Program

19th ANNUAL WORLD SABBATH

SUNDAY, March 11, 2018

 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Christ Church Cranbrook

470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills

Phone: 248- 644- 5210 

Prelude – Christopher Wells on the organ

Processional – World Sabbath Committee, Religious and Faith Community Leaders, Participants, Children of Peace

Sounding of the Shofar – Abraham Miller, Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Muslim Call to Prayer – Ehsun Karimi, Islamic House of Wisdom, Dearborn Heights, MI

Blowing of the Conch Shell – Vishal Kumar Chandu, 

Welcome – The Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Gail Katz (Chair of the World Sabbath)

Worship Through Music in the Christian Tradition – Children’s Choir at Christ Church Cranbrook, Christopher Wells, Director

Worship Through Music in the Hindu Tradition – MMD Dhol-Tasha Drummers, Kaustubh Itkikar – MMD Dhol Tasha Lead, Soham Inamdar, Umesh Inamdar, Pallavi Inamdar, Sahil Ingle, Kiran Ingle, Indrasen Karogal, Mrunal Chandre

Dhol-Tasha are the musical instruments from India, used in religious and marriage ceremonies, in processions in Maharashtra. Sounds of both these instruments create excitement, vigor and enthusiasm and bring people together.

Worship Through Prayer in the Zoroastrian Tradition – Zarvan Chinoy

Worship Through Prayer in the Sikh Tradition – 

Worship Through Music in the Baha’i Tradition – “Spirits Rising” (composed by Joe Reilly)  with the Baha’i Youth choir

Worship Through Music in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tradition – LDS Youth Choir

Worship Through Dance in the Jain Tradition: Ansh Shah, Ishana Shah, Banhi Shah, Veer Shah, Davina Doshi, Naisha Doshi, Prisha Shah, Maanya Dedhia, Arham Jhaveri, Keval Shah, Hiya Shah, Jinal Gotadke, Aneri Shah, Rushir Teli

Presentation of the Peace Award – The Rev. Dr. William Danaher will present the award to Imam Mohamed Almasmari

Worship Through Music in the Jewish Tradition – Temple Beth El Youth Choir, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Samantha Jahr, Asst. Director, Jim Gabriel, pianist, Sophia Good, Olivia Lindsey, Abraham Miller, Sarah Ostheimer, Ava Paige, Payton Renusch, Sydney Rosenberg, Chloe Shirley, Ari Sklar, Sarah Solomon, Grace Teal.

Interfaith Pledge – Commitment to be Resilient by the Interfaith Leadership Council. Led by the Rev. Dr. William Danaher. 

I believe
that we are called to lift each other up,
that we are stronger standing together,
that our differences are a blessing,
that empathy and love reveal the path to peace,
and that justice will prevail,
because each of us is Beloved.Therefore, I commit to
answer intolerance with goodwill,
live by faith and hope, not fear,
seek understanding and friendship whenever I can,
stand with those facing prejudice and injustice,
meet resistance with resiliency as I build the Beloved Community each day.
Responsive Prayer for Peace – Written by Pastor Imogen Rhodenhiser
Led by ________

Make us people of compassion so that we and all children may look upon one another with mercy and love. Help us all to look for the good in each other. Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Peace

Sustain those who pray for food and basic necessities, and who worry about feeding their loved ones. Give strength to all children who need not only a home but a place to belong and to be loved. Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Peace

Walk with all travelers, with those who seek refuge from persecution and pain. Be with children separated from family and from the land they call home. Help us to be companions to one another, offering hope and help along unfamiliar paths. Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Peace

Make goodness known through the works of our hands and hearts, and let blessing rest on all whose lives are dedicated to bringing peace and well being to the children of the world and all of creation. Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Peace

 
Musical Selection – Children of Peace “We Are Children of Peace” Led by Christopher Wells
Passing of the Peace Banner – FROM: The Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI  TO: Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, The Islamic House of Wisdom, Dearborn Heights, MI
Offertory – passing of baskets. Comments by the Rev. Dr. William Danaher

Closing Remarks – Gail Katz, World Sabbath Chair

Closing Song, Waving of Napkins – “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,
Let this be the moment now.
With ev’ry step I take
Let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.

Carillon Bells and Recessional – Jenny King, Christ Church Cranbrook

Please join us at the Afterglow downstairs in the Hospitality Room.  

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