Liturgy of Repentance
GENERAL CONFESSION PART III
RESOLVE TO AMEND
ANTHEM Ohio Ecumenical Choir
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RESPONSE
Bishop Roy I. Sano will issue an invitation for response.
THE LEVELING OF THE PLUMB-LINE
Bishop S. Clifton Ives, President of The
The representative members of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church have repented for the sin of racism within our communion and, in good faith, intend to make a new beginning. Our church earnestly desires the leveling of Gods plumb-line; we yearn for unity in our faith family. We earnestly pray that the biblical symbols of prophetic judgment we have experienced tonight may become signs of hope.
As the hymn is sung, baskets of salt will be passed so that each participant in this service will remember our vowed intent to "preserve" our unity in Christ. Please stand as you are able for the uniting hymn.
UNITING HYMN Stand as able "Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee"
Words: Charles Wesley 1749;
Jesus, Lord we look to thee; let us in thy name agree;
By thy reconciling love every stumbling block remove;
Let us for each other care, each the others burdens
Free from anger and from pride, let us thus in God
SENDING CHARGE TO THE ASSEMBLY
Given by Byrd L. Bonner, Esq. a member of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
Given by Bruce W. Robbins, General Secretary of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
Friends in Christ,
In the Quest for Unity
Righted by a Plumb-line,
As Sisters and Brothers in Christ
We Go Forth as One Church,
SENDING FORTH Bishop Roy I. Sano
2 Corinthians 13:13
HYMN FOR DEPARTING - Stand as able - "Marching to Zion"
Words: Isaac Watts, 1707; Music: Robert Lowry, 1867
Come, we that love the Lord, and let our joys be known;
Refrain: Were marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful
Let those refuse to sing who never knew our God;
The hill of Zion yields a thousand sacred sweets
Then let our songs abound, and every tear be dry;
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