God invites Us to worship
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting the Christ Candle
Passing the Peace
Hymn: VU# 567 “Will You Come and Follow Me”
Call to Worship:
L. The Lord has established his throne in Heaven
P. His kingdom rules over all.
L. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding.
P. Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
L. Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.
P. Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits. Amen
Prayer of Approach:
With thanks and praise we shout our joy to you. O God, for you rule over all the earth from your sacred throne. Through Moses and the prophets you spoke to us, telling us of Christ who fills all in all. So it is today we gather in his name to praise and glorify you and to learn once again those things you would have us do and be, even as we remember all that you have done and yet will do. Blessed be your name, O Lord, and blessed be this time of worship. Amen.
Hymn: MV#115 “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”
The Scriptures speak to us
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1 VU pg. 724
1 John 5: 9-13
John 17: 6-19
Hymn: VU# 334 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
God Invites Us to Respond
Choir Anthem: “Kindred in Spirit”
Words & music by Murray/Klusmeier
“We give our thanks to God”
Pastoral and Silent & Lord’s
Hymn: MV# 154 “Deep in Our Hearts”
God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives
Commissioning and Benediction: