BEYOND THE WALLS

Inclusive Service Streamed Live Monthly. LGBTQ affirming. Non-creedal. Progressive Christian tradition.

OCTOBER 25, 2018

Light and Wisdom

  • 8:55 pm (Eastern time) - Facebook livestream begins
  • 9:00 pm - Welcome and sharing
  • 9:55 pm - Challenge of the month
  • 10:00 pm - Livestream ends

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You're all invited to sing hymns with us in our upcoming "Beyond the Walls" streaming services. You don't have to be a great singer to participate. You just need a computer and a phone or two phones or possibly just your computer. Here's how it works:

  1. Download our version of the hymn or just play it on your computer or phone. You have to sing along with our piano accompaniment for your voice to sync up with us. (Do not use the church's digital library for this recording.)
  2. Use your phone or webcam to record a video of yourself singing along to our music.
  3. Email us your recording or upload it to us and we'll edit you into our chorus.

This is not like singing a solo in front of people --- eventually we hope to have dozens of faces and voices around the world singing together. Please allow the accompanist to play one time through before you start to sing.



CCS 240 - Light Dawns on a Weary World


Light dawns on a weary world
when eyes begin to see all people’s dignity.
Light dawns on a weary world:
the promised day of justice comes.

The trees shall clap their hands;
the dry lands gush with springs;
the hills and mountains shall break forth with singing!
We shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace,
as all the world in wonder echoes shalom.

Love grows in a weary world
when hungry hearts find bread
and children’s dreams are fed.
Love grows in a weary world:
the promised feast of plenty comes.

The trees shall clap their hands;
the dry lands gush with springs;
the hills and mountains shall break forth with singing!
We shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace,
as all the world in wonder echoes shalom.

Hope blooms in a weary world
when creatures, once forlorn,
find wilderness reborn.
Hope blooms in a weary world:
the promised green of Eden comes.

The trees shall clap their hands;
the dry lands gush with springs;
the hills and mountains shall break forth with singing!
We shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace,
as all the world in wonder echoes shalom.


CCS 637 - Lord, Who Views All People Precious


Lord, who views all people precious,
worthy, lovely in your sight;
who, through mercy and compassion,
calls us forward into light.

We accept the great commission.
May we, strengthened by your power,
join with Christ in common purpose—
serving nobly in this hour.

Heal the bruised and brokenhearted,
those enmeshed in sin and strife;
by the Spirit, grant your people
wholeness in this earthly life.

God of reconciliation,
we, your people, offer praise
for your grace and patient guidance
as this prayer, with joy, we raise.