Reverend Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Sunday Service
(Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
– Early Music Sunday –
September 26, 2021

Scripture: Psalm 19:1-6
Sermon – “The Sacredness That Surrounds Us”

Hymn: “Spacious Firmaments”
Hymn: #S-23 Touch the Earth Lightly
Hymn: #54 For the Beauty of the Earth

Prelude: Preludio: Grave, Corrente from Sonata in F Major by Francisco Jose De Castro (1670-1730)
Performed by Gina Jenkins, Tom Anastasio: recorders / Hal Parker: harpsichord

Welcome & Announcements

*Call To Worship
LEADER: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
LEADER: “The heavens are telling the glory of the Lord; and the firmament proclaims
his handiwork.”
PEOPLE: All around us are signs and wonders, fingerprints of the creator. Praise
be to God!
LEADER: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it; the world, and all who live in it.”
PEOPLE: All around us we find life; all the created world is related to us. Praise be
to God!
LEADER: Come, let us dwell in God’s work of art! Here in this wondrous world we are
not alone. We share this life with the heavens and the earth…
PEOPLE: With the waters and the land, with trees and grasses, With fish, birds,
and animals, with minerals and creatures of every form, And with all our brothers
and sisters. Praise be to God!
LEADER: God is good and everything God makes is good
PEOPLE: Praise to the creator of all that is, seen and unseen! Amen.

Opening Prayer

*Gloria Patri #36
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*Hymn: see insert “The Spacious Firmament”

Scripture: Psalm 19: 1-6, read by Hal Gray

Anthem: “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Durufle, performed by Hal Parker

Sermon: “The Sacredness That Surrounds Us” by Jeff Pierpont

A Time of Silence

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise
God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen.
(If you want to give today, please find the offering plate at either entrance.)

*Prayer of Dedication
ALL: God of Abundance, bless the gifts that we commit to your work this day that
our efforts might serve the future thriving of this world you so love. Amen.

*Hymn: #S-23 “Touch The Earth Lightly”

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in your hymnal)

*Hymn: #54 “For The Beauty Of The Earth”

*Benediction by Jeff Pierpont