May 22, 2022

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Call to Worship.    Luke 24:48-53 

Introit.   Come to the Mountain    Duet, Nikayla Myers, Sophie Rice

“Celebration of Rogation Day” 

Liturgy for Creation  pg. 26. 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Scripture    Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67.         Olga Pirone.  

Sermon  “Receiving a Blessing”. 

Hymn 701.  My life Flows On 

Benediction   

May 15, 2022

May 15.

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship 

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.    By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35

Liturgy for Stewardship.  Pg. 158.  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Special Music           Allesyn Wesner. 

Scripture   Acts 9:36-43,  Acts 11:1-18

Sermon “Get Up!”   

Hymn 635. “We are called to be God’s People”. 

Benediction   

May 8, 2022

May 8, 2022 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements 

Call to Worship and Invitation to Lovefeast – John 21:15-17 

The Moravian Grace 

Be present at our table, Lord,  

Be here and everywhere adored, 

From thine all bounteous hand, our food, 

May we receive with gratitude.  Amen.  

Lovefeast Conversations

“Our love for Jesus is reflected in our love for his sheep”. 

How are you transformed by the love of God in Jesus? How does it help you care for his sheep?  Who has demonstrated this feeding, tending and loving for you or to you in your life?  

Hashtags are used to follow social media posts and gather similar posts into one spot.   If we were to use,  #LiveGodsLove what would we post?  About us, about our church, etc.?   If you like, use the paper inside the bulletin and leave us an idea for a post, an example about #LiveGodsLove.  

Special Music   “Feed My Sheep”     Gary Gipson 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

The Good Shepherd Liturgy (see insert) 

The Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd, foretold by prophets, priests and kings. He was destined to be a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.

(Matthew 2:3-6)

As our Good Shepherd, he gave his life for the sake 

of his sheep and made a way for us to enter his 

pastures in peace.

HAYN (82 D)

Jesus makes my heart rejoice. 

I’m his sheep and know his voice;

he’s a Shepherd, kind and gracious,

and his pastures are delicious; 

constant love to me he shows, yea,

my very name he knows.

As the Good Shepherd, Jesus lays down his life for the sheep. A hireling, who does not know the sheep, will run away if a wolf comes close. The hired hand does not care for the sheep.

The Good Shepherd knows, his sheep, as only a shepherd can.

He calls his sheep by name and welcomes them into his pasture.

The Good Shepherd has made us whole by the blood of an eternal covenant. He has made us complete in everything good so that we may do his will, working among us that which is pleasing in his sight.

May the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, keep us close to him.

(Hebrews 13:20-21)

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray now for all who confess you as Lord and Savior . 

There are many sheep but only one Shepherd. For all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. We pray as well for all those who are still far away from God’s saving power:

for those who have strayed from the flock;

for those who are confused and distracted by falsehoods;

for all who are close to us in faith and heritage;

and for all who have never heard the name of 

Jesus, our Good Shepherd.

We pray for their salvation that comes from profession and confidence in the strong 

saving name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

He will feed his flock like a shepherd.

He will gather the lambs in his arms and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep. (Matthew 25, Isaiah 40)

SHEPHERD (MBW 731)

Savior, like a shepherd lead us; 

much we need your tender care.

In your pleasant pastures feed us;

for our use your folds prepare.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, 

you have brought us, yours we are.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

you have brought us, yours we are.

You have promised to receive us,

Poor and sinful though we be;

you have mercy to relieve us,

grace to cleanse and power to free.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, 

you have loved us, love us still.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

you have loved us, love us still.

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will win the crown glory that never fades away.

Grace, mercy and peace will follow us all the days of our lives.

Scripture  –  Cheryl Ferrich 

Psalm 23 (responsive reading, ESV) 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

John 10:22-30 

Message 

Hymn 538 For the Beauty of the Earth 

Benediction 

May 1, 2022

May 1, 2022 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship (from the Mennonite Church Canada website, used with permission, inspired by John 20 and 21) 

We are here today because the weeping Mary of Magdala once said:

“I have seen the Lord!”

We are here because Jesus still comes into our locked spaces and says:

“Peace be with you. Receive the Holy Spirit.”

