Sunday Worship Materials Ver 2

Sunday Worship Materials

SUNDAY WORSHIP – 05/09/2021

UMH – United Methodist HymnalTFWS – 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


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,

forever. Amen.

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)

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