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Psalm 37 - The Guide - Message from February 20, 2022

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany; Black History Month

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking

Scripture: Psalm 37: 1-11; 39-40

Message: The Guide


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Order of Worship

The Community Gathers... Prelude - Caroline Lee Introit: "This Little Light of Mine" - Elsa ​ Welcome - Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking ​ Gathering Music: "As the Deer" The Faith We Sing #2025 - Margot Hanson, Judy Kriege, Caroline Lee ​ Prayer for Illumination - Stephanie Sisk-Hilton God With Us, we honor what our bodies have made it through to be here today -- the pain and joy that circulates in our systems and lives in our cells. Though we often silence the testimonies of our flesh, you, Incarnate One, ask us to pay attention. May we learn to listen to our bodies, to honor their vulnerability, to love our flesh and build systems of bodily autonomy and care. We remember, our bodies are your body Teach us to treat them as such. Amen. *Opening Hymn: "How Great Thou Art" UM Hymnal #77 - Judy Kriege ​ ​To Hear the Word... Scripture Reading: Psalm 37: 1-11; 39-40 - Pat Bruce-Lerrigo ​ Children's Message - Susan Jardin *Affirming the Peace Among Us ​ Anthem: "Where Could I Go But To The Lord" - Judy Kriege Living below in this old sinful world Hardly a comfort can afford Striving alone to face temptations call Where could I go but to the Lord {CHORUS} Where could I go where could I go Seeking a refuge for my soul Needing a friend to help me in the end Where could I go but to the Lord Neighbors are fun I love them everyone We get along in sweet accord But when I pass the chilling hand of death Where could I go but to the Lord. {CHORUS} Life here is grand with friends I love so well Comfort I get from God's own Word But when my soul needs manna from above Where could I go but to the Lord {CHORUS} Words of Preparation Preacher: May the words of my mouth People: And the meditations of our hearts Together: Be acceptable in your sight, O God, our strength and our redeemer. Message: "The Guide" - Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking ​ ​To Respond and Renew Commitment... Hymn of Response: "Be Still My Soul" - UM Hymnal #534 - Margot Hanson & Caroline Lee Prayers of the People If you have a prayer request or are interested in longer-term spiritual accompaniment from a Stephen Minister, please email prayer@epworthberkeley.org ​ The Prayer Jesus Taught (The Lord's Prayer) Our Creator (Father/Mother), who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom (kin-dom) come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom (kin-dom), and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. ​ Offering Our Resources and our Energy Give online at www.epworthberkeley.org/donate or, send a text message with the dollar amount you wish to give to +1-833-276-7680. ​ Offertory: "Let It Be" - Elsa ​ Prayer of Dedication ​To Go Forth with Love and Compassion *Closing Hymn: “Guide My Feet” The Faith We Sing #2028 - Judy Kriege ​ Sending Forth - Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking ​ Postlude - Caroline Lee *** ***Special thanks to… Preacher: Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking Scripture: Psalm 37: 1-11; 39-40 Worship Leaders: Elsa Applen-Aycock, Pat Bruce-Lerrigo, Margot Hanson, Susan Jardin, Judy Kriege, Caroline Lee, Stephanie Sisk-Hilton Livestream producer: Merrie Bunt Audio engineer: Paul Nasman Podcast producer: Ethan Toven-Lindsey ***Credits... Prayers ©2021 enfleshed. Hymns reprinted/streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE # A-733809, CCLI Copyright license # 20022935, & CCLI Streaming license # 20476749. All rights reserved