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11/15/20 Vocal Response by David R. Evans accompanied by Melissa Snavely on Piano. Lyrics:

O Lord God, You Have Called Your Servants        Carl Schalk 

O Lord God,

You have called Your servants 

To ventures of which we cannot see the ending,

By paths as yet untrodden,

Through perils unknown. 

Give us faith to go out with good courage,

Not knowing where we go,

But only that Your hand is leading us,

And Your love supporting us.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Words: Collect from Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer 

Music: Carl Schalk.  ©1983, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO


10/11/20 Vocal Response was sung by David R. Evans, Minister with Music, accompanied by Melissa Snavely on Piano. Lyrics:

God of Mercy, God of Grace

Joe Cox

God of mercy, God of grace,

Show the brightness of Your face:

Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,

Fill Thy church with light Divine;

And Your saving love extend,

Unto earth's remotest end.

Let Thy people praise You, Lord;

Be by all that live adored;

Let the nations shout and sing,

Glory to their Saviour King;

Let all be, below, above,

One in joy, and light, and love.

Sovereign Lord, who made the earth,

You have given us new birth.

Grant your servants speak your Word,

And with boldness call you Lord.

While you stretch your hand to heal,

Signs and wonders you reveal.

God of mercy, God of grace,

Show the brightness of Your face.

Words by Henry Francis Lyte (vss 1 and 2) and Joe Cox (vs 3),

based on Acts 4:24-30. Music by Joe Cox, 1999

ã Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596


October 4th's Instrumental Selection was a duet by David R. Evans on French Horn and Melissa Snavely on Piano. Lyrics below:

We’re Marching to Zion

arr. Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.

Come, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
Join in a song with sweet accord
And thus surround the throne,
And thus surround the throne.
Refrain:
We're marching to Zion,
Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We're marching upward to Zion,
The beautiful city of God.


Let those refuse to sing
Who never knew our God;
But children of the heavenly King,
But children of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad,
May speak their joys abroad.
(Refrain)

Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We're marching through Emmanuel's ground,
We're marching through Emmanuel's ground,
To fairer worlds on high,
To fairer worlds on high.
(Refrain).

Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Tune: Marching to Zion, Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

arr. Hugh S. Livingston, Jr. ©2016 Lorenz Publishing Co., Dayton, OH

ã Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596

BENEDICTIONS: 

11/22/20: From Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing! arr. Wagner, French horn and piano, David R. Evans & Melissa Snavely


Yes, on through life's long path,
Still chanting as ye go;
From youth to age, by night and day,
In gladness and in woe.

Rejoice, rejoice,
Rejoice, give thanks and sing.

 

Still lift your standard high,

Still march in firm array,

As warriors through the darkness toil,

Till dawns the golden day.

Rejoice, rejoice,
Rejoice, give thanks and sing.

 

Words: Edward Hayes Plumtre (1821-1891)   Tune: Marion, Athur Henry Messiter (1834-1916)

Arr. Douglas E. Wagner  ©2011 Lorenz Publishing Co., Dayton, OH

Arrangement adapted for horn and piano by David R. Evans


11/15/20: From "O Lord God, You Have Called Your Servants" by Carl Schalk


O Lord God,

You have called Your servants 

To ventures of which we cannot see the ending,

By paths as yet untrodden,

Through perils unknown. 

 

Give us faith to go out with good courage,

Not knowing where we go,

But only that Your hand is leading us,

And Your love supporting us.

 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

Words: Collect from Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer 

Music: Carl Schalk.  ©1983, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO 


Poetry from Walter Brueggemann's Collection, "Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth" (author's capitalization and punctuation) 

UBC 9/13/20 Used for Benediction - Pentecost Scripture Acts 2:1-16        To make things new that never were

We name you wind, power, force, and then, 

                imaginatively, "Third Person."

We name you and you blow . . .

      blow hard,

      blow cold, 

      blow hot, 

      blow strong,

      blow gentle, 

      blow new . . . 

Blowing ithe world out of nothing to abundance,

blowing the church out of despair to new life, 

blowing little David from shepherd boy to messiah, 

blowing to make things new that never were.

     So blow this day, wind, 

           blow here and there, power,    

           blow even us, force, 

Rush us beyond ourselves, 

Rush us beyond our hopes, 

Rush us beyond our fears, until we enact your newness in the world. 

     Come, come spirit. Amen.  [Written for reading 1 Samuel 16:1-13, April 13, 2000]


UBC 9/6/20 Used for Benediction          Kingdoms rage . . . and we are called

Kingdoms rage; 

empires tremble; 

cities totter. 

      You speak assurance;

      You designate human agents; 

      You say, "This is my beloved son";

      You say, "This is my anointed."

Right in the middle of chaos, 

you designate human agents who do your will. 

And we are not sure:

      We would rather it were you, 

                   directly

                   straight on and visible. 

But you stay hidden in your holy splendor, 

         and we are left with human agents

         about whom we are never sure. 

So we name Jesus, "son of David";

                   so human and frail, even if kicked upstairs; 

                   so vulnerable, even if transformed in song and creed. 

And then, in a flash, it may dawn on us:

                   You call and designate people like us, your agents. 

Kingdoms rage . . . and we are called.

Empires tremble . . . and we are designated. 

Cities totter . . . and we are summoned . . . 

                   like the first David, like the second David . . .

                   us, vulnerable, frail, anxious, your people. 

                   And we are dazzled. Amen.