May 17 Bulletin

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 17, 2020

Prelude  

Call to Worship

  One: Let us see you this day, O God,
  All: Come to us as light.
  One: Let us hear you this day, O God,
  All: Come to us as truth.
  One: Let us sense your presence, O God,
  All: Come to us as love.
  One: Come and let us worship, God.
  All: We will rejoice in God, our Saviour
 
Opening Prayer
 
Lord’s Prayer  

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. AMEN

Hymn                                      Come Christian Join to Sing                        267 (verses 1and 3)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Lord of mercy, there are so many times in our lives when we feel alone. We wonder where you are. We cry out to you in our confusion, pain, and hurt. And when you do not immediately grant the prayers of our cries, we begin to doubt that you even care or exist. Stop us from going down this path of self-destruction. Help us look around and find the many ways in which you have blessed our lives. Forgive us when we are so quick to doubt and so arrogant in our demands of your responses. Give us a spirit of patience and willingness to be ready to hear your voice. Strengthen us for the ministries of love and hope that you have placed before us.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

Prayer for Illumination

New Testament Scripture Hebrews 11 (selections)

Special Music    

New Testament Scripture Luke 17: 1-6

Message                                     Cling to the Cross

Hymn of Response                How Firm a Foundation            463 (verses 1 and 2)

Affirmation of Faith              Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand Of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Prayers of the People

Stewardship Moment

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings

Closing Hymn                        Go My Children, with My Blessings           547 (verses 1 and 3)

Benediction