A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2022
WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Prelude on “St. Columbia” David Lasky
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 95:6-7
Leader: Come, let us bow down in worship,
People: let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
Leader: for He is our God
People: and we are the people of His pasture,
the flock under His care.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 14 “For the Beauty of the Earth”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION John Calvin
Eternal God, forgive us for being hesitant to love the church we have received. Forgive us for going each to our own way, and forgive us for demanding that the church go with us. Help us to remember the ministry of those who have served before us. When in danger, give us their comfort, and when in difficulty, their perseverance; that we too may be faithful until we rejoice with all the saints in your eternal kingdom, through Jesus Christ, our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -- 1 John 1:9
Hear then Christ’s word of grace to us: our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Acts 9:36-43
SERMON “An Ordinary Resurrection” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 792 “There Is a Balm in Gilead”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The 23rd Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “The Lord is My Shepherd” Allen Pote
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 187 “Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us”
*POSTLUDE Easter Postlude on “Handel” Janet Cornell