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ECONOMIC JUSTICE/FINANCIAL LITERACY SUNDAY

MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Eric Oliver, Guest Lectionary Liturgist
Minister of Music for Zion Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH, and a Labor Attorney for The National Labor Relations Board

Worship Planning Notes

As it was during those years in which we were taught the value of a good education and honest hard work, the choice before us today is to embrace a work and financial ethic that honors God. By doing so, we are assured of Godís favor and are guaranteed success and prosperity in all that we do. On the contrary, it is clear from Godís Word that the ungodly are not beneficiaries of Godís favor and that their pursuits and ventures will ultimately perish. It is an understanding of this spiritual precept which encourages us to abandon the way of the world and to invest our energies in vocations and service-oriented projects that are consistent with Godís recipe for a fruitful life. We do so while standing on Godís promise that he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

Setting the Atmosphere for Worship

  • The worship service should commence with an instrumental prelude or Praise and Worship selection (Praise Team and Congregation) which instills in the parishioners the victory that comes from serving God. If a traditional devotional format is used in which deacons are involved, they should be encouraged to select hymns or traditional call and response songs which convey the benefits of being a Christian disciple.

  • If the church has a projection screen, images can be projected at appropriate points in the service which reinforce the theme of the rewards that come from being good stewards and adhering to Godís work ethic. Childrenís Moment, if such is included in the worship service, might be an opportune time to use the projection screen for purposes of instilling in the younger congregants the importance of adhering to Godís work ethic.

  • The above-noted theme can be reinforced at the close of the service and prior to the benediction by singing a verse and a chorus of a familiar song which ties in with the sermon and the theme of the worship service.

  • A testimonial from a successful Christian businessperson, professional, missionary, etc. would also be meaningful and quite effective in convincing the parishioners of the multiple and unlimited benefits that come from a God-centered and/or ministry-oriented vocation or avocation.

1. Invocation

Economic Justice/Financial Literacy

Dear Savior of all creation,

We come today with gratitude in our hearts for the many ways in which you have abundantly blessed us. We realize that we are nothing without you and understand that it is because of your grace and mercy that we are heirs of your eternal promises.

Please forgive us for our foolish ways and sanctify our hearts and minds so that our will is aligned with yours. Instill in us a burning passion to be industrious, live financially responsible lives, and use our God-given skills, talents, and resources to bless others for your Nameís sake.

Let us not get side-tracked by the diversions of the enemy, but help us to keep our minds stayed on you so that our lives will bring you glory and draw others to you.

We offer this petition and prayer of thanksgiving in the precious Name of Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) Trust and Obey. By John H. Sammis. Tune by Daniel B. Towner

(b) Living for Jesus. By Thomas O. Chisholm. Tune by C. Harold Lowden

(c) Take My Life, and Let It Be. By Frances Ridley Havergal. Tune by H.A. Cesar Malon. Arr. by Lowell Mason

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Rise aní Shine. Traditional

(b) What You Do for Me, Lord. Traditional

(c) Shine for Jesus. By Julian Alford. Tune by E.C. Deas

(d) Ainít Got Time to Die. By Hall Johnson

(e) Done Made My Vow to the Lord. By John W. Work

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Heís So Freely Passing Out Blessings. By Damian D. Price

(b) Follow Jesus. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux

(c) Itís Wonderful to Live for Jesus. Text and Tune by Charles A. Craig, Jr. Arr. by R. H. Goodpasteur

(d) My Job Is Working for Jesus. Text and Tune by James Cleveland. Arr. by Kenneth Morris

5. Liturgical Dance or Mime Ministry Music
(a) Bless Me (Prayer of Jabez). By Donald Lawrence and Andrať Crouch

(b) Empower Us, Lord. By Gale Jones Murphy

(c) Order My Steps. By Glenn E. Burleigh

(d) You Covered Me. By Donald Lawrence

6. Anthems
(a) Come, Come Ye Saints. By William Clayton. Tune and arrangement by J. Spencer Cornwall

(b) It Pays to Serve Jesus. Text and Tune by Frank C. Huston. Arr. by Nathan Carter

7. Modern Songs (Written between 2005Ė2011)
(a) Favor. By David Frazier

(b) Just Want to Please You. By Rodney Hubbard

(c) Favor (Ainít Fair). By Anthony McEastland and Mitchell VaShawn

(d) God Blocked It. By Kurt Carr

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) God Has Smiled on Me. Text and Tune by Isaiah Jones, Jr. Arr. by Nolan Williams, Jr.

