October 11, 2020 Lamentations 1 Rev. Dr. Twining F. Campbell III
Posted on October 11, 2020 @ 12:45 pm
Following the welcome and Call to Worship, Dr. Imre Szilas plays “Offertoire in C,” by Louis Lefeburé-Wély, for the Prelude.
We join in singing “Just as I Am, Without One Plea” following the Westminster Chimes.
At the time of our filming Rev. Dr. Martha Campbell shares the announcement – about the collection of Boxes, Bottles and Cans for the Thanksgiving Baskets we provide through the Altadena Food Bank and prayer concerns.
After a musical interlude Pastor Martha leads us in a Responsive reading.
The anthem is a piece composed by Imre Szilas, “Westminster Bell Tune,” in honor of our Bell Choir.
Rev. Dr. Twining Campbell lead the Prayer of Illumination then reads the scripture lesson: Lamentations 1: selected verses.
The sermon is the introduction to Lamentations series, that will continue for the next four weeks. The greatest challenge of Lamentations for us is that we need to be honest, but our culture and most of our world is built on denial. Only when we have the courage to name our pain, problems and their causes can we experience healthy spirituality and grow in faith and understanding.
Our service concludes with the Charge and Benediction followed by the Postlude: “Prelude and Fugue in G minor,” by Dietrich Buxtehude, played by Imre Szilas on with Westminster pipe organ.
Robert Smith is on vacation, although elements he’s filmed in the past are used in this service.