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Meeting ID: 965 5789 2081
June 4, 2023
GATHERING IN GOD'S NAME
PIANO PRELUDE "Come, Holy Spirit"
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Jesus prayed that we, the church, would be one, just as he and the Father are one.
Today we offer our praise and prayer together, as one body, in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. In harmony, let us glorify God— Father, Son, and Spirit.
*HYMN "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty"
CALL TO CONFESSION
When we gather to praise God, we remember that we are people who have preferred our wills to his. Accepting his power to become new persons in Christ, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Triune God, we praise you as the God of love and life. Though Jesus prayed that we would be one, we confess that we fail to live in unity with each other and with you. We break our communion through hostile words and unkind actions. We long for your Spirit to heal us and to correct us. We long for you to help us experience communion with you and with each other as we gather around your Word [and table]. Even now, dependent on your grace, we commit ourselves to live more fully in the unity you desire. Through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
PROCLAIMING GOD'S WORD
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
O God, you have spoken to us your divine and saving words. Open our hearts, that we do not become simply hearers of your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith, Amen.
SCRIPTURE John 13:34-35
SCRIPTURE John 14:15-21
SERMON "This is What Comes Next" Matthew 28:16-20
HYMN "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"
RESPONDING TO GOD'S WORD
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles Creed
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
INVITATION TO THE OFFERING
OFFERTORY "His Name is Life"
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us— our selves, our time, and our possessions—signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us— Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, you formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You delivered us from captivity, made a covenant with us to be our sovereign God, and spoke to us through your prophets. So with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory!
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!
The prayers continue…
THE LORD'S PRAYER (Sung together) #440
SHARING OF THE BREAD AND CUP Gluten Free bread is available
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Most gracious God, we praise you for what you have given and for what you have promised us here. You have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. You have fed us with the bread of life, and renewed us for your service. Now we give ourselves to you; and we ask that our daily living may be part of your kingdom, and that our love may be your love reaching out into the life of the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOING IN GOD'S NAME
*HYMN "His Name is Life"
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE "Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing"