May 26, 2019

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us –
so that your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation among all the nations.
(Psalm 67:1-2)

God Gathers Us for Worship

Prelude

Welcome

Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship: from Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us
            And make his face shine on us -
so that your ways may be known on the earth
            Your salvation among the nations.

* Opening Hym: O Holy Spirit, By Whose Breath (# 900 1,4-6)

* God’s Greeting

* Mutual Greeting:    Alleluia! Christ is risen!

            He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

* Songs of Praise:     Christ Has Arisen. Alleluia! (# 188)

                                    Listen, God Is Calling (# 753)

* Prayer of Invocation

CHILDREN’S SERMON

Children ages 3-7 are invited to Children’s Worship
as we sing May the Peace of Christ Be with You (# 949)

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Acts 10:39-40, 43

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Christ has been raised from the dead,
            the first fruits of those who have died.
For since death came through a human being,
the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being;
            for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.

God’s will for our lives: Romans 12:1-2

PRAYER OF GOD’S PEOPLE

We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

First Reading: Acts 16: 9-15 (pg. 784)

PSALM 67: God of Mercy, God of Grace (# 934: 1 all, 2 in antiphon women and men, 3 all)

Second Reading: Revelation 21:10,22-22:5 (pg. 878)

Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29 (pg. 764)

                        The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message:  Divine Encounters: The Paraclete

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak (# 754:1,3-5)

Ministry Minute – Jeong Gho

Offerings:      The Ministries of Hessel Park Church
(please sign and pass friendship folders)

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you
            And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord.
            It is right to give our thanks and praise.

(prayer continued)

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (# 351:1-2,4)        

* God’s Blessing

Go forth in joy to love and serve God in all that you do.
           
We are sent in the name of the risen Christ.
Let us bless our Lord.

            Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

May the God of peace,
who raised to life the great shepherd of the sheep,
make us ready to do his will in every good thing,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.

            Alleluia! Amen.

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