We are here today like doubting Thomas who finally cried:

“My Lord and my God.”

We are here like Peter, tempted to forget the call of Jesus:

“I’m going fishing.”

We’re here this morning because of Jesus, who asks us face-to-face:

“Do you truly love me?”

We gather here to whisper timidly.

“Yes, Lord, you know that we love you.”

We are here as a congregation only

because many faithful disciples have listened to Jesus’ words:

“Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid!

Go and tell, ‘Jesus has been raised!”

Hymn 366. We Know that Christ Is Raised 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   John 21:1-19    Ed Lester 

Message   

Special Music   Bob Kahle.    

Holy Communion for Resurrection   pg. 209 

Benediction 

Postlude

April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship – Hymn 399 (verses 1 and 4) All Hail, our Church’s Elder Dear 

Liturgy for Celebration  pg. 43 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Scripture  Acts 5: 27-32,  John 20:19-31.  Karen Kahle 

Hymn 494 Breathe on Me, Breath of God 

Sermon   “Peace is in Every Breath”

Hymn 364. Sing Alleluia, Christ Does Live 

Benediction 

Postlude 

April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit   “He Arose” Men of the Choir 

Liturgy for Easter  (pg. 90, Moravian Book of Worship)

The Lord is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed!

Sing this aloud, proclaim it to the ends of the earth:

The Lord has set his people free.

            The day of resurrection!  Earth, tell it out abroad:

The passover of gladness, The passover of God.

From death to life eternal,  From sin to be set free,

Our Christ has brought us over,  With hymns of victory.

Now let the heavens be joyful,  Let earth its song begin;

The round world keep high triumph,  And all that is therein;

In grateful exaltation  Their notes let all things blend,

For Christ the Lord has risen, Our Joy that has no end.

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  By God’s great mercy we are given new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.

Praise, honor, glory, and power to the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!

Jesus was handed over to death for our sins.

And was raised to life for our justification.

Then what can separate us from the love of Christ?  Can affliction or hardship?  Can persecution, hunger, nakedness, peril, or sword?

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Christ, who loved us.

For we are convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor powers, nor heights, nor depths, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christians, dismiss your fear; Let hope and joy succeed;

The joyful news with gladness hear, “The Lord is ris’n indeed!”

The promise is fulfilled, In Christ our only Head;

Justice with mercy’s reconciled,  He lives who once was dead.

We have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves.  If we live, it is for the Lord that we live; and if we die, it is for the Lord that we die.

So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord, for Christ died, rose from death, and lives again in order to be Lord of the living and of the dead.

We do not want you to be in any doubt about those who have died, or to grieve over them as others do who have no hope.

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.

What we are saying, brothers and sisters, is this:  flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

Nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

What is sown as perishable,

Is raised imperishable;

What is sown in dishonor,

Is raised in glory;

What is sown in weakness,

Is raised in power;

What is sown a physical body,

Is raised a spiritual body.

Then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:  Death has been swallowed up in victory.

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

              Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Hearts to heav’n and voices raise;

Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise;

He who on the cross a victim, For the world’s salvation bled,

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,  Now is risen from the dead.

If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are of the earth.

For we have died, and our lives are hidden with Christ in God.

God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,

Make us complete in everything good so that we may do your will, working among us all that is pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Sing hallelujah, praise the Lord!  Sing with a cheerful voice;

Exalt our God with one accord,  And in his name rejoice.

Ne’er cease to sing, thou ransomed host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Until in realms of endless light, Your praises shall unite.

There we to all eternity, Shall join the angelic lays,

And sing in perfect harmony,  To God our Savior’s praise;

He hath redeemed us by his blood, And made us kings and priests to God;

For us, for us, the Lamb was slain!   Praise ye the Lord!  Amen.

Reprinted or adapted from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. © 1995 IBOC, All rights reserved

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Scripture Luke 24:1-12.    Jeff Diehl 

Anthem “Come Ye Faithful “ 

Sermon.  “Believing Good News”

Hymn 358.  Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!

our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

who did once upon the cross Alleluia!

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia!

unto Christ our heav’nly King, Alleluia!

who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! 

Our salvation have procured; Alleluia! 

Now above the sky he’s King, alleluia! 

Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!  

Now be God the Father praised, Alleluia! 

With the Son, from death upraised, Alleluia! 

And the Spirit, ever blessed, Alleluia! 

One true God, by all confessed.  Alleluia!

Benediction 

Postlude 

April 10, 2022

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship: “Turning His Face to Jerusalem”  Luke 22:39-43  

Special Music.  “If it be your Will”  (Leonard Cohen)   Christian Rice, piano and vocals.  

Liturgy for Palm Sunday  pg. 49. 

(For the singing of “Hosanna”, the women will sing the first part, the men the second.  As we repeat the song, the women will continue to sing the first part, and the men the second.)  

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer.  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given” 

Scripture Luke 19:28-44.   David Venditta.   

Sermon  “What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been”

Palm Procession.  (Please come forward and pick up your palm as we gather in a circle around the sanctuary for our closing hymn).   

Hymn 343   Ride On! Ride On in Majesty. (See Insert). 

Benediction. 

April 3, 2022

April 3 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Lent 1.  Pg. 72 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer 

Special Music.  “If it be your Will”  (Leonard Cohen).   Christian Rice, piano and vocals.  

Scripture.   Psalm 126. John 12:1-8, Elissa Waldron  

Sermon.   “What is Whataboutism?” 

Hymn 328   What Wondrous Love is This  

Benediction.  

March 27, 2022

March 27 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Lent 2    pg. 78. 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer 

Scripture.  Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32     Sam Spagnola 

Hymn 759.   “If I Today Have Grieved My Savior’s Heart”

SermonNever Far From Home”  Rt. Rev. Chris Giesler, guest preacher.   

Special Music.  “Old Rugged Cross”.  Sharon Ettinger, guitar and vocals. 

Benediction.  

March 20, 2022

March 20, 2022 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

A LITURGY FOR LENT  (by the Rev. Kay Ward, used with permission)

We come to worship as we are Lord, full of those feelings which would keep us from loving ourselves and others.

Receive us as we come and may our hearts be turned away from those feelings.

MBW Hymn 762 Tune: WOODWORTH

Just as I am, without one plea, 

but that thy blood was shed for me,

And that thou bidd’st me come to thee, 

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown

Has broken every barrier down;

Now to be thine, yea, thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Our misunderstandings often lead us to make snap judgements of others.

Our fear and uncertainty make us build walls to keep others from getting near us.

O Lord, help us to understand the kind of love that can break every barrier down – each wall that would separate your people.

Help us to be givers and receivers of that kind of love.

Red Hymnal Hymn 484 Tune: ALMSGIVING 8.8.8.4

Thou, Lord, didst once for all atone;

Thee may both Jew and Gentile own

Of their two walls the Cornerstone,

Making them one.

Join high and low, join young and old

In love that never waxes cold;

Under one shepherd, in one fold,

Make us all one.

Even though we are persons with walls built against our neighbors, may we meet them as friends, as we all come before your grace and mercy.

Join us, O Living Christ, by becoming the cornerstone of our lives.

Just as you overturned the tables of old, O Lord, overturn the barriers that we place between ourselves as your people.

Make the stranger like a friend, the widow and widower like a mother and father, the convict like a child and the hero like a neighbor.

We struggle with our difference.  Our world is wounded, O Lord, and we need your passion to be a sign for us.

The wounded world is in need of your balm.  Help us to be healed.  May our barriers be overturned as we minister in your home.

MBW Hymn 672 Tune: HERRNHUT [11 A]

By thy reconciling love every stumbling block remove;

Each to each unite, endear; come and spread they banner here.

Let us each for others care, each the other’s burden bear.

To thy church a pattern give, showing how believers live.

May it to the world appear that we thy disciples are

By our loving mutually, by our Christian unity.

Amen.

 Joyful Noise “Moment for Mission – Refugee Resettlement” Bethany Christian Services, Kate  Woodward. 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer 

Scripture.  Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9.  Olga Pirone. 

Hymn 780 “Seek the Lord, Whose Willing Presence”.  vs. 1, 3

Sermon    “For Whom the Bell Tolls” 

Hymn 503 God’s Word Alive and Active (vs. 1 – 4) 

Benediction