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Easter 6C

(Fifth Sunday after Easter)

We invite you to maintain a spirit of silence as the prelude begins our service

OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Prelude 
Introit "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” 

Welcome

Call to Worship: Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations!
EXTOL GOD, ALL YOU PEOPLES!
For great is the steadfast love of God toward us,
AND GOD'S FAITHFULNESS ENDURES FOREVER! PRAISE GOD!

*Hymn insert "We Are a New Creation"

Let us be before our God in silence.

Unison Prayer: Psalm 119
WITH MY WHOLE HEART I SEEK YOU; DO NOT LET ME STRAY FROM YOUR COMMANDMENTS. I TREASURE YOUR WORD IN MY HEART, SO THAT I MAY NOT SIN AGAINST YOU. BLESSED ARE YOU, O LORD; TEACH ME YOUR STATUES. WITH MY LIPS MAY I DECLARE ALL THE ORDINANCES OF YOUR MOUTH.

Kyrie (sung)
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.


A Word of Assurance: Romans 8:31-39

The Summary of God's Law (Mark 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL, 
THE LORD OUR GOD, 
THE LORD IS ONE!  
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD 
WITH ALL YOUR HEART, 
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, 
WITH ALL YOUR MIND, 
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.

This is the second commandment:
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.

Anthem "Thine is the Glory" G.F. Handel

THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 67

*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER 
AND TO THE SON 
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.  
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, 
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE, 
WORLD WITHOUT END, 
AMEN, AMEN!


The Greeting of Peace
Announcements and Children's Moment
*Hymn 73 "Thou Art Worthy"

Scripture Lessons:
First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 16:9-15
Epistle: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
The Celtic Alleluia (sung)
Gospel: John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9
Sermon

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
Hymn 494 "Like a River Glorious" Frances Pidley Havergal
The Offering 
*Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW; 
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW; 
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS; 
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST. AMEN.

A Time of Giving Thanks and Praise
The Prayer of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn insert "Good News is Ours to Tell"
*Benediction
*Response to the Benediction
Postlude "Hymn Medley"

*Please stand if you are able.

News - 16th May 2004

 

 

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