PRELUDE: Choral Prelude by Healy Willan
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN: Make a Joyful Noise to God! (Psalm 66) [Dix]
INTROIT: We’ve Come This Far by Faith by Albert A. Goodson/arr. by Mary McDonald
We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord. Trusting in His holy Word. He’s never failed me yet. Oh, oh, oh, can’t turn around, we’ve come this far by faith. Don’t be discouraged with trouble in your life. He’ll bear your burdens and move all discord and strife! Just remember the good things He has done. Things that seemed impossible. Oh, praise Him for the victories He has won.
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 12:49-53
ANTHEM: Send Down the Fire by Mary Haugen/arr. by Mark Hayes
Send down the fire of your justice, send down the rains of your love; come, send down the Spirit, breathe life in your people, and we shall be people of God. Call us to be your compassion, teach us the song of your love; give us hearts that sing, give us deeds that ring, make us ring with the song of your love. Call us to learn of your mercy, teach us the way of your peace; give us hearts that feel, give us hands that heal, make us walk in the way of your peace. Call us to answer oppression, teach us the fire of your truth; give us righteous soils, ‘til your justice rolls, make us burn with the fire of your truth. Call us to witness your kingdom, give us the presence of Christ; may your holy light keep us shining bright, ever since with the presence of Christ.
SERMON: “Blessed Disturbance”
HYMN: Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said [Bourbon]
HYMN: Give to the Winds Thy Fears [Festal Song]
BENEDICTION CHORAL RESPONSE: God Be in My Head by John Rutter
God be in my head and in my understanding. God be in mine eyes and in my looking. God be in my mouth and in my speaking. God be in mine heart and in my thinking. God be at my end and in my departing. [Old English prayer]
POSTLUDE: What’er My God Ordains Is Right by Johann Ludwig Krebs
The flowers are given today by Shelley Hellen in celebration of God’s steadfast faithfulness, forgiveness and abundant provisions.
Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR): God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray. The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead. Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.
Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship? You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form — https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8