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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Regent community gathers for Chapel through Zoom on Tuesdays at 11 am (PST). You can find Zoom login details in the Weekly Announcements email. If you don’t currently receive our Weekly Announcements email, you can subscribe by clicking the 'Subscribe’ button on this page.

If you are unable to join us at that time the recording of Chapel will be available on Moodle.


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Call to Worship | based on Psalm 16

You are our security, O Lord, we find refuge in You.
Everything that is good comes from You Lord!
To be with your people is our deep delight
We rejoice to take up your name on our lips
You guide us and make our hearts glad,
With the Lord at our side, we will not be shaken
You will not abandon my body to the realm of the dead
You make known to us the path of life
In Your presence there is fullness of joy,
At your right hand eternal pleasures!

Good to Me

2013 © Audrey Assad (revised)

I put all my hope in the truth of your promise
I steady my heart on the ground of your goodness
When I'm bowed down with sorrow I will lift up your name
And the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy

   Because you are good to me, good to me
   You are good to me, good to me
   You are good to me

I lift up my eyes to the hills: where is my help found?
Your voice fills the night – raise my head up to hear the sound
Though fires burn all around me, I will praise you my God
And the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy

Your goodness and mercy shall follow me
All my life, I’ll trust in your promise

Abide With Me

Lyrics: Henry F. Lyte | Tune (Eventide): Willian H. Monk

Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless, oh abide with me

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Change and decay in all around I see
O thou who changest not, abide with me

I need thy presence every passing hour
What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me

I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness
Where is death's sting, where grave thy victory?
I triumph still if thou abide with me

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

Prayer | Your New News (adapted)

from Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann
The pain is palpable,
   death is close,
the losses are countless,
   and we are not comforted.
We know about ventilators keeping people breathing,
   and the pain of mental health challenges of every kind,
   and injustices based on skin colour,
   and the uncertainties of treatment for physical illness,
   and those wounds that are unknown to others.
All this is old news to us.

Your new news is
   our flesh next to your presence ...and so healed,
   our failures next to your body ...and so transformed,
   our shadowed life next to your generative self...
       and so made new
The cadences dazzle us,
    “made whole by his punishment,
   healed by his bruises."
Your newness bodily overrides our deathliness.
We are staggered by the phrasing,
   so close to us,
   so impossible for us,
   so overpowered by you in your self-giving,
       Fridayed life among us.
"Grateful" is an understatement for how we are toward you.
Amen.

The Solid Rock

Text: Edward Mote | Tune (Solid Rock): William B. Bradbury

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

When darkness seems to hide his face
I rest on his unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

   On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
   All other ground is sinking sand
   All other ground is sinking sand

His oath, his covenant, his blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay

When he shall come with trumpet sound
Oh, may I then in him be found
Dressed in his righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne

   On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
   All other ground is sinking sand
   All other ground is sinking sand
   All other ground is sinking sand

Testimony

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face shine upon you
The Lord turn towards to you and give you peace

Scripture | Psalm 16 (NIV)

A miktam of David.

Keep me safe, my God,
    for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    apart from you I have no good thing.”
I say of the holy people who are in the land,
    “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
    or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Homily | Defiant Hope

Ross Hastings – Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology

Open Up

John Arndt, Rob Gungor, David Gungor | The Brilliance 2010

You heard the cry of our hearts, and You came down
Freely You gave us Your love, showing us how

Make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is darkness let me shine light and

   May Your love cause us to open up
   Cause us to open up our hearts
   May Your light cause us to shine so bright
   That we bring hope into the dark

All that we do without love, it means nothing
Grant us the courage to give, as You’re calling

Hope for the hopeless Your love is
Strength in our weakness Your love is
May we love as You love

Benediction

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