March 15, 2020: Worship Service

This is a modified version of our 11 a.m. Worship service as outlined in the bulletin (available for download above).

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O God, How We Have Wandered

O God, how we have wandered and hidden from your face;
In foolishness have squandered your legacy of grace.
But how, in exile dwelling, we turn with fear and shame,
As distant but compelling, you call us each by name.

And now at length discerning the evil that we do,
By faith we are returning with hope and trust in you.
In haste you come to meet us, and home rejoicing bring,
In gladness there to greet us with calf and robe and ring.

O God of all the living, both banished and restored,
Compassionate, forgiving, our peace and hope assured.
Grant now that our transgressing, our faithlessness may cease.
Stretch out your hand in blessing, in pardon, and in peace.

Crashing Waters at Creation

Crashing waters at creation, ordered by the Spirit’s breath,
First to witness day’s beginning from the brightness of night’s death.

Parting waters stood and trembled as the captives passed on through, 
washing off the chains of bondage – channel to a life made new.

Cleansing waters once at Jordan closed around the one foretold,
Opened to reveal the glory ever new and ever old.

Living water, never ending, quench the thirst and flood the soul.
Wellspring, Source of life eternal, drench our dryness, make us whole.

I Heard the Voice

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest,
Lay down, O weary one, lay down your head upon my breast.
”I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad,
I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give
The living water, thirsty one, stoop down, and drink, and live.
”I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s light;
Look unto me, your morn shall rise, and all your day be bright."
I looked to Jesus, and I found in him my star, my sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk till travelling days are done.