Spirit Sunday Worship – September 12, 2021

Today is Spirit Sunday, a day when we celebrate the joy, spirit, and vitality of our beloved faith community. Following so many months apart, we don’t think there could be a better theme as we gather back for a heartfelt morning of worship, fellowship, and fun!

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Lyrics to “You Are Back” sung by Anthony at the beginning of worship
With thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Father Lonnie Lacy

Those months
we couldn’t get together
and church didn’t quite feel the same.

We sighed,
and we longed for the day
when we’d be here and pray side by side.

It’s true, we know,
we’re more than a building
but assembling always makes us feel fine.

Yes worship’s online,
but Facebook and YouTube
can’t give you the Bread and the Wine.

You are back.
Look and see.
And remember how it used to be.

You are back.
Time will tell
when we’ve kicked this virus back to Hell!

Oceans rise, empires fall.
We have seen each other through it all.

As we finally open the doors,
And we get back together
even better than we ever were before!

Da da da dat daa
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da da dat dat daya da!
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da da dat dat daa!

Our church is strong
thanks to God and all of you.
It has been long,
but our love has seen us through.
And now we have Community!
Our favorite thing, Community!
You know you like Community.
Loving, sweet Community!

Together.
Together.
Together forever amen.

We are back
with all our friends,
and we’ll belt out all your favorite hymns.

We’ll say our prayers
and pass the peace
even with the ones you like the least.

So wear your mask
and just stay well
and you’ll be here when we hear the bells.

As we finally open the door,
we are now back together
even better than we ever were before.

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