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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Get Ready for the Beatles Mass!



Want to get ready for the upcoming Beatles Mass Installation of Pastor Megan?  Check out the version we live streamed in Portland on Sunday February 9th when the worship at Central Lutheran got snowed out. 

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Beatles Mass
Lyrics by Rev. Megan Rohrer, Advent 2010
for the Community of Travelers service at St. Aidan’s Episcopal in San Francisco, CA


"God has preached the Gospel through music."
- Martin Luther


“We sing because in singing we join together in common breath and melody in a manner that no other medium can duplicate. Public corporate reading simply cannot match what occurs when people sing together. And when we sing, our song is joined to the saints and angels of all times and places. We become an assembly unified in purpose and thought. And by our singing, we hear God’s Word for us, and the world hears it loud and clear.”
– Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Call to Worship
[to the tune of Blackbird – capo 1]

Welcome to worship this Sunday bright
God is here and the time is right
breathe the breath of life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Welcome to worship this Sunday bright
Breathing as one, together we will sing
Let the church bells ring
You were only waiting for this moment to free.
Prepare your hearts
Prepare your hearts
For the words of God bring change

Prayer
The prayer of the day is read.


Word
[to the tune of Yellow Submarine – capo 1]
Hallelujah and praise be to Christ
praise be to Christ, praise be to Christ
Hallelujah and praise be to Christ
praise be to Christ, praise be to Christ

The Gospel of the day is read.
Hallelujah and praise be to Christ
praise be to Christ, praise be to Christ
Hallelujah and praise be to Christ
praise be to Christ, praise be to Christ


Reflection
A few words from the pastor, followed by group reflection on the reading.

Prayers of the People
[to the tune of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE –capo 2]
let prayers raise like incense through the church while we repent
spread forgiveness, unbind made-up-minds and wallets across the universe     
bless our leaders, of all kinds, bishops, pastors, civic minds
Families, pets, all human kind across the universe

CHORUS:
And so we pray together
God is gonna change the world
I am gonna change the world
You are gonna change the world
We are gonna change the world

we pray for those who are pain, and those who bring back health again
prayers to end poverty and war across the universe
end destruction waste and greed, so we can help out those in need
restore peace and prosperity across the universe 
...CHORUS

protect all children, save the earth help us understand the true worth
of all who live and breathe across the universe
help us remember we are loved by the holy trinity above
who calls us to be stewards of, all the universe 
...CHORUS 


Passing of the Peace
[to the tune of “I wanna hold your hand” – no capo]
Oh please, say to me -
We are all kin in Christ
And please, say to me -
I wanna shake your hand
I wanna shake your hand.
I wanna shake your hand.
 
The peace, of Christ is with you
And also with you,
So please, get off your seat
Share a sign of God’s peace
Share a sign of God’s peace.
Share a sign of God’s peace.
 
Oh please, say to me -
We are all kin in Christ
And please, say to me -
I wanna shake your hand
I wanna shake your hand.
I wanna shake your hand.


Offering
The offering is collected at the table is prepared.

The Meal
[To the tune of “Hey Jude” Capo 3]
Na na na na-na na na, na-na na na,
Je- sus (repeat)

Je-sus, he took the bread
Gave thanks and said: take and eat
this is my body, I’m giving to you
Yes this is true, bead of heaven


Je-sus, he blessed the cup
his blood creates for us holy kinship
so we remember God’s promises to us all
despite the fall, we are all God’s children

And every time you drink this cup
Think of Christ and remember
All your sins are forgiven

Na na na na-na na na, na-na na na,
Je- sus (repeat)

Holy one, hosannas to you
Blessed are all who come to your table
we remember the Saints from other times
In this bread and wine, pour out your Spirit

Creator God, who lives among us
we lift your name, above all others
and we remember your sacrifice for our sins
let your reign begin and continue forever, and ever and ever

[silence for the breaking of the bread]

Na na na na-na na na, na-na na na,
Je- sus (repeat)




Blessing
Eucharistic blessing is spoken.

Dismissal
[to the tune of “Let it Be” – capo 2]
 
May God’s face shine upon you. And clear a path before your feet
praying for tomorrow, Go in peace

Blessed and forgiven, Children of God you’ll always be
claim your wholeness, Go in peace

Go in peace, go in peace, go in peace, go in peace
in service, love and wisdom Go in peace

And when the bay is foggy. And suffering is all we see
May joy replace our sorrows, Go in peace
May we be light in darkness.   For the whole world’s in need.
Help us bring justice, Go in peace

Go in peace, go in peace, go in peace, go in peace
in service, love and wisdom Go in peace