(b) God Is. Text and Tune by Robert J. Fryson. Arr. by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton and Nolan Williams, Jr.

(c) I Really Love the Lord. Text and Tune by Jimmy Dowell. Arr. by Nolan Williams Jr.

(d) Make Me a Blessing. By Ira B. Wilson. Tune by George S. Schuler

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Jesus Is All the World to Me. By Will L. Thompson

(b) Heís Sweet I Know. By A. Jackson

(c) Keep Me Every Day. By F.I. Eiland. Tune by Emmet S. Dean

(d) Give Me a Clean Heart. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) Higher Ground. By Johnson Oatman, Jr. Tune by Charles H. Gabriel

(b) I Do, Donít You. By Melville W. Miller. Tune by E.O. Excell. Suggested for solo

(c) Where He Leads Me. By E. W. Blandy. Tune by John S. Norris

(d) May the Work Iíve Done Speak for Me. Text and Tune by Sullivan Pugh. Arr. by Kenneth Morris. Suggested for solo

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Follow Jesus. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux

(b) I Have Decided to Follow Jesus. Text ascribed to an Indian prince; as sung in Garo, Assam. Tune: ASSAM; Indian folk melody. Arr. by Norman Johnson

(c) Iíve Decided to Make Jesus My Choice. By Harrison Johnson

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) The Lord Bless You/Sevenfold Amen. Numbers 6:24-26. Tune, (BENEDICTION), by Peter C. Lutkin

(b) Always Remember. Text and tune by Andrať Crouch. Arr. by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton

(c) I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. Text and tune by Curtis Burrell. Arr. by Stephen Key and Nolan Williams Jr.


Cites and Additional Information for Music and Material Listed

1. InvocationóďEconomic Justice/Financial LiteracyĒ by Eric V. Oliver, Cincinnati, Ohio. Used with permission.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) Trust and Obey. By John H. Sammis. Tune by Daniel B. Towner
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #380

King, D.E. The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal: Aids to Worship through Living Standard Hymns, Favorite Gospel Songs, Choice Anthems, Best Loved Chants and Responsive Readings for Live People Who Join in Soulful Worship in Living Churches and Related Activities. Washington, DC: Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. 1982. #171

Total Praise: Songs and Other Worship Resources for Every Generation. Chicago, IL and Nashville, TN: GIA Publications, Inc. in association with the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc, 2011. #384

Church of God in Christ. Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal, Memphis, TN: Church of God in Christ Pub. Board in association with the Benson Co., 1982. #334

(b) Living for Jesus. By Thomas O. Chisholm. Tune by C. Harold Lowden
Location:
The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #352

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #338

(c) Take My Life, and Let It Be. By Frances Ridley Havergal. Tune, by H.A. Cesar Malon. Arr. by Lowell Mason
Location:
The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #338

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #337

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Rise aní Shine. Traditional
Location:
Cleveland, J. Jefferson, and Verolga Nix. Songs of Zion. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1981. #79

(b) What You Do for Me, Lord. Traditional
Location:
Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #515

(c) Shine for Jesus. By Julian Alford. Tune by E.C. Deas
Location:
Gospel Pearls. Nashville, TN: Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., 1921. #149

(d) Ainít Got Time to Die. By Hall Johnson
Location:
The Hall Johnson Series of Negro Spirituals. New York, NY: G. Schirmer, 1955.

(e) Done Made My Vow to the Lord. By John W. Work
Location:
ECS Publishing
138 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-236-1935

Online location: www.ecspub.com
Product #12110

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Heís So Freely Passing Out Blessings. By Damian D. Price
Location:
Total Praise. #372

(b) Follow Jesus. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux
Location:
Total Praise. #540

(c) Itís Wonderful to Live for Jesus. Text and Tune by Charles A. Craig, Jr. Arr. by R.H. Goodpasteur
Location:
The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #284

(d) My Job Is Working for Jesus. Text and Tune by James Cleveland. Arr. by Kenneth Morris
Location:
Turrentine-Agee, Evelyn. Thereís Gonna Be a Meeting. Newton, NJ: Shanachie Records, 2010.

5. Liturgical Dance or Mime Ministry Music
(a) Bless Me (Prayer of Jabez). By Donald Lawrence and Andrať Crouch
Location:
WOW Gospel 2004. Franklin, TN: Verity in association with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, 2004.

(b) Empower Us, Lord. By Gale Jones Murphy
Location:
Total Praise. #473

(c) Order My Steps. By Glenn E. Burleigh
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #333

Total Praise. #328

(d) You Covered Me. By Donald Lawrence
Location:
WOW Gospel 2005. Franklin, TN: Verity in association with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, 2005.

6. Anthems
(a) Come, Come Ye Saints. By William Clayton. Tune and arrangement by J. Spencer Cornwall
Location:
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Salt Lake City. Songs of Faith and Devotion. Salt Lake City, Utah: Pioneer Music, 1957.

(b) It Pays to Serve Jesus. Text and Tune by Frank C. Huston. Arr. by Nathan Carter
Location:
GIA Publications Inc.
7494 South Mason Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358

Online location: www.giamusic.com
Product #G-5627

7. Modern Songs (Written between 2005Ė2011)
(a) Favor. By David Frazier
Location:
Psalms Hymns & Spiritual Songs Volume III. Carrollton, TX: Godís Music, Inc./David Frazier Music, 2009.

Online location: www.DavidFrazierMusic.com

(b) Just Want to Please You. By Rodney Hubbard
Location:
Joshuaís Troop. JT3: Joshuaís Troop Live. Nashville, TN: New Haven Records, 2007.

(c) Favor (Ainít Fair). By Anthony McEastland and Mitchell VaShawn
Location:
VaShawn Mitchell & Friends. Promises. Indianapolis, IN: Tyscot, 2007.

(d) God Blocked It. By Kurt Carr
Location:
Kurt Carr One Church Project. Nashville, TN: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing in association with Gospocentric, 2005.

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) God Has Smiled on Me. Text and Tune by Isaiah Jones, Jr. Arr. by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #152

The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #334

Total Praise. #149
(b) God Is. Text and Tune by Robert J. Fryson. Arr. by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton and Nolan Williams, Jr.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #134

Total Praise. #126
(c) I Really Love the Lord. Text and Tune by Jimmy Dowell. Arr. by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #577

Total Praise. #571
(d) Make Me a Blessing. By Ira B. Wilson. Tune by George S. Schuler
Location:
The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #350

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Jesus Is All the World to Me. By Will L. Thompson
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #382

Gospel Pearls. #51

The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #213

Total Praise. #389

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #448

(b) Heís Sweet I Know. By A. Jackson
Location:
The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #224

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #137

(c) Keep Me Every Day. By F.I. Eiland. Tune by Emmet S. Dean
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #433

The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #244

Total Praise. #453

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #326

(d) Give Me a Clean Heart. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #461

Total Praise. #467

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) Higher Ground. By Johnson Oatman, Jr. Tune by Charles H. Gabriel
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #419

Gospel Pearls. #13

Boyer, Horace Clarence. Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American
Hymnal
. New York, NY: Church Pub., 1993. #165

The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #309

Total Praise. #422

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #354

(b) I Do, Donít You. By Melville W. Miller. Tune by E.O. Excell. Suggested for solo
Location:
Gospel Pearls. #17

The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #290

Total Praise. #572

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #430

(c) Where He Leads Me. By E. W. Blandy. Tune by John S. Norris
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #550

Gospel Pearls. #46

Lift Every Voice and Sing II. #144

Total Praise. #546

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #409

(d) May the Work Iíve Done Speak for Me. Text and Tune by Sullivan Pugh. Arr. by Kenneth Morris. Suggested for solo
Location:
The New Progressive Baptist Hymnal. #400

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Follow Jesus. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux
Location:
Total Praise. #540

(b) I Have Decided to Follow Jesus. Text ascribed to an Indian prince; as sung in Garo, Assam. Tune, (ASSAM), Indian folk melody. Arr. by Norman Johnson
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #400

Lift Every Voice and Sing II. #136

Total Praise. #401

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #484

(c) Iíve Decided to Make Jesus My Choice. By Harrison Johnson
Location:
Lift Every Voice and Sing II. #68

Total Praise. #393

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) The Lord Bless You/Sevenfold Amen. Numbers 6:24-26. Tune, (BENEDICTION), by Peter C. Lutkin
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #636

Total Praise. #622

(b) Always Remember. Text and Tune by Andrať Crouch. Arr. by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #640

Total Praise. #624

(c) I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. Text and Tune by Curtis Burrell. Arr. by Stephen Key and Nolan Williams, Jr.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #414

Total Praise. #418
     

 

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