September 27, 2020 Faith, Race, Grace & Place-5 Rev. Dr. Twining F. Campbell
For the prelude Imre Szilas plays “Jesus Paid It All” by Edward Broughton and “Postlude in F,” by J.L. Krebs, for the Postlude. For the Anthem Imre is playing an original composition, “The Temple of God Was Opened in Heaven” based on Revelation 11:19.
Following the welcome and prayer, we begin with “There Is a Balm in Gilead.”
At the time of our filming (Sept. 21, 2020) Rev. Dr. Martha Campbell shares the announcements and prayer concerns then leads us prayer concluding with the Lord’s Prayer.
Following a brief musical interlude, Rev. Dr. Martha Campbell leads us in a responsive reading.
Norm Haynes leads us in the Prayer for Illumination then reads the scripture lesson from Exodus 33:1-23 – Moses comes down the mountain and God tells Moses and the Israelites to leave.
In our fifth service as part of our series: Faith, Race, Grace & Place, Rev. Dr. Twining Campbell considers God’s presence as the determining factor of the Promised Land. We look at God’s presence in the Exodus and the “Exoduster” movement – that urged African Americans to flee to Kansas during he Civil War and Reconstruction. We can still discover the presence of God in what the Abbey of Iona calls thin places and the community of Westminster is a thin place where we can all experience God’s presence.
Robert Smith continues to direct and film our services. We are very grateful for the great video of our worship service today.