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Posted by Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha on Sunday, July 12, 2020
Order of Service for Outdoor Worship, 7/12/2020
singing bowl Maggie Balogh
centering music Spencer Jones
welcome Dave Frey
Psalm 65:4-13 Shirl Alix
faith reflection Dave Kufahl
creation moment Linda Stoll
children’s demonstration 2 children + Pastor Dave
Isaiah 55:10-13 Shirl Alix
song “You Shall Go Out with Joy” (aka, the trees of the field)
faith reflection Signa Meyers
prayers of the people
The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
song NCH 108 Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old
NCH 108 Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old words by Joy Patterson; tune, “Judas and Mary,” by Sydney Carter
- Isaiah the prophet has written of old how God’s new creation shall come. Instead of the thorn tree, the fir tree shall grow; the wolf shall lie down with the lamb, the lamb, the wolf shall lie down with the lamb.
- The mountains and hills shall break forth into song, the peoples be led forth in peace; the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea, the sea, as the waters cover the sea.
- Yet nations still prey on the meek of the world, and conflict turns parent from child. Your people despoil all the sweetness of earth; the brier and the thorn tree grow wild, grow wild, the brier and the thorn tree grow wild.
- God, bring to fruition your will for the earth, that no one shall hurt or destroy, that wisdom and justice shall reign in the land and your people shall go forth in joy, in joy, your people shall go forth in joy.