A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Sunday after Ascension
May 16, 2021
WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” arr. David Lasky
*CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 47)
Leader: Clap your hands, all you peoples;
Shout to God with a cry of joy.
People: Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to our Sovereign, sing praises.
Leader: For God is Sovereign over all the earth;
Sing praises with all your skill.
People: God reigns over the nations;
God sits upon heaven’s holy throne.
HYMN “Crown Him with Many Crowns” Insert
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of grace and God of glory, you have clothed us with power from on high. Christ, who is risen and ascended, has opened our minds to understand you and our hearts to know the hope to which you call us. Still, we feel helpless in the face of sin, paralyzed by evil’s sway in the world, unsure of your power to redeem what seems lost. Convict us of our doubt, convince us of our heritage, and renew us, O God, in your wisdom, mercy, and power...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
We can cast all our anxiety on God who cares for us deeply. So, be assured that the Spirit of God is resting upon us, restoring, supporting and strengthening us all with power. (1 Peter 5: 7, 10b) The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 24: 44-53
SERMON: “Staying and Going” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
PRESENTATION OF OFFERING AND DOXOLOGY
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” Insert
POSTLUDE “Toccata” Douglas Wagner
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Today - Christian Ed. committee meeting following worship
Monday May 17 – Friday May 21 - Barrett will be on vacation.
Please contact the Clerk, JoAnn Cox if you have a concern.
Flowers today - John McDougald
Flowers next Sunday - Betty Ann Page
****Please contact Julie Cox or the church office if you would like your flowers given to the homebound.
A Baby Shower
Honoring Emily Ward Morris
Saturday, June 5th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Troy & Sara Alice Heustess’ Home
249 N. Singletary St., Clarkton
Given by: Clarkton Presbyterian Church
Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Betty Johnson, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan, Mary Ward, Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson, Bill Marsh, Shannon Wilcox, Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith, Susan and David Butler, Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Jimmy Hickman, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth, Susan Deans, Sammy Hatcher, Carmen McQueen, Claudia Hester, Richard and Mary Jane Howell, Ray Battle, Ernest Ray and Phyllis Long, Michael Ann Williamson, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Mary Pope, Patsy Grainger, Randy Page, Karen Davis, Colby Hester, Brandon McDonald, Mariah Cox, Mickey Packer, Allison Ward Allen, Family of Sonny Coleman, Family of Amanda Britt, Family of Frankie Baxley