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!
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
Message “Sing to the Lord” Pastor Gilbert Stones
Hymn “Sing to the Lord” George R. Crisp
see below for song information
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.
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
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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