CELTIC EVENSONG SERVICE

EVENING LITURGY

(from the Iona Abbey Worship Book)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020  6:00 p.m.

 

OPENING MUSIC

 

WELCOME

 

OPENING RESPONSES

Leader:        Creator of the world, eternal God,

All:        We have come from many places for a little while.

Leader:        Redeemer of humanity, God-with-us,

All:        We have come with all our differences, seeking common ground.

Leader:        Spirit of unity, go-between God,

All:        We have come on journeys of our own, to a place where journeys meet.

Leader:        So here, in this shelter house, let us take time together.  For when paths cross and pilgrims gather, there is much to share and celebrate.

All:        In Your name, Three-in-One-God, Pattern of Community.  Amen.

SONG        Gather Us In        Sing the Faith 2236

 

SIGN OF WELCOME

 

SILENCE

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 63

SILENCE - Words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Silence / Meditation

 

PRAYER

Leader:        Christ, in Your mercy

All:        Hear our prayer.

SONG        The Servant Song             Sing the Faith 2222

 

CLOSING RESPONSES

Leader:        The blessing of the Trinity

All:        the blessing of God

Leader:        who is in this place and every place;

All:        the blessing of Jesus

Leader:        who is among us, often unrecognized;

All:        the blessing of the Holy Spirit

Leader:        encouraging us to welcome, and to feel at home;

All:        be with us all.

Leader:        As we greet each other, sharing this place and time, may our life in community reflect the dance of the Trinity;         by which the world is blessed.

All:        Amen!