PAUSE FOR REFLECTION
“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 | Luke 6: 20b-22

“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.

Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil,
because of the Son of Man.

OPENING HYMN | “Let Every Voice Sing” – The Black National Anthem

“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

CHRISTIAN READING | Luke 6: 17-26

He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them.

Looking at his disciples, he said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil,
because of the Son of Man.

Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.

But woe to you who are rich,
for you have already received your comfort.
Woe to you who are well fed now,
for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep.
Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you,
for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

SPECIAL MUSIC | Jenn Winquist

SERMON
“Blessings & Woes”
By Rev. Don Ludwig

Click here to read Rev. Don’s sermon.

GUIDED MEDITATION & PRAYER

CORPORATE STATEMENT OF FAITH | “We Choose Love” Enlightened Consciousness

We Choose Love.
We choose Inclusion. We choose Empathy.
Compassion. Equality. Dignity. Diversity.
We choose Community, Kindness, Integrity. Honesty. Respect
We choose Justice. We choose Facts. Peace. The Planet.
We choose Humanity.
We choose Love.

CLOSING HYMN | “God Loves a Cheerful Giver” vocals by Jason Sabino

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