Fuller Chapel

May 30, 2018

Welcome and Announcements

Julie Tai

Director of Chapel

Somlandela (Love is Calling Out)

by Traditional Zulu + “Love ls Calling“ by Greg Jordan & Njabulo Kunene

Chorus

Love is calling out

To everyone here in this place

Love is calling out

Will you go for me?

Will you go for me?

 

Chorus

 

Verse in Zulu

Somlandela

(We will follow)

Somlandel’u Jesu

(We will follow Jesus)

 

Somlandela

(We will follow)

Yonke indawo

(We will follow him)

 

Somlandela

(We will follow)

Somlandel’u Jesu

(We will follow Jesus)

Lapho eyakhona somlandela

(Wherever he leads us we will follow)

 Chorus

Verse in English

We will follow

We will follow Jesus

We will follow 

We will follow Him

 

We will follow

We will follow Jesus

Wherever he leads us we will follow

  

Chorus

 

Chorus

 

Verse in Zulu

 

Tag

Lapho eyakhona somlandela

(Wherever he leads us we will follow)

*Prayer of Confession

Teesha Hadra

Student, School of Theology and Fuller Student Council Representative

Call to Confession:

Leader: God calls the church to follow him, standing by those who suffer and are in need, so that justice may roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Let us now confess the ways in which we do not follow God’s call.

Leader: O God, you bring justice to the oppressed and give bread to the hungry.

All: Forgive us when we do not follow you.

One: You free the prisoner and restore the persecuted.

All: Forgive us when we do not follow you.

One: You support the downtrodden and protect the stranger.

All: Forgive us when we do not follow you.

One: You block evildoers and help orphans and widows.

All: Forgive us when we do not follow you.

One: You stand against injustice. You stand with the wronged.

All: Forgive us when we do not follow you.

One: You condemn those who seek their own interests, controlling and harming others.

All: Forgive us when we do not follow you.

One: You bring about justice and true peace among people.

All: God, forgive us when we do not follow you. Grant us your grace. Embolden us that, as your people, we may stand where you stand.

*Declaration of Assurance

Teesha Hadra

Assurance of Forgiveness:

Leader: God’s life-giving Word and Spirit enable us to live in a new obedience, opening new possibilities of life for society and the world. Thanks be to God for the Good News! 

All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God for the Good News!

Speak O Lord

by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

© 2005 Thankyou Music | CCLI #4615235 | CCLI Licence #669907

Intro, V1, Inter, V2, Inter, V3, Outro

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You

To receive the food of Your Holy Word.

Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;

Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,

That the light of Christ might be seen today

In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.

Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us 

All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,

Holy reverence, true humility;

Test our thoughts and our attitudes

In the radiance of Your purity.

Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see

Your majestic love and authority.

Words of pow’r that can never fail—

Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;

Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—

Truths unchanged from the dawn of time

That will echo down through eternity.

And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,

And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.

Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built

And the earth is filled with Your glory.

*Passing the Peace

*I Want to Thank You, O Lord (Short Song)

I want to thank you, 

I want to thank you, O Lord, 

For everything you've done, 

For everything you've done for me. 

(repeat, repeat, repeat...)

Sermon

Miguel Lawson

Online Student, School of Theology

Prayer for Graduates

Amy Drennan

Executive Director of Vocation Formation

As we acknowledge our soon-to-be graduates,

we acknowledge a threshold moment—

a thin place

between what’s been and what’s to be—

between what’s been studied, learned, and accomplished,

and all the more there is to study and learn and do.

It is so very good to mark growth in celebration,

and then so very good as well,

to celebrate having further to grow—

to note a mile-marker on the longer way

and to take joy both in the distance traveled

and the distance yet ahead.

Let us pray.

God of All Creation,

bless this liminal time and space

and those who stand in thresholds

looking back and looking ahead.

May it be with a sense of both gratitude and anticipation.

May it be with an awareness

of how we grow all our life long and with our whole person—

our minds, bodies, spirits, and emotions.

And may it be with a profound sense

of what it means to place our way—

where we’ve been and where we’re going—

within the Way of Jesus. Amen.

 

I Give Myself Away

by Sam Hinn and William McDowell

© 2008 Delivery Room Publishing | CCLI #5873382 | CCLI Licence #669907

Chorus

I give myself away

I give myself away

So you can use me

(repeat)

Here I am, here I stand

Lord, my life is in your hands

Lord, I'm longing to see

Your deep wisdom revealed in me

Chorus

Take my heart, take my life

As a living sacrifice

All my dreams, all my plans

Lord, I place them in your hands

Chorus

My life is not my own

To you I belong

I give myself

I give myself to you

(repeat 4x)

Chorus 

I give myself away

I give myself away

So you can use me

My life is not my own

To you I belong

I give myself

I give myself to you

What A Beautiful Name

by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood

© 2016 Hillsong Music Publishing | CCLI #7068424 | CCLI Licence #669907

What a beautiful name it is

What a beautiful name it is

The name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus 

Tag

What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus 

 

Communal Prayer for Fuller

Amy Drennan

Executive Director of Vocation Formation

...

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

...

 

In the language of your choice

Our Father, who art in heaven...

Set A Fire

by Will Reagan

© 2010 United Pursuit Music and Will Reagan Music | CCLI #5911299 | CCLI Licence #669907

Verse

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

Than here in Your love, here in Your love

(repeat 4x) 

Chorus

So set a fire down in my soul

That I can't contain and I can't control

I want more of You, God

I want more of You, God

So set a fire down in my soul

That I can't contain and I can't control

I want more of You, God

I want more of You, God

I want more of You, God

I want more of You, God

Verse

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

Than here in Your love, here in Your love

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

Than here in Your love, here in Your love

Than here in Your love, here in Your love

Than here in Your love, here in Your love

Somlandela (Love is Calling Out)

by Traditional Zulu + “Love ls Calling“ by Greg Jordan & Njabulo Kunene

Chorus

Love is calling out

To everyone here in this place

Love is calling out

Will you go for me?

Will you go for me?