WELCOME Rev. Anna
*PASSING THE PEACE
*CALL TO WORSHIP Liturgist
You may rise in body or Spirit:
One: This is the season for thoughts of transition,
for one day it will be our time
to be with our ancestors
Do you ever wonder
why your human creatures
are so reluctant to consider
Do you sometimes ponder
the acceptance of the geese to their journey,
and hesitancy of humans
to affirm Your presence throughout the cycle of life?
All: We come together in the circle of our faith,
more pensive in autumn than other Sabbath mornings.
One: Sabbath derives from “peace”,
and so perhaps today would be a good time for all of us
to make our peace with all others.
All: In our worship
may You hear in our words and songs
our commitment to be in harmony
with your plan for our mortal existence, Amen.
Call to Worship adapted from R. Matthew Stevens, who is Métis, and a First Nations Anishinaabe elder.
CALL TO CONFESSION Liturgist
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
9 AM Only:
One: This morning, we will be hearing the list of names of black people killed in the last 12 months by U.S. law enforcement. After you hear the words, “Say their name,” please repeat the name you hear:
Jonathan Price, 31 years old, Jonathan Price, say his name:
Walter Wallace Jr., 21 years old, Walter Wallace Jr., say his name:
Walter Wallace Jr.
Kevin Peterson Jr., 21 years old, Kevin Peterson Jr., say his name:
Kevin Peterson Jr.
Quawan Charles, 15 years old, Quawan Charles, say his name:
Aiden Ellison, 19 years old, Aiden Ellison, say his name:
Casey Goodson Jr., 23 years old, Casey Goodson Jr., say his name:
Casey Goodson Jr.
Bennie Edwards, 60 years old, Bennie Edwards, say his name:
Vincent Belmonte, 18 years old, Vincent Belmonte, say his name:
Xzavier Hill, 18 years old, Xzavier Hill, say his name:
Robert Howard, 30 years old, Robert Howard, say his name:
Jenoah Donald, 30 years old, Jenoah Donald, say his name:
Patrick Warren, 52 years old, Patrick Warren, say his name:
Dominique Williams, 32 years old, Dominique Williams, say his name:
Marvin Scott III, 26 years old, Marvin Scott III, say his name:
Marvin Scott III
Daunte Wright, 20 years old, Daunte Wright, say his name:
James Lionel Johnson, 28 years old, James Lionel Johnson, say his name:
James Lionel Johnson
Ma’khia Bryant, 16 years old, Ma’khia Bryant, say her name
Matthew Williams, 35 years old, Matthew Williams, say his name
BOTH 9 AM and 11 AM Services: Lector
One: Everliving God,
As we hear the names of those dearly departed,
We lament that the sin of racial hatred and prejudice
distorts your divine plan for our human lives.
In every person, every race, is your image.
But too often we are complicit in systems
that fail to recognize your image in all saints.
Help us to follow in the footsteps of all the saints who fought for a more just and peaceful world. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF GRACE
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
And he said to them, "What is it you want me to do for you?"
And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory."
But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
They replied, "We are able."
Then Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; But to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."
One: This is the Word of God for all the people of God.
Many: Thanks be to God!
MEDITATION: Rev. Anna
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
All are invited to the table of love, baptized or not, member or not, whether your faith is strong or you are doubting, all are welcome at God's table.
SHARING THE BREAD AND CUP
All are now invited
to come down the center aisle
one household at a time for communion,
beginning with the front pews
and leaving room for social distancing.
Please exit by the side aisles,
placing offerings in the plates.
I or a deacon will also be coming around
to give communion to those who prefer to remain seated;
just give us a nod, and we will serve you.
Gluten free communion is also available.
You may take communion as soon as you have received it.
So come now, for all things are ready…