Prelude                   

Call to Worship

One: The power of dreams lies in waking up. For when we close our eyes,
All: We can see a better world.
One: When we close our eyes,
All: We can dream a better dream.
One: But when we open our eyes,
All: We begin the work of faith.
One: The power of worship is the same. When we enter this time together,
All: We can see a better world. We dream a better dream.
One: But when we leave this time of worship,
All: We begin the work of faith.
One: So as we gather. Dream your dream.
All: Find hope here.
One: Let it be so.

Hymn: “Come, Let Us Dream” (Trad. English Melody, Words: John Middleton)

Gathering Prayer concluding with Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Grace

Peace Invocation: “Put peace into each other’s hands” (Fred Kaan, John Bell.  From Common Ground #103)

Put Christ into each other’s hands,
he is love’s deepest measure;
in love make peace,
give peace a chance,
and share it like a treasure.

Video: “Those who dream” song written & recorded by The Many | Visual art by Lauren Wright Pittman, Hannah Garrity, & Lisle Gwynn Garrity | Video by Lisle Gwynn Garrity | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

Fun with the Young at Heart

Story: “Happy Dreamer” written by Peter H. Reynolds

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering:

Offertory: Reverie (Claude Debussy):
Mary Steele and Beth Culp

Lord of All Good (Louis Bourgeois, Albert F. Bayly, from Sing the Journey #60)

Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to you
Use them your holy purpose to fulfill
Tokens of love and pledges brought anew
That our whole life is offered to your will
Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to you

Prayer of Dedication (unison)

Generous God:
Over and over your grace sustains us;
over and over your love provides for us;
over and over your arm steadies us.
We offer these gifts,
as well as our shared dreams
of a world steeped in justice and peace.
Amen.

Scripture Psalm 126 (The Message Translation)

Hymn of the Month:  “Rain Down” (Jaime Cortez From Sing the Journey #49)

Chorus:
Rain down, Rain down
Rain down your love on your people
Rain down, Rain down
Rain down your love, God of life

Verse 1:
Faithful and true is the Word of our God
All of God’s works are so worthy of trust
God’s mercy falls on the just and the right
Full of God’s love is the earth

Verse 2:
We who revere and find hope in our God
live in the kindness and joy of God’s wing.
God will protect us
from darkness and death;
God will not leave us to starve. 

Verse 3:
God of creation, we long for Your truth
You are the water of life that we thirst
Grant that Your love and peace touch our hearts
All of our hope lies in You.

Message: “Those who dream”

Musical Reflection: A Million Dreams (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul):
Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn: “Here Where Dreams Are More Than Visions” (Andrew Pratt/William Moore)

Benediction

Sending Song “Walk with me”
Copyright 1988 Estate of John S.Rice
From Voices United

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326
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