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Online Worship Outline 5/10/20 Eastertide 5


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Gathering Time (unmuted)

Feel free to say hi and check in with others before the service begins!

Zoom/Announcements











Facing God/Call to Worship (Psalm 31)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Leader: In you, O Lord, I seek refuge.

         You are indeed my rock and my fortress.

All:     Into your hand I commit my spirit;

         You have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

Leader:       My times are in your hand; deliver me from the

         hand of my enemies and persecutors.

All:    Let your face shine upon your servant;

         Save me in your steadfast love.

Leader: Let us worship God.

Oh How I Need You

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 3, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

Lord I find You in the seeking

Lord I find You in the doubt

And to know You is to love you

And to know so little else

I need You

Oh how I need You (x3)

Verse 2:

Lord I find You in the morning

Lord I seek You everyday

Let my life be for Your glory

Woven in Your threads of grace

I need You

Oh how I need You (x3)

Verse 3 (Everyone, unmuted):

Light, glorious light

I will go where You shine

Break the dawn, crack the skies

Make the way bright before me

In Your light I will find

All I need, all I need is You

Oh how I need You (x3) 

Prayer of Confession & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to make us knew, that we might know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.

Leader: The Good News is that Christ has come and Christ will come again. 

All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God. 

Easter People, Raise Your Voices 

(Everyone, unmuted)

Verse 1:

Easter people, raise your voices,

Sounds of heaven in earth should ring.

Christ has brought us heaven’s choices; 

Heavenly music, let it ring.

Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Easter people, let us sing.

Children's Bible Story

Lectio Conversation (John 14: 1-14)

(Hold onto these questions while we read our scripture.)

What stands out to you about this text?

Who do you identify with the most in this story?

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.” 

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. 

Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.

Discussion

Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?

Homily

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 4, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Chorus:

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand

All other ground is sinking sand

Verse 2:

When darkness veils his lovely face,

I rest on his unchanging grace;

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the vale.

Chorus

Verse 3:

His oath, his covenant, his blood

Support me in the whelming flood;

When all around my soul gives way,

He then is all my Hope and Stay.

Chorus:

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand

All other ground is sinking sand

Verse 4 (Everyone, unmuted):

When he shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in him be found,

Clothed in his righteousness alone,

Faultless to stand before the throne!


Chorus

Prayers of the People

Now is the time when we share the prayers on our hearts and minds. If you have a private prayer, you can email them to us throughout the week and the pastoral team will pray over them. 

If you have a prayer, please unmute your mic to share. 

After each prayer, I will lead our response on mute:

Lord in your mercy // hear our prayers

Now I will offer a prayer for the greater community and world. We will end by saying the Lord’s Prayer together in whatever language you prefer. Let us pray.

...ending in the Lord's Prayer (everyone on mute)

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.

Offering

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God of provision, we thank you for the opportunities we have to participate in your work in the world. We offer up to you the gifts of our prayers, our presence in gatherings like this one, our financial resources, our time and energy in service to you and to others. Bless these efforts, multiply them, so that all our neighbors would know the depths of your love for them. Amen. 

Closing Song: As We Gather

(Sing along with Abi muted)

Verse 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

until we claim it as our own;

teach us through this holy banquet

how to make love’s victory known

Verse 2:

Turn our worship into witness,

in the sacrament of life;

send us forth to love and serve you,

bringing peace where there is strife.

Give us, Christ, your great compassion

to forgive as you forgave;

may we still behold your image

in the world you died to save.

Verse 3:

Gracious Spirit, help us summon

other guests to share the feast,

where triumphant Love will welcome

those who had been last and least.

There no more will envy blind us

nor will pride our peace destroy,

as we join with saints and angels

to repeat the sounding joy.

Sending/Blessing

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from Jesus to his disciples in a time of uncertainty,

All: “A time has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. Yet you are not alone, for my Father is with you. In me, you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Leader: The steadfast love of God goes with you, the deep and abiding peace of Christ goes with you, and the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit goes with you, now and always. Amen.

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