7th Sunday of  Easter

Memorial Day

Ascension Sunday

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS  (Acts 1, Luke 24)

Wait to be clothed with power from on high. The one who ascended will come to us again, bringing new life and new hope.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Psalm 47)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

HYMN:    My Hope is Built

UMC Hymnal    #368

NEW TESTAMENT READING

(Acts 1: 1-11)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Amazing Grace

Barbara House

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE    Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:      Open My Eyes, That I May See

UMC Hymnal    #454

GOSPEL LESSON          Luke 24: 44-53

MEDITATION                        Pastor Bob

Let’s Tell the Story!

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

Our lives have been blessed by many fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Let us share our harvests with you and your world.

Give as you are called and as you are able.

 

OFFERTORY

I Love You Lord

Barbara House & Pastor Bob

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING    (Unison)

Your power and might, O God, bring forth our worship and praise.

Your love and mercy, Compassionate One, call forth our gratefulness and thanksgiving. In appreciation for your blessing in our lives, we offer you these gifts from our hearts, this fruit of our industry. Receive them, we pray, in the name of the one who ascended to heaven, that our lives here on earth might be filled with your Spirit. Amen.

HYMN:

I Love to Tell the Story

UMC Hymnal    #156

BENEDICTION (Responsive Reading)

Pastor Bob

Lift up your eyes to the heavens.

Christ ascended to show us the way.

Trust the Spirit’s power.

Christ ascended to clothe us with power.

Go as witnesses of the Risen Lord.

Christ ascended to give us eternal life.

Depart in Peace…Shalom!

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMV Hymnal    #431