Sunday, May 1

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                “Prelude on ABBOTT’S LEIGH”                                       David Lasky

Janet Tolman, organ

 

Call to Worship

One: We gather, looking back at the roads taken.

All: We are grateful for God’s Word in scripture.

One: We have taken different paths here today.

All: We are looking for light for our darkness.

One: We aren’t sure where to go from here.­

All: The Lord will provide the way to the future.

One: We gather to worship God.

All: The God of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

 

Opening Hymn UMH #158            “Come Christians, Join to Sing” (vs. 1 & 2)                  SPANISH HYMN

                                                           

 

  1. Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen!

loud praise to Christ our King: Alleluia! Amen!

Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice;

praise is his gracious choice. Alleluia! Amen!

 

  1. Come, lift your hearts on high: Alleluia! Amen!

Let praises fill the sky: Alleluia! Amen!

He is our guide and friend; to us he’ll condescend;

his love shall never end: Alleluia! Amen!

 

Children’s Moment

 

Scripture 

Luke 24:13-35, NRSV

 

Music of Preparation                         “A Communion Invitation”                                     Craig Courtney

The Chancel Choir
 

Sermon

To Emmaus and Back

Don Finch

 

Musical Response                                            “Pastorale”                           Alejandro D. Consolacion II  Janet Tolman, organ

 

Communion

Bob Kuyper

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

You formed us in your image

And breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed,

Your love remained steadfast.

You delivered us from captivity,

Made covenant to be our sovereign God,

And spoke to us through your prophets.

And so, with your people on earth

And all the company of heaven

We praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

Your Spirit anointed him

To preach good news to the poor,

To proclaim release to the captives

And recovering of sight to the blind,

To set at liberty those who are oppressed,

And to announce that the tie had come

When you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection

You gave birth to your church,

Delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

And made with us a new covenant

By water and the Spirit.

When the Lord Jesus ascended,

He promised to be with us always,

In the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us,

He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread,

Gave it to his disciples, and said:

 

     “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in       

       remembrance of me.”

 

When the supper was over, he took the cup,

Gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

 

     “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new

       covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness

       of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of

       me.”

 

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

We offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

As a holy and living sacrifice,

In union with Christ’s offering for us,

As we proclaim the mystery of faith.

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,

And on these gifts of bread and wine.

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

That we may be for the world the body of Christ,

Redeemed by His blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

One with each other,

And one in ministry to all the world,

Until Christ comes in final victory

And we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,

With the Holy Spirit in your holy church,

All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,

Now and for ever.

 

Amen.

 

Communion Hymn TFWS #2268    “As We Gather at Your Table” (vs. 1)            

                         (Please eat and drink in remembrance now)                     

 

  1. As we gather at your table, as we listen to your word,

help us know, O God, your presence;

let our hearts and minds be stirred.

Nourish us with sacred story till we claim it as our own;

teach us through this holy banquet how to make Love’s victory known.

 

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.

 

 

Closing Hymn TFWS #2114        “At the Font We Start Our Journey” (vs. 1, 3 & 4)              LAUDA ANIMA

                                                        

  1. At the font we start our journey, in the Easter faith baptized;

doubts and fears no longer blind us, by the light of Christ surprised

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hope held out and realized

 

  1. At the altar we are nourished with the Easter gift of bread;

in our breaking it to pieces see the love of Christ outspread

Alleluia! Alleluia! Life embraced, yet freely shed

 

  1. At the door we are commissioned, now the Easter victory’s won,

to restore a world divided to the peace of Christ as one

Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter’s work must still be done

 

Benediction 

Don Finch

 

Postlude                                                           “Toccatina”                                              Ramon Noble     

Janet Tolman, organ

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                “Prelude on ABBOTT’S LEIGH”                                       David Lasky

Janet Tolman, organ

 

Call to Worship

One: We gather, looking back at the roads taken.

All: We are grateful for God’s Word in scripture.

One: We have taken different paths here today.

All: We are looking for light for our darkness.

One: We aren’t sure where to go from here.­

All: The Lord will provide the way to the future.

One: We gather to worship God.

All: The God of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

 

Opening Hymn UMH #158            “Come Christians, Join to Sing” (vs. 1 & 2)                  SPANISH HYMN

                                                           

 

  1. Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen!

loud praise to Christ our King: Alleluia! Amen!

Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice;

praise is his gracious choice. Alleluia! Amen!

 

  1. Come, lift your hearts on high: Alleluia! Amen!

Let praises fill the sky: Alleluia! Amen!

He is our guide and friend; to us he’ll condescend;

his love shall never end: Alleluia! Amen!

 

Children’s Moment

 

Scripture 

Luke 24:13-35, NRSV

 

Music of Preparation                         “A Communion Invitation”                                     Craig Courtney

The Chancel Choir
 

Sermon

To Emmaus and Back

Don Finch

 

Musical Response                                            “Pastorale”                           Alejandro D. Consolacion II  Janet Tolman, organ

 

Communion

Bob Kuyper

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

You formed us in your image

And breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed,

Your love remained steadfast.

You delivered us from captivity,

Made covenant to be our sovereign God,

And spoke to us through your prophets.

And so, with your people on earth

And all the company of heaven

We praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

Your Spirit anointed him

To preach good news to the poor,

To proclaim release to the captives

And recovering of sight to the blind,

To set at liberty those who are oppressed,

And to announce that the tie had come

When you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection

You gave birth to your church,

Delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

And made with us a new covenant

By water and the Spirit.

When the Lord Jesus ascended,

He promised to be with us always,

In the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us,

He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread,

Gave it to his disciples, and said:

 

     “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in       

       remembrance of me.”

 

When the supper was over, he took the cup,

Gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

 

     “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new

       covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness

       of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of

       me.”

 

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

We offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

As a holy and living sacrifice,

In union with Christ’s offering for us,

As we proclaim the mystery of faith.

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,

And on these gifts of bread and wine.

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

That we may be for the world the body of Christ,

Redeemed by His blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

One with each other,

And one in ministry to all the world,

Until Christ comes in final victory

And we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,

With the Holy Spirit in your holy church,

All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,

Now and for ever.

 

Amen.

 

Communion Hymn TFWS #2268    “As We Gather at Your Table” (vs. 1)            

                         (Please eat and drink in remembrance now)                     

 

  1. As we gather at your table, as we listen to your word,

help us know, O God, your presence;

let our hearts and minds be stirred.

Nourish us with sacred story till we claim it as our own;

teach us through this holy banquet how to make Love’s victory known.

 

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.

 

 

Closing Hymn TFWS #2114        “At the Font We Start Our Journey” (vs. 1, 3 & 4)              LAUDA ANIMA

                                                        

  1. At the font we start our journey, in the Easter faith baptized;

doubts and fears no longer blind us, by the light of Christ surprised

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hope held out and realized

 

  1. At the altar we are nourished with the Easter gift of bread;

in our breaking it to pieces see the love of Christ outspread

Alleluia! Alleluia! Life embraced, yet freely shed

 

  1. At the door we are commissioned, now the Easter victory’s won,

to restore a world divided to the peace of Christ as one

Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter’s work must still be done

 

Benediction 

Don Finch

 

Postlude                                                           “Toccatina”                                              Ramon Noble     

Janet Tolman, organ