Our worship, Wednesday nights at 8pm, is called “pause” because it’s like taking a big deep breath in the middle of the week. It begins on September 9th, and will be online (via Zoom) for the foreseeable future. You can expect mostly students to be in attendance, acoustic music, beautiful art, robust conversation, quiet prayer, and reflection. Our worship together is at the center of our community and the point from which our action on campus and in the world springs.
As an expression of the love we know in Christ and are reminded of during this “pause,” we are sent out into the world, onto campus and all the communities our students touch this year, to embody God’s love for the world. Maybe that’s serving at a local food shelf, handing out quarantine care kits to students, making a prayer collage at home, or attending a protest/march for justice. The options will change each week and we hope you find them meaningful and a chance to encounter God at work in the world.
We send out weekly e-mails with our Zoom info and the different response options that week after worship. E-mail Dana if you aren’t on our e-mail list and want to get these worship updates!
pause Worship Bulletin // 03.03.2021 @ 8pm
Here are a few things you can gather together to help prepare for worship:
- Communion – We’ll be sharing in the meal of Holy Communion tonight so gather whatever closely resembles bread and grape juice or wine in your home, and bring it to worship.
- Zoom – We’ll be worshiping on Zoom tonight. We’ll have the Zoom room open at 7:50pm. Come early to say hi to folks and we’ll start worship at 8pm! E-mail Dana if you need the Zoom link!
- Bring what makes you feel centered for worship. – Maybe that’s a warm cup of tea or hot cocoa, a pen & paper for doodling, or a candle to light as we worship together.
- Digital Bulletin – We also recommend pulling this digital bulletin up in a different tab, so you can follow along with worship.
Welcome to Worship
Prelude – Again + Again by The Many
Gathering Song – Kyrie by Zach Busch + LCMers
Prayer of the Day
O God, bless this wilderness time that we are in. Bless the valleys, the peaks, and the plains. Bless the desert and the water, the trials and the discoveries. As we journey through these 40 days, renew us in the gift of baptism, that we may provide for those who are poor, pray for those in need, fast from self-indulgence, and above all that we may find our treasure in the life of your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Reading – Genesis 32:22-31
22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.
24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” 27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” 29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
Offering – I Want Jesus to Walk With Me by Noah Stewart
The Prayers of the People
Our Creator, our Mother, our Father in Heaven
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.
We’ll send you into breakout rooms to serve and bless one another. As you serve one another Holy Communion, please say to one another, “Name, This is the body of Christ given for you, and the blood of Christ shed for you.”
For those not taking communion, you can use this blessing: “Name, you are a Beloved Child of God.”
WE GO OUT