Gathering: Glory and Praise to Our God
Refrain: Glory and praise to our God, who alone gives light to our days,
Many are the blessings he bears to those who trust in his ways.
We, the daughters and sons of him who built the valleys and plains,
Praise the wonders our God has done in ev’ry heart that sings. (refrain)
Ev’ry moment of ev’ry day our God is waiting to save,
Always ready to seek the lost, to answer those who pray. (refrain)
Ps. 66: Let all the earth cry out with joy to the Lord.
Preparation of gifts: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Make me a channel of your peace, where there is hatred, let me bring your love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord, and where there’s doubt, true faith in you.
Make me a channel of your peace, where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, only light, and where there’s sadness, ever joy (refrain)
Refrain: O Master, grant that I may never seek, so much to be consoled as to console.
To be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of your peace, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving of ourselves that we receive, and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.
Communion: Let Us Be Bread
Refrain: Let us be bread, blessed by the Lord, broken and shared, life for the world.
Let us be wine, love freely poured, let us be one in the Lord.
I am the bread of life, broken for all. Eat now and hunger no more. (refrain)
You are my friends if you keep my commands, no longer servants but friends. (refrain)
See how my people have nothing to eat, give them the bread that is you. (refrain)
As God has loved me so I have loved you. Go and live on in my love. (refrain)
Recessional: Bring Forth the Kingdom
You are salt for the earth, O people; salt for the kingdom of God!
Share the flavor of life, O people; life in the Kingdom of God! (refrain)
Refrain: Bring forth the Kingdom of mercy, bring forth the Kingdom of peace;
Bring forth the Kingdom of justice, bring forth the City of God!
You are a light on the hill, O people; light for the City of God!
Shine so holy and bright, O people; shine for the City of God! (refrain)