PRELUDE:  Aria by Flor Peeters




HYMN:  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing [Nettleton]


INTROIT:  Blessed Are the Pure in Heart by Charles Callahan

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [Matthew 5:8]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Matthew 5:7-12

HYMN:  Jesus, Lover of My Soul [Aberystwyth]

SERMON:  “Life Revolution from the Sermon on the Mount Reflection #2:  Getting to Grow When We Don’t Have To”

ANTHEM:  Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Tune: Franconia by Johann Konig) by Fred Swann

You know, O Lord, the secrets of our hearts, for all is known to You.  It is through this faith and love that we believe in Your promises.  Blest are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  The secret of the Lord is theirs; their soul is Christ’s abode.  We therefore pray: Give us the wings of faith to rise to heaven above, and see the Saints of God!  How great their joys!  How bright their glories be!  Let now this faith so flow through us that all may know Your love throughout eternity.  Blest are the pure in heart, for by their faith they shall see God! [John Keble and Frederick Swann]


HYMN:  O God, Show Mercy to Us (Psalm 67) [Thaxted]


CHORAL POSTLUDE:  Eternal Life by Olive Dungan/arr. by William Stickles

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.  O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  [St. Francis of Assisi]

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