In this Enews
- Worship Service with readings, special music, sermon and Dedication of Pledges
- Sunday Adult Education Class at 11 am on Zoom – Rev. Doug Huneke
- Thanksgiving Food Bags for Ritter Center
- Zoom gathering instructions - Sundays 11 am, Wed 11 am, Thurs 10 am
- Supporting our church’s ministry and mission
Church Calendar https://www.fpcsr.org/church-calendar
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Service Video – Welcome, Introit, Reading, Special Music, Sermon and
Dedication of 2021 Pledges
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Welcome Pastor Cynthia Cochran-Carney
Introit “Introit” from TOUCH by Allan Petker
(see note below for more information)
Reading Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Read by Mary Pritchard
We give thanks to You,
who are the Source of Love;
whose Light shines forth
throughout the universe!
Come, awaken our hearts that
we might do your Work;
For, without You, we can do nothing;
’tis your Love that loves
Gather us in from all the lands,
from the east and the west,
from the south and the north.
Let all who are hungry and thirsty,
whose souls are faint within
Cry out to the Most Merciful to give
to nourish them with healing
For fear cannot live where love, grace,
and gentleness abide.
Enter into the Great Silence,
where you may hear the voice
of the Beloved,
Who satisfies the hungry soul,
and quenches the thirsty with
streams of Living Water.
Whoever is wise, let them ponder
let all people reflect on the
gifts of the Beloved.
- From Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill
Special Music “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” arranged by Jason Krug FPCSR Sounds A’Pealing Handbell Choir
Musicians: Janie Martin, Lynn MacDermott, Laurel Stevenson,
Scripture Reading Matthew 14:13-21
Sermon Food for the Hungry Cynthia Cochran-Carney Click here for pdf of sermon
Hymn “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
Singers – Dan and Dori Crawford, Marcia DeZwarte and Martha Wall
Click here for pdf of hymn #708
Dedication of 2021 Pledges Cynthia Cochran-Carney
May God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May the eyes of your heart be open to all the blessings which surround you;
may this awareness produce a harvest of generosity in your spirit.
May thankfulness rise up within you, not just during this short season,
but day after day, from the early morning watch until you retire for the night.
May your prayers reflect gratitude, while also acknowledging the needs of others.
May the love of Christ fill your mind and heart, and thanksgiving be your response.
- adapted from rethinklife blog by Pastor Ryan 11.22.08
Postlude By Alan Choy
Enjoy this beautiful postlude from Nov. 2015 and photos of packing
the Thanksgiving bags in the sanctuary after worship on Nov. 17, 2019
Click here to watch video
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Online Service Production Team
Martha Wall, John Steiner, Alan Choy and Cynthia Cochran-Carney
Filming & Video Production – Karyn Kleinman
Songs included in this service are covered by streaming copyright license
One License #A-706502
About Today’s “Introit” from “Touch” by Allan Robert Petker
Allan Petker, a renowned choral conductor and a published composer and arranger with over 250 titles in print, is a former Marin resident and Presbyterian Church of Novato choir director. In 1994 he formed Consort Chorale, an ensemble of 50 auditioned voices from the San Francisco Bay area, of which our choir director, Martha Wall, is a founding member and current singer. “Touch” is a multi-media work for chorus and chamber orchestra in three movements, composed in 2009 and based on the paintings of He Qi, a contemporary Chinese Christian artist. “Touch” was recorded at First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo with the voices of Consort Chorale and local orchestral talent, conducted by the composer.
The selection today is an excerpt from the 26-minute work, titled “Introit: God Touches Us.”