PRELUDE:  Jesus, Lover of My Soul (based on “Aberystwyth” and “Hamburg”) by Wilha Hutson

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Men of Faith, Rise Up and Sing [Smith]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love by Arlen Clarke

Sing, my soul, his wondrous love, who from yon bright throne above, ever watchful over our race, still to us extends his grace.  Heaven and earth by him were made; all is by his scepter swayed; what are we that he should show so much love to us below?  God, the merciful and good, bought us with the Savior’s blood, and to make salvation sure, guides us by his spirit pure.  Heaven and earth by him were made; all is by his scepter swayed; what are we that he should show so much love to us below?  Sing, my soul, adore his Name!  Let his glory be thy theme: praise him till he calls thee home; trust his love for all to come. [Anonymous c. 1800]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Psalm 36:5-10

ANTHEM:  Love Bade Me Welcome (from “Five Mystical Songs”) by Ralph Vaughan-Williams; Marcus Carline, bass solo

Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, guilty of dust and sin.  But quick-eyed love observing me grow slack from my first entrance in, drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, if I lacked anything.  “A guest,” I answered, “worthy to be here:”  Love said, “You shall be he.”  “I the unkind, ungrateful?  Ah, my dear, I cannot look on thee.”  Love took my hand, and smiling did reply, “Who made the eyes but I?”  “Truth, Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame go where it doth deserve.”  “And know you not,” says Love, “Who bore the blame?” “My dear, then I will serve.”  Ah…” You must sit down,” says love, “and taste my meat”:  so I did sit and eat. [George Herbert]

SERMON:  “A Love Astronomic and Oceanic”

HYMN:  We Shall Overcome [We Shall Overcome]

OFFICER ORDINATION/INSTALLATION

HYMN:  Lift Every Voice and Sing [Lift Every Voice]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Send Us Now Away by John Ness Beck

Send us now away from Thy house, O Lord, refreshed, renewed with Thy blessings on this day; keep the word of truth in our hearts restored; may we not forget Thee on our homeward way. Amen.

POSTLUDE:  Allegro (from “Sonata No. 1”) by Alexandre Guilman

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