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Sermon: “Surprised by God’s Grace”
Theme: As we release our assumptions and attachment to getting our way God’s grace is experienced in a new and more powerful relationship of healing and peace.
Purpose: The congregation will seek to practice humility, forgiveness, and acceptance of our current situation.
Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:17-23 Living in the time of exile, being purified by the obedience of faith.
Luke 24:13-35 The Walk to Emmaus where Jesus appears to the disciples.
How does Jesus appear to us today? How does Jesus’ resurrection become apparent to us, particularly when we are experience fear or struggles? How can we be resurrection focused rather than distracted by our own issues? How does the process of walking through what has happened in our life have the potential of opening us to see Jesus in our midst?
Liturgist: Pete Wills
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God Hymnal #582 Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text; adapt. Paul M. Vasile, 2008; © 2008 Paul M. Vasile
MUSIC (GLORY TO GOD (Vasile)): Paul M. Vasile, 2008; © 2008 Paul M. Vasile
Glory to God Hymnal #762“When the Poor Ones”
TEXT: José Antonio Olivar and Miguel Manzano, 1970; trans. George Lockwood, 1980, alt.;
© 1971 José Antonio Olivar and Miguel Manzano (Published by OCP)
MUSIC (EL CAMINO 12.11.12 with refrain): José Antonio Olivar and Miguel Manzano, 1970; arr. Alvin Schutmaat, 1971; © 1971 José Antonio Olivar and Miguel Manzano (Published by OCP)
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The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Piano Solo: “Novole Bianche” by Ludovico Einaudi Emily A.
Glory to God Hymnal #821 “My Life Flows On” (How Can I Keep From Singing)
TEXT: Robert Lowry, 1869
MUSIC (HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING 126.96.36.199 with refrain): Robert Lowry, 1869