Psalm 99 - Message from February 27, 2022

Transfiguration Sunday; Black History Month

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking

Scripture: Psalm 99


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Order of Worship


The Community Gathers... Prelude - Rev. Jerry Asheim

Introit - Caroline Lee ​ Welcome - Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking ​ Gathering Music: "As the Deer" The Faith We Sing #2025 - Margot Hanson, Judy Kriege, Caroline Lee ​ Prayer for Illumination - Willa Seldon

Rowdy and Wild One, when we want to wrangle you in or fold you neatly into our worldview, expand our hearts to hold the breadth of your Creative Love. Companion us as we soften towards surprise and discomfort that, together, we might embrace the Kin-dom of God. Amen

*Opening Hymn: "Welcome" Worship & Song #3152 - Margot Hanson ​ ​To Hear the Word... Scripture Reading: 99 - Pat Bruce-Lerrigo ​ Children's Message - Rev. Kristin Stoneking

*Affirming the Peace Among Us - Carlos Altamirano ​ Anthem: "Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" - Michele Arreola-Burl & Cathryn Bruno

I went up to the mountain Because you asked me to Up over the clouds To where the sky was blue I could see all around me Everywhere I could see all around me Everywhere

Sometimes I feel like I've never been nothing but tired And I'll be walking Till the day I expire Sometimes I lay down No more can I do But then I go on again Because you ask me to

Some days I look down Afraid I will fall And though the sun shines I see nothing at all Then I hear your sweet voice, oh Oh, come and then go, come and then go Telling me softly You love me so

The peaceful valley Just over the mountain The peaceful valley Few come to know I may never get there Ever in this lifetime But sooner or later It's there I will go Sooner or later

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 - Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking ​ ​To Respond and Renew Commitment... Hymn of Response: "As a Fire Is Meant for Burning" - The Faith We Sing #2237 - Cathryn Bruno

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: "Lord I Want to Be a Christian" - Rev. Jerry Asheim ​ Prayer of Dedication

​To Go Forth with Love and Compassion *Closing Hymn: “Shine, Jesus, Shine” The Faith We Sing #2173 - Cathryn Bruno ​ Sending Forth - Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking ​ Postlude: "O, Freedom" - Rev. Jerry Asheim

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***Special thanks to… Preacher: Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking

Worship leaders: Rev. Jerry Asheim, Michele Arreola-Burl, Pat Bruce-Lerrigo, Cathryn Bruno, Margot Hanson, Susan Jardin, Judy Kriege, Caroline Lee, Willa Seldon

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