Third Sunday of

Easter

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME AND FUNNY STORY

CENTERING WORDS

Karen Cassidy, CLM

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Debbie Young - Liturgist

With eyes to see,

And ears to hear,

With lips to sing,

And hands to help:

Let us worship God with the fullness of our being.

(by Rev. Beth Merrill Neel)

HYMN:                              Day of Arising

Worship & Song Hymnal    #3086

 

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

God most compassionate and merciful, we thank you that you have come to us in Jesus the Servant-Christ, whose disciples we are. Make us strong in your strength; make us wise in your wisdom; and makes us gentle in your compassion. May we be signs of the human unity you seek to accomplish through the cross of Jesus Christ, that your name be glorified in all the earth. Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING     Psalm 146

CHILDREN'S TIME with Ms. Karen

Pretzel Prayer

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2193

HYMN:            Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

UMC Hymnal    #349

GOSPEL LESSON                      John 9: 1-41

(Good News Translation)

MEDITATION                Karen Cassidy, CLM

“The Greenless People“

OFFERTORY

Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

Joan Fossum-Handbells, Heidi Prior-Piano

BLESSING THE OFFERING (unison)

For bringing hope to our world and healing to our lives, we give you thanks and praise. Bless these gifts that they may become signs of hope, paths of healing and prayers of peace for your world.    Amen.

HYMN:                           Go to the World

Worship & Song Hymnal    #3158

BENEDICTION

Go now to love, even when love involves risk.

Go now to love, as God loves us.

Go now to care, even when caring is hard.

Go now to care, as God cares for us.

Go now to love, in truth and in action.

By this we are known as children of God.

DEPART IN PEACE…Shalom!

HYMN:       Change My Heart, O God

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2152