By Michael Parker & Curry F. Butler
God Whispers to Each of Us
A Call to Worship
Leader: God whispers to each of us: you are my beloved, created in love for love.
People: My spirit answers, here I am, Lord. Speak to me anew.
Leader: Then let us gather, old and young, small and great, to dream God's dreams, receive God's power, and do God's deeds.
People: Here we are, Lord. Shine the light of your love on us. Kindle your Spirit within us. Work your redeeming will in us, that the world may be one through the power of your love.
We Are Your Children
(Curry F. Butler)
Let us go out into the world, understanding that we are not of it, knowing that we are your children and baptized in your Holy Spirit. So let us walk in unity, showing the world that knew not our savior that we are indeed one. We cannot be divided. We cannot be conquered. We will stand together.
Rev. Michael Parker is a provisional elder in The United Methodist Church. He pastors Bells United Methodist Church and United Methodist Church of the Redeemer in Prince George's County, Maryland. Rev. Parker is pursuing a DMin at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. He has been a consistent voice for the voiceless.
Rev. Curry F. Butler, Jr. is an ordained deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Currently, Rev. Butler is completing his Doctor of Ministry degree at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.