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Listening & Learning: Shannon Dycus

Aug 9, 2020 | Sermons, zoom church

We continue our summer worship series in which we listen to and learn from Black preachers. Today: Shannon Dycus, former pastor of First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis IN, and current Dean of Students at Eastern Mennonite University. We listened to Shannon’s 2016 sermon, delivered at Christian Theological Seminary, in which she in which she invites us to consider lament – Jesus’ and our own – in light of Jesus’ image of our mother hen God gathering her brood to her breast with tenderness and vulnerability. [Sermon begins at 19:00, prayers at 34:35.]



Shannon Dycus



Listening and Learning



  • Sermon, by Shannon Dycus, from Christian Theological Seminary, 2016
  • Children’s Time book: The Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña
  • PHOTO: lettering by Amy Marie Epp, 2020
  • Pass the Peace in America Sign Language
  • Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish & Solidarity Opportunity: Our Duwamish friends have asked allies to help support restoration of a Duwamish River Mural by John Romero, a visual artist of the Eastern Shoshone tribe. Commissioned for a huge open wall just north of Boeing Field, in Georgetown. “Romero’s mural, created in collaboration with his son Joe, celebrates the four rivers that used to drain into the Duwamish: The Black, the Cedar, the Green, and the White. It also tells the legend of Sky-Taw, a being who lived at the mouth of the Black River.” After 5 years, the mural has been vandalized. The Duwamish have set a fundraising goal of $7000 to restore the mural to its original beauty, to celebrate John Romero’s work in the local native artist community, and to educate the broader community about the history and presence of the Duwamish Tribe in the Seattle area. Link to the story and image of the mural, and invitation to donate!
  • Prayers adapted from Sing the Story (Hymnal: A Worship Book, Supplement II) and A New Zealand Book of Common Prayer.
  • Offering: donations to Seattle Mennonite Church


Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

  • Come thou fount – Text: Robert Robinson, 1758; Music: American folk melody, J. Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813 – public domain.
  • Jesus Loves Me – Text: Anna B. Warner, 1859; Music: William B. Bradbury, 1862

Other credits:

  • Holy Spirit, come with power – Text: ©1970 Anne N. Rupp; Music: The Sacred Harp, 1844; harm. by Joan A Fyock ©1989, from Hymnal: A Worship Book, 26


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