A Simplified Order of Worship June 14, 2020

Call to Worship  (After Psalm 13)
    How long, O Lord? Will you forget your people forever?
        How long will you hide your face?
    How long must they bear pain in their souls,
        and have sorrow in their hearts all the day?
        How long shall the enemies be exalted over them?
    But we trust in your steadfast love;
        Our hearts shall rejoice in your salvation.

Opening Prayer

Hymn                                                                      “Go Down Moses”✝

Gospel Lesson:                                                         Luke 10:25-37
                                         L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message:                                                                       “The Talk”                                                     Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                                          “It Is Enough” ✝✝                                                    Deandre Johnson

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

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Offertory                                                            “We Give Thee But Thine Own” ✝✝✝    

Prayer of Dedication

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Song of Blessing:                                                         “Shalom to You”

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Music Notes: To the best of our ability to check, all music is either Public Domain or used by permission. No congregational music is with special arrangements.

✝ “Go Down Moses” Praise Band Lakewood UMC, Lakewood Colorado

✝✝ “It Is Enough” is an original piece by the Rev. R. DeAndre Johnson. He recorded this version on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 for the online service of Christ United Methodist Church, in Sugar Land, Texas. He has given Trinity his very kind permission to use this recording and has asked that I relay this information: “Though originally written in at the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, this hymn is meant as a song of lament for all black sons and daughters who have been harmed and vilified by the justice system. I’d also would love to hear any feedback on how your community responds to it – especially if it helps lead to any particular action or transformation. Blessings to you – DeAndre”

From UM News: “On July 5, 2016, a black man named Alton Sterling was shot dead by two white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The next day, Philando Castile, an African American, was fatally shot by a Hispanic officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

After watching video of the aftermath of that latter killing, Johnson couldn’t sleep. The first lines of what would be “It Is Enough!” came to him as he lay in bed, and he rose and found his iPad.

“I typed out that first stanza, then I thought, ‘What more do I have to say?’” he recalled. “That’s when the rest of it came.”

The text echoes a passage in 1 Kings, chapter 19, where Elijah has fled Jezebel and finally cries out, “It is enough.” The different stanzas of Johnson’s hymn elaborate on racial injustice, each ending with either “Kyrie eleison” (Lord, have mercy) or “Christe eleison” (Christ, have mercy).” https://www.umnews.org/en/news/pastor-connects-through-protest-hymn

There are no words that can contain
The depth of sorrow, grief and pain
That mothers, sons, and all exclaim:
Kyrie eleison!

“It is enough!”, the prophets cry
Yet still black men are doomed to die
By those who wish to vilify:
Kyrie eleison!

It is enough! The guns must cease
From warring madness by police
Who are sworn to protect, keep peace:
Kyrie eleison!

It is enough! We cannot wait!
No more excuse for bias, hate!
Your savagery we cannot take:
Christe eleison!

No! No more death! It is enough!
No more dead sons! It is enough!
No! No more tears for lives cut short:
Christe eleison!

Oo my soul, it aches and yearns
For a day when passions burn
For others with deep love, concern:
Kyrie eleison!

I’ve had enough of these charades,
Of clichés and hasty crusades
Whose triteness wounds and  cuts like blades:
Kyrie eleison!

There are no words that can contain
The depth of wounds our souls sustain
Each time a grieving heart exclaims:
Kyrie eleison!

✝✝✝Recorded live at Trinity Methodist Church Penang on April 12, 2009