Service of Word

Candler School of Theology

Service of Word

February, 17, 2011


Gathering for Praise



Voluntary  Grand Choeur                                                                      Salome


Hymn  Jesus Shall Reign                                                               UMH 157

Opening Prayer   

Hearing God’s Word

Psalm of Praise         Psalm 61                                                                                  

                        Hear my cry, O God;

                               listen to my prayer.

                        From the end of the earth I call to you,   

                               when my heart is faint.

                        Lead me to the rock that is higher than I;

                               for you are my refuge,   

                               a strong tower against the enemy.

                        Let me abide in your tent forever,   

                               find refuge under the shelter of your wings.

                        For you, O God, have heard my vows;

                               you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

                        Prolong the life of the king;  

                               may his years endure to all generations!

                        May he be enthroned for ever before God;   

                               appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

                        So I will always sing praises to your name,   

                               as I pay my vows day after day

New Testament Lesson                                        Acts 17:16-34

Prayer                                                           Njoo kwetu, Roho mwema                                                           Swahili text and tune; Tanzania

                                                                 (Gracious Spirit, hear our pleading)

                        The assembly is invited to sing as directed:  “njoo, njoo, njoo Roho mwema”

Sermon                                                    “Confronted by the Unknown God”


Responding in Faith

Prayers of the People                                                      

                        Let us pray to the Lord:  Lord, have mercy.

Departing to Serve


Hymn                                                                            Saranam                                                                                                   UMH 523


Choral Benediction                                               God of Creation                                                                       Thomas Thangaraj           



+Friday, February 18 , Mid-Day Eucharist: Presider Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, Emory University.  

+Tuesday, February 22, Service of Word and Table: Preacher, Mr. Randall Wright, third year MDiv, Presider Dr. P. Alice Rogers, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Congregational Leadership; Director of Contextual Education II; Director of the Teaching Parish Program

+Thursday February 24  Service of Word: Pan Methodist Connection, Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram, President of the Council of Bishops and Episcopal Leader,  Tenth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

+All services begin at 11:05

Worship Notes

Organist:  Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant

Candler Singers, directed by Rev. Barbara Day Miller, Associate Dean of Worship and Music

Guitars:  Richard Landers, Thom Victor

Readers:  Diane Kenaston, Dr. L. Wesley de Souza, Bishop Arthur J. Moore Associate Professor in the Practice of Evangelism, Dr. Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture

Worship Office Coordinators:  Jonathan Gaylord, Susanna Haynes, Adam Love, Randall Wright


Opening Prayer: Adam Love

Prayers of the People: adapted from Prayers of the People Form I from the Book of Common Prayer