God of the Ages God of the ages, whose almighty hand Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies, Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise .
Thy love divine hath led us in the past; In this free land with Thee our lot is cast; Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay, Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence, Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense; Thy true religion in our hearts increase, Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way; Lead us from night to never ending day; Fill all our lives with love and grace divine, And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.
America the Beautiful Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above thy fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee, And crown thy good with Brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
Oh, beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And ev'ry gain divine.
Oh, beautiful for patriot dream That sees, beyond the years, Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self control, Thy liberty in law.
America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee) My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride. From ev’ry mountainside Let freedom ring.
My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills; My heart with rapture thrills Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom’s song; Let mortal tongues awake, Let all that breathe partake, Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong.
Our fathers’ God, to Thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing; Long may our land be bright With freedom’s holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King!
God Bless America God bless America, land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above From the mountains To the prairies, To the ocean white with foam God bless America, My home sweet home. God bless America, My home sweet home.
For the Healing of the Nations For the healing of the nations, Lord we pray with one accord; For a just and equal sharing of the things that earth affords. To a life of love and action help us rise and pledge our word help us rise and pledge our word.
Lead us forward into freedom; from despair your world release, That redeemed from war and hatred, all may come and go in peace. Show us how through care and goodness fear will die and hope increase fear will die and hope increase.
You, creator God, have written your great name on humankind; For our growing in your likeness bring the life of Christ to mind, That by our response and service earth its destiny may find earth its destiny may find.
DOXOLOGY Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen
Creed: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry o the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let There Be Peace <ul><li>Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. </li></ul><ul><li>Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. </li></ul><ul><li>With God our Creator, </li></ul><ul><li>Children all are we, </li></ul><ul><li>Let us walk with each other, </li></ul><ul><li>In perfect harmony. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Let peace begin with me, </li></ul><ul><li>Let this be the moment now. </li></ul><ul><li>With every step I take, </li></ul><ul><li>Let this be my solemn vow: </li></ul><ul><li>To take each moment, and </li></ul><ul><li>Live each moment in peace Eternally. </li></ul><ul><li>Let there be peace on earth, and Let it begin with me. </li></ul>