Order of Worship Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021


Prelude    “Sonata in E Minor: Largo and Allegretto”    Benedetto Marcello
    Tom Tatton, viola, Barbara Hoff, piano

Call to Worship   
    Christ the Lord is risen!
        The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
    Jesus laid down his life in love for us.
        Let us also love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
    God commands that we believe in Jesus and love one another,
        As we believe, God abides in us and we in God.

Opening Prayer
    Almighty God, you are infinite in wisdom and power, unknowable in your infinity. Yet  you have revealed yourself  through Love. You are love, and your love is revealed to us both in the gift of your Son and the witness of his life and preaching which is formed in love. Grant this day that we may accept and respond to your gift of love with our whole being, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God in glory everlasting. Amen.

Hymn     “Christ Has Risen”    #2115
Prayer Before the Word   

First Lesson           1 John 3:16-24

Psalm                          Psalm 23

Children’s Time   

Gospel                John 10:11-18

Message    “Abiding Love”    Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn     “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”    #581

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer    Jora Landis
    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.

Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory     “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”    W.B. Bradbury, arr Karrin Ford
    Marian Kaser, piano and Barbara Hoff, organ
Prayer of Dedication

Hymn    “The Gift of Love”    #408

    Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
Song of Blessing:     “Shalom to You”   
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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Marian Kaser - Piano
Tom Tatton - Viola
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Rich & Kay Bolin and  Jora Landis - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing