Sunday Service 3.7.2021

This post includes the bulletin and music from last Sunday’s service.

GATHERING MUSIC        Kyrie from “Missa de Angelis”                           HKJ


LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                         Earl Waters, liturgist

When I walk through thy woods, may my right foot and my left foot be harmless to the little creatures that move in its grasses; as it is said by the mouth of thy prophet, They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain.                                 

Rabbi Moshe Hakotun

PRELUDE                 Attende Domine from “Roma”                      HKJ

OPENING PRAYER           St. Francis of Assisi, 1181 or 1182-1226

Most powerful, most high, most holy, most supreme Lord, you alone are good, and all goodness comes from you.  May we give you all praise, all glory, all blessings and all honour.  And may we offer back to you all the good things which you have granted to us.  Amen.

MUSIC                       Salve Regina from “Roma”                           HKJ


Let us prepare ourselves for the word of God as it comes to us in the reading of Holy Scripture. Our hearts and minds are open.  

               Luke 9:1-6 (selected verses) John 17:13-23 (selected verses)

For the word of God in scripture, for the word of God among us, for the word of God within us. Thanks be to God.

MYSTIC READING                                                   Francis of Assisi

REFLECTION                 St. Francis of Assisi     Rev. Mardie Chapman

This week we do not have a text copy of the sermon.

UNISON READING                                                     Francis of Assisi

You are holy, Lord, the only God, You do wonders. You are good, all good, the highest good, Lord, God, living and true. You are love, charity. You are wisdom, You are humility, You are patience, You are beauty, You are inner peace, You are joy. You are our hope and gladness. You are justice, You are moderation. You are all our riches; You are enough for us. You are beauty, You are meekness. You are the protector, You are our guardian and defender; You are strength, You are refreshment. You are our hope, You are our faith, You are our charity; You are our delight. You are our eternal life: The great and wonderful Lord, God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.

MUSIC                       Pange Lingua from “Roma”                                    HKJ


The mission of Lakewood United Church of Christ, as part of the Church Universal is to:

  • Celebrate the presence and power of God in our lives & in our world
  • Offer the hospitality and inclusive love of Christ to all people.
  • Work for God’s peace and justice throughout creation.


Morning offerings may be brought forward and placed in the plates on the altar.

       Offertory         Sanctus from “Missa de Angelis”              HKJ

        Prayer of Dedication                                   Francis of Assisi

Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God, grant us the desire to do only what pleases you, and the strength to do only what you command.  Cleanse our souls, enlighten our minds, and inflame our hearts with your Holy Spirit, that we may follow in the footsteps of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

MUSICAL CALL TO PRAYER      Happy Are the Lowly Poor                  HKJ

(USF Chamber Singers recording) 


Our Creator, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever.  Amen.

*BENEDICTION (unison)              Clare of Assisi, 1194-1253, adapted

What we hold, may we always hold.  What we do, may we always do and never abandon.  But with swift pace, light step, and unswerving feet, may we go forward securely, joyfully, and lightly, on wisdom’s path.  Believing nothing, agreeing with nothing, which would dissuade us from our resolution.  Or which would place a stumbling block for us on the way.  So that we may offer our promises to the Most High God, in the pursuit of the sacred goals to which the Spirit has summoned us.  Amen.

*POSTLUDE          Lauda Sion Salvetorem from “Roma”              HKJ

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