Church of the Saviour
God smiles when I reach out for one more kiss
because it feels so wonder full.
Christ is swimming in the drop of water on your cheek.
Is that a tear of joy, or sorrow?
We make Spirit when we dance!
Don't you see it in the air around you?
Can eating watermelon be communion with God's body?
Who can say?
If I'm created in God's image
and my mouth loves buttered corn,
does God's mouth love?
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Praise from all creatures;
Voice 1: Laughers and list makers,
Poets and plodders and prophets,
Voice 2: The wrinkled, the newborn,
The whale, the mosquito and the worm;
Unison: From all and from me,
Praise be to God.
Leader:It's summer again.
Our bodies are confused by different rhythms.
People: We love the longer days of summer,
and yearn for slower schedules,
rest and relaxation.
Leader:But there is even more to do,
when work and play compete
for time and energy.
People:Gardens everywhere are blooming.
Their fruits and vegetables cover our tables
and delight our senses.
Leader: God's abundance is manifest.
People:All of creation, especially humanity,
is showered with refreshment
and vitality to bear fruit.
Leader:God gives us summertime.
People:God gives us different rhythms,
unexpected schedules, and amazing bounty.
Unison:God gives, and that is good.
God of work and play, God of crowds and solitude,
We confess how hard it is to let ourselves be simply quiet.
We often feel imprisoned by longer days
demanding more than we can give.
We lose the joys that called us into commitments.
It's easy to forget that saying "no" can sometimes
open doors to re-creation more than saying "yes."
Forgive us, Creator of eternity,
giver of time not bound by calendars or clocks.
"And on the seventh day, God rested."
Go, and do the same, for God is here
to love and re-create you for the days to come.
Prayer of Dedication
Go forth in joy.
Laugh, and share delight.
Be at ease in your struggles, bold in your loving,
joyful in giving, and graceful in your praying:
Become a song of God's delight.