Sermon on the Mount I
Year 1 ( 2022 – 2023 )
Jesus teaches: Beatitudes, salt of the earth, let your light shine.
Call to Worship
You have called us the Salt of the earth –
challenging us to enhance the world
with the flavors of joy and justice,
hope and peace, courage and community.
Forgive us our blandness.
You have called us the Light of the world –
challenging us to live as beacons of hope amidst the shadows:
showing forth your color and creativity,
brightening the pathways that lead toward your kingdom,
pointing toward the glimmers of your glory
that forever shine amongst us.
Forgive us when we hide the Light you give.
Spice us up with the goodness of your Spirit.
Shine through us with your radiance.
Set us free from bitterness and bleakness,
that we may live as salt and light in this world.
Congregational Song Suggestions
“Balaacoolwe (Blessed Are the Persecuted)”
Tonga – VT 578
“Beauty for Brokenness”
“Blessed Are You”
“Onyame wo mu o (In Your Sickness)”
Ghana – VT 607
“Sword into a Plowshare”
“When the Lord Redeems the Very Least”
“As You Go Out from Here”
“Light and Salt” (M. Roger Holland II)”
“You Are Salt for the Earth”
“Here in This Place (Gather Us In)”
GTG 401, VT 10
“Let Your Little Light Shine, Shine, Shine”
Georgia Sea Island spiritual
Arrangement by Pamela Warrick-Smith
“Longing for Light, We Wait in Darkness (Christ, Be Our Light)”
GTG 314, VT 715
“This Little Light of Mine”
“Together We Serve”
Beyond the Hymnal
by John Lennon
“Be a Light”
by Josh Thompson, Thomas Rhett, Matt Dragstrem, and Josh Miller