May 22, 2011 Easter 5

May 22, 2011     Easter 5

 

MUSIC IN PREPARATION

TRINITY IN ACTION

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD=S LIGHT

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP:

We can trust God; in the moments of celebration,

at the high points of life, God is there, God celebrates.

We can trust God; in the dark moments,

at the low points of life, God is there, God sustains.

We can trust God; in the moments of doubt,

when decisions fail us, God is there, God clarifies.

We can trust God; in the certainty of faith,

when we are inspired, God is there,

God goes with us.

Let us worship God!

HYMN:  How Firm A Foundation              660

PRAYER OF APPROACH: Glorious God, we come together as your people: We come as praising people, singing your goodness; we come as a praying people, turning to you with our needs, our joys and our commitments; we come as a listening people, open to your Word.  Fill us with your love and empower us for faithful living, we pray as Jesus taught, praying, Our Father...

THE LORD'S PRAYER:

A TIME FOR LEARNING

HYMN:     Sing Amen          431

WE HEAR GOD=S WORD

Acts of the Apostles: 7:55-60

Psalm: 31:1-5, 15-16 (VU Part 1 & 3)

John 14:1-14       Reader:  Marg Holroyd

Music Ministry   Where Can We Find Peace?

REFLECTION

WE RESPOND TO GOD=S LOVE

HYMN:   How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds   344 (v1,3&4)

Offertory:  What can I do?  What can I bring?

What can I say? What can I sing?

I’ll sing with joy.  I’ll share a prayer.

I’ll bring my love.  I’ll do my share.

                        Paul Rumbolt & Michele McCarthy:  MV 191

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION:   To you who offers us new life, we offer ourselves in loving service.  Use us as part of your coming community.  Use us and our gifts we pray.  Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN:   We Shall Go out with Hope of Resurrection 586

WE ARE SENT OUT

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

Choral Response       179 VU (Refrain and verse 2 )

Hal-le-lu- jah, Hal-le-lu- jah Give thanks to the risen Christ;

Hal-le-lu- jah, Hal-le-lu- jah Give praise to God's name.

Spread the good news o're all the earth;

Jesus has died and is risen.         

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