Sunday, June 01, 2008

Gathering in Worship

It’s an absolutely beautiful spring day here in the Twin Cities, and I could not have thought of a better place to be this morning than with my worshiping community of St. Stephen’s.

I really resonated with the words of the opening hymn at our liturgy, and so share them with you below.




We Gather in Worship
Text: Sylvia G. Dunstan
Music: Bob Moore

We gather in worship, in prayer and in praise;
The bread here we break and the cup now we raise,
For Jesus lives in us and loves us and saves!
We trust in this promise and are not afraid.

Refrain: Here in hope, here in peace, everyone has a part.
Here in faith, here in grace, now we lift up our hearts.
God’s love is a river that does not run dry;
God’s faithfulness lifts like a full rising tide.
We gather to worship, the Body of Christ.

We gather that justice may roll like the streams,
From all of our prisons, God’s mercy redeems;
A home for the homeless, a strength for the weak,
Good news for the poor and for all those who seek.

We gather together, the Body of Christ;
No one is excluded from Calvary’s price.
No class, sex, nor status, no creed, age nor race
Is outside assurance of God’s endless grace.

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