• Scripture - Psalm 124; Exodus 1:8-2:10
  • Message - Kristin Woodburke
  • Prayers of the People - Maureen McCartney
  • Music Offering
    • Introit: There is Room for All
    • Hymn: God of the Bible
    • Music Ministry: Rendez-vous: Divide
    • Hymn: Be Not Afraid
    • Hymn: Grant Us, God, the Grace
    • Hymn: Rendez-vous: I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
    • Benediction: Dance with the Spirit

Message

Kristin Woodburke

Reflection - August 23, 2020 (PDF)

Prayers of the People

Maureen McCartney

Responsive Scripture

Psalm 124

Refrain:
Our help comes from God,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

'If God had not been at our side,' now let Israel say: 'If God had not been at our side when mortals rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their fury was roused against us.

Then the flood would have swept us away, and the torrent would have covered us. Then the raging waters would have gone right over our heads.'

Refrain:
Our help comes from God,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

But praised be God: who has not given us as a prey to their teeth. We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's snare; the snare is broken and we are free.

Refrain:
Our help comes from God,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Music Offering

Introit: There is Room for All
Performed by Stephen Cocks

There is room for all in the shadow of God’s wing;
there is room for all, sheltered in God’s love.
And I rejoice and sing, “My refuge and my rock, in whom I trust.”
There is room for all, there is room for all!
(Repeat)

Hymn: God of the Bible
Performed by Stephen Cocks

1.
God of the Bible, God in the Gospel,
Hope seen in Jesus, hope yet to come.
You are our centre, daylight or darkness,
Freedom or prison, you are our home.

Refrain:
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.

2.
God in our struggles, God in our hunger
Suffering with us, taking our part,
Still you empow’r us, mothering Spirit,
Feeding, sustaining, from your own heart.

Refrain

3.
Those without status, those who are nothing,
You have made royal, gifted with rights,
Chosen as partners, midwives of justice,
Birthing new systems, lighting new lights.

Refrain

4.
Not by your finger, not by your anger
Will our world order change in a day,
But by your people, fearless and faithful,
Small paper lanterns, lighting the way.

Refrain

5.
Hope we must carry, shining and certain
Through all our turmoil, terror and loss,
Bonding us gladly one to the other,
Till our world changes facing the Cross.

Refrain

Music Ministry: from Rendez-vous

Divide

Hymn: Be Not Afraid
Performed by Stephen Cocks

Hymn: Grant Us, God, the Grace
Performed by Stephen Cocks

Grant us, God, the grace of giving,
with a spirit large and free,
that ourselves and all our living
we may offer faithfully.

Hymn: from Rendez-vous – I, the Lord of Sea and Sky

Benediction: Dance with the Spirit

Listen to Jim and Jean Strathdee perform Dance with the Spirit.

 

Music statement:

"There is Room for All". Words and Music by Bruce Harding. ©2004 Bruce Harding. One License #A-725403.

"God of the Bible". Words by Shirley Erena Murray, 1995. Music by Tony E. Alonso, 2001. Words ©1996 Hope Publishing. Music ©2001 GIA Publications. One License #A-725403.

"Divide". Words and Music by Andrew Nicholson and Joshua Carr. ©2020 Andrew Nicholson.

"Be Not Afraid". Words and Music by Bob Dufford. Words and Music ©1975, 1978 OCP. One License #A-725403.

"Grant Us, God, the Grace". Public Domain.

"I, the Lord of Sea and Sky". Words and Music by Dan Schutte. ©1981 OCP. One License #A-725403.

"Dance with the Spirit". Words and Music by Jim Strathdee. ©1995 Desert Flower Music. One License #A-725403.