Sunday Worship | Giving Away the Borders of Your Life

“Now to God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to God’s power that is at work within us….”
Ephesians 3:20

CALL TO WORSHIP | Written by Warren Aney

We should all come together
and join our hands and mind
and our hearts and soul
to define and build a better world.

A world based on equality and justice.
A world of sharing and love.
A world filled with comfort and joy.
A world of productive peace.

OPENING HYMN | “Peace Like a River” Performed by Andrew Maldarelli

“All In” HYMN

Through all our living, we our fruits must give.
Good works of service are for offering.
When we are giving, or when receiving,
We belong to God.
We belong to God.
We belong to God.
We belong to God

HEBREW READING | Leviticus 19:9-10

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigners. I am the Lord your God.

HEBREW READING| Ruth 1: 16-17

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.

SPECIAL MUSIC | “Guantanamera” Performed by Andrew Maldarelli

Guantanamera, guajira guantanamera
Guantanamera, guajira, guantanamera

I am a truthful man; I come from where the palm tree grows,
I am a truehearted man, who comes from where the palm trees grow,
Before I lay down my life, I long to coin the verses of my soul


I plant a snowy rose in January and July,
I grow a snowy rose in January and July,
For the open-hearted friend who puts a helping hand in mine


The words that I write are radiant crimson and emerald bright,
The poems that I write are radiant crimson and emerald bright,
My verses are a wounded deer seeking shelter in the mountain height.

“Giving Away the Boarders of Your Life”
Rev. Don Ludwig

Sermon will be available soon.



We are a gentle and a generous people. But let us not forget our anger. May it fuel not only our commitment to compassion, but also our commitment to make fundamental changes. Our vision of the Beloved community must stand against a vision that would allow the privilege of the few to be accepted as just and even holy.

Our religious vision must again and again ask “Who is my neighbor?” And strive to always include more and more of us. As we intone the words that gave birth to this nation, “We the people”… we are, and we should be, both a gentle, and an angry people. A-men.

SPECIAL MUSIC | “Starting Over” by Chris Stapleton, Performed by Andrew Maldarelli

FINAL BLESSING & BENEDICTION | “Shalom My Friends” by Tarris Rosell