May 5, 2019
*Those that are able are invited to stand
- Gathering into worship -
Welcome and Announcements
Introit “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” Choir
*Call to Worship
Leader: Draw near, all those who seek to know God.
People: We await the Spirit's instruction.
Leader: Open your minds and hearts
People: to receive wisdom and comprehension.
Leader: With the Spirit as our helper,
People: may we learn this day how to love you more.
*Hymn “Come, We That Love the Lord” UMH #732
Amazing God, throughout the season of Easter, we celebrate Jesus the Christ as the resurrected One. Come upon us now, even as we await the Holy Spirit to fill us with the awe of your desire to be amongst us. God-with-us, we praise you! Amen.
- Meditation on God’s word -
Discussion A Time for Change
Scripture Acts 9:1-20
Message Are You Changed? Rev. Kelly J Smith
Hymn “Amazing Grace” UMH #378
Silent Prayer/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
- Celebrating the Sacrament -
Hymn “As We Gather at Your Table” TFWS #2268
The Great Thanksgiving
Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth…
so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ…
your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and forever.
*Receiving the Sacrament
- Sharing our blessings –
Offering our Gifts and Tithes
*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” UMH #95
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Taking the Word to the World -
*Hymn “Joy in the Morning” TFWS #2284
*Hymn “Joy in the Morning” (verse 3) TFWS #2284
There’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere,
there’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere,
and the way of the Lord will that day be restored,
there’ll be love and forgiveness everywhere.
TODAY is Native American Ministries Sunday.
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith