Welcome to the Power of Prayer Gathering – May 1, 2020

One: Grace and peace be with you.

MOST: And also with you.

 

SONG: Skye Boat Song                                                               Paul West

Skye Boat Song – Paul West


One: Please join with me in prayer…      [from Prayer Book of the Anglican Church of New Zealand]


 

 

 

 

 

SONG: What a Friend We Have in Jesus                  (Joseph Scriven)

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Je – sus,      All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to car – ry                  Ev’ry – thing to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit;        Oh, what needless pain we bear

All because we do not car – ry             Ev’ry – thing to God in prayer!

 

Have we trials and temptations          Is there trouble anywhere

We should never be discouraged        Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful?        Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness         Take it to the Lord in prayer.

  

Are we weak and heavy-la – den;        Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our re – fuge –   Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?  Take it to the Lord in Prayer!

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee,    Thou wilt find a solace there.



 

 

 

 

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter  under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to  plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and  a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a  time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to  dance;

a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones  together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to  throw away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep  silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate; 

a time for war, and a time for peace.

One: Hear What The Spirit Is Saying To The Church…

ALL: Thanks be to God


 

 

 

 

 

 

“Turn, Turn, Turn” – Song Perspectives


Song: Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)

Turn Turn Turn – Pete Seeger

“Turn, Turn, Turn”                                       Pete Seeger

To everything, turn, turn, turn,      There is a season, turn, turn, turn,

And a time to every purpose under heaven

 

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to plant, a time to reap

A time to kill, a time to heal

A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything, turn, turn, turn,      There is a season, turn, turn, turn,

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down

A time to dance, a time to mourn

        A time to cast away stones

A time to gather stones together

To everything, turn, turn, turn,      There is a season, turn, turn, turn,

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate

A time of war, a time of peace

        A time you may embrace

A time to refrain from embracing

To everything, turn, turn, turn,      There is a season, turn, turn, turn,

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose

A time to rend, a time to sew

A time to love, a time to hate

A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late

 


 

 

 

 

 

Joys & Concerns

 

Litany of Healing (portions from Public Service of Healing)

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONSE:

We praise you and thank you, O Lord

 

 

 

 

RESPONSE:

Hear us, O Lord of life

 

One: You are the Lord who does wonders:

ALL: You have declared your power among the peoples

One: With you, O Lord, is the well of life:

ALL: And in your light we see light.

One: Hear us, O Lord of life:

ALL: Heal us, and make us whole.

One: Let Us Pray… (concluding with Lord’s Prayer)


 

 

 

 

 

SONG: May the Peace of the Lord Christ Go With You     (Northumbria Community Trust)

May the Peace of the Lord Christ Go With You

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,

wherever He may send you.

May He guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May He bring you home rejoicing

at the wonders He has shown you.

May He bring you home rejoicing

once again into our doors.

REPEAT

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,

wherever He may send you.

May He guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May He bring you home rejoicing

at the wonders He has shown you.

May He bring you home rejoicing

once again into our doors.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSING (in unison:) 

Friends, life is short and there is precious little time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us…     So make haste to be kind, and be quick to love, for within every act of love and kindness, the God who first formed us, reforms and transforms us again and again, now and forever! And for that God’s people say:  AMEN!

Go in peace, with love and courage, knowing it’s never too late!

New Cszardas

[NOTE: In silence, please feel free to leave this Zoom meeting when you are ready…]

PARTING MUSIC:                                                 New Cszardas

NOTE: The community is grateful to Bill R., Susie R., Paul W. and Steve L. for their contributions to today’s gathering