Saturday, February 05, 2011

Moving Day Worship

Last Sunday's liturgy for worship started in our old space we moved out of and then finished in our new building.

The Welcome Table Church
A free universalist Christian missional community

About Us:
Simply and Freely Following Jesus in the Spirit of Love and Justice For All. Non-creedal. Believing God’s love is for all, for all time. A missional community dedicated not to ourselves and our organization or our building but to acts of service creating a better life and world, especially for and with those most vulnerable—the poor, the sick, the imprisoned, the hungry, the oppressed.

Here, and wherever two or more gather together in this spirit, we become a part of the church, a people of God seeking to make the loving and liberating spirit of Jesus visible in the world. Our Welcome Table is open to all regardless of church affiliation or beliefs, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, economic status, or political persuasion—we welcome all who respect and welcome all and wish to refresh their souls for the service of God.

Today is the day which God has made: Let us rejoice and be glad therein.
What does the Eternal require of us? To do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
Chalice Lighting Covenant
This is our covenant as we walk together in life as a people of God seeking to make the joyful radical compassionate Jesus visible in the world: In the light of truth, and the loving and liberating spirit of Jesus, we gather in freedom, to worship God, and serve all.

From Psalm 92
Morning Songs: Dona Nobis Pacem 388, Find A Stillness 352, Spirit of Life 123, Tis A Gift 16
Readings and Reflections: 422, 435, 685, 696, 698, 704
Songs of Moving: Love Will Guide Us 131, One More Step 168, Guide My Feet 348, There Is More Love Somewhere 95, I’m On My Way 116
We are going, heaven knows where we are going, We'll know we're there.We will get there, heaven knows how we will get there, We know we will.It will be hard we know, And the road will be muddy and rough,But we'll get there, heaven knows how we will get there, We know we will.We are going, heaven knows where we are going, We'll know we're there.

Picking Up Symbols and Moving To New Building

Reassembling In New Building

Candles For Prayers, Blessings
O God help us to be instruments of Thy peace. Where hate rules let us bring love;
where injury, pardon; where discord, union; where doubt, faith; where despair, hope;
where darkness, light; where sorrow, joy. Let us strive more to comfort others than to be comforted; to understand others--than to be understood; to love others--than to be loved. For it is in giving, that we receive, and in pardoning, that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are raised to eternal life.

Songs of Prayer: Amazing Grace 205, Precious Lord 199, Glory Glory 201

Please share prayers and blessings, joys and sorrows, as we light our candles of community.

Now we join in saying the prayer Jesus taught for all those who would follow in his way of radical compassion, courage, conscience, commitment, and community.
Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Communion Homily: Inheriting The Voices and Visions of those who have come before us in this building, a diverse group beginning with those who founded the first church in our area here on this spot in 1909, Turley Methodist Episcopal, then the Witt Memorial Indian Methodist, then the predominantly African American Zion Baptist. They will be here with us, as are all those who have been with our community in the past who are not with us now, and those who are with us now but could not be here today, and those whom we will meet here for the first time. We inherit this vandalized space, incomplete space, and let it stand for all the brokenness of our lives and our world, as we break the bread of life, but in sharing it become whole, and as we pass the cup of hope for the new spirit of this place and of this people.

Let Us Break Bread Together 406
Passing the Bread of Life and the Cup of Hope
We’re Gonna Sit At The Welcome Table 407
Benedictions Shalom Havyreem and Go Now In Peace 413
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011
6514 N. Peoria Ave. and 5920 N. Owasso Ave., Turley, OK 74126

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