5th Sunday of Easter May 2 , 2021, 11:00 am (Printable PDF)
Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.
Due to technical issues, the first recording didn’t have sound. When we realized that, we stopped that and switched over to a new livestream, so you haven’t missed much.
PRELUDE: Te Deum Prelude—Marc-Antoine Charpentier
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Pastor: What brings you joy?
People: What gives you hope?
Pastor: What slows your pace? Gives you space?
People: What calls you to imagine? Makes you think?
Pastor: What invites you into wonder and awe?
People: What challenges you to change and transcend?
Pastor: What voice speaks or sings truth you cannot express yourself?
People: Might it have something to do with the Holy?
Pastor: Let us open our minds and our hearts!
People: Spend time watching life through the God window.
HYMN: Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People The Presbyterian Hymnal #3
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Pastor: We have been empty, let us be filled.
ALL: We have been lost, we need to be found very fast.
Pastor: We have been asleep, may we awaken soon!
ALL: We have been blind. Let us see now.
Pastor: We have sinned. We seek forgiveness.
ALL: We have been sinned against. Let us forgive.
Pastor: We have lived in silence about violence. Let us create new community.
ALL: The Holy Spirit searches the heart, goes down deep!
Pastor: To bring healing and wholeness to all souls. Amen.
HYMN: Just as I Am, without One Plea Glory to God #442
SCRIPTURE: 1 John 4:7-14 John 6:1-13
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: We Meet You, O Christ The Presbyterian Hymnal #311
SERMON: “Andrew Brought a Boy”
HYMN: Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine! Glory to God #839
CHORAL ANTHEM: The Lord’s My Light— text, Scottish Psalter, Psalm 27; music, Henry Ruthven
The Lord’s my light and saving health, who shall make me dismayed?
The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom then shall I be afraid?
One thing I of the Lord desired and will seek to obtain,
That all the days of my life I may within God’s house remain.
And now, even at this present time, mine head shall lifted be
Above all those that are my foes and ‘round encompass me:
Therefore unto God’s tabernacle I’ll sacrifices bring,
Of joyfulness I’ll sing, yea, I to God will praises sing.
Come, dearest lord, descend and dwell by faith and love in ev’ry breast;
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel the joys that cannot be expressed.
Come, fill our hearts with inward strength, make our enlarged souls possess
And learn the height, and breadth, and length of thine unmeasurable grace.
Now to the God whose power can do more than our thoughts or wishes know,
Be everlasting honors done by all the Church, through Christ, the Son.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Almighty God, Your creation is big, with many people goingwithout anything sufficient for them every day. We give in remembranceof them. Multiply it, and give us light and strength to give more in the future.Also work with this little amount for your service in the world. Through Jesus our Redeemer, let it benefit your people of all kinds in all kinds of places. Amen. – Jeffrey Phillips, Zimbabwe
HYMN: Heleluyan(both stanzas) Presbyterian Hymnal #595
Closing Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken Glory to God # 81
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me Glory to God #740
POSTLUDE: Gavotte from French Suite #5–J. S. Bach
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel