Chapel

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The liturgy below is for the Chapel gathering on August 2 at 12 pm (PDT). If you are unable to join us at that time, the Chapel recording and the liturgy will be posted on Moodle on Tuesday afternoon and available for 1 week.


Welcome & Announcements

Introduction

Call to Worship

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
         your faithfulness to the skies.
No matter how far we wander from you, O God,
your steadfast love finds us. 

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
         your justice like the great deep.
No matter how unjust the world seems to us, O God, 
    your steadfast righteousness sustains us.

You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
    How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
No matter how vulnerable our lives seem to us, O God, 
your steadfast presence gives us hope.

They feast on the abundance of your house;
        you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
         in your light we see light.
No matter how unloved and uncared for we feel, O God,
  you hear our cries and answer our prayers.
Thanks be to God! 

Your Love O Lord

© 1999 Words and Music by Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee, and Mac Powell

Your love oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness
Stretches to the sky
Your righteousness
Is like the mighty mountains
Your justice flows
Like the ocean's tide
(Repeat)

  I will lift my voice
  To worship You my King
  I will find my strength
  In the shadow of Your wings

Your love oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness
Stretches to the sky
Your righteousness
Is like the mighty mountains
Your justice flows
Like the ocean's tide

  I will lift my voice
  To worship You my King
  I will find my strength
  In the shadow of Your wings
  (Repeat)

Your love oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness
Stretches to the sky

O The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus

Lyrics by Samuel Trevor Francis | Tune: Ebenezer

O the deep deep love of Jesus
Vast unmeasured boundless free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Underneath me all around me
Is the current of thy love
Leading onward leading homeward
To thy glorious rest above

O the deep deep love of Jesus
Spread His praise from shore to shore
How He loveth ever loveth
Changeth never nevermore
How He watches o'er His loved ones
Died to call them all His own
How for them He intercedeth
Watches over them from the throne

O the deep deep love of Jesus
Love of ev’ry love the best
Still an ocean vast of blessing
Still a haven sweet of rest
O the deep deep love of Jesus
'Tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me
And it lifts me up to glory
For it lifts me up to thee

O the deep deep love of Jesus
'Tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me
And it lifts me up to glory
For it lifts me up to thee

Prayers of the People

Taken from Walter Brueggemann’s Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth

We are strange conundrums of faithfulness and fickleness.
We cleave to you in all the ways that we are able.
We count on you and intend our lives to be lived for you,
and then we find ourselves among your people
who are always seeking elsewhere and otherwise.

So we give thanks that you are the God who yearns and waits for us,
and that our connection to you is always from your side,
and that it is because of your goodness
that neither life nor death
nor angels nor principalities
nor heights nor depths
nor anything in creation
can separate us from you.

We give you thanks for your faithfulness,
so much more durable than ours. Amen.

Reckless Love

© 2017 Words and Music by Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, and Ran Jackson

Before I spoke a word you were singing over me
You have been so so good to me
Before I took a breath you breathed your life in me
You have been so so kind to me

    O the overwhelming never-ending reckless love of God
    O it chases me down fights 'til I'm found leaves the ninety-nine
    I couldn't earn it I don't deserve it
    Still You give Yourself away
    O the overwhelming never-ending reckless love of God

When I was your foe still your love fought for me
You have been so so good to me
When I felt no worth you paid it all for me
You have been so so kind to me

There's no shadow you won't light up
Mountain you won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall you won't kick down
Lie you won't tear down
Coming after me
(Repeat)

Scripture Reading | Hosea 11:1-11 (NIV)

“When Israel was a child, I loved him,
    and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 But the more they were called,
    the more they went away from me.
They sacrificed to the Baals
    and they burned incense to images.
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
    taking them by the arms;
but they did not realize
    it was I who healed them.
4 I led them with cords of human kindness,
    with ties of love.
To them I was like one who lifts
    a little child to the cheek,
    and I bent down to feed them.

5 “Will they not return to Egypt
    and will not Assyria rule over them
    because they refuse to repent?
6 A sword will flash in their cities;
    it will devour their false prophets
    and put an end to their plans.
7 My people are determined to turn from me.
    Even though they call me God Most High,
    I will by no means exalt them.

8 “How can I give you up, Ephraim?
    How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I treat you like Admah?
    How can I make you like Zeboyim?
My heart is changed within me;
    all my compassion is aroused.
9 I will not carry out my fierce anger,
    nor will I devastate Ephraim again.
For I am God, and not a man—
    the Holy One among you.
    I will not come against their cities.
10 They will follow the Lord;
    he will roar like a lion.
When he roars,
    his children will come trembling from the west.
11 They will come from Egypt,
    trembling like sparrows,
    from Assyria, fluttering like doves.
I will settle them in their homes,”
    declares the Lord.

Homily | Ties of Love

Amy Anderson - Director of Communications and Public Engagement

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

Lyrics by George Matheson, 1882 | Arrangement by Indelible Grace, ©1997

O Love that wilt not let me go
I rest my weary soul in thee
I give thee back the life I owe
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer fuller be

O Light that follow'st all my way
I yield my flickering torch to thee
My heart restores its borrowed ray
That in thy sunshine's blaze its day
My brighter fairer be

O Joy that seekest me through pain
I cannot close my heart to Thee
I trace the rainbow through the rain
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be

O Cross that liftest up my head
I dare not ask to fly from thee
I lay in dust life's glory dead
And from the ground
there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be

Benediction