Invitation to  Worship

Come, let us sing to  Adonai, let us praise the God of all creation!


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Let everything that lives and that breathes-

~give praise to Adonai, alleluia!


Sunday Morning Hymn

On this day, the first days,

God our Abba’s Name we praise;

Who creation’s Source and Spring

Did the world from darkness bring.


On this day th’ eternal Son

over death his triumph won;

On this day the Spirit  came

with those gifts of living flame.


God, you made woman and man

Godlike in your loving plan,

Fill us with that love divine

that like stars we too may shine.


Word-Made-Flesh, all praises be!

You from sin have set us free;

And with you we die and rise

Unto God in sacrifice.


Holy Spirit you impart

Gifts of love to ev’ry heart

Give us light and grace, we pray,

Fill our hearts this holy day.


God, O Blessed Three in One

May your holy will be done;

In your word our souls are free,

As we praise the Trinity.  Amen.

Text:  LeMans Breviary, 1748; Melody: GOTT SEI DANK




As morning breaks, I look to you,

I look to you, O God, to be my strength this day,

as morning breaks, as morning breaks.

Psalm 62/63

O God, you are my God, for you I long for you my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for you like a dry weary land without water;

So I gaze on you in your holy place to see your strength and your glory.


For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise.

So I will bless you all my life, in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul shall be filled as with a banquet, my mouth shall praise you with joy.


On my bed I remember you.  On you I muse through the night,

for you have been my help; in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.

My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast.


Glory to the ABBA and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As it was in the beginning, is now, 

and will be forever. Amen.

As morning breaks, I look to you,

I look to you, O God, to be my strength this day,

as morning breaks, as morning breaks.


 READING   Romans 8:35

What will separate us from the love of Christ? 
Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? 
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.


R. The eyes of all creatures look to you, Adonai, *and you give them their food in due season.  V. You open wide your hand, grant the desires of all who live; * and you give them their food in due season. V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.

Canticle of Zachariah


“Have the people sit down,” said Jesus.

And when he had given thanks and praise

everyone had enough to eat. Alleluia!


Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

“Have the people sit down,” said Jesus.

And when he had given thanks and praise

everyone had enough to eat. Alleluia!


Litany of Intercession

That all who have been called and gifted to build up the reign of God may overcome what divides us and may join together in searching for the pearl of great price, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


That political and economic leaders may be filled with God’s Spirit of compassion and lead with honesty, justice and a passion for the flourishing of all, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


That the love and example of those who live and work in the darkness of violence, poverty and corruption may be light and hope for  those who suffer most, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


That those who have received more may be freed to share their abundance with those who are oppressed by racism, classism, and violence, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


That the sacredness of all life and the rights of all human and all earthly beings may be upheld in the hearts and in the laws of all peoples and nations, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

O Holy One, Source, Guide and Goal of all that is, You called and gifted Jesus for a ministry of teaching and proclaiming the good news, curing every disease and illness among the people and fulfilling the law and the prophets.  You have called and gifted each of us continue his mission and ministry in a great variety of ways with a wonderful diversity of gifts.  When we go astray, help us wake up and change direction so that we may channel our lives and our energies into preparing the way for your reign on Earth as it is in heaven where yours is the power and glory of love now and forever.  Amen.


May the Spirit of God + kindle in our hearts the love of God and neighbor that is the fulfillment of the law.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.    ~Thanks be to God.