Worship Bulletin for May 26, 2019

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019

Sixth Sun­day of East­er

GREETING

PRELUDE Ada­gio for Strings op 11 by Samuel Bar­ber (arr Rosen)

CHORAL INTROIT O Be Joy­ful by John Yarring­ton

HYMN #475 Come Down, O Love Divine 

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let the peo­ples praise you, let all the peo­ples praise you, O God. 

Peo­ple: We praise you, O God, for your mighty acts; we praise you for your sav­ing pow­er among all nations.

Leader: Let the peo­ples praise you, let all the peo­ples praise you, O God.

Peo­ple: We praise you, O God, for your lov­ing kind­ness; we praise you for unend­ing mer­cy.

Leader: We your peo­ple praise you, we your peo­ple praise you, O God. 

All: We lift our hands to praise you; we lift our voic­es to sing for joy!

OPENING PRAYER 

Source of all cre­ation, mak­er of the world and every­thing in it, you are nev­er far from each one of us. We come into your house seek­ing you, O giv­er of life and breath. Reveal your­self to us; dwell with us; and abide in us. We live because of you. We hope because of you. In the name of Jesus Christ in whom we live, and the Spir­it of Truth who abides in us. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30 am)      Zeke Gon­za­lez   

HYMN #2218 (FWS) You Are MineCHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Let the Words of My Mouth by John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER 

CHORAL ANTHEMPeace I Leave With You by Don­ald Moore

OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD Down a Coun­try Lane by Aaron Cop­land

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS #176 Majesty

Majesty, wor­ship His majesty! Unto Jesus be all glo­ry, hon­or and praise. Majesty, king­dom author­i­ty, flow from His throne unto His own, His anthem raise! So exalt lift up on high the name of Jesus. Mag­ni­fy, come glo­ri­fy, Christ Jesus the King. Majesty, wor­ship His majesty! Jesus who died, now glo­ri­fied, King of all kings!

BRINGING FORTH MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #364 (cho­rus) Because He Lives

Because he lives I can face tomor­row. Because he lives all fear is gone. Because I know he holds the future, and life is worth the
liv­ing just because he lives.

WRITTEN WORD John 14:23–29

Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. “These things I have spo­ken to you, while I am still with you. But the Coun­selor, the Holy Spir­it, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remem­brance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be trou­bled, nei­ther let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place, you may believe.

  Leader:     The word of God for the Peo­ple of God

  Peo­ple:     Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

 • What does it look like to “keep” or “obey” Jesus’ word or teach­ings?
 • How does God’s love neces­si­tate our actions?
 • What does it mean to you to be sent by the Holy Spir­it? How do you rec­og­nize the Spirit’s prompt­ings? 

MEDITATION Sent By A Lov­ing God Sharon Hart­man

CLOSING PRAYER

Ever-present God, who con­tin­ues to be present with us through the Holy Spir­it, grant us your abid­ing pres­ence and peace that, in any cir­cum­stance we face, we will be able to trust your empow­er­ing grace. Help us to embody the good news of abun­dant life to all those we encounter this week. Amen. 

HYMN #408 The Gift of Love

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now in Peace 

Go now in peace. Nev­er be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, stead­fast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to oth­ers so all the world can see. God will be there watch­ing from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

POSTLUDE God Bless Amer­i­ca by Irv­ing Berlin