a day of mine that you won't be in

 

When you looked at me I should've run

But I thought it was just for fun

I see I was wrong

And I'm not so strong

I should've known all along that time would tell

 

A week without you

Thought I'd forget

Two weeks without you and I

Still haven't gotten over you yet

 

[Chorus]

Vacation

All I ever wanted

Vacation

Had to get away

Vacation

Meant to be spent alone

 

A week without you

Thought I'd forget

Two weeks without you and I

Still haven't gotten over you yet

 

[Chorus]

 

Yahweh (U2)

Take these shoes

Click clacking down some dead end street

Take these shoes

And make them fit

Take this shirt

Polyester white trash made in nowhere

Take this shirt

And make it clean, clean

Take this soul

Stranded in some skin and bones

Take this soul

And make it sing

 

Yahweh, Yahweh

Always pain before a child is born

Yahweh, Yahweh

Still I'm waiting for the dawn

 

Take these hands

Teach them what to carry

Take these hands

Don't make a fist

Take this mouth

So quick to criticize

Take this mouth

Give it a kiss

 

Yahweh, Yahweh

Always pain before a child is born

Yahweh, Yahweh

Still I'm waiting for the dawn

 

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up

The sun is coming up on the ocean

This love is like a drop in the ocean

This love is like a drop in the ocean

 

Yahweh, Yahweh

Always pain before a child is born

Yahweh, tell me now

Why the dark before the dawn?

 

Take this city

A city should be shining on a hill

Take this city

If it be your will

What no man can own, no man can take

Take this heart

Take this heart

Take this heart

And make it break

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Welcome

Call to Worship

Song  The Story

Readings : Genesis 1, 2

Message  Beginnings: Creation

Reflect

Conversation

Share & Prayer

Song  Yahweh

Closing

Benediction

...

Lyrics

The Story (HANSEROTH, PHILLIP JOHN)

All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I've been

And how I got to where I am

But these stories don't mean anything

When you've got no one to tell them to

It's true: I was made for you

 

I climbed across the mountain tops

Swam all across the ocean blue

I crossed all the lines, and I broke all the rules

But, baby, I broke them all for you

Because even when I was flat broke

You made me feel like a million bucks

You do

I was made for you

 

You see the smile that's on my mouth

It's hiding the words that don't come out

And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed

They don't know my head is a mess

No, they don't know who I really am

And they don't know what

I've been through like you do

And I was made for you

 

All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I've been

And how I got to where I am

But these stories don't mean anything

When you've got no one to tell them to

It's true: I was made for you

It's true: I was made for you

 

Yahweh (U2)

Take these shoes

Click clacking down some dead end street

Take these shoes

And make them fit

Take this shirt

Polyester white trash made in nowhere

Take this shirt

And make it clean, clean

Take this soul

Stranded in some skin and bones

Take this soul

And make it sing

 

Yahweh, Yahweh

Always pain before a child is born

Yahweh, Yahweh

Still I'm waiting for the dawn

 

Take these hands

Teach them what to carry

Take these hands

Don't make a fist

Take this mouth

So quick to criticize

Take this mouth

Give it a kiss

 

Yahweh, Yahweh

Always pain before a child is born

Yahweh, Yahweh

Still I'm waiting for the dawn

 

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up

The sun is coming up on the ocean

This love is like a drop in the ocean

This love is like a drop in the ocean

 

Yahweh, Yahweh

Always pain before a child is born

Yahweh, tell me now

Why the dark before the dawn?

 

Take this city

A city should be shining on a hill

Take this city

If it be your will

What no man can own, no man can take

Take this heart

Take this heart

Take this heart

And make it break

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Tonight we will have a shortened worship service and then join others in a Vigil for Love at Penn Square in downtown Lancaster. We will begin promptly at 5:30pm, Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel.

Welcome

Call to Worship

Stories: Love & Hate and the Challenge of Peace-Making

Community Share & a time of Prayer

Song: This Land Is Your Land

Closing

Benediction to the Vigil

***

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

This land is your land, this land is my land

From the California to the New York Island

From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

 

As I went walking that ribbon of highway

I saw above me that endless skyway

Saw below me the golden valley

This land was made for you and me

 

I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

All around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me

 

In the squares of the city - in the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office - I see my people

And some are grumblin', and some are wonderin'

If this land's still made for you and me

 

Nobody living can ever stop me

As I go walking that freedom highway:

Nobody living can ever make me turn back

This land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, this land is my land

From the California to the New York Island

From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

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Welcome

Call to Worship

Stories, part 1

Song “In My Life”

Stories, Friend’s Meeting House conversation

Stories, part 2

Song "He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)"

Share & Prayer

Closing

Benediction

***

In My Life

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life I love you more

Songwriters: LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL

He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)

He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole wide world in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands

He's got you and me brother in His hands
He's got you and me sister in His hands
He's got you and me brother in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands

He's got everybody here in His hands
He's got everybody here in His hands
He's got everybody here in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands

He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole wide world in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands

Songwriters: FORREST, HAMILTON/STEPHENS, MR. ROSS

Order of Worship for Sunday, May 21st, 2017

 
  1. Welcome
  2. Call to Worship
  3. Song: “Time After Time
  4. Recapping the Historical Church Timeline
  5. Song: “Once in a Lifetime
  6. Conversation: What is church? 
  7. Reading "This is Water" (David Foster Wallace)
  8. Msg: Postmodernity and the Church Today
  9. Share & Prayer
    • Song: “Your Love is a Song
  10. Song: “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
  11. Closing / Benediction

May we go out into the world with our eyes and our ears and our hearts wide open, that we may be astounded by the gifts of the Holy Spirit; gifts poured out abundantly, graciously, recklessly; gifts poured out on those who agree with us and those who disagree with us; gifts poured out on our friends and our enemies; gifts poured out and poured into the deepest places of ourselves. Amen.

 

Lyrics

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper, Robert Hyman)

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories,
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
You're calling to me, I can't hear
What you've said
Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows
You're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

You said go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting

Time after time...

Once in a Lifetime

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well...How did I get here? 

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this? 
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile? 
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was... 
(Repeat 7x)

Water dissolving...and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house? 
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to? 
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong? 
And you may say to yourself yourself
My God!...What have I done?! 

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Look where my hand was
Time isn't holding us
Time isn't after us
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Yeah, the twister comes
Here comes the twister
Same as it ever was...

Songwriters: BYRNE, DAVID/FRANTZ, CHRISTOPHER/WEYMOUTH, TINA/HARRISON, JERRY/ENO, BRIAN PETER GEORGE

Your Love is a Song (Jon Foreman, Mike Elizondo)

I hear you breathing in
Another day begins

The stars are falling out
My dreams are fading now, fading out

I've been keeping my eyes wide open
I've been keeping my eyes wide open

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me

Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Your love is a song

The dawn is fire bright
Against the city lights

The clouds are glowing now
The moon is blacking out

I've been keeping my mind wide open
I've been keeping my mind wide open

Your love is a song

With my eyes wide open
I've got my eyes wide open
I've been keeping my hopes unbroken

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace through out the land
(That's the song I hear)

I'd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

That's the song I sing
That's the one for me
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company