Sample Hymn Sing

[A model hymn sing on the topic "Singing and Proclaiming Peace to a Troubled World" by Nancy Faus Mullen, 2006.  All hymns are taken from Hymnal: A Worship Book (HWB) and Hymnal Supplement (HS), published by Brethren Press]

Welcome and Introductions

*Call to Worship
L: The invitation is given to every person by Jesus Christ: "Come to me! Follow me! Be my disciples!"
P: We come to this place, to this time, at the invitation of Jesus Christ.
L: In the name of Christ,
P: we accept the invitation to discipleship.
L: In the name of Christ,
P: as his disciples, we worship and praise God.
L: In the midst of a world where cruelty abounds,
P: we proclaim the God of Compassion.
L: In the midst of despair that threatens to swallow up whole lives, whole peoples,
P: we proclaim the God of Hope.
L: In the midst of indifference and apathy,
P: we proclaim the God of Love.
L: Come, let us worship together and share our witness of God's living presence in the world. (NYC worship committee)

*Opening Hymn "How good a thing it is" # 310 HWB
Sung Prayer for peace "Confitemini Domino" #1119 HS
      (sing through twice, Latin and English)

Old Testament Reading Psalm 46:4-11
Sung response "Peace be still" #1120 HS

Where can we find peace?
"Peace, O God, where can we find it?" #1100 HS
"Healing river of the Spirit" #1145 HS
"O healing river" # 372 HWB

Songs for Personal Peace
"If I have been a source of pain" #1144 HS
      Verse 1 - Spanish
      Verses 2-4 congregation
"When peace like a river" # 336 HWB
*"My feet are tired" (solo?) #1091 HS

Songs for Congregational Peace
"We are people of God's peace" # 407 HWB
"Put peace into each other's hands" #1099 HS
*"Let truth and mercy" #1137 HS

Songs for World Peace
"O God of love, O Power of Peace" # 368 HWB
*"O day of peace" # 408 HWB

Prayers for Peace - A Litany of Peace
Congregation "Ososo" verse 1 in Korean #1136 HS
Reader One
Congregational response "Ososo" verse 1 in English
Reader Two
Congregational response "Ososo" verse 2 in English
Reader Three
Congregational response "Ososo" verse 3 in English
Reader Four
Congregational response "Ososo" verse 4 in English

Prayers of Intercession
Spoken Prayer
Congregation "When anyone can buy a gun" (**see information below)
Spoken Prayer
Congregation "When our song says peace" #1095 HS
Spoken Prayer
Congregation "Your will be done" #1124 HS

*Closing Hymn of Hope "I see a new world coming" # 323 HWB

*Spoken Benediction (Leader) #1055 HS
      May God deny you an easy peace,
      and grant you instead, passion,
      revolutionary passion that spills over into the world
      in acts of compassion and love, justice and integrity.
      Go in the spirit and way of Christ,
      who is our strength, our passion, and our true peace. Amen

* Sung Response "Go now in peace" (sing in unison and then a round) # 429 HWB




** When Anyone Can Buy a Gun (Text: Adam M.L. Tice, October 3, 2006, ©2008 GIA Publications, Inc.  Adam M.L. Tice.)  Adam Tice first posted this in response to a string of school shootings, especially the massacre at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on October 2,2006. The text will appear in Woven Into Harmony, available from GIA Fall 2008.