May 28

Nothing Can Separate Us

Year 1  ( 2022 – 2023 )


Romans 8:14-39


All who are led by the Spirit are children of God. Creation waits for God’s children with eager longing. The Spirit knows our weakness and intercedes for us. All things work together for good. So what are we to say about these things? …nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Call to Worship

One: God calls us.
All: And so we come—
old and young, rich and poor,
hungry and filled, hopeless and hopeful—
God gives us the gift of each other.
One: God loves us all, never playing favorites,
never turning anyone away.
All: God calls us to put our faith into practice,
and to love one another as we have been loved.
One: God is bringing an end
to all that threatens to divide us.
All: We are convinced that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
One: Nothing can separate us from God’s love.
All: We pray that nothing would separate us
from each other.

Congregational Song Suggestions

Arise! Arise, O People of God

By Chris Shelton

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Breathe on Me, Breath of God

GTG 286, OLOFOB 136, VT 737

“God’s Love is Boundless”

by Adam M. L. Tice

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“Here in This Place/Gather Us In”

ELW 532, GTG 401, SSS 393, VT 10

“Holy Spirit, Breathe in Us”

by Adam M. L. Tice

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“I Love to Tell the Story of Jesus Here on Earth”

By Chris Shelton

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“Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song”

ELW 304, GTG 285, VT 56

“Nothing Can Ever Come Between Us”


O Holy Spirit, Root of Life”


VT 376

“O Holy Spirit, Root of Life”


ELW 399

“Shall Tribulation of Distress”

GTG 823

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Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness

ELW 396, GTG 291

“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”


“We Are One in the Spirit”

GTG 300, SSS 232, VT 387

“When the Fig Tree Fails to Blossom”

Text: David Gambrell

Tune: Mark Miller

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Beyond the Hymnal

 “Nothing Can Separate”

by Lucy Grimble and Matt Redman