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Service of Song and Prayer

David M. Cherwien and The Choral Scholars will lead this service of song and prayer centered around the botanical images of Christ and his people found in scripture.

Order of Worship

Choral Introit: “Christ Hath a Garden”
Text: Isaac Watts
Music (O WALY WALY English folk melody; arr. Gerald Near © 1973 Belwin-Mills Publishing
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Call to Worship 

Opening Hymn: “Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song”
Text: Carl P. Daw, Jr. © 1982 Hope Publishing
Music (BRIDEGROOM Peter Cutts; desc. Emily Brink © 1969 Hope Publishing
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Evening Psalm: Psalm 141:1–4a, 8
Words: Psalm 141
Music: Gerald Cartford © 1998 Augsburg Fortress Publishers; arr. Bethany Vrieland © 2011 Augsburg Fortress
Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress
Tone: © 1996 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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Prayers of the People

Anthem: “Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree”
Text: Anonymous, 18th century, based on Song of Solomon 2:3
Music: Elizabeth Poston © 1967 Elizabeth Poston
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Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:6–13  

Hymn: “Light Dawns on the Weary World”
Text: Mary Louise Bringle © 2002 GIA Publications, Inc.
Music (TEMPLE OF PEACE and refrain): William P. Rowan © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc.; arr. David Cherwien © 2021 GIA Publications, Inc.
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New Testament Reading: John 15:4–17 

Hymn: “O Blessed Spring”
Text: Susan Palo Cherwien © 1993 Susan Palo Cherwien, admin. Augsburg Fortress
Music (BERGLUND Robert Buckley Farlee © 1993 Robert Buckley Farlee, admin. Augsburg Fortress; arr. David Cherwien © 2011 Augsburg Fortress
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Charge and Blessing

Closing Hymn: “Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen”
Text: Herbert F. Brokering © 1995 Augsburg Fortress
Music (EARTH AND ALL STARS 4.5.10 D refrain 10.5.4): David N. Johnson © 1968 Augsburg Fortress
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