PRELUDE:  Meditation on “Veni Creator Spiritus” by Nicholas E. Schmelter

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN: Hail Thee. Festival Day [Salve Festa Dies]

PRAYER

ANTHEM:  Spirit of Life by Jane M. Marshall

Spirit of Life, in this new dawn, give us the faith that follows on, letting Thine all-pervading power fulfill the dream of this high hour.  Spirit Creative, give us light, lifting raveled mists of night; touch Thou our dust with spirit-hand and make us souls that understand.  Spirit Consoling, let us find Thy hand when sorrows leave us blind; in the gray valley let us hear Thy silent voice: “Lo, I am near.”  Spirit Redeeming, give us grace when crucified to seek Thy face; to read forgiveness in Thine eyes today with Thee in Paradise.  Spirit of Love, at evening time, when weary feet refuse the climb, give us Thy vision, eyes that see beyond the dark, that see the dawn and Thee.  [Earl Marlatt]

 PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 7:37-39

ANTHEM: Rivers of Living Water by Karen Marrolli

There shall be rivers of living water; there shall be streams of spirit light.  There shall be rivers of living water that cleanse the soul and give us sight.  There shall be pathways of flowing fountains, where rivers seek us to embrace.  O let the thirsty come before him and drink the well of healing grace.  O does your soul cry out for one-ness, like the deserts seek the rain, like the deer longs for the well-spring?  Great spirit, quench us and sustain! There shall be rivers of living water; there shall be streams of healing bliss. There shall be rivers of living water; praise God for this.  [Based on John 7:38 and Psalm 42]

SERMON: “A River to Drink From and To be Carried By”

Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading [Njoo Kwetu, Roho Mwema]

Refrain:  Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.  Come, come, come, Holy Spirit, come.  

PRAYER

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  I’ve Just Come from the Fountain arr. by Anthony Giamanco

I’ve just come from the fountain, Lord, his name’s so sweet. O Brother, do you love Jesus? Yes, I do love Jesus. His name’s so sweet. O sister, do you love Jesus? Yes, I do love Jesus. Oh, my Lord, I’ve just come from the fountain, name’s so sweet! [Traditional African American Spiritual]

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