Welcome to the Power of Prayer Gathering – May 8, 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…     


 

 

 

 

 

SONG: Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken               like the first morning,

Blackbird has spoken             like the first bird

Praise for the singing!            Praise for the morning!

Praise for them springing       fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain’s new fall         sunlit from heaven,

Like the first dewfall              on the first grass

Praise for the sweetness          of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness          where God’s feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight!              Mine is the morning

Born of the one light              Eden saw play!

Praise with elation                  praise every morning,

God’s re-creation                   of the new day!



 

 

 

 

 

Luke 10:25-37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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

ALL: Thanks be to God


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” – Song Perspectives


Song: “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” (Williams, Williams, Hughes)

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Williams; P. Williams; Hughes)

 

Guide me, O  Thou great Jehovah

Pilgrim through this bar – ren  land

I  am weak, but Thou art mighty

Hold me with Thy pow’r – ful  hand

Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven

Feed me ‘til I want no more

Feed me ‘til I want  no  more

 

Op – en now the crystal fountain

Whence the healing stream doth flow

Let the fire and cloudy pillar

Lead me all my jour – ney  through

Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer

Be Thou still my Strength and Shield

Be Thou still my Strength and  Shield

 

When I tread the verge of Jordan

Bid my anxious fears sub – side

Bear me through the roiling current

Land me safe on Ca – naan’s side

Songs of praises, songs of praises

I will ever give to Thee

I will ever give  to  Thee 


 

 

 

 

 

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: I’ll Fly Away   by Albert E. Brumley (1932)

I’ll Fly Away

I’ll Fly Away            by Albert E. Brumley (1932)

Some glad morning when this life is o’er          I’ll    fly away.

To a home on God’s celestial shore,          I’ll    fly away.

I’ll   fly away,  O glory,                                 I’ll       fly away.

When I die,  hallelujah, by and by           Oh,  I’ll    fly away.

Now’s the time to live like Jesus asks,           I’ll      fly today.

Do for others, shed our human masks,            I’ll     fly today.

I’ll   fly away,  O glory,                                 I’ll       fly away.

When I die,  hallelujah, by and by           Oh,  I’ll    fly away.

When the shadows of this life have grown, I’ll     fly away.

Like a bird from prison bars have flown,     I’ll     fly away.

I’ll   fly away,  O glory,                                 I’ll       fly away.

When I die,  hallelujah, by and by           Oh,  I’ll    fly away.

Just a few more weary days and then        I’ll      fly away.

To a land where joy shall never end,           I’ll     fly away.

I’ll   fly away,  O glory,                                 I’ll       fly away.

When I die,  hallelujah, by and by           Oh,  I’ll    fly away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

John Ryan’s Reel

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

PARTING MUSIC:                                                 John Ryan’s Reel

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