Service for the Lord’s day


May 14, 2017 11:00 A.M                                                                 5th Sunday of Easter

Organ Prelude                 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”                       by: S. Scott

Welcome, Announcements, Silent Prayer

*Choral Introit                                                                   “I Will Call Upon the Lord”

*Call to Worship (Psalm 139)       

Leader:   O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 

               You know when I sit down and when I rise up.

               You discern my thoughts from far away.

People:   You are acquainted with all my ways. 

               Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, You know it completely. 

Leader:   Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. It is so high that I cannot attain it. 

People:   I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Leader:   How weighty to me are Your thoughts, O God!

               How vast is the sum of them! 

People:   I try to count them - they are more than the sand.

               I come to the end - I am still with You. 

All:         Let us worship God.

*Hymn No. 475                                                     “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Prayer of Praise (unison)

Dear God who called us to be His children and who is with us in our daily lives: day upon day, we see an abundance of Your love; morning after morning, we behold Your blessings, the falling rain and the warming sun, the following season and the fruit of our labors, a sympathizing embrace and upholding prayer, a spiritual insight and the community of Your presence. How can we not praise Your steadfast grace and love? Be pleased with our worship, as we honor you in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Responsive Prayer of Confession

Leader:   Jesus says, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.”

People: Jesus, forgive us. We have not always known how to follow Your commandment. And sometimes even when we do know how to love, we don’t do it. We hold on to the privileges we possess instead of understanding someone else’s experience. We stop ourselves from sharing the bread we have, wanting, instead, to tend to our own needs first. Forgive us, God. What we want to do is love. Now, we offer prayers to You silently ….  …… …… …….. Amen.


Assurance of Pardon

Leader:   God has already forgiven us.

People:   Let us celebrate in our new creation.

Leader:   Sisters and brothers, believe the Good News of the Gospel.

People:   In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen!

*Congregational Response                                                                “This Is the Day”

This is the day This is the day   That the Lord has made That the Lord has made
We will rejoice We will rejoice   And be glad in it And be glad in it
This is the day That the Lord has made   We will rejoice And be glad in it
This is the day This is the dayThat the Lord has made

*Passing the Peace

Moment for Mission                                                               “The Purpose Driven Life

Kid’s Corner

Children’s Choral Anthem                                                            Elementary Youth

Prayer for Illumination

Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31                                       Pew Bible p. 782

New Testament Reading: Matthew 20:20-23                                  Pew Bible p. 1162

Sermon                                “Mother of James and John”                    Pastor Paul Min

Moment of Reflection

Affirmation of Faith (The Apostles’ Creed)                                            Hymnal p. 35

Hymn No. 623                                                                        “I’ve God Peace like a River”

Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory                                 “Sweet Hour of Prayer”                           by: P. L. Harris

       *Doxology No. 606                              “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

       *Prayer of Dedication                                                                                           

Joys and Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (Debt)

*Hymn of Thanksgiving (tune of Edelweiss)                                                                                  “May the Lord, Might God”

May the Lord, mighty God,  bless, and keep you forever,

Grant you peace, perfect peace,  courage in every endeavor.

Lift up your eyes and see God’s face,  full of grace forever;

 May the Lord, mighty God,  bless and keep you forever.

*Charge and Benediction

 Postlude       Trumpets in Praise”   by: F Ritter