Sixth Sunday of Easter
We Gather as the Body of Christ
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY
CALL TO WORSHIP
In John 14:18, Jesus says, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you will also live.”
As we gather together to worship, we can claim the promise of Jesus. That he has not left us orphaned, but is present to us, as our Lord and Savior. Because he lives, we also will live. Let us worship God together!
HYMN: “Blessed Assurance”
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OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Gracious and loving God, we come to you this morning, in awe of this promise that you offer to us, that you will not leave us, that you are with us always. Because you live, we also have life in all abundance, in your name. Send your Holy Spirit to be with us and among us this day. Amen.
EPISTLE READING Acts 17: 22-31
CHILDREN'S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER RESPONSE “My Tribute”
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HYMN: “Because He Lives” #364 UMC Hymnal
GOSPEL READING John 14: 15-21
“I Will Not Leave You Orphaned”
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
HYMN: “Spirit of God”
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Remember that you were created to reach for God and to find God, who is already reaching for you. Allow space in your life this week, to nurture and deepen that relationship.
May the grace of Jesus, the love of God and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.
HYMN: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
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DEPART IN PEACE!