May 14, 2017
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
(also broadcast over WRON ~ 1400 AM or 103.1 FM)
Striking of the Chimes
Welcome, Announcements, and Call to Worship
(Please sign the friendship pad and pass it to your neighbor)
Introit “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”
Prayer of the Day (unison)
God of Wonder, God of Hope,
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 we pray, Amen.
Hymn #473 “For the Beauty of the Earth” Dix
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (unison)
We confess that we look for life in what is past.
You call us to be a body, but we’d rather strike out on our own
You show us mercy, but we resist your saving grace.
Forgive us; give us new life!
Make us a new people, filled with the Spirit of life—
and may it be your spirit that we share. Amen.
Declaration of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Gloria Patri Hymn #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.
Time with the Young Church (afterwards all children middle school and younger are dismissed for Sunday School)
*Hymn #118 “The Day of Resurrection!” Lancashire
Hebrew Bible Reading Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 page 622
Anthem “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord”
New Testament Reading 1 Peter 2:2-10 page 282
Sermon “Faith Beginnings”
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,