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
*HYMN OF PRAISE
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
SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS
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!
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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
BLESSING OF GOD’S TITHES and OUR OFFERINGS
*THE DOXOLOGY (Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow) #95
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
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.