May 3, 2020 Worship

Starting at 10:30 a.m. –  Connect with us through Zoom, 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.   

Thank you for listening, participating or worshipping with us at Calvary Moravian Church.    If you are able to continue to support our ministries in any way we are most grateful!   

You can mail the office a check (948 N. 21st St. Allentown 18104).   We do have a giving portal through the Moravian Ministries foundation at

10:45 a.m. – Welcome and Announcements. 

Call To Worship Philippians 1:2-5

Opening Hymn  Amazing Grace  (Virtual Choir Music Video – Life.Church Worship).  Also in Moravian hymnal 783.  

General Prayer of Intercession (Hymnal pg. and Reflections during Moments of Prayer (Musical selection by Anne Ettinger, Hymn 773, “And Can it Be that I should Gain”).  

God’s amazing grace is offered to us today, tomorrow, and forever. Thanks be to God!

God’s grace renews our lives like a flowing stream. Thanks be to God for the wellspring of the joy of living.

In the assurance of God’s unconditional love poured out for us in Jesus Christ, we pray first for ourselves and for our needs:

For forgiveness for wrongs we have done and good deeds we have not done,

For courage to change what needs changing within our lives,

For wisdom to seek God’s guidance,

For healing of our body, mind, spirit, and relationships,

For a thankful awareness of all the blessings of our lives,

And in this time, a prayer for our wholeness, to know God’s peace and presence in the midst of anxiety or isolation, 

uncertainty or fear, illness or scarcity.    

Prayers for our Own Needs. (please share!)

Reflection with music 

Hear our prayers, God of grace.

Meet us in our need and in our honesty.

In the abundance of your mercy, we pray for others:

For members of our families, friends and neighbors,

For those with whom we work, and learn, and play,

For the sick, the frightened, the lonely,

For those who grieve,

For those who are desperate and angry,

For those in prison,

For the hungry, the homeless, the poor,

For those we perceive as our enemies,

Prayers for Others 

Reflection with music 

Hear our prayers, God of compassion.

Send your Spirit upon all for whom we pray.

In the awareness that we are one with all your human creation, we pray about the issues that confront us all:

For our planet and the environment in which we live,

For the end of war, ethnic conflict, and all violence,

For liberation from racism, bigotry, and injustice,

For freedom from addictions of all kinds,

For the end of abuse of children, women, and men,

For each member of the human family, that all may know the dignity and worth of being a child of God,

For solutions to our common human dilemmas, and for our dedication to be part of those solutions,

Prayers for Current Issues 

Reflection with music 

Hear our prayers, God of justice, God of love.

May your love and justice be manifest in our lives.

We pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.”

In this act of worship, we come in faith — faith that our problems will not defeat us, faith that our hearts and spirits can be renewed, faith that we are not alone; for you are with us.

Thanks be to you, God our Savior, for meeting us here in this time and place. Thanks be to you for forgiving us, for freeing us, and for strengthening us to be your disciples in this life.

We are filled with the grace, mercy, and peace of God.

We are filled with the love of Jesus Christ. We give thanks that we are blessed, and we commit ourselves to be a blessing to others. Amen.

Scripture  Philippians 2:1-11 

Reflection “The First Christian Hymn – And why it is Important for Us Today!”  

Hymn 480 At the name of Jesus 

Scripture   Philippians 4:4-7, 10-13. 

Reflection “He did What?  When?  How did Paul learn how to be content?” 

Hymn. You are my All in All 

Benediction  Philippians 4: 8-9

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