A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 10, 2020
OPENING PRAYER ( Book of Common Worship, p. 824)
For a Family Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
Leader: Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us, for the peace given us this day, for the hope with which we
expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies that make our
lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of the earth. Give us courage and gaiety and the
quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all
our innocent endeavors; if it may not, give us the strength to endure that which is to come;
that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath and in all changes
of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another. As the clay to
the potter, as the windmill to the wind, as children of their parent, we beseech of you this
help and mercy for Christ’s sake.
*HYMN “Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven” #478
CALL TO CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, p. 52) Rom. 5:8; Heb. 4:16
The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners Christ died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God with confidence. In faith and penitence, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, p.87)
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us from all our offenses,
and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts
we may draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son.
Silent Prayers of confession
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Book of Common Worship, p. 56) 1 Tim. 1:15; 1 Peter 2:24
Leader: Hear the good news! The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross,
that we might be dead to sin, and alive to all that is good. I declare to you in the name of
Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #579
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.
SPECIAL MUSIC “Here I Am, Send Me” Sung by Linda Carey John Purifoy
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Lord of light who shines into our lives with your holy word. Open our minds and our hearts that your Word may speak to us and your Holy Spirit may inspire us to be your people, today and forevermore. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
*HYMN “How Happy Is Each Child of God” #239
SERMON: “Mother’s Gift” Rev. David McDonald
*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.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN “Here I Am, Lord” #525
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. “ Rom. 15:13
The Presbyterian Women annual Birthday Offering needs to be mailed into the office by June 7th.
Let us continue to remember those on our Prayer List:
Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush,
Juanita McGraw, Betty Johnson, Jane Minard, Bill Jackson,
Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan,
John and Mary Ward, Tim Tart, Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson,
Johnny Gooden, Carlos Smith, Bill Marsh Madeline NcNeill Long,
Shannon Wilcox, Polly Miller Kathy Lashley Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Ernest Ray Long Esther Collier, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith,
Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram Ted Johnson Doris Pait Skipper
Bill Greene, Jamie Clark, Judy Elkins Susan and David Butler, Richard Bridgers, Tim Crowder, Jimmy Hickman Allison Ward, Holly Eppley, Jeneen Lee, Betty Faircloth, Joan McKeithan, Elizabeth Hall Susan Deans Rev. David McDonald Carey King,