The Worship of God | Seventh Sunday After Pentecost


Organ Prelude

Crown Him with Many Crowns, Elvey/Blersch

Chiming of the Hour

Music for Gathering

Ballads, Op. 10, No. 2 (excerpts), J. Brahms

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Call To Worship

One: Before the earth was formed,
we were chosen by God to be God’s people.

Many: God gathers us together that we might
sing of joy and hope, as God’s beloved.

One: Before the stars glittered in the night sky,
we were chosen through Christ to be God’s family.

Many: Christ gathers us together that we might
carol the good news of redemption.

One: Before the rivers flowed to the seas,
we were chosen by the Spirit to serve creation.

Many: The Spirit gathers us together that we might
dance in the fields of peace with our sisters and brothers.

*Children’s Time

Music for Response

This is my Father’s World, Babcock/Harmon

*Morning Prayer

*Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Special Music

My soul doth magnify the Lord, R. Thompson

Scripture Reading

Mark 6:14-29

Prayer of Illumination


Giving our Gifts to God

Music for Response

Sing Praise to the Lord, Psalm 149, W. Croft

Prayer of Dedication



Allegro Moderato, L. Raffy

Thank you to today’s musicians, Ella Torres, soprano; David Labman, keyboard; and Samuel Baker, organ/carillon.