May 3 Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 3, 2020


Call to Worship

ONE: Can you hear the voice of God?
ALL: We hear God calling us by name.
ONE: Are you troubled or distressed?
ALL: We come here to find a place to rest for awhile.
ONE: Come and find a guide who knows these lands.
ALL: We come to praise our Loving God, whose pathways and doors lead to life.

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                                                                How Firm a Foundation (verses 1and 2)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Ever-patient God, endless in love and abundant in mercy, we confess that too often we forget your love and withhold forgiveness, kindness, and friendship from one another. You have called us to be compassionate, but too often we are cold and full of judgment. You have called us to follow Christ, but too often we are distracted by our own desires and plans. Forgive us for all the ways we fall short of your hopes for us and renew a right spirit within 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 Mark 4: 35-41

Special Music                                                   You Are Mine

Old Testament Reading Psalm 46

Message                                                             The Sounds of Silence

Hymn of Response                                         Be Still My Soul (verses 1and 3)

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                                                  There Is A Place of Quiet Rest (verses 1and 2)