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Sermon: “A Promise of Steadfast Love”
Theme: God’s promise is that love will be the way in which the struggles and issues of humanity will be resolved.
Purpose: We will understand God’s promise of unconditional love.
Scriptures: Genesis 9:8-17 The covenant of the rainbow.
Mark 1:9-15 Jesus is baptized, the voice of God affirms him.
Questions: What is God’s promise to us? Does God promise that if we do the right things our lives will be easy and without troubles? What is the covenant of love that is reflected in baptism? How do we see the gift of God’s promise that troubles will not destroy us? What does it mean to us to share the promise of God’s steadfast love with a culture that is intent on judging, dominating, and controlling? How do we discover peace in the love of God without worrying about what we cannot control?
Description for Sunday, February 21, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
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Prelude: There is a Place of Quiet Rest
Text and Music Cleland Boyd McAfee, 1901
Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #23 “God you Spin the Whirling Plants”
TEXT: Jane Parker Huber, 1978; © 1980 Jane Parker Huber (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
MUSIC (PLEADING SAVIOR 220.127.116.11.D): American melody, 1830; harm. Richard Proulx, 1986;
harm. © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense.net A-730666
Glory to God Hymnal Kyrie
Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Hal H. Hopson, ©1995
Violin Solo: “Lamb of God” by Twila Paris, played by Jaeda R.
CCLI Song # 16787 Twila Paris
© 1985 Mountain Spring Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Straightway Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Sending Song Glory to God Hymnal #614 “Great Are You Lord”
CCLI Song # 1149
Deborah D. Smith | Michael W. Smith © 1982 Meadowgreen Music Company (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
CCLI License # 1644445
Liturgist: Deb Harrison