May 21, 2023

Ascension Sunday - Stewardship



Prelude   “Joy in the Morning” by Natalie Sleeth, arr. by Martha Lynn Thomson   Trinity Bells


Call to Worship   Cheryl Dove

 Sing praises to God, sing praises!

    Sing praises to our Ruler, sing praises!

God reigns over the nations.

    Sing praises with a psalm! Alleluia!


Opening Hymn   “Hail the Day that Sees him Rise”   #312

Opening Prayer   Cheryl Dove

      O God of sunrise and sunset,

           let this be an hour of sunrise in our hearts, 

           when all things are made bright and new.

     Drive away the shadows of discouragement and loneliness.

     Raise us up from beds of weariness and despair.  

     Outfit us with joy and excitement for a new day, 

           when we shall walk in the way of Christ Jesus our Lord,

           who lives and reigns with you in unity of the Holy Spirit,

           one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Prayer Before the Word   Marian Kaser

First Lesson   Acts 1:1-11                                                           

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


Story Time   Pastor Rich Bolin

Second Lesson   Ephesians 1:15-23                        

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

Sermon   "Stewardship"   Pastor Rich Bolin

Hymn   “Touch the Earth Lightly”   #3129


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   “When in Our Music God Is Glorified”   #68



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 and Organ

Trinity Bells

Chancel Choir

Cheryl Dove & Marian Kaser - Liturgist & Scripture Reader

Mike Lindsay - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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