Saturday, November 15, 2014

2014 Contemporary Music Mass

Listen the the audio from the Mass at the Sierra Pacific Synod Middle School Retreat.

Feel free to use with attribution in your congregation! 

2014 Contemporary Music Mass
Adapted by Pastor Megan Rohrer

Confession and Forgiveness
To the tune of Pompeii by Bastille

Verse 1:
C          G         Em          D
I was left to my own de--v-i-c-e-s
C         G              Em         D
Many days fell away with nothing to show
C                           G
And the walls kept tumbling down
                   Em       D
In the city that we l-o-v-e-d
C                          G
Great clouds roll over the hills
                          Em      D
Bringing forgiveness from A-B-o-v-E
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Em                 D
No one’s sinned   at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Em                   D       
You've been blessed before?
C                    Em       D
How am I gonna be a Lutheran about this?
C                    Em        D
How am I gonna be a Lutheran about this?
Verse 2:
C              G              Em         D
We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
C            G           Em             D
In your pose as the dust settles around us
C              G
Oh where do we begin?
Em                D
The rubble or our sins?
C              G
Oh where do we begin?
Em                D
The rubble or our sins?
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Em                  D
No one’s sinned at all?


Gospel Reading – Matthew 15:10-20
Then Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.” 15But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.” 16Then he said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”

Gospel According to Pop  
So What by Mary Lambert

Verse 1:
I've got bi-polar disorder
My shit's not in order
I'm overweight
I'm always late
I've got too many things to say
I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
My family is dysfunctional
But we have a good time killing each other

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are) So-o-o-o-o what
So what
So what
So what

Verse 2:
I can't think straight, I'm so gay
Sometimes I cry a whole day
I care a lot, use an analog clock
And never know when to stop
And I'm passive, aggressive
I'm scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won't shut up
And I never really grew up


Brief Reflection

Prayers of the People
To the Tune of Stay With Me by Sam Smith

                 Am     F    C
Won't you pray with me?
                  Am  F   C
For love and equality
G             Am        F            C
This world is in need of peace
                  Am   F    C
So darling, pray with me

Am   F                       C       
       Why am I so emotional?
Am                F                                      C
No it's not a good look, gain some self control
Am                     F                           C
And deep down I wonder if this ever works
Am                            G                      C
But you can pray with me so it doesn't hurt
Prayers led by the pastor.  After each set of prayers we will repeat the chorus.

To the Tune of Cups performed by Anna Kendrick
Verse 1:
Jesus had a ticket for the long way ‘round
Am                      C
A few disciples for the way
F                                  Am
They shared shabbot and some sweet company
G                                          C
And said, “I’m leaving tomorrow, wha-do-ya say?”
When I’m gone
When I’m gone
F                             C
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere, oh
G                             C
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
Verse 2:
During supper he took the bread
Am                            C
Broke it and gave it to all to eat
         F                   Am       C
It’s my body, it’s broken for all of you
G                       C
So eat it and think of me
Verse 3:
After supper he took the cup
Am                      C
And gave it for all to drink
         F                         Am       C
It’s my blood and forgiveness for all your sins
G                          C
Drink it and remember to think
The Holy Spirit is invited to be in the bread, wine and gathered.  The bread is broken.  The meal is shared.The pastor share a blessing after the communion.
My sins are gone, my sins are gone
F                            C
I can’t believe my sins are gone
You can tell by the way I walk
You can tell by the way I talk, oh
G                        C    
Yes, my sins are really gone!

Blessing and Dismissal
To the Tune of Rude by Magic!   (Capo 6)
The pastor offers blessings and those gathered respond with the following refrain:
 C             D          G              Em
Why you gotta be so rude? , I’m a saint and a sinner too 
C             D            G              Em
why you gotta be so rude? God blesses us anyway
C             D          
Blesses us anyway
G              Em
Go in peace (yeah no matter what they say)
C                 D        
Go in peace (and we'll be your family)
G              Em     C      D    G     Em
Why you gotta be so rude 

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