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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beatles Mass and Installation of Pastor Megan Rohrer

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Installation of Pastor Megan Rohrer
Setting: Beatles Mass
Lyrics by Rev. Megan Rohrer, Advent 2010
for the Community of Travelers service at St. Aidan’s Episcopal in San Francisco, CA
February 22, 2014 – 7 PM
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, S F
Gathering In
Welcome
Call to Worship
To the tune of Blackbird
Welcome to worship this Sunday night
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 night
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
Loving God, on this feast day of St. Gerard, we pray for all parents, the families, children and staff at Grace Infant Child Care, those who care for aging parents and those who longed for or ended relationships with children they were unable to raise.  Be with the members and staff, friends and colleagues of Grace Lutheran and the chosen family we create whenever we share bread, wine and water with each other.  Amen.
Word
The first reading is from Numbers, the 27th chapter:
16‘May you, the God of the spirits of all living creatures, appoint someone to lead the congregation 17who will go out and come in before them, who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation will not be like sheep without a shepherd.’
The Second reading is from 1st Corinthians, the 3rd chapter:
9 We are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.  10 By the grace God gave me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.
Gospel Acclamation
To the tune of Yellow Submarine
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.
A reading for the Gospel of Luke the 1st Chapter:
36And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; she who was thought to be infertile is now in her sixth month. 37 Nothing will be impossible with God.’ 38Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of God; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.
39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43
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
Words are shared by Seminarian, Daniel Tisdell.

Installation of a Pastor
Presentation
The assembly stands. The pastor to be installed and a representative of the calling body come before the Dean of the San Francisco Conference and the assembly.  The dean addresses the assembly.
Having been authorized by the church to install Megan Marie Rohrer
our co-worker in the gospel, as pastor,
I now ask for certification of this call.
A representative of the calling body addresses the presiding minister.
After prayerful deliberation,
we, of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
have called Megan Marie Rohrer as pastor.
I present Megan and this letter certifying the call.
The representative gives the dean the letter certifying that the call has been received and accepted.
The representative moves aside, and the assembly is seated.
Address and Questions
The presiding Dean addresses the pastor being installed.
A reading from John: Jesus said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."  (John 20:21-23)
A reading from Matthew: Jesus said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
A reading from First Timothy: Set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Attend to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders. Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:12-16)
The dean questions the pastor being installed.
Megan, in the presence of this assembly
will you commit yourself to this new trust and responsibility,
in the confidence that it comes from God through the call of the church?
Response:
I will, and I ask God to help me.
Will you preach and teach in accordance with the holy scriptures
and with the confessions of the Lutheran church?
Will you carry out this ministry in harmony with the constitutions
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America?
Response:
I will, and I ask God to help me.
Will you be diligent in your study of the holy scriptures
and in your use of the means of grace?
Will you love, serve, and pray for God's people,
nourish them with the word and sacraments,
and lead them by your own example in faithful service and holy living?
Response:
I will, and I ask God to help me.
Will you give faithful witness in the world,
that God's love may be known in all that you do?
Response:
I will, and I ask God to help me.
Almighty God, who has given you the will to do these things,
graciously give you the strength and compassion to perform them.
The assembly responds:
Amen.
The assembly stands. The dean addresses the assembly.
People of God, will you receive Megan as a messenger of Jesus Christ sent to serve all people with the gospel of hope and salvation? Will you regard Megan as a servant of Christ and a steward of the mysteries of God? We will, and we ask God to help us.
Will you pray for Megan, help and honor Megan’s work, and in all things strive to live together in the peace and unity of Christ? We will, and we ask God to help us.
The dean addresses the pastor being installed.
Megan the office of pastor is now committed to you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Blessing
The newly installed pastor may kneel as the dean proclaims God's blessing.
The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you complete in everything good so that you may do God's will, working in you that which is pleasing in God's sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
The pastor stands. The dean escorts the pastor to the place of baptism. A representative of the congregation says:
You have been called to be among us to baptize, to teach, and to forgive sins. Remind us of God’s love for all people.
They proceed to the place of the word. A representative of the congregation says:
You have been called to be among us to proclaim the good news.  Teach us of God’s hope for all people.
They proceed to the place of the meal. A representative of the congregation says:
You have been called to be among us to preside at the Lord's supper.  Welcome us to God’s table.
They proceed to the main exit of the Sanctuary. A representative of the congregation says:
You have been called to be among us to energize us to service.  Give us courage and inspire us to serve God’s people.
The dean may address the assembly with these or similar words.
People of God, I present to you Megan, your pastor.
 Let us welcome Megan in the name of Christ.
The assembly may offer acclamation with applause.
The service continues with the prayers of intercession. Prayers are included for the newly installed pastor, all ministries in the church, and all Christians in their vocations.
Prayers of the People
To the tune of “Across the Universe”
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
Communion
Passing of the Peace
To the tune of “I wanna hold your hand”
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 as the table is prepared. 
Today’s offering will be split between the Welcome Ministry and SF CARES to support the upcoming Health and Vision Event which will be held at Grace Lutheran on April 12th and provide prescription eye glasses for low income residents of the Sunset.
Offering Music
“Here Comes the Sun”
The Meal
To the tune of “Hey Jude”
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)
Special Music
’All You Need Is Love’
Blessing
Eucharistic blessing is spoken.
Sending Out
Dismissal
To the tune of “Let it Be”
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



Thank you to all the people who helped to make today possible including:


Preaching:  Daniel Tisdel, Seminarian, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Presiding: Rev. Susan Strouse
Dean of the San Francisco Conference and Pastor of First United Lutheran
Assisting Minister:  Britney Wheat
Reader: Joanne Chadwick
Choirs: Grace and St. Paulus Lutheran
Choir Director: Ashley Wai’olu Moore
Musicians:
Piano: Josh Sromberg
Trumpet: Dustin Manuel
Soloist: Stephen Camarota
Ushers:  Nancy Gradwohl, Brach Jennings, Jayson Nicholson
Coffee Hour: Members of Grace Lutheran and Welcome



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