SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, 2019
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT Hymn 452 “Jesus Stand Among Us”
CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise God, Creator, and Sustainer!
Praise the Lord from the heavens. Praise God from the heights.
Praise God, who is the creator of all things and lover of all creation.
Praise the Lord, O sun and moon. Join in song, O shining stars.
Praise God who is made visible in love. Praise God whose love is
intended for all.
Let all creation praise God’s name! Praise the Lord!
PRAYERS OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION
The Lord’s Prayer (spoken)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
HYMN 466 “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”
Children come forward
HYMN 694 “This is My Commandment”
THE HOLY SCRIPTURE
Psalm 148 (responsively)
One: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church
All: Thanks be to God.
SERMON “Love-filled Living”
RESPONSE OF FAITH
Through Jesus, God has given us a new commandment, to love one another just as we are loved by God. But this commandment is not new anymore – it is thousands of years old – and yet we still struggle to live into its truth. In this coming week, may we discover opportunities to extend love and compassion, not just to one another, but to everyone God places in our path – and to this creation God has given us to tend. And may we do so, knowing that we are loved beyond measure by our merciful and gracious Lord. Amen.
HYMN 225 “A New Commandment”
Anthem (Hymn #695 “Although I Speak the Angel’s Tongue)
Doxology (Hymn # 661 vs 1,2)
We give thee but thine own, what e’er the gift may be; all that we have is thine a lone, a trust, O Lord, from thee.
May we thy bounties thus as stewards true receive, and gladly, as thou blessest us, to thee our first-fruits give.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
HYMN 468 “Lord Dismiss Us with your Blessing
CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
CLOSING HYMN “Go Now in Peace”
Go now in peace. Never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of everyday. Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there always by your side. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love. Amen.