The Worship of God | Fourth Sunday of Easter


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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Jerusalem, My Happy Home, Traditional American Melody, arr. D. Labman
David Labman, piano

Welcome Home

Rev. Brent Bowden

Call to Worship

One:

Many:

Once again we gather,
From different homes and circumstances,
With different dreams and ideas, different values and tastes,
different in age and color, different in gender and language.

Yet we are one family – Children of God, every one;
We join our hearts in worship,
We join our voices in praise, and we join our lives
as the Body of Christ.
Amen.

Gospel Lesson

John 10:1-10

Hymn

Be Not Dismayed (v. 1 & 2) by C.M. Martin,  W.S. Martin
from the New Century Hymnal No. 460

*Morning 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 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.

*Children’s Time

Hymn

I Come With Joy by B. Wien, Traditional American Melody, arr. A.C. Lovelace
from the New Century Hymnal No. 768

New Testament Lesson

Acts 2:42-47

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon

Rev. Brent Bowden

Service of the Lord’s Supper

Invitation to the Table

Music for Reflection

Down to the River to Pray, American Folk Song,
Hugo, Claude, and Jules Christensen-Diehl

Giving Thanks

The Great Feast

Life of the Church

Worshipers with information on the life of the church are invited
to unmute their microphones and offer their announcements.

Benediction

Blessing

Parting Hymn

Blessed Be the Tie that Binds Our Hearts

Though we are set apart,
our times of gath’ring lost.
Our voices still we raise to God,
Who makes community.

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.