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June 9, 2024

Order of Worship

Sermon: From Inclusion to Liberation: Revealing a Rainbow Church – Tamara Shantzaudio

Isaiah 61:1-6a

“The Spirit of Exalted YHWH is upon me, for YHWH has anointed me:

God has sent me to bring good news to those who are poor; to heal broken hearts;

to proclaim release to those held captive and liberation to those in prison;

to announce a year of favor from YHWH, and the day of God’s vindication;

to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who grieve in Zion –

to give them a wreath of flowers instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of tears,

a cloak of praise instead of despair.

They will be known as trees of integrity, planted by YHWH to display God’s glory.

They will restore the ancient ruins, and rebuild sites long devastated;

they will repair the ruined cities, neglected for generations.

Strangers will tend your flocks; foreigners will till your fields and dress your vineyards;

but you will be called priests of YHWH and ministers of our God;

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