The Worship of God | The Fifth Sunday of Easter


Organ Prelude

Come Thou, Almighty King, A. Travis
Samuel Baker, organ

Music For Meditation

Chanson triste, J. Lahor
Joshua Carlisle, David Labman

Chiming of the Hour

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Call To Worship

1 John 4:7-12

One:        Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

Many:   Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

One:        God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent God’s only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us and sent God’s Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.

Many:    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and God’s love is perfected in us my whole life long.

*Children’s Time

Music for Response

Strings in the earth and air, R. Hundley
Ella Torres, David Labman

*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.

Special Music

If Ever I Would Leave You, A. Lerner, F. Loewe
Jack O’Leary, David Labman

Gospel Lesson

John 15:1-8

Prayer of Illumination


Communion in Story

Invitation to the Table

Breaking and Sharing

Music for Reflection

Loveliest of Trees, A. Housman , J. Duke
Danielle Romano, David Labman

Receiving and Consuming

Prayer of Blessing


Parting Hymn

Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts, J. Fawcett, J. G. Näglei
All Section Leaders; Samuel Baker, organ


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

Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including:
Section Leaders-Ella Torres, soprano; Danielle Romano, alto; Josh Carlisle, tenor;
Jack O’Leary, bass; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.


The musicians safety barriers are made possible with
a generous donation from the Susan Boulay Memorial Fund.