for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!
Crossroads Celebration Introduction:
In Ecclesiastes we have a special opportunity to contemplate ancient wisdoms of the teacher-prophet which still apply to our modern lives. Vanity, hebel. Business, inyan; or Busyness? Pleasure. Will we find lasting satisfaction in material goods which will terminate in death? Or do we join in engaging everlasting life through salvation?
Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy satisfaction to a point. So goes our Psalm today. Poverty may allow us a better understanding of death as a gate to everlasting life.
Luke carries us through putting aside idolatry and earthly attractions and distractions. Do we call upon the strength to resist earthly temptations?
Jesus loves me, this I know
Anna Bartlett Warner (1859).
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.
Crossroads Celebration Scripture:
Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. Eccl. 1:2.
Truly, no ransom avails for one’s life, there is no price one can give to God for it. Ps. 49:7.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Col. 3:2.
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” Luke 12:13.
Prayer: Loving, Generous God,
in abundance you give us things both spiritual and physical.
Help us to hold lightly the fading things of this earth
and grasp tightly the lasting things of your kingdom,
so that what we are and do and say may be our gifts to you
through Christ, who beckons all to seek the things above,
where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
God of salvation,
who sent your Son to seek out and save what is lost,
hear our prayers
on behalf of those who are lost in our day,
receiving these petitions and thanksgivings
with your unending compassion.
visit your people
and pour out your strength and courage upon us,
that we may hurry to make you welcome
not only in our concern for others,
but by serving them
generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.
Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
Charles Wesley (1749).
St Petersburg piano accompaniment
Thou hidden source of calm repose,
Thou all sufficient love divine,
My help and refuge from my foes,
Secure I am if Thou art mine;
And lo! from sin and grief and shame
I hide me, Jesus, in Thy name.
Dear God of justice,
your word is light and truth.
Let your face shine on us to restore us,
that we may walk in your way,
seeking justice and doing good. Amen.
All My Hope in God is Founded
Yoachim Neander (1680).
All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
calls my heart to be his own.
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
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