May 14th, 2023

The Sixth Sunday of Easter






Call to Worship   Joe Asire

    Come and hear, all you who fear the Lord,

            And we will tell you what God has done for us!

     God has listened and given heed to our prayers.

            Blessed be God. Alleluia!                             


Opening Hymn   “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”   #152

Opening Prayer    Joe Asire

      O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives,

            bringing new life out of destruction,

            hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty.

     We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole.

     Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the unfolding of our lives,

            and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit,

         that we may know the joy you give your people. Amen.                                                                                                                   

Prayer Before the Word   Kelley Weir

First Lesson   2  Corinthians 5:18-21                                                             

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 

 Anthem   "Bless Us with Your Love”   W.A. Mozart, arr. by Douglas E. Wagner   


Story Time   Pastor Rich Bolin

Gospel Lesson    John 14:15-21                         

   L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God

Sermon   "Reconciliation"   Pastor Rich Bolin

Hymn   “In the Midst of New Dimensions”   #2238                                                   


Pastoral Prayer

Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]



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 for ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn  “Lord I Want to Be a Christian"   #402                                                                                                                                                                          


Song of Blessing   “Shalom to You"

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible:

Pastor Rich Bolin

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ, and Vocals

Joe Asire & Kelley Weir -  Liturgist & Scripture Reader

Joe Asire, Rich Bolin, Bob Mott - Cantors

Mike Lindsay - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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