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10:30 A.M. SERVICE OF WORSHIP | SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

*Please stand as you are able
Please turn off mobile phones before worship begins

Let us now enter into the Holy One’s presence.

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS    
Pastors Matt Braddock & Gloria Grant

We invite you to sign & pass the red pew registers as worship begins  

PRELUDE, “Largo and Minuetto”  by Johann Joachim Quantz  
Flute Ensemble

*CALL TO WORSHIP 
Pastor Gloria Grant

Divine Presence in all of life, we give thanks that we have gathered together in this sacred place.

We rejoice in the giftedness of each person here.

We are grateful for who we are for each other.

May we be truly thankful in all we do and in all we become.

*HYMN OF GRACE #516, O Grant Us, God, a Little Space

PRAYER OF INVOCATION & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Jeanne Young

May we give thanks for all the silences in our lives:
the silence of sunrise,
the silence of mist on the lake,
the silence at the end of a story,
the silence between notes of music,
the silence between us here…
Source of Life and Love we name God, in you we live and move and have our being.
Jesus, Companion and Liberator, with you we walk the way of love.
Empowering and Imaginative Spirit, through you we are made one.
God, trinity of love, we seek you in the dance of life.
We embrace your love.  In unity of spirit, we pray together saying . . .

Holy God, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  AMEN

MUSICAL INTERLUDE, The Word of Life, John Bell, arr. Joel Raney
Chancel Choir

In a byre near Bethlehem, passed by many a wand’ring stranger,
the most precious Word of Life was heard gurgling in a manager,
for the good of us all.

By the Galilean lake where the people flocked for teaching,
the most precious Word of Life fed their mouths as well as preaching,
for the good of us all.

And he’s here when we call him, bringing health, love and laughter
to life now and ever after, for the good of us all.

Quiet was Gethsemane, camouflaging priest and soldier,
the most precious Word of Life took the world’s weight on his shoulder
for the good of us all.

On the hill of Calvary, place to end all hope of living,
the most precious Word of Life breathed his last and died forgiving,
for the good of us all.

In a garden just at dawn, near the grave of human violence,
the most precious Word of Life cleared his throat and ended silence,
for the good of us all.
  

And he’s here when we call him, bringing health, love and laughter
to life now and ever after, for the good of us all.

SCRIPTURE READING, John 17:1-11
Jeanne Young

TIME WITH CHILDREN
Pastor Matt Braddock

SCRIPTURE READING,Romans 8:14-17
Pastor Matt Braddock

SERMON, “Sharing in Suffering, Sharing in Glory”
Pastor Matt Braddock

CALL TO PRAYER
Pastor Gloria Grant

PASTORAL PRAYER
Pastor Gloria Grant

CALL TO OFFERING
Pastor Matt Braddock

OFFERTORY, O Rest in the Lord by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Gordon Schuster
Flute Ensemble

*DOXOLOGY | OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow:
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One.

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION  
Jeanne Young

God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. Help us use our resources so that we may be signs of your gracious presence for the world.

*HYMN OF GOING FORTH #591, This Is My Song   

*BENEDICTION  
Pastors Matt Braddock & Gloria Grant

POSTLUDE, In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, John Jacobson & Roger Emerson 
The Chancel Choir

In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row
that mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.  We are the Dead.  Short days ago
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie.
In Flanders fields, in Flanders fields!  And now we lie in Flanders fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:  To you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high.  If ye break faith with us who die.
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields, in Flanders fields.
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields, in Flanders fields.

A special thanks to the Flute Ensemble led by Lynn Joseloff for participating in today’s service.

Please join us for fellowship and refreshments in the downstairs social hall following the service.

Musical resources printed in our worship bulletins are used with permission under CCLI License No. 2837543

THIS WEEK IN PASTORAL CARE

As the church of God in this place, we ask your prayers for the persons listed below.  If persons no longer need our immediate prayers, please let the church office know so we can keep the list current.

Immediate Care …  We ask your prayers for Merlene Bagley; Corine Bloss; Erven Boettner; Carl Brandt; Jenni Bunch;  Jean, Randy and Ellen Caswell; Grace Dietz; Steve Edwards, brother-in-law of Marti Hoffacker; Ben Gallup; Ruth Kaupert; Tina Lincoln; Doris Raber; Barbara Thorn; Alice McElhinney, mother of Alison Petersen.

In Memoriam: Steve Caudill, step-father of Trisha Lay; Elijah Simpson-Sundell; Mary Kukis, mother of Maggie Hawkins; Barry Johnson; Helen Mae Davis, granddaughter of David and Maureen Squires; Richard Skinner.

For more information on Pastoral Care needs, see our Prayer and Care Booklet, found in the lobby.

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