Service for the Lord's Day
The Fourth Sunday of Easter - Gifts of Women Sunday
Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.
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Gathering and Centering Ourselves for Worship

Welcome & Announcements

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee - arr. Sharon Elery Rogers
Joyful Noise Ringers

Call to Worship 
based on Psalm 139

God, you search me and know me.
Before I sit, you know when I will rise.

God, you search me and know me.
Before I speak, you know what I will say.

God, you search me and know me, in my joy and despair,
in my breathing in and breathing out.

God, you search me and know me.
Your knowledge is too deep to reach, too vast to comprehend.
God, you search me and know me.
Search me, O God, and know my heart.
Hymn of Praise
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Litany of Affirmation

God of Grace, thank you for tranquil, reflective moments when we are able to recognize you in the world. For all your beauty and your wonder, we give you thanks.

For the breath in our bodies, for our hearts and souls, for our connections with one another, we give you thanks and praise.

God of Reconciliation, be present with us when conflicts arise. Remind us that we have a higher calling, to forgive those who wrong us, to pray for those who persecute us, and to seek peace in the midst of strife.

For women who have survived challenging circumstances, for the faith and witness they have shared with us, we give you thanks and praise.

God of Love, we offer our gratitude to you for siblings in Christ who have comforted us and carried us in their hearts in prayer.

For those of all genders, ages and cultures, for our adoption as children of God and heirs to your promise, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Assurance Response
Glory to God
Affirmation of Community | Passing of the Peace

Minute for Mission
Abigail Singleton
Proclaiming the Word

The Epistle Reading
Galatians 4:4-7

The Word of the Lord - Thanks be to God.

Brother James' Air - Gordon Jacob

The Lord's my Shepherd. I'll not want. He makes me down to lie in pastures green. He leadeth me the quiet waters by. My soul He doth restore again, and me to walk doth make within the Paths of Blessedness, even for His own Name's sake. Yea, though I pass through shadowed vale, yet will I fear no ill, for Thou art with me, and Thy Rod and Staff me comfort still. My table Thou hast furnished in presence of my foes; my head with oil Thou dost anoint, and my cup overflows. Goodness and mercy all my days will surely follow me; and in my Father's heart always my dwelling place shall be.

A Time for All God's Children

The Old Testament Reading
1 Samuel 2:1-10

The Word of the Lord - Thanks be to God.

"Hope in Unexpected Places"
Rev. Karen Wright

Jesus the Very Thought of Thee
Our Response to the Word

The Invitation to Discipleship and Life in the Church
A Prayer for Mothers and Grandmothers

For All the Saints (verse 3)
The Church at Prayer

The Lord be with you. And also with you.
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns - Lord, hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer
(in unison)
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.

The Presentation & Dedication of Our Gifts

The Offertory
Close in My Breast Thy Perfect Love - David Lord
Kärin Forsburg, soprano & Deidre Eilts, alto

Jesu, thy perfect love close in my breast that I thee love and never rest; and make me love thee of all things best, and wound my heart in thy love free that I may reign in joy evermore with thee.

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Prayer of Thanksgiving
(in unison)
Lord, you give us everything that is good—our homes, our food, our families, and even our lives. All that we own and all that we are belong to you. We thank you by sharing our time, talents, and right now our money with others in need. Use these gifts to show your love to people throughout our world in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Going Forth Into the World to Live the Gospel

Sending Hymn
For All the Faithful Women
Benediction & Response
Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!
Moderator - Elizabeth Stirling
The flowers for today’s worship service
are given by Adrienne Horner to the Glory of God
in memory of Bill Horner.

Joyful Noise Ringers
Hannah Newkirk, Leah Newkirk, Ariana Smith, Alina Smith,
& Marilyn Lake, director

Judy Robinett, liturgist
Chark Lyon & David Potter, audio/visual
Rev. Jeffrey C. Clayton, Pastor
Rev. Karen Wright, Associate Pastor
Joshua G. Hearn, Director of Music Ministry
Kate Beebe, Office Manager
Southminster Calendar: May 8-15, 2022

Sunday, May 8
8:30 am                        Morning Light Worship
9:30 am-12 pm             Church Nursery open
9:30 am                        Church School for Children & Adults
9:30 am                        Coffee Hour
11:00 am                       Worship Service (in-person and live-stream)
11:00 am                       Godly Play
Monday, May 9
6:30 pm Bells of Peace
7:00 pm Stewardship
Tuesday, May 10
10:30 am Harvesters (meet at the church at 10 am)
7:00 pm Deacons
Wednesday, May 11
9:30 am Agape Bells
5:00 pm UMKC Recital - Jacob Crozier (flute)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 12
2:30 pm UMKC Recital - Tom Lacy (oboe)
7:00 pm Worship
7:00 pm Heartland Ringers
Friday, May 13
5:00 pm UMKC Recital - Jonathan Nickell (saxophone)
7:30 pm UMKC Recital - Trevor Webb (trumpet)
Saturday, May 14
9:00 am SPW Second Saturday Breakfast at Classic Cup

Upcoming Events
May 21             Dumpsters, Donuts, & Donations 9 am - 1 pm
May 22            J. Randolph recitals 2 - 5 pm
May 29            5th Sunday Jazz Worship (no 8:30 Morning Light service)
June 1              All Ages Vacation Church School (all Wed. evenings in June)
June 5              Day of Pentecost/Confirmation Sunday
June 7              SPW Salad Lunch at Wassmer Park (10 am - 12 pm)
June 12 Southminster 70th Anniversary Celebration (no 8:30 Morning Light service)
June 13-17 Music Camp for ages 5-12 (9-11:30 am)
Southminster Presbyterian Church |
For All the Faithful Women | Text: Herman G. Stuempfle, ©1993 GIA Publications, Inc. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.

Glory to God | Tune: Jacques Berthier, ©1979, 1981 Less Presses de Taizé. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.

Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! | Text & Tune: arr. John L. Bell, ©1990 WGRG, Iona Community. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow | Text: Brian Wren, ©1989 Hope Publishing Company. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.