Order of Worship

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

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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

Order of Worship

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

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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