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Worship Guide for March 15, 2020

Worship Guide
Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church

Sunday, March 15, 2020

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GATHERING WORDS

CENTERING MUSIC
Gloria/Come Worship the Lord (Psalm 95) by John Michael Talbot; Liturgical dance by Allee Williams

A READING FROM THE GOSPELS
Mark 4:35-42

REFLECTION
What Fear Might Teach Us

A SONG OF COMFORT
“Going Home” by Antonin Dvořák (offered by Yo Yo Ma)

A PRAYER IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC
by Cameron Wiggins Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenience, remember those whose lives are at stake.
     O God, have mercy on them.
May we who have no risk factors remember those who are most vulnerable.
     O God, have mercy on them.
May we who have the luxury of working at home, or staying at home, remember those who must choose between protecting their health and paying their rent.
     O God, have mercy on them.
May we who have no children at home remember those who must choose between staying home to care for their families and keeping their jobs.
     O God, have mercy on them.
May we who have to change our plans, cancel our trips, postpone our vacations, remember those who have no safe place to go.
     O God, have mercy on them.
May we who are losing investment income in a volatile market remember those who have no income at all.
     O God, have mercy on them.
May we who, out of concern for our health and safety, cannot gather today for worship, remember those who are already exposed, those who have already become sick.
     O God, have mercy on them, and on those who care for them.   And have mercy on us, this day, and sustain us through these trying times.  Amen.

A BLESSING
written by Cate Church Norman, (adapted)