Sunday April 26, 2020
Starting at 10:30 a.m. – Connect with us through Zoom https://zoom.us/j/673028163, Meeting ID: 673 028 163, OR for audio only, call +19292056099, (enter code 673028163). We also will post our service to our Facebook Calvary Moravian Church Allentown page later.
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10:45 a.m. – Welcome and Announcements.
Call to Worship – On the Road to Emmaus . . . Luke 24:13-35
Hymn “God of Wonder” (used with permission by One License, #90389).
Opening Prayer (by Thom Shuman, from lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.ca/, used with permission)
When we are blinded by anger,
you pour out your love for all to see;
when we wonder
what tomorrow will bring,
you call us to trust in you;
when sadness fills our lives,
you plant gladness in our hearts.
God of Easter:
touch us with your grace.
Pause and think of a time when you have experienced Grace or Forgiveness. OR shared Grace/Forgiveness with another.
You show us your hands,
so we may reach out to mend the broken;
you show us your feet,
so we may walk with those the world passes by;
you show us your face,
so we may know what our sisters and brothers look like.
touch us with your compassion.
Pause and think of a time when you have experience Compassion or shared Compassion with another.
You open our eyes,
so we may see God’s love;
you open our minds,
so we may welcome God’s Word;
you open our lips,
so we may be God’s witnesses.
Spirit of Hope:
touch us with your peace.
Pause and think of a time when you have experience Peace or shared Peace with another.
God in Community, Holy in One, open us to your presence,
as we pray as Jesus has taught us, saying,
Our Father . . . (Lord’s Prayer)
Assurance of Pardon
Recognizing You – Resurrection Poem (by Amy Scott Robinson, Richard Lyall, used with permission https://engageworship.org/RecognisingYou )
Scripture Acts 1:1-8, Luke 24:36-49. Karen Kahle
Hymn 515 Highly Favored Congregation
(pay particular attention to verse 3: “ Witness here to all around you, of your Savior’s dying love; tell them how he sought and found you, gave you grace from heav’n above.”).
Sermon “Can I Get a Witness?” – Asking for Signs of Jesus in our Community!
Hymn 625. I love to Tell the Story