Call to worship (Scripture to set a tone for worshipping the Lord):
6 Nations rage, kingdoms topple;
the earth melts when he lifts his voice.
7 The Lord of Armies is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Song of response:
What Wondrous Love Is This? (King’s Kaleidoscope)
Worship through giving:
Those who call Engage home are encouraged to worship through giving. To read more about what we believe about giving or to submit an offering click HERE.
(also available on Venmo: @EngageAlbany)
Some songs to consider for lamenting this week:
He Never Said A Mumblin’ Word (Bifrost Arts)
Rose Petals (Common Hymnal)
Please join us at 11am via Zoom for fellowship, prayer, and discussion.
A closing prayer for justice and unity (author unknown) :
God, you have given all peoples one common origin.
It is your will that they be gathered together
as one family in yourself.
Fill the hearts of humankind with the fire of your love
and with the desire to ensure justice for all.
By sharing the good things you give us,
may we secure an equality for all
our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
May there be an end to division, strife, and war.
May there be a dawning of a truly human society
built on love and peace.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Finally, some recommended resources:
Letter From a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
Racism & Corporate Evil by Tim Keller
Great Commission Christianity vs. Cosmic Redemption Christianity by Anthony Bradley
The American Dream at the Expense of the American Negro? Baldwin debates Buckley
The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby (Engage has copies)
Divided by Faith by Emerson & Smith (Engage has copies)
I could add more but this is a good intro.