Evening Remembrance for September 11
A short service of prayer and lament in response to the tragedy of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Theme of the Service
Calvin College and Seminary
Gather in Response to a World Tragedy
Call to Worship Chaplain Cooper
Prayer Chaplain Cooper
Address by the President Gaylen Byker
Reading Together Portions of Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8, 11-12
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard:
that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.
Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.
As a Deer in Want of Water Psalter Hymnal 42 vs. 1-3
Our Community’s Connections Shirley Hoogstra
Prayers in Response to Tragedy
After each prayer please sing My Soul Is At Rest (over)
Sung Refrain: My Soul Is At Rest
Text: The Community of Taizé. Music by Jacques Berthier.
© Les Presses de Taizé (France), admin. GIA Publications
Affirmation of Trust: Our World Belongs to God,
Contemporary Testimony 58 (PsH p. 1038) Cindy deJong
With the whole creation
we wait for the purifying fire of judgment.
For then we will see the Lord face to face.
He will heal our hurts,
end our wars,
and make the crooked straight.
Then we will join in the new song
to the Lamb without blemish
who made us a kingdom and priests.
God will be all in all,
righteousness and peace will flourish,
everything will be made new,
and every eye will see at last
that our world belongs to God!
Hallelujah! Come, Lord Jesus.
O God of Every Nation Psalter Hymnal 606
Benediction Dale Cooper