Sunday Worship Materials
SUNDAY WORSHIP – 05/09/2021
UMH – United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS – The Faith We Sing, BOW – Book of Worship
Chestnut Street UMC follows the yearly Revised Common Lectionary.
We obtain some of the Hymns and Songs for worship from One License:734195-A
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Color –White/Gold
Happy Mothers Day!
PRELUDE: —————- Jayne Thompson—————-Church Organist
Worship Leader: Sharon McAdam-Bennett
“We are the evidence of God’s presence in the world.”
CALL TO WORSHIP —————— Sharon McAdam-Bennett
Psalm 98:1-4 – UMH #818 Responsive.
HYMN UMH #102 Now Thank We All our God
(WORD: Martin Rinkart, 1663. By Catherine Winkworth, 1858, MUSIC: Johann Cruger, 1647; harm. by Felix Mendelssohn 1840)
APOSTLE’S CREED – UMH #881, In Unison
OPENING PRAYER ——————- In Unison
Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reign with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION – Psalm 25:6-10 Responsive ——- Sharon McAdam-Bennett
WORD OF ASSURANCE UMH #760 Psalm 28:6-9 ——– Sharon McAdam-Bennett
Acts 10:44-48 ——————————————– Linda Kimbal
John 15:9-17 ——————————————— Jane Cheney
HYMN UMH #393 “Spirit of the Living God”
(WORD: Daniel Iverson, 1926, MUSIC: Daniel Iverson, 1926, ©1935, 1963 Moody Bible institute)
JOYS AND CONCERNS —————————— Sharon McAdam-Bennett
PEOPLE’S PRAYER: Hymn #539, verses 1-4———– Elaine Aho
THE LORD’S PRAYER – UMH # 895 – (in unison) —– Elaine Aho
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,
THE GIVER’S PRAYER – in unison ——————— Elaine Aho
God may your Holy Spirit warm my heart and cause me to share my blessings with others. I am grateful for your love Lord Jesus. Amen.
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OFFERTORY PRAYER ———————————— Marge Tetzloff
Lord, we bring the labor of our hands and the love in our hearts for your work. Remind us that we must walk by faith and not by sight. Help us to stay connected to you so that we bear love and grace. Bless and multiply the gifts we have brought so that we create ministries to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We pray in the name of Jesus, who empowers us to love all. Amen.
1 John 5:1-6 —————————————— Sela Rousseau
MESSAGE ? Pastor Sela Rousseau
HYMN: UMH #557 “Blessed Be the Tie That Binds”
(MUSIC: Richard K. Avery and Donald S. Marsh, 1972 © Hope Publishing Co.)
BENEDICTION ———————————– Sharon McAdam-Bennett
POSTLUDE: UMH #672 verse 1————- Jayne Thompson
(WORDS: Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1880, MUSIC: William G. Tomer, 1880)