Third Sunday of Easter
April 26, 2020
Welcome and Sharing of Announcements
“The King of Love My Shepherd Is” - UMH #138
Call to Worship
(Jill and Liv Lohmeier)
Liturgist: The day has dawned.
People: Sing a new song!
Liturgist: Christ is alive.
People: Rejoice in new life!
Liturgist: With open minds and Easter faith,
People: Come to worship God!
O feed us with your word, Jesus. With new perspectives, and a vision of your presence, refresh our hearts this day. Be present in our midst, that we might hear your voice and respond to your call. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
“We've a Story to Tell to the Nations” - UMH #569 (vss 1,3,4)
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
“Cares Chorus” - TFWS #2215 (2 times)
I cast all my cares upon you,
I lay all of my burdens down at your feet,
and anytime that I don’t know what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon you.
Attention to the Word of God
- Matthew 28:16-20
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Liturgist: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.
Ripples of Empowerment" - Pastor Seok-Hwan
(Joy Stepinski, flute)
“Alleluia, Sing to Jesus!” - by Rowland H. Pritchard
“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” - by William J. Kirkpatrick
We thank and praise you, O God, for the power of your healing touch and the gift of your saving presence. Bless these gifts, that they may bring the power of your gifts to a world in need. In Christ’s mighty name, we pray. Amen.
Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
" - UMH #344 (vss 1,2,3)
(The Abingdon Worship Annual 2018: Worship Planning Resources for Every Sunday of the Year by Mary Scifres)
- “Evergreen 2020”
To medical professionals around the world fighting COVID-19)