May 24 Bulletin

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 2020

 

Prelude  

Call to Worship  

  One: We await God’s instructions for our lives.
  All: We eagerly look forward to learning more about ways to serve God.
  One: The time is coming when our service will be needed here.
  All:  Let God’s love flood through our service to others
  One: Wait! Listen! The time is near!
  All: Open our hearts and spirits, O Lord, to hear your word for us today.

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                                      Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise                        12 (vs. 1 & 4) 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Blessed One, you created human beings for your glory and pleasure. Forgive us for being self-absorbed and choosing to live solely for ourselves. Forgive us for ignoring the prompting of your Spirit, your purpose for our lives, and for placing our will above yours. Grant us courage to share in Christ’s sufferings, to spread his light, and to carry your loving compassion to a hurting world.

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 Matthew 5: 14-16

Special Music                         The Light of the World is Jesus

New Testament Scripture John 1:1-9

Message                                   This Light of Ours

Hymn of Response              This Little Light of Mine

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                        Arise, Your Light Is Come!                                    744 (vs. 1 & 4)

Benediction