Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 11, 2014


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


Entering into worship          


*Scripture                                                                                                                     23rd Psalm


*Call to Worship

Sisters and brothers, let us gather together with glad and generous hearts.

For many signs and wonders are being done among us.

Let us break bread together and share our lives in common.

Let us give what we can to all who have needs so that all people, no matter who

they are, may regard us with good will.

Let us devote ourselves to our prayers and to the gospel.

For in this way God will add to our numbers every day.


*Hymn                                              “Together We Serve”                                                          #2175

in The Faith We Sing


*Opening Prayer

Generous God, thank you for the gift of this new day.

Help us to watch for your signs and wonders in the world today and in this place.  

Fill our hearts with gladness and generosity, that we may generate good will

wherever we go.   Amen.


*Hymn                                     “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”                                        #349

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face,

and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.


*Greeting One Another in Christian Love


Honoring our mothers


Hymn                                “Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth”                              #2050

in The Faith We Sing


Children’s Sermon


Visual Illustration             A Mother’s Day Prayer


Remembering Our Mothers


  A Time for Prayer

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the

Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

            Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into

 temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.                                


Anthem                                   Look All Around Us                                            Choir


becoming the church through the word


Scripture                                                                                                                     Acts 2:42-47




Sharing our blessings


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes


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*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                 #95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.



Offering Prayer

Holy and generous God, you have anointed us and we are yours.

Bless these tithes and offerings that they may become green pastures and still waters

 for any and all who need your comfort and restoration. Amen.


Taking the Word to the World


*Closing Hymn                    “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”                                          #557




*Hymn                                                     “He Lives” (refrain)                                           #310

He lives!  He lives!  Christ Jesus lives today! 

He walks with me and talks with my along life’s narrow ways!

He lives!  He lives!  Salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know he lives, he lives within my heart.



Prayer Concerns:

Paul (Veronic Greenberg’s son) – going to Afganistan

Linda (friend of Mary Kilgour) – back problem

Carolyn Hartner – recovering from back surgery

Jean Alfieri (Alfieri’s grandmother) – broke her radius, recovering

Friends and Family of the Agnews – fighting cancer

Megan and Brit Holmberg (Brand’s daughter) – final weeks of pregnancy

Mary Bailey (family of Kim V’s) – alzheimers disease

Sandy (friend with Kristian) – going through cancer treatment


Ongoing Prayer Requests:

George (friend of Kilgours)- stomach cancer; Steve (friend of Gail)- continued healing;

Joey (5th grader in Sewickley) –cancer; Cheryl (Tom’s cousin) – chemotherapy; 

Flo (cousin of Jean McQuade)- lung cancer; Baby Gavin- brain tumor;

Mary Ellen (Sharon’s sister)- cancer; Steve (John McQuade co-worker)- prostate cancer;

Sydney- Leukemia; Tina Whitehead and her work for human dignity; Our military and their families