Chapel

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The liturgy below is for the Chapel gathering (via Zoom) on June 30 at 12 pm (PDT). If you are unable to join us at that time, you can use the Soundcloud playlist linked on this page to sing the songs and hear the homily. Past Chapel liturgies are also linked from this page.

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The Prayer of St Cuthbert (I)

Revised from Celtic Daily Prayer

Hear our voices when we call, O Lord;
    be merciful to us and answer us.
Our hearts say of you, “Seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, we will seek.
Do not hide your face from us,
    do not turn your servants away in anger;
You have been our helper.

Do not reject us or forsake us,
    O God our Saviour.
Though our fathers and mothers forsake us,
    the Lord will receive us.
Teach us your way, O Lord;
    lead us in a straight path.

Lord, we have heard your voice calling at a distance.
Guide our steps to you, Lord,
    guide our steps to you.

Lord, we have heard your voice calling at a distance.
Guard our way to you, Lord,
    guard our way to you.

Lord, we have heard your voice calling at a distance.
Keep our hearts for you, Lord,
    keep our hearts for you.

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me

Lyrics & Tune (Sojourner): African-American Spiritual (unknown author)

I want Jesus to walk with me
I want Jesus to walk with me
All along my pilgrim journey
Lord I want Jesus to walk with me

In my trials Lord walk with me
In my trials Lord walk with me
When my heart is almost breaking
Lord I want Jesus to walk with me

When I'm troubled Lord walk with me
When I'm troubled Lord walk with me
When my head is bowed in sorrow
Lord I want Jesus to walk with me

I want Jesus to walk with me
I want Jesus to walk with me
All along my pilgrim journey
Lord I want Jesus to walk with me
Lord walk with me
Lord walk with me
Lord walk with me

The Prayer of St Cuthbert (II)

Revised from Celtic Daily Prayer

Softly as the dew-fall of heaven,
    may the Holy Spirit come upon us
    to aid us and to raise us,
    to bind our prayers firmly
    at the throne of the King of life.

God’s will would we do,
    our own wills bridle;
God’s due would we give,
    our own dues yield;
God’s path would we travel
    our own paths refuse.

Jesus, only Son of the Father, and Lamb,
    who shed your heart’s true blood,
    dearly to buy us:
Protect us.
Accompany us.
Be ever near us.
Amen.

Scripture | Matthew 5:43-48 (NRSV)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Homily | Mary McCambpell: Loving Our Enemies

Mary is an associate professor of humanities at Lee University (Cleveland, Tennessee). Later this summer (July 6-10), she will be teaching “The Prophetic Imagination in Popular Culture” (INDS 524).

Breathe on Me Breath of God

Lyrics: Edwin Hatch | Tune (Trentham): Robert Jackson

Breathe on me, Breath of God!
Fill me with life anew
That I may love what thou dost love
And do what thou wouldst do

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Until my heart is pure
Until with thee I will one will
To do and to endure

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Till I am wholly thine
Till all this earthly part of me
Glows with thy fire divine

Breathe on me, Breath of God!
So shall I never die
But live with thee the perfect life
Of thine eternity

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Breathe on me, Breath of God
Breathe on me, Breath of God
Breathe on me, Breath of God

Benediction