Opening Song: “Come and Let Us Sing” by Israel & New Breed
Welcome, Census, and Remembering
We come from every single corner of God’s creation,
We have brought our entire selves to this location,
We have come in our particularities
And in our communal stories
To be present
To be counted
To be celebrated
And to celebrate the appreciate of the 1 who names and claim us:
And we name these who we want to try to remember, and bring into this sacred location:
We come to worship God.
Song: “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong
Speaking Our Truth
Song: “Hungry” by Kathryn Scott
Filling the Font
From all the corners of our coming and going we bring our water:
And snow caps
And drinking water
Waters of life… we have migrated with this water
to this time and this location,
to pour into the typical and sacred font,
to try to remember
and to be re-membered
to renew our covenant
with the God of the migrant and the exiled
with the God of water and life
with the God of mercy and grace.
Song: “All Who Are Thirsty” by Brenton Brown and Glenn Roberston
Invitation to the Providing
Song: “Good Excellent Father/Buddy of God” by Trey McLaughlin
Spoken by Glenn McCray
Rev. Eliana Maxim
Blessing & Sending
We try to remember the stories of our hearts
We listen to the stories of our siblings
We treasure that which unites us.
But at the font
We reclaim our name: ha’adam and location: adamah– human from earth.
We recommit to 1 an additional in our baptism
Named, known as, held by the A single who developed us
Strengthened, sustained, convicted by the A single who loves us nonetheless
I am mainly because we are
My story is incomplete devoid of yours
And our story goes on nonetheless in
We came from across the map
We leave as young children of the Triune God.
Come, try to remember your baptism.
Take a strip of fabric, proclaim the name of a youngster of God
and go from this location to reside into our story,
and with each other we be the church.
Song:”Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone)” by Folks & Songs