5th Sunday of  Easter

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS  (Revelation 21)

Pastor Bob

Each morning we awake to a blank canvass.

Our God makes all things new!

CALL TO WORSHIP 

(Psalm 148)    Jean Kelly – Liturgist

HYMN:

How Great Thou Art

UMC Hymnal    #77

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Acts 11: 1-18

Jean Kelly – Liturgist

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Have Thine Own Way Lord

Barbara House

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE    Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:                Jesu, Jesu

UMC Hymnal    #432  vs. 1-4

GOSPEL LESSON             John 13: 31-35

MEDITATION                            Pastor Bob

Who’s In…Who’s Not?

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

May we offer our gifts, as we give thanks to the Lord, who is good. Truly, God’s steadfast love endures forever. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY  

All Hail King Jesus

Barbara House - soloist

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING    (Unison)

Pastor Bob

Generous God, you call us to show our love for you by showing our love for one another. We present these gifts and tithes to you, that through them food might be provided to the hungry; and shelter and clothing might be provided to those without. May your love be spread throughout the world. Amen.

HYMN:           Jesus Loves Me

UMC Hymnal    #191

BENEDICTION    Pastor Bob

Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment. To love one another. As I have loved you, so love one another.” May you go from this place filled with the love of Christ. Share that love in your homes, your workplaces, your schools, your communities and right here at church.

And may God’s grace be with you.

DEPART IN PEACE, SHALOM.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMV Hymnal    #431