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©Order of Worship May 02, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

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The worship video will be available live at 11:00 am.
Text for hymns are found below each hymn.  Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.

Prelude: “I Will Be Here”, by S. Chapman, © 1989 Sparrow Song/New Wings Music…..………………………………..Gregory D.
Greetings………………………..….……………Pastor Juan 
Opening Prayer…………………….…..………
Opening Hymn: Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of All Nature” #189 UMH
Words: Munster Gesangbuch, 1677,
trans. Joseph August Seiss, 1873
Music: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842,
Arr. by Richard Storrs Willis, 1850
1.Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the
woodlands, robed in the blooming garb
of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
3.Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the
moonlight, and all the twinkling starry
host: Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines
purer than all the angels heaven can boast.
4.Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man! Glory and
honor, praise, adoration, now and
forevermore be thine.
Hymn of Preparation: “Father I Adore You” #2038 TFWS
Words: Terrye Coehlo (Matt.6:9)
Music: Terrye Coehlo © 1972 Maranatha! Music, Inc.
1.Father, I adore you, lay my life before
You; how I love you.
2.Jesus, I adore you…
3.Spirit, I adore you…
Glorify Thy Name” #2016 TFWS
Words: Donna Adkins (Ps.86:12)
Music: Donna Adkins © 1976 Maranatha! Music
1.Father, we love you, we worship and
adore you, glorify thy name in all the earth.
Glorify thy name, glorify thy name, glorify
thy name in all the earth.
2. Jesus,
Gospel Lesson: John 15:1-8……..……………
Sermon….………………….…………………Pastor Juan
Offertory Response Song: “We Shall Behold Him”, by D. Rambo, © 1980 by John T. Benson Publishing/ASCAP…Melanie B.
Communal Prayer of the People……………….Susana F.
Closing Hymn: “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” #664 UMH
Words: Omer Westendorf, 1964
Music: Welsh folk tune; harm by Leland Satere, 1972
© 9164 World Library Publications, Inc.
1.Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,
the people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The service is ended, O now be extended
the fruits of our worship in all who believe.
The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us
to work for God’s kingdom and answer the call.
2.With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living,
the tasks of our everyday life we will face.
Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring,
embracing God’s children of each tribe and race.
With your grace you feed us, with your light now
lead us; unite us as one in this life that we share.
Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving
give honor to Christ and that name which we bear.
Holy Communion………………………….Pastor Juan
Liturgy, prayers and responses are located below the order of worship.
Dismissal with Blessing……………..…Pastor Juan
Postlude: “Doxology”, by R. Vale and S. Patty, © 1997 Erickson and Baugher Music (ASCAP)/Sandi’s Songs Music (BMI)…………………………………………………Gregory D.

Pastor Juan: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
All pray in silence.
Pastor Juan: Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
All:  Glory to God. Amen.
Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.
All, including the pastor, exchange signs and words of God’s peace by crossing hands, wave to one another due to social distancing guidelines.
Pastor Juan: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Pastor Juan:Lift up your hearts. The pastor may lift hands and keep them raised.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor Juan: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Pastor Juan: And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
All: 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.
Pastor Juan: In union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
All: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Pastor Juan: All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and forever.
All: Amen.
Pastor Juan: And now, with the confidence of children of God, let us pray:
All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
Elements are consecrated by the Pastor at this point. Elements are also sealed and prepackaged for sanitations reasons and in accordance with CDC and state guidance on COVID-19.
Communion servers will call people one by one to come to the Lord’s table to grab the consecrated elements which are pre-packaged with grape juice on one side and wafer on the other side. You will walk back to your seat and partake in eating and drinking the body and blood of Christ.

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