Anointed Celebration Reflection for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!
Anointed Celebration Reflection Introduction:
Anointed. Women hold power then and now. Messiah means anointed one. In the culture of the time, a woman washed and anointed guest’s feet. Martha anointed Christ. Mary who sits at Christ’s feet and studies what He teaches anoints Him. Martha’s discipleship preaches with action, not words. Are we to believe that women are forbidden to anoint? Jesus is comfortable in the presence of women. Jesus lives holding women at the same social class status as men. All of humanity is created to live an abundant life. We should all practice our faith in this example.
Restoration. Isaiah prophecies that the Lord will deliver on His promise to His people, those who believe.
Our psalm is a song of ascent, going up. The restoration theme repeats itself here.
We know love is human and divine. Parents love their children. Spouses love one another. Our Lord loves us. Paul longs to be like Christ in his love for the Philippians. This is no small task in humanity.
You Are Mine
I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am here.
Anointed Celebration Reflection Scripture:
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Is. 43:19.
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. Ps. 126:5.
If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more. Phil. 3:4.
You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me. John 12:8.
God of the covenant,
in the glory of the cross
your Son embraced the power of death
and broke its hold over your people.
In this time of repentance,
draw all people to yourself,
that we who confess Jesus as Lord
may put aside the deeds of death
and accept the life of your kingdom. Amen.
Be Not Afraid
performed by John Michael Talbot
You shall cross the barren desert,
but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety,
though you do not know the way.
Sisters and brothers,
as Jesus, in the days before his passion,
offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears,
let us pray for those who suffer, those who are in need,
and those who seek reconciliation.
God of compassion,
you know our faults and yet you promised to forgive.
Keep us in your presence and give us your wisdom.
Open our hearts to gladness,
call dry bones to dance,
and restore to us the joy of your salvation. Amen.
Savior Blessed Savior
Godfrey Thring (1862).
performed by Chris Fleischer, piano
Savior, blessed Savior,
Listen while we sing;
Hearts and voices raising
Praises to our King.
All we have we offer,
All we hope to be,
Body, soul, and spirit,
All we yield to Thee.
you prepare a new way in the wilderness
and your grace waters the desert.
Help us to recognize your hand
working miracles beyond our imagining.
Open our hearts to be transformed
by the new thing you are doing,
so that our lives may proclaim
the extravagance of your love for all,
and its presence in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Ain’t No Mountain High
Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,
Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby
If you need me call me, no matter where you are,
No matter how far; don’t worry baby
Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry,
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!
Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
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