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St. Louis, Missouri

The Order for Worship

Ascension of the Lord

May 24, 2020




Prelude                       “Prelude” and “Air” from Sketches for Organ                   Wilbur Held


Welcome and Call to Worship

   Clap your hands, all your peoples!

   We bow before the Lord- the Most High, who reigns o’er all creation.


   Shout to God with songs of joy!

   We worship the Christ- the Exalted One, who sits above every ruler and authority.


   Sing praises to God, sing praises!

   We bless the Spirit- the Hand of God, who lifts us into heavenly courts.


*Hymn #273                                  He is King of Kings                                       He is King





































Call to Confession                                                                                         


Prayer of Confession

   You call us to be your witnesses to the ends of the earth and clothe us with the  
   power from on high. Yet we stand still, our eyes fixed on the heavens, as though
   Jesus will reappear in the clouds to point the way. We cling to the past, for we find
   comfort in familiar traditions, even if they no longer serve your purposes. We fear
   the future, for we cannot imagine a new season of ministry, even though you
   promise to empower us. Refocus us, O Lord, and fill us with expectant hope as we
   step into the future you will bring. Baptize us again with your Spirit and enlighten
   our hearts to discern your will, so that we might embody the fullness of Christ at
   work in the world.


Assurance of Pardon


Passing of Peace




Sacred Space for Children with Song                                                           Mary Donald


   Lord, I Lift Your Name on High                                                                    Rick Founds

     Lord I lift your name on high. Lord I love to sing your praises.

     I'm so glad you're in my life. I'm so glad you came to save us.

     You came from heaven to earth, to show the way.

     From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay.

     From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky. Lord I lift your name on high.


Children’s Recessional                                                                             Mfurahini Haleluya




Prayer for Illumination                                                                                   


Scripture                                                                                                                  Acts 1:1-11


Anthem                                   If Ye Then be Risen with Christ                      Myles B. Foster

                                                                                       Derek Dahlke and Lori Hoffman, duet

   If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above,

   where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

   Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

   O sing praises unto our God, sing praises unto our King, for God is the King

   of all the earth. Sing ye praises with understanding, sing praises unto our God.

                                                                                                                        -Colossians 3:1-2


Homily                                                                                                         Reverend Winckler




Prayers of the People and Call to Commitment and Offering


Offertory                                  Every Time I Feel the Spirit      spiritual, arr. Hall Johnson

                                                                                                           Lori Hoffman alto solo

   Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

   On the mountain my Lord spoke, out of His mouth came fire and smoke.

   In the valley, on my knees, asked my Lord have mercy, please.


   Jordan River chilly and cold, chills the body but not the soul.

   All around me looks so fine, asked my Lord if all was mine.


   Ain’t but one train on this track, runs to Heaven and runs right back.

   Saint Peter waiting at the gate says, “Come on, sinner, don’t be late”.       

   Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.


*Doxology                                                                                              Lasst Uns Erfreuen

   Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
   praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!

   Praise God, the source of all our gifts!

   Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!

   Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!




The Sacrament of Holy Communion                                          


The Invitation

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

   The Lord be with you.

   And also with you.

   Lift up your hearts. 

   We lift them to the Lord.

   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

   It is right to give our thanks and praise.


The Words of Institution


The Lord’s Prayer

   Our Father in heaven,

     hallowed be your name,

     your kingdom come,

     your will be done,

     on earth as in heaven.

   Give us today our daily bread.

   Forgive us our sins

     as we forgive those who sin against us.

   Save us from the time of trial

     and deliver us from evil.


   For the kingdom, the power,

     and the glory are yours

     now and forever. Amen.


Breaking the Bread

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion


*Hymn #267                          Come, Christians, Join to Sing                                   Madrid 

























Charge and Benediction      

Postlude                                              Trumpet Tune                                        Wilbur Held                          


Pastor                            Reverend Travis Winckler
Children’s Music          Mary Donald
Soloists                         Derek Dahlke and Lori Hoffman

Organist                        Andrew Peters

Music Videographer     Christine Peters
Worship Video Editor   Andrew Peters

Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:30 am
at the corner of Westminster & Taylor in the Central West End


4501 Westminster Place

Saint Louis, MO  63108

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