Sunday, May 5, 2019

Organ PreludeInquit Dominus (Gregorian Proper)

Words of Welcome and Announcements John Strawbridge

Choral IntroitYour Voices Raise with One Accord (T. Allen Cleaver)

Your voices raise with one accord to bless and praise your risen Lord.

* Call to Worship

L: Jesus calls us from the distractions of our hurried lives, saying, “Come to me.”
P: Christ speaks to us in the comfort of our settled lives, saying, “Follow me.”
L: We are among those who have heard the call, and have dared to respond to Jesus.
P: We have been changed by his love, and now desire to walk faithfully with our risen Lord, and serve with him in the world.
L: Let us worship God who has called each of us as his disciples.

* Opening HymnOpen My Eyes, That I May See UMH 454

1. Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me; place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set me free. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

2. Open my ears, that I may hear voices of truth thou sendest clear; and while the wavenotes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!

3. Open my mouth, and let me bear gladly the warm truth everywhere; open my heart and let me prepare love with thy children thus to share. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Prayer of Invocation (All)

God of power and might, let your love shine on us and through us to others. Take the blindness from our eyes and our hearts. Give us the joy of knowing and serving you in all that we say, think and do. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Moment

AnthemYe Sons and Daughters of The King (Volckmar Leisring)

Ye sons and daughters of the King, Alleluia, alleluia! Lift up your hearts, let voices ring!
Alleluia, alleluia! Now to the Lord your praises bring! Christ is upraised! Rejoice and sing!

* HymnThe Summons TFWS No. 2130

Reading from the Gospel – John 21:1- 19

After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Sermon – “To Know Him is To Love Him”   Rev. Debbie Scott

The Offering of Gifts & Tithes

Offertory O Lord, From Whom All Good Things Do Come (Bales)

O Lord, from Whom all good things do come, grant to us Thy humble servants, that by Thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by Thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

* Presentation of OfferingPraise God from Whom All Blessings Flow UMH 95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, yet heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Offering Prayer (All)

Jesus, Savior and Lord, we thank you for strengthening us in faith by feeding and nourishing us with your risen life. Bless these gifts which we offer in response to your sacrificial giving of yourself to us. Bless each of our lives as we respond to your challenge to follow you, sharing your love and life with others. Amen.

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Great Thanksgiving


Sharing the Bread and Cup

Prayer after Receiving (All)

God of Steadfast Love, call us into living fully into Your commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. Call us into living fully into Your way of life by seeking out in care and compassion those who are hurting, those who are struggling, and those who are suffering.. For You so loved the world that You sent us Your Son, Jesus the Christ, so that we might have life in him. Amen.

* Closing HymnI’m Going Fishing (Tune-Love Divine, All Loves Excelling)
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Peter said, “I’m going fishing,” so his friends went out with him.
Through the night, they labored, watching, Hauling empty nets back in.
In the grey of early morning, Jesus, you came walking by.
From the beach you called a greeting, “Cast out on the other side!”
Soon their nets were filled to brimming; Peter cried, “It is the Lord!”
Jumping in, he started swimming; Christ, you met him on the shore.
Guiding them to better waters, Eating fish, and sharing bread -
You showed Peter and the others:
You were risen from the dead!
Risen Christ, you send us fishing! God’s great sea is everywhere.
You have guided us in mission, You have given love to share.
Through the years, our church has heard you, We have answered your great call:
“Cast you nets where I have told you. Bring my word of love to all!”
Lord, be with our congregation; By your spirit, send us forth!
May we care for your creation; May we work for peace on earth.
In our worship, in our giving, In our serving those in need,
May we know, Lord; you are living, Guiding us in ministry.

* Benediction

Go forth from this place with your eyes wide open
as you journey into the wider world.
Love God and see Christ in each person you meet.
Give thanks always and do not withhold love from any,
for we do not know who may yet turn to the light.

* Choral Response Christ Is Risen (Lowe)

Christ is risen. Amen.

* Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

* Organ PostludeAllegro molto (Blake)

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