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The Order for Worship

4th Sunday of Easter

May 3, 2020

 

 

+ GATHER IN GOD’S NAME +

 

Prelude                                         An Easter Meditation                                   Henri Mulet

  

Welcome

  

Call to Worship

   The Shepherd calls us by name and leads us to abundant life.

   We hear your voice and hasten to follow.

 

   The Shepherd prepares a table and lavishly pours out grace.

   We hear your invitation and take our place at the feast.

 

   The Shepherd gathers us in and welcomes us to the house of the Lord.

   We hear your call and give you praise.

 

*Hymn #802                     The King of Love My Shepherd Is                        St. Columba

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession

   We have gone astray, O Shepherd. You call us to follow, and we hear your voice.   
   Yet, we choose to heed other voices- voices that promise status and comfort and a
   carefree life. But such promises are empty and that life does not satisfy.

 

   Call to us again, O Shepherd. Summon us onto right paths to pursue justice in   
   your name, to seek after the well-being of all. Lead us to the table you prepare
   for us- where rivals share both bread and blessings and discover there is enough
   for all.

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

Passing of Peace

   The peace of Christ be with you.

   And also with you.

 

+ PROCLAIM THE WORD +

 

Sacred Space for Children with Song                                                                   Mary Donald

   Text for Mrs. Donald’s song:

     Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say rejoice. (2 times) Rejoice! Rejoice!
     Again I say rejoice. (2 times)

 

Children’s Recessional                                                                             Mfurahini Haleluya

Prayer for Illumination

 

Scripture                                                                                                              Acts 2: 42-47

 

Anthem                                                O Paschal Feast                                      Claude Means

                                                                                   Derek Dahlke and Lori Hoffman, soloists

   O Paschal Feast, what joy is thine! We praise, dear Lord, Thy name divine.

   For Thou hast triumphed o'er the tomb; no more we need to dread its gloom.

 

   O Paschal Lamb, God's holy Son, through whom redemption now is won,

   Thou givest saving strength indeed in all our conflicts, all our need.

 

   As Thou didst rise on Easter Day, help us to rise from sin, we pray;

   and at the end of earthly strife raise us, O Lord, to endless life.

                                                  -early Latin hymn, translated Olavus Petri and G. H. Trabert

 

Scripture                                                                                                           1 Peter 2:19-25

                             

 

Homily                                                                                                        Reverend Winckler

 

+ RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD +

 

Call to Commitment and Offering

 

Offertory                                      God Loved the World                          Melchior Vulpius

                                                                                                       Derek Dahlke, tenor solo

   God loved the world so that he gave His only Son, the lost to save,
   that all who would in him believe should everlasting life receive.

 

   Be of good cheer, for God’s own Son forgives all sins which you have done,
   and justified by Jesus’ blood, your Baptism grants the highest good.

 

   Christ Jesus is the ground of faith, who was made flesh and suffered death;
   all who confide in Christ alone are built on this chief cornerstone.

                                                        -translated by August Crull from the 1791 Gesangbuch

 

 

*Easter 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!

 

 

+ GATHER AT THE TABLE +

 

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.

 

Breading the Bread

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion

 

*Hymn #246                                      Christ is Alive!                                                          Truro

Postlude                                            Toccata Giocosa                               William Mathias 

 

 

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

Organist                        Andrew Peters

Music Videographer    Christine Peters

 

Copyright:

Christ Is Alive text: Brian Wren © 1975 Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Broadcast and printed with permission under OneLicense.net #A-714682

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