*Those that are able are invited to stand
Welcome and Announcements
- Gathering into worship -
Introit “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” Choir
Kids Introit “Come! Come! Everybody Worship!” TFWS #2271
*Human Relations Sunday Litany
One: The weeping in Ramah (Matthew 2:18) has been loud, and nothing will
comfort the cries of mothers whose children will never come home.
All: Oh God, hear our cries and send healing, change and unity to your
One: Innocent blood cries out from the soil for lives taken because of the
color of their skin, their gender, and cultural differences.
All: Oh God, hear our cries and send healing, change and unity to our land.
One: We have marched, sung, and run,
We have prayed, watched, and waited for a change to come.
All: We have buried loved ones, leaders slain in their prime; and our
families have suffered for the hatred that has plagued our land.
One: We've seen our dreams delayed and fade with the passing of time, hoping, praying that a brighter future would come for our children and grandchildren.
We listened to "I have a dream" speeches; we chanted with the crowd "Yes, we can!"
We believed in a new day when we too would be seen, treated as accepted, protected as
All: AND, God has heard our cries and is sending healing, change and
unity to our land.
One: We stand together, Black, White, Jews, Gentiles, Muslims, churched and
Unchurched - together we watch the dream become a reality as we put aside our
differences and hold hands.
All: God has heard our cries and is sending healing, change, and unity to
One: Yes, we celebrate this day our unity in God. Our differences serve as a
reminder of how precious each of us is in the human tapestry of life and
that the future holds great things for the next generation.
Yes, God has heard our cries. Yes, healing, change, and unity are sweeping
*Hymn “Beloved Child, Beloved Community” to the tune of #145
- Meditation on God’s word -
Scripture 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
*Hymn “Many Gifts, One Spirit” UMH #114
Message Gifted For Others Rev. Kelly J Smith
- Sharing our blessings –
Offering our Gifts and Tithes
Offering of Music “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” Gordon Young
*Doxology “Bless Thou the Gifts” UMH #587
Bless thou the gifts our hands have brought;
bless thou the work our hearts have planned.
Ours is the faith, the will, the thought; the rest, O God, is in thy hand.
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Taking the Word to the World -
*Hymn “Forward Through the Ages” UMH #555
*Hymn “Forward Through the Ages” (refrain only) UMH #555
Forward through the Ages, in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits at the call divine.
TODAY is HUMAN RELATIONS SUNDAY.
One of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings,
Human Relations Day calls us to extend a helping hand to those in crisis so they can overcome formidable obstacles.
The offering supports community developers, united voluntary services and youth offender rehabilitation programs.
905 Mifflin Ave
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith