Order of Worship, 4.9.17

The Middle Ages: The Church Splits.. and Splits and Splits and Splits

Welcome

Call to Worship

Song : Ophelia

Message : Splitting, Its Value and Cost

Reflection

Community Update & Conversation

Share & Prayer

Song : Imagine

Closing

Benediction

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Call to Worship / Benediction (E Shuba)

Gratitude opens the door off its hinges

To avail the light

Gazing glances up stairwell leads

For hopeful breath expelled

This cleansing marks

Freedom

Kisses blown over shoulders

At the spilling of yesterday's salt

Rounding

Eyes back forward

To journey's next step

With lungs full

Arms finally stretched to their boundaries

Alive in the hard won openness

Together

Up one blessed step at a time

Ophelia (R Robertson)

Boards on the window
Mail by the door
What would anybody leave so quickly for?
Ophelia
Where have you gone?

The old neighborhood just ain't the same
Nobody knows just what became of
Ophelia
Tell me, what went wrong

Was it something that somebody said?
Mama, I know we broke the rules
Was somebody up against the law?
Honey, you know I'd die for you

Ashes of laughter
The ghost is clear
Why do the best things always disappear
Like Ophelia
Please darken my door

Was it something that somebody said?
Mama, I know we broke the rules
Was somebody up against the law?
Honey, you know I'd die for you

They got your number
Scared and running
But I'm still waiting for the second coming
Of Ophelia
Come back home

Imagine (J Lennon)

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one