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Posted by Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha on Sunday, July 19, 2020

Order of Worship, 19 July 2020

Singing bowl          Nolan Smith

Gathering Music          Spencer Jones

Welcome          David Frey

Creation Moment          Laurie Kleist

Song     NCH 233     Christ the Lord is Risen Today, v. 1, 4

Scripture     Genesis 28:10-19a          Jack Fry

Song     NCH 500     We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Reflection          Pat Rosenak

Scripture     Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Meditation

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Song     NCH 608     Christ Will Come Again

Benediction

Sending Music

Singing Bowl

NCH 233     Christ the Lord is Risen Today.     Words: Charles Wesley

  1. 1:  Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!  Mortal tongues and angels say: Alleluia!  Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!  Sing, glad heavens, and earth reply: Alleluia!
  2. Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!  Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!  Made like Christ, like Christ we rise, Alleluia!  Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

NCH 500     We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder          African-American Spiritual

  1. We are climbing Jacob’s ladder; we are climbing Jacob’s ladder; we are climbing Jacob’s ladder; bearers of the cross.
  2. Every round goes higher, higher; every round goes higher, higher; every round goes higher, higher; bearers of the cross.
  3. Rise, shine, give God glory; rise, shine, give God glory; rise, shine, give God glory; bearers of the cross.

NCH 608     Christ Will Come Again          words, Brian Wren, 1987; tune, “Ida,” Joan Collier Fogg, 1987

  1. Christ will come again, God’s justice to complete, to reap the fields of time and sift the weeds from wheat: then let us passionately care for peace and justice here on earth, and evil’s rage restrain with love, till Christ shall come again.
  2. Christ will come again and life shall be complete.  The waters from the throne shall wash the nations’ feet: then let us passionately care for health and wholeness here on earth, and ease our neighbor’s pain with love, till Christ shall come again.
  3. Christ will come again, and joy shall be complete as flames of lightning love bedeck the judgment seat: then let us passionately share the whole great gospel here on earth, until all things attain their end, when Christ shall come again.