This Week's Worship Bulletin

“Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children.” (Matthew 5:9; CEB)

Worship Leader: Laura Garvey

* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able. Congregational responses are in bold print.  

Entrance & Praise

Prelude  (John Kwon)

Welcome (Rev. Park)

Announcements

Call to Worship (Laura Garvey)
I Have a Dream, inspired by Martin Luther King

L:   May we dream of a world made new,
All: Where together we shout for justice,
     And as one we fight against oppression.

L:  May we dream of a world made new,
All: Where together we seek God’s righteousness
      And as one we sing God’s praise.

L:  May we dream of a world made new,
All: Where together we climb God’s mountain, 
      And as one we enter the promised land. 

L:  May we dream of a world made new,
All: Where together we proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom, 
      And as one we enjoy its peace, and abundance and love.
      AMEN

Opening Hymn    “God of Love, We’ve Known Division” (vs.1&4)    
1.   God of love, we’ve known division and we’ve seen its awful cost.
     We have struggled as a nation, and there’s much that we have lost.           
     We have been a house divided¬¬¬¬--and divided, we can’t stand.
     May our nation be united; give us peace throughout this land.

4.   You have challenged us to goodness; you have shown a kinder way.
     It’s your love that now inspires us as we seek a better day.
     May we end our harsh division; may we stop the hate and fear.
     Make us one, Lord, as a nation; may we be united here. 
           
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Passing the Peace      

Pastoral Prayer        Rev. Park

The Lord’s Prayer        
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Proclamation

Scripture Reading    
Matthew 5:21-26   (Laura Garvey)
This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God    


Offering Anthem  Prelude from Partita #1 BWV 825 (Bach)   (John Kwon)
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Message    Let Us Be a Peacemaker (Rev. Park)

Sending Forth

Closing Hymn    “Let There Be Peace on Earth”    UMH #431
1.  Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me; 
    Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. 
    With God our creator, children all are we. 
    Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony. 
    Let peace begin with me; let this be the moment now. 
    With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow; 
    To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. 
    Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

Benediction (Rev. Park)

Postlude (John Kwon)

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