Sunday May 17, Online Worship_FINISHED

This is our third Sunday with the sermon series on Psalm 23.
May you feel the Spirit of our Lord inbreathing comfort and consolation, hope and assurance,
as you recite this best-loved Psalm over and over.

Take intentional action to prepare yourself for a sacred time, i.e. moving to a different spot, or tidying up the surroundings, or taking deep breaths as you feel the inhales and exhales.
Prepare a candle and your Bible, and place them and also your viewing device in a stand on the table.

Order of Worship
May 17, 2020

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CALL TO WORSHIP
O Lord, our Shepherding God, we need you in our time of anxiety. We need you in our time of economic uncertainty. We need you in a time of a globe-trotting disease.
Bind our wounds. Guide us with your voice. Help us to trust you. Renew us with your peace.
O Shepherding God, even though we go through dark and difficult times,
we will continue to live in your presence as your beloved in all things and at all times. Amen.

SONG OF PRAISE   Here I Am to Worship,  Heart of Worship,  How Great Thou Art (Refrain only)

Verse Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes, let me see.
Beauty that made this heart adore You; Hope of a life spent with You.
Chorus Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God.
You’re altogether lovely; Altogether worthy; Altogether wonderful to me.
Bridge Well, I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross. Repeat Chorus

Verse When the music fades, all is stripped away, and I simply come, longing just to bring
something that’s of worth That will bless your heart
I’ll bring you more than a song for a song in itself is not what you have required
You search much deeper within through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart.

Chorus I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and it’s all about you. It’s all about you, Jesus.
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it. When it’s all about you, it’s all about you, Jesus.

Refrain Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!

PRAYER  Please share your prayer requests and joys. Type them in the comment section.

SPECIAL MUSIC   Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Verse 1 I am weak, but thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to thee.

Refrain Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus is my plea,
daily walking close to thee: Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Verse 2 Through this world of toil and snares, if I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares? None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

Verse 3 When my feeble life is o’er, time for me will be no more;
guide me gentle, safely o’er to thy shore, dear Lord, to thy shore.

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 23

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 right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I 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 my whole life long.

GOSPEL READING – Matthew 28:16-20
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

MESSAGE

SONG OF SENDING FORTH  Hymn of Promise (United Methodist Hymnal #707)
1. In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

2. There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hop to you and me.
From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

3. In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES
Thank you for sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church. As you prepare your offering, say a prayer. God of love, you abide with us. Out of gratitude for your care, we offer our gifts to you so that your work of caring be extended to those in need and that they may walk without fear.

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

Stay well and see you next Sunday.
God the good shepherd stays with you and walks with you into every dangerous place. You are cared for.


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