4th Sunday of Easter—Mother’s Day May 8, 2022, 11:00 am
“Honor Your Mother” (from Exodus 20)
PRELUDE: Andante Cantabile in B Major—Felix Mendelssohn
UNISON CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Mom Mommy Mama Mother Mami Mamacita Mum Madre Maman Mumzy Mothering God
Who have given us breath— Call us to return to our seeking, searching souls!
HYMN: Bring Forth the Kingdom STF2190
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
We are a light.We are the light. We must never let anyone —any person or any force — dampen, dim or diminish our light. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won.
HYMN: Wounded World That Cries for Healing STF#2177
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 23 Acts 9:36-43
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: A Prophet-Woman Broke a Jar GTG#201
SERMON: WADE in the Water!—When There is No ROE Boat!
HYMN: Wade in the Water STF#2107
CHORAL ANTHEM: Loving Shepherd—J. S. Bach/editors, St. James Music Press
Mother’s Day Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, Congregational Response: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God GTG#851
OFFERTORY SOLO: Thank You for These Gifts—words and music by John F. Wilson; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
UNISON PRAYER OF DEDICATION
May our offerings change us. May our offerings change our church. May our offerings change the path of just one person. May our offerings travel a long ways beyond us and make YourRealm of Love larger. And may our offerings travel a long ways inside of us and make us more humble. Amen.