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SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
St. Louis, Missouri
The Order for Worship
4th Sunday of Easter
May 3, 2020
+ GATHER IN GOD’S NAME +
Prelude An Easter Meditation Henri Mulet
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
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 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
Christ Is Alive text: Brian Wren © 1975 Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Broadcast and printed with permission under OneLicense.net #A-714682