Sunday, May 22

Welcome and Announcements 
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                               “Earth and All Stars” and “This Is My Father’s World”
Janet Tolman, organ by John Leavitt
 
Call to Worshipbased on Psalm 67

One: May God be gracious to us and bless us and make God’s face
to shine upon us,

All: That God’s way may be known upon earth, God’s saving
power among all nations.

One: Let the nations be glad and sing.

All: Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples
praise You.

One: May God continue to bless us;

All: Let all the ends of the earth revere God.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #189                         “Fairest Lord Jesus” (all verses)                        ST. ELIZABETH
     1. Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
     O thou of God and man the Son, thee will I cherish,
     thee will I honor, thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
 
     2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
     robed in the blooming garb of spring:
     Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, who makes the woeful heart to sing.
 
     3. Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
     and all the twinkling starry host: Jesus shines brighter,
     Jesus shines purer than all the angels heaven can boast.
 
     4. Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations! Son of God and Son of Man!
     Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be thine.
 
Scripture
Revelation 21:10, 21:22-22:5; John 14:23-29 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation                                 “Amazing Grace”                                          Bruce Stevenson
Lichi Acosta, cello; The Chancel Choir
 
Sermon                                                      Renew: A New Spirit                                 Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Respond
 
Musical Response UMH #347                          “Spirit Song”                                                   SPIRIT SONG
 
Prayers of the People
If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time, please submit it to us via a prayer card.
 
Confession and Pardon
 
All: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
Please take a moment of silence.
 
Pastor: Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; That proves God’s love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen
 
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 UMH #428            “For the Healing of the Nations” (1, 2 & 4)                   CWM RHONDDA
 
     1. For the healing of the nations, Lord, we pray with one accord;
     for a just and equal sharing of the things that earth affords;
     To a life of love in action help us rise and pledge our word,
     help us rise and pledge our word.
 
     2. Lead us forward into freedom; from despair your world release,
     that, redeemed from war and hatred, all may come and go in peace.
     Show us how through care and goodness fear will die and hope increase,
     fear will die and hope increase.
 
     4. You, Creator God, have written your great name on humankind;
     for our growing in your likeness bring the life of Christ to mind,
     that by our response and service earth its destiny may find,
     earth its destiny may find.
 
Benediction
 
Postlude                                                   “Festive Processional”                                            David Lasky
Janet Tolman, organ
 
ONE LICENSE A-738133 | CCLI #12393 | PerformMusic #662 | CVLI #03793174
“Fairest Lord Jesus”
Translator: Joseph August Seiss, 1873 Arranger: Richard Storrs Willis, 1850
“Spirit Song”
Words and Music: John Wimber, 1979
“For the Healing of the Nations”
Words: Fred Kaan, 1965 Music: John Hughes, 1907


Sunday, May 15

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                       “He Hideth My Soul”                                       Henry Slaughter

Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ

 

Call to Worship – based on Psalm 148

 

One: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!

All: Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!

One: Praise God you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

All: Praise the Lord from all the earth, the mountains, and the valleys, all living things,

let all creation praise the Lord, amen!

 

Opening Hymn UMH #62       “All Creatures of Our God and King” (1, 4, 7)            LASST UNS ERFREUEN

 

  1. All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing, O praise ye! Alleluia!

O brother sun with golden beam, O sister moon with silver gleam! O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

  1. Dear mother earth, who day by day unfoldest blessings on our way, Alleluia! Alleluia!

The flowers and fruits that in thee grow, let them God’s glory also show! O praise ye! O praise ye!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

  1. Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness, O praise ye! Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One! O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

Scripture

Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 NRSV

 

Music of Preparation                              “Yes, Jesus Loves Me!”                                               Tom Osiek

The Chancel Choir

 

Sermon

Renew: A New Love

Rev. Beth Rambikur

 

Invitation to Respond

 

Musical Response                        “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”                      arr. Craig Courtney    Janet Tolman, organ

 

Prayers of the People

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time, please submit it to us via a prayer card.

 

Confession and Pardon

 

All: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.

We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

Please take a moment of silence.

 

Pastor: Hear the good news:

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;

That proves God’s love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Glory to God. Amen

 

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 UMH #384             “Love, Divine, All Loves Excelling”                                           BEECHER   

  1. Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down; fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art; visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.

 

  1. Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit into every troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit; let us find that second rest. Take away our bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be; end of faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.

 

  1. Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy life receive; suddenly return and never, nevermore thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.

 

  1. Finish, then, thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be. Let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee; changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.
 

Benediction

 

Postlude                                                   God of Our Fathers”                                          Harold deCou

Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ


Sunday, May 8

Welcome and Announcements

 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                                       “Lift High the Cross”                                     Linker/McFadden
The Christ Church Ringers
 
Call to Worship

One: To know the blessing of love,
All: To have the assurance of redeeming grace
One: To be confident of our worth,
All: To be bold to love in return,
One: To be home no matter where we are
All: This is to know a bit of God so let us worship and rejoice!
 
Opening Hymn UMH #152           “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”                                FOREST GREEN
 
     1. I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
     that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
     I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
     the moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.
 
     2. I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
     who formed the creatures thru the Word, and then pronounced them good.
     Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
     if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
 
     3. There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes thy glories known,
     and clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne;
     while all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care;
     and everywhere that we can be, thou, God, art present there.
 
Scripture
Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation                                 “Grazioso (Grace)”                                            K. Buckwalter
The Christ Church Ringers
 
Sermon
Renew: Home?
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Respond
 
Musical Response                                           “I Cannot Tell”                                             Camp Kirkland Sinamar Pascua Respicio, solo
 
Prayers of the People
If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time, please submit it to us
via a prayer card.
 
Confession and Pardon
 
     All: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed 
     to be an obedient church.
     We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we
     have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray.
     Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
Please take a moment of silence.
 
     Pastor: Hear the good news:
     Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;
     That proves God’s love toward us.
     In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
 
     All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
     Glory to God. Amen
 
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                                            “Gentle Shepherd”
1st time – soloists; 2nd time – all
 
     1. Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us,
     For we need you to help us find our way.
     Gentle Shepherd, come and feed us,
     For we need your strength from day to day.
     There’s no other we can turn to
     Who can help us face another day;
     Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us,
     For we need you to help us find our way.
 
Benediction
 
Postlude                                                             “Fanfare”                                            Jacques Lemmens