Thank you for worshiping with us this morning. You can follow along with the order of worship below. Each video will play on this page and the words to the prayers and hymns are listed below the video. If you so choose, there is a YouTube playlist listed below for “one-click worship”. The words to hymns and prayers for the playlist can be found by clicking “show more” on the bottom left, below each video. For both choices, closed captions can be used by clicking the “CC” button at the bottom right in the video screen.
Prelude in E-flat Minor (BWV 853) by J.S. Bach
Welcome & Call to Worship
Prayer of Confession
Loving God, in this Eastertide, we confess that it is hard to live into the hope of Christ’s resurrection. We forget neighbors who are vulnerable in this season of fear and anxiety. We do not love the people in quarantine with us as you love us. Forgive us when we are cold, callous, and unkind. By your Spirit, kindle a fire of love in us, a beacon of God’s love that burns brightly in this world.
Assurance of Pardon
Beloved, the risen Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit: the Lord, the giver of life. By the power of the Spirit, hear and believe the Good News: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God, Amen.
Verses 1, 2, 3, 5
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.
2 ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
I have already come.
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.
5 When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when we’d first begun.
Time with Children
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Scripture & Sermon
Merciful God arr. by Craig Courtney
Call to Offering, Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
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Tending the Flock
We Are One in the Spirit
we are one in the Lord;
we are one in the Spirit;
we are one in the Lord,
and we pray that all unity
may one day be restored:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love,
by our love;
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
2 We will walk with each other;
we will walk hand in hand;
we will walk with each other;
we will walk hand in hand,
and together we’ll spread the news
that God is in our land: (Refrain)
we will work side by side;
we will work with each other;
we will work side by side,
and we’ll guard human dignity
and save human pride: (Refrain)
4 All praise to the Father,
from whom all things come,
and all praise to Christ Jesus,
God’s only Son,
and all praise to the Spirit,
who makes us one: (Refrain)
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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