by Pastor Fred Meade
Order of Worship
May 3rd, 2020
Spirit of truth, you open to us the Word of life and help us to see the possibilities of each day. Guide us now that we may hear your truth and embody it. As we face suffering, help us to endure, to hope, and to love. Grant wisdom and strength of character to overcome former limitations, that we might represent you well each moment we live, doing the work
you call us to do. Amen.
Call to Contemplation
Call to Worship (responsively)
L: God finds delight in humanity, and in each of us.
Let us rejoice before the majesty of our Creator.
C: God of grace and glory, who made all things,
How majestic is your name in all the earth!
L: In Christ, we are called to endure and to hope.
Let us give thanks for a faith that brings peace.
C: God of grace and glory, Savior of your people,
How precious to us is your gift of Jesus Christ!
L: The Holy Spirit is present to guide and direct us,
Let us listen that we may hear and do what is true.
C: God of grace and glory, ever present with us,
How reassuring is the love with which you surround us!
Prayer of Invocation (in unison)
Amazing God, revealed to us in more ways than we can count, yet binding in unity all that was and is and yet shall be, we worship you. Source of mountains and seas, giver of light and darkness, we marvel at the work of your hands. Reconciler and Redeemer, we are awed by the forgiving love that draws us to you and empowers us to care for one another. Spirit of truth, whose guidance is available to us every day, we rejoice in your transforming presence. Triune God, bless, we pray, this gathering of your disciples. Amen.
Gospel John 14 1–4
New Testament 1 Cor 13
Sermon Another Look at Hope
Doxology: Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication (in unison)
Giving God, we are grateful for wisdom, for beauty, for the ways in which we see your glory in all creation. Most of all, we thank you for caring for us and for entrusting to us the ministry of caring for the earth and for one another. May these offerings extend the faith and honor you: Creator, Savior, and Sustainer. Amen.
A Time of Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer