May 10, 2020 - 5th Sunday of easter

                                     A Simplified Order of Worship April 10, 2020 5th Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship
    In the Lord we will seek refuge.
        God will never let us be put to shame.
    The Lord is our rock of refuge;
        God is a strong fortress to save!

Opening Prayer*

Prayer before the Word                                                                                                                       Kasey Lindsay

Psalm                                                                Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

                                                                      Psalm Response St. Anne

First Lesson                                                           1 Peter 2:2-10
                                                         The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Hymn                                                        “The Church’s One Foundation”   

Gospel Lesson:                                                          John 14:1-14
                                      L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Song                                                                             “Stones”                                                        George R. Crisp

Message:                                                 “Rocks and Blocks and Stones”                         Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                       “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Prayers of the People

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.

Offering   [Click here to go to Online Giving]

Offertory                                                                  “Ave Maria”                                                       Franz Schubert
                                                                            Tom Tatton - Viola

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction and Pass the Peace of Christ to one another today
                                                   Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                              “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ

*Opening prayer excerpted from Stacey Cole Wilson, “Prayer for Those Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones,” Africana Worship Book: Year A. (Discipleship Resources. 2006), 160.

Music Notes: To the best of our ability to check, all music is either Public Domain or used by permission.

“The Church’s One Foundation” sung at Polk United Methodist Church
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” sung at Manchester United Methodist Church

"Stones" George R. Crisp, used by permission.