December 18, 2011: #Occupy: Part 4

Note: Sorry for the delay! The podcast and worship recap is now available.

This was the fourth Sunday of Advent.

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10 (CEB)

A shoot will grow up 
from the stump of Jesse; 
   a branch will sprout from his roots. 
The LORD’s spirit will rest upon him, 
   a spirit of wisdom and understanding, 
   a spirit of planning and strength, 
   a spirit of knowledge 
   and fear of the LORD. 
He will delight in fearing the LORD. 
He won’t judge by appearances, 
   nor decide by hearsay. 
He will judge the needy 
with righteousness, 
   and decide with equity 
   for those who suffer in the land. 
He will strike the violent 
with the rod of his mouth; 
   by the breath of his lips 
   he will kill the wicked. 
Righteousness will be 
the belt around his hips, 
   and faithfulness 
   the belt around his waist. 
The wolf will live with the lamb, 
   and the leopard will lie down 
   with the young goat; 
   the calf and the young lion 
   will feed together, 
   and a little child will lead them. 
The cow and the bear will graze. 
   Their young will lie down together, 
   and a lion will eat straw like an ox. 
A nursing child 
will play over the snake’s hole; 
   toddlers will reach 
   right over the serpent’s den. 
They won’t harm or destroy 
anywhere on my holy mountain. 
   The earth will surely be filled 
   with the knowledge of the LORD, 
   just as the water covers the sea.
On that day, the root of Jesse will stand as a signal to the peoples. The nations will seek him out, and his dwelling will be glorious.

Setlist (iTunes links provided)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

All the Poor and Powerless

Stuck in a Moment

Surely We Can Change

After the Storm/40

Closing Prayer

We await your coming, Lord, with eagerness and thanksgiving and a fair amount of fear. Shine your true light in the corners of our hearts and in the vast wastelands of our society that we might see more clearly the glory of the creation you have come to redeem. Amen.

Podcast 12/18/11