Worship with us online May 9, 2021

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on May 11, 2021 |

Welcome to our Mother’s Day worship service! The Order of Worship is given below; for a printable version, go to this link.

6th Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day/Festival of the Christian Home                    May 9, 2021

Online/Worship by Phone Order of Worship (CCLI #11149131)

Gathering for Worship     

GATHERING MUSIC/ENTER THE LIGHT OF CHRIST                 ~ Sue Lamm      

(You may light a candle at home if you wish)

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                                        

PRELUDE                Above the Hills of Time                         ~ Trad. Irish Melody                                                                           

 CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                                

Let’s sing to the Lord a new song!

            The Lord has done marvelous things!

Let all creation praise the Lord!

            And break forth into joyous singing!                    ~ from Psalm 98


           For the Beauty of the Earth (v. 1-2, 4-6)                                      #92                                

*OPENING PRAYER     Holy God, your first and final word to us is Love. You continually reach out to us, offering us peace and forgiveness. As we gather to worship you today, teach us once more to embrace your love for us. Teach us to love others as we have been loved by you, that our joy may be complete. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

MINISTRY MOMENT                        Celebrating Mothers                                    

            Hymn    Happy the Home When God is There (v. 1-2)   #445

            Litany for Mother’s Day (insert)

            Hymn     Happy the Home When God is There (v. 3-4)   #445


PRAYER CHORUS                          He Is Lord                                                   #177

He is Lord! He is Lord! He is risen from the dead and He is Lord!

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!


 THE 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.                                                     


Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word

THE EPISTLE LESSON                     I John 5:1-6

THE GOSPEL LESSON                     John 15:9-17          

This is the Word of God for the people of God.   Thanks be to God.

AN OFFERING OF MUSIC            The Summons (Sue Lamm/Organ)       ~ Trad. Scottish


  *THE DOXOLOGY (Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow)                   #95


SERMON                                      To Love as God Loves

PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP                             

 Going Forth to Serve

*HYMN OF DISCIPLESHIP     Lord, I Want to Be a Christian         #402                                                                                   


*POSTLUDE            We Were Baptized in Christ Jesus                         ~ Yivisaker

We follow Christ, our Light, into the world to serve God and neighbor.



Hymn Selections for the service are from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House), 1989.

For the Beauty of the Earth, #92. Words: Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864; Music: Conrad Kocher, 1838; arr. W. H. Monk, 1861.

Happy the Home Where God is There, #445. Words: Henry Ware, Jr., 1846; Music: John B. Dykes, 1866.

He is Lord, #177Words: Philippians 2:9-11; Music: Trad., arr. Tom Fettke, 1986. Arrangement copyright 1986; , Word, Inc.

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, #402; Words: African-American spiritual; Music: African-American Spiritual, adapted and arranged by William F. Smith, 1986 with copyright 1989, United Methodist Publishing House.