May 29, 2011 Easter 6

May 29, 2011 Easter 6

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

 WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP:

The God of resurrection, the God of life invites us to worship.

With wonder and anticipation we offer prayer and praise.

We celebrate the good news of God’s amazing love.

With joy we gather as a worshipping community.

 HYMN: Rejoice the Lord is King

 PRAYER OF APPROACH:

God of the prophets and apostles, come to us in the power of the Risen Christ.

Remove from us any disabling doubts and fears.

Inspire us, through your Holy Sprit, to lives of love and service,

as followers of Jesus, we pray as he taught, saying: Our

Father…

THE LORD'S PRAYER:

 A TIME FOR LEARNING :

 HYMN: Jesus, Stand Among Us    396 VU

 WE HEAR GODS WORD

 Acts of the Apostles 17:22-31

Psalm 66:8-20 (VU p 784-5, part 2 & 3)

1 Peter 3:13-22

John 14:15-21 Reader: Joan Rainbird

 REFLECTION:

 WE RESPOND TO GOD’S LOVE

 HYMN: Spirit of the Living God

 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: MV191

 PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Gracious God, we demonstrate

your love to the world whenever we care, or share, or dare

to stand against the powers that diminish life. May our

offerings today be blessed and used in loving faithfulness.

Amen.

 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 HYMN: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling     333 VU

 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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