May 2, 2021 The Fifth Sunday of Easter Challenging Inequities Rev. Dr. Twining F. Campbell
Dr. Imre Szilas plays the Prelude: “Offertoire in C” by André Raison. After the Westminster Chimes we join in singing the first stanza of the classic hymn, “Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord.”
Rev. Dr. Martha Campbell shares the announcements regarding the shutdown of our internet service that shut down our email. Pastor Martha then leads us all in the prayers of the people and the Lord’s Prayer.
After a brief interlude we join in saying the Affirmation of Faith before the Anthem – “Lamb of God” – a brand new composition by Imre Szilas. Imre had composed this piece for for a group but in these days of pandemic he plays alone.
Pastor Twine lead us in the Prayer of Illumination, reads the morning lesson from 2 Timothy 3:10-17. Pastor Twine preaches on Challenging Inequities and the value of Education – the first sermon in our new series: Challenging Inequities. The Session has been studying race, racism, white privilege and challenging inequities for much of the past year and has discerned 5 areas where we, Westminster, can make a difference in our community and world.
Pastor Twine pronounce the Charge and Benediction and the service concludes with Imre Szilas playing the Postlude “Postlude in Bb” by John E. West on the Westminster pipe organ.
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