May 13, 2018

Ascension of the Lord

10:20AM


Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.





Gathering





Prelude

Adagio in B flat Major

J. F. Alberti

Welcome, Announcements, Joys & Concerns



Call To Worship

Katie Barany

L: Shout for joy, sing songs of praise,

P: for God reigns over all the earth!

L: God has gone up with a shout!

P: Sound the trumpets and sing songs of praise!

L: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #267

“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”

*Call To Confession


*Prayer Of Confession

Living God, we confess that our faith is sometimes weak, our love for others can be faint, our prayers are often timid, and our gratitude is often insincere. When we stand looking toward heaven and feel far from you, you draw near in mercy to forgive us, and to fill us with your power, through the grace of Jesus, our risen Lord.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

*Gloria Patri #581

Children’s chat


Pastor Shelley




Anthem

Alleluia Canon

W.A. Mozart

Sung by the Sanctuary Choir and accompanied by the Good News Ringers





Hearing


Prayer For Illumination


First Lesson

Acts 1:1-11

Second Lesson

Ephesians 1:15-23

Sermon

“Resurrection, Part II”

Pastor Mindy





Responding


*Hymn #729

“Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”



Commissioning

Katie Barany, Young Adult Delegate 223rd General Assembly


*Affirmation Of Faith 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, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and life everlasting.




Offering



Offertory

Andantino, from Messe pour les Couvents

F. Couperin



*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”



*Offertory Prayer


Prayers of God’s people and the Lord’s prayer





Sending


*Hymn #299

“You Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”

*Benediction

* Hymn #601


“Amen”

Postlude

Allein in der Hoh Sei Herr

J. C. Bach





*Those Who Can , May Stand