May 14, 2020 in Worship
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May 17, 2020
PRELUDE Pastorale on “Love Divine” J. Behnke
THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON I Peter 3:13-22
Sung refrain: Cry out to God in joy, all the earth. Cry out to God in joy, all the earth.
Give glory to the name of the Lord.
HOLY GOSPEL John 14:15-21
SERMON The Reverend Scott A. Hall
HYMN OF THE DAY #722 (vs. 3 & 4) O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate
O Christ, create new hearts in us that beat in time with yours,
That joined by faith with your great heart, become love’s open doors.
We are your body, risen Christ; our hearts, our hands we yield
That through our life and ministry your love may be revealed.
O Love that made the distant stars, yet marks the sparrow’s fall,
Whose arms stretched wide upon a cross embrace and bear us all;
Come, make your church a servant church that walks your servant ways,
Whose deeds of love rise up to you, a sacrifice of praise!
SHARING OF THE PEACE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN #631(vs. 1 & 2) Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heav’n, 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 ev’ry trembling heart.
Breathe, oh, breathe thy loving Spirit into ev’ry troubled breast;
Let us all in thee inherit; let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning; Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE Recessional on “Love Divine” D. Cherwien
The altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of our Dad, Frank Sours by Jocelyn Starner and Annie Bickert.