Order of Worship                  Sixth Sunday of Easter                          May 9, 2021


Prelude                                     “As the Deer”    Marty Nystrom, arr. Phillip Keveren
                               Nora Gallison and Nancy Perry, piano duet

Call to Worship   
    When the world divides us:
        Come, Holy Spirit, make us one.
    When the world calls us orphaned:
        Come, Holy Spirit, make us family.
    When the world leads us astray:
        Come, Holy Spirit, call us home.
        Come, Holy Spirit, come!

Opening Prayer
    Almighty God, you have given voice to your creation. The birds sing your praise in hundreds of voices. Frog choruses sound nightly in ponds and jungles. Creatures of all descriptions honk, roar, bellow and bray of your greatness. The trees whisper of your compassion when the winds give them voice. The sea alternately roars and whispers on the sand telling of your goodness. No less have you given us voices. Let us not be afraid to lift those voices in songs of praise to you. Amen.

Hymn                                “All Creatures of Our God and King”                            #62

Prayer Before the Word                                                                         Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                         Acts 10:44-48

Psalm                                                       Psalm 98

Children’s Time   


Message                                       “Sing to the Lord”                Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                             “Sing to the Lord”                          George R. Crisp
                                           see below for song information

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                         Jora Landis
    Our Father in heaven, holy be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today the bread we need.

    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, the glory are yours now and for ever.
    Amen. Amen.

Offering [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                            “Give Thanks”           Henry Smith, arr. Douglas Wagner

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                            “Sing a New Song to the Lord”                                     #2045

                           Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
Song of Blessing:                            “Shalom to You”   
Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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“Sing to the Lord” by George R. Crisp. © 1997 Giraffe Music, used by permission. This recording is from the 2005 album “Songs along the Road,” which may be found on Amazon and Apple Music.

“Talk to God” by George R. Crisp © 1996 Giraffe Music, used by permission.

Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Nora Galison and Nancy Perry - Piano
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Everett and Karen Shong and  Beth Crizer - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


Children's Time

No matter how you sound when you sing, it is music to God's ears!