PRELUDE:  Entrust Your Days and Burdens by John Eggert



INTROIT:  Blessed Are the Pure in Heart by H. Walford Davies

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see our God: the secret of the Lord is theirs, their soul is Christ’s abode.  Still to the lowly soul he doth himself impart, and for his dwelling and his throne chooseth the pure in heart.  [John Keble]


HYMN:  Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!  [Marion]



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 doeth deserve.”  “And know you not,” says Love, “Who bore the blame?”  “My dear, then I will serve.”  “You must sit down,” says Love, “and taste my meat”: so I did sit and eat.  [George Herbert]

SERMON: “Life Uplifted”

HYMN:  What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine  [Showalter]



RESPONSE:  The Call (from “Five Mystical Songs”) by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Marcus Carline, bass

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: such a Way, as gives me breath: such a Truth, as ends all strife: such a Life, as killeth death.  Come, my Light, my Feast my Strength: such a Light, as shows a feast: such a Feast, as mends in length: such a Strength, as makes his guest.  Come my Joy, my Love, my Heart: such a Joy, as none can move: such a love, as none can part: such a Heart, as Joys in love.  [George Herbert]

The flowers today were given by Jen Wolfe Schwing in honor of Billy Lee Wolfe’s birthday and by Rob & Adele Langworthy in celebration of Mother’s Day.

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