May 24, 2020

Sunday May 24, 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 and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/janelrice1978) 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  https://mmfa.info/calvary-moravian-church-pa-donation-form/.

Memorial Day Tribute:  Turn into Facebook on Memorial Day, May 25 for a posting of a special musical and prayer tribute to those who have given their lives to service of our country.  Special thanks to music director Anne Ettinger on organ and piano.     It is also available at www.youtube.com/janelrice1978   

Next Sunday, May 31, we will celebrate Pentecost with a Virtual Communion service and a special confirmation video.   

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

Introit.  “New Every Morning is the Love”   Webbe (1740) 

Call to Worship. 

Hymn 371. Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise

Reflection on the Ascension (adapted from Acts 1, by Sam Hargreaves)

Call to Worship (by Rev. Mindi and posted on Rev-o-lution. http://rev-o-lution.org/)

Why are we looking up to heaven?

Christ has come; Christ has risen; Christ will come again.

Why are we looking ahead to the future?

The Holy Spirit is among us now.

In our baptism, we have already died and risen with Christ.

Why are we afraid of death and dying?

Gods love casts out our fear.

Why are we afraid to follow Jesus?

In Christ, we have the promise of new life now, eternal life to come.

In Christ, we join our hearts to worship God,

who has prepared for us to enter the reign of God.

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic* Church,

the communion of the saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

* “catholic” is another way of saying universal

Special Music   Jesus, Name Above all Names  by Naida Hearn arr. by Fred Bock 

performed by Robert Kahle

Prayers of the People

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer  

Special Music “The Lord’s Prayer”   (arr. Ettinger ) 

Scripture   Colossians 3:1-17     Christian Rice   

Sermon  “The Clothing for our Ascension” 

Hymn 362. Christ is Alive.   (One License, used with permission, #91510

Benediction 

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