Worship May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter Lectionary Year A

THE GATHERING

Gathering Music Hymn #300We Are One In the Spirit ~ Pastor Scott; Glory to God Hymnal

Welcome and Announcements    

Prelude: “Amazing Grace” Arranged by Kenon Renfrow      

Call to Worship

Let us offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God, through Jesus Christ our risen Lord.

Alleluia! Thanks be to God!

Prayer of the Day    

Almighty God, in Christ you have shown us the way, revealed to us your truth, and offered to us everlasting life. Keep our eyes upon him, that we may see your path more clearly, know your truth more fully, and receive your life more abundantly; through Christ who dwells with you and the Holy Spirit in eternal glory. Amen.

Hymn of Praise #401 “Gather Us In” Glory to God Hymnal

Invitation to Healing

Trusting in God’s love through Jesus Christ, let us humbly admit need for healing and seek wholeness together

Prayer Seeking Wholeness

Holy God, in baptism you claim us as beloved children and set us apart as witnesses to your love. At times we forget we bear the mark of your grace and act as if you have no claim on our lives. You call us to the risky work of justice and peace, but we default to what is comfortable and safe. You call us to ministries of generosity and compassion, but we make little room in our busy lives for gestures of mercy beyond moments of spontaneous kindness. Wash us again with your grace and transform us by your Word, that we might proclaim your good news in word and deed. Specifically in my own life, … All join in silent personal prayer

Easter Petition #701 “Sanctuary”   3x ~ Pastor Scott; Glory to God Hymnal

Assurance of God’s Presence and Offering a Sign of Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. The Lord be with you! And also with you! Please share a sign of peace.

Hymn #628 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord” Glory to God Hymnal

Celebrating Joys

“Fish Box Joys” Can continue to be collected for the One Great Hour of Sharing. You may convert coins to check made out to First Presbyterian Church and sent to: PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. Alternately, save your fish boxes for a “grand catch” once we are able to be together again.

Sung Response Hymn #710 “We Lift Our Voices” Glory to God Hymnal

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Lord, you opened the meaning of the Scriptures to the disciples on the road to Emmaus and set their hearts ablaze. By the power of your Spirit kindle our hearts as we hear your word proclaimed, that we may receive you with joy. Amen.

First Reading: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Bible Story for the Young at Heart: John 14:1-14

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Reflection: “The ‘One Way'”  By Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection.

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response: #301 “Let Us Build a House” Glory to God Hymnal

Affirmation of Faith: Excerpt from the Confession of 1967, 9.22

“New life in Christ takes shape in a community in which people know that God loves and accepts them in spite of what they are. They therefore accept themselves and love others, knowing that no one has any ground on which to stand, except God’s grace.”

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Call and response: “God of resurrection,” “Hear our prayers.”

The Lord’s Prayer

Page 35 (40, Español) in Glory to God Hymnal; “…debts…debtors…”

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

As people of God, let us offer ourselves and the fruit of our labor for God’s work in the world.

Even though we are not meeting in our buildings, the church still has expenses totaling around $1900 a month. With true generosity of heart, please make checks out in the amount of your normal tithe or offering to: First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. We thank you for your continued commitment and support of our ministry.

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication

Holy God, receive the gifts we bring in gratitude for your astounding goodness. Make our lives to be an acceptable offering in union with our risen Lord, who lives and reigns with you forever. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

SENDING

Closing Hymn: #440 “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” Glory to God Hymnal

Blessing and Charge

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Lyrics found on the inside front cover of the TLPC Glory to God hymnal.

Postlude:                    

Questions for Reflection

Is the “dwelling place” (John 14:1–14) of which Jesus speaks a place for us after we die, or does it include our life in the present? What does Jesus mean when he says that his disciples “will do greater works”? What does it mean to pray “in Jesus’ name”?

Household Prayer: Morning

Lord Jesus, as I serve you this day, let not my heart be troubled. Help me to believe with conviction that you are with me, and I am in you, and you are in God. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Faithful God, my rock and my fortress, into your hands I commit my spirit. As darkness falls, let your face shine upon your servant, and keep me in your steadfast love. Amen.

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church Vision Statement

To provide a place for people of faith to be enlightened, renewed and challenged to go into the community and world to serve others by meeting physical and spiritual needs.

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church Mission Statement

Living our faith dedicated to all God’s people through worship and action.

Announcements:

Zoom Coffee Fellowship following worship in the church’s Zoom Room, Monday mornings at 8:00 AM and Friday mornings at 8:00 AM. Monday May 11 at 10 AM join us for Zoom Bible study. We will be looking at John 14:1-14.

With great thanksgiving to the Presbytery of the Cascades for a $1000 gift, our church has planted the seed of food security in partnership with Trout Lake Care and Bev’s General Store.  TLC has already matched our seed money, and other donations have also come in. If you or if you know of any of your neighbors who are struggling with food security during these times of unemployment, social distancing, or scarcity due to COVID-19, please let Bev know when you purchase groceries at the store. She will know how you can access the assistance funds.  We are blessed and thankful to be able to help.

Pastor Scott’s blog: https://scottrick.wordpress.com contains each week’s online order of worship, past and present sermons, reflections, poetry, Christian education and spiritual formation resources.

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