For Sunday, September 5, 2021 we will gather in person in the sanctuary at 9:00, and share communion out doors at the end of the service. The bulletin for that service may be found HERE. Or those who wish may take part in a Zoom communion service that will begin at 10:30.
We will also be offering our YouTube worship which is a service from last year and may be found HERE, and the bulletin for that service is HERE. The Radio version of the service has new material and is available by clicking HERE.
Sermon: Culture and Prejudice
Theme: We recognize that the prejudice and attitudes demonstrated in the bible are not directive to how we should behave today.
Purpose: We will learn to separate what gives us direction from what was common in the culture of the past.
Scriptures: James 2:1-10, 14-17 Faith without works is dead. Why do we dishonor the poor and cater to the wealthy?
Mark 7:24-37 Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman, and the man who is deaf.
Questions: Why did Jesus act in a way that seems so rude to us? Since Jesus was rude to the woman, does that mean we are not expected to be kind to all people? What was the cultural issue that lead to this type of an interchange as happened between Jesus and this woman? Was James’ instruction to the people in the church that necessary? Were people seriously showing partiality based upon clothing and appearances? How do we do those same things today? What can we do to be aware of our prejudices that interfere with our mission to share God’s love?
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Prelude: “O Waly Waly” (When Love is Found) arranged by William Beckstrand
Pull Out the Stops Vol 1, Contributors: William Beckstrand, Tune: Setting © 2001 Augsburg Fortress
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Opening Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #302 “When Hands Reach Out” vs. 3-5
TEXT: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2001; © 2001 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
MUSIC (O WALY WALY, LM): English folk melody; harm. John Weaver, 1988; harm. © 1990 Hope Publishing Company,
Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by Permission.
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The Presbyterian Hymnal # 579 Gloria Patri
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #372 “O For a World”
TEXT: Miriam Therese Winter, 1987; © 1990 Medical Mission Sisters
MUSIC (AZMON, CM): Carl Gotthelf Gläser 1828; arr. Lowell Mason, 1839
Liturgist: Jolene Schry
Description for Sunday, Sept 5, 2021 – Originally recorded for Sunday, November 8th, 2020 Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version) Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved. Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #771 “What is the World Like” vs. 1, 2 and 4 TEXT: Adam M. L. Tice, 2009, © 2009 GIA Publications, Inc. MUSIC (NEW WORLD 10.10.10.10): Sally Ann Morris, 2009; © 2009 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666 The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri” Public Domain Glory Be to the Father TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851) Special music: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” Sung by the Ecumenical Reformation Choir at St. Pat’s Concert Hall, Fond du Lac, WI October 22, 2017 African American Spiritual Sending: Glory to God #765 “May the God of Hope Go with Us” TEXT: Alvin Schutmaat, 1984 MUSIC (ARGENTINA 126.96.36.199 with refrain): Argentine folk melody Liturgist: Krista Tahlman