Today's worship, a 9-11 special called "When Cultures Clash," has been created to bring those who join with us a time of peace and healing. However, while creating this, we've created it with a general theme of bringing time of prayer and healing against violent acts that have happened, and continue to happen anywhere in the world.
We hope you will be blessed by this special time of prayer and its seven prayers in seven stations.
Today's worship has a message about forgiveness and direction in times of turmoil and clashing cultures. In addition to the beautiful background music provided by musician Pam Barksdale of Marietta, Georgia, our worship today offers the duo of Twana A. Harris and Dean Phelps singing the African American spiritual, "There Is a Balm in Gilead."
Closing our worship is Phoebe Spier's rendition of "Let There Be Peace on Earth." quite a gift from a church leader who has dedicated herself to working in peace ministries.
Participating in today's worship:
Message: Deb Phelps
Lord's Supper: Bob Shaw
Seven x Seven prayer for healing: readers: Deb Phelps Nina Eads, Jim Eads, Janet Spaulding, Josephine Manns
Scripture: Psalm 45:1-7, 15 (NRSV): Janet Spaulding
Acts 10:9-15 (NIV): Audrey Borschel
Communion prayers: Susan McNeely
Instrumental: "Be Still and Know That I Am God," with gratitude to Pam Barksdale. Written by Stephen Curtis Chapman
"There is a Balm in Gilead," (African American spiritual), sung by Twana A. Harris and Dean Phelps
"Let There Be Peace on Earth," sung by Phoebe Spier, guitar and drums: Dean Phelps and Jim Eads. By Jill Jackson, Mark Miller.