Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: (Mothers Choose a Hymn)
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship
L: Welcome to the community of faith, the family of God!
P: We come as families, large and small in number, seeking God's love.
L: God's love is here for you.
P: Help us to understand how we are connected to God.
L: We abide in Christ Jesus, in love and compassion.
P: May our spirits be renewed and our connection to God be strengthened through our worship today.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Lord God, Jesus proclaimed "I am the true vine." The source of our life stems from Jesus. All that we do or say, the directions in which we go, all reflect our anchor in our true vine. But far too often we have failed "the vine"; we have chosen the gnarled and knotted existence of anger, alienation, and bitterness. We have twisted the words of caring into words of self-preservation and self-interest. O great vinegrower God, prune this bitter direction from our lives. In your forgiving love, heal our tendency to think that the whole world revolves around us. Help us to exhibit new growth and strength of character, that we may faithfully serve you. AMEN.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The commandment of the Lord is that we love one another, treating each other as beloved brothers and sisters.
People: We abide in God's eternal love. We let love’s power and joy penetrate our hearts and spirits, preparing us for new growth in the Spirit.
s Hymnbook: “Heaven and Earth and Sea and Air” #6
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 31: 25-31
Second Scripture Lesson: I Samuel 1:10
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” #106
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
Many churches call this Sabbath “the Festival of the Christian Family.” Many others call it “Mother's Day.” We are reminded that God has called us together in relationships of love, nurture, and growth that we may witness to God's love and power in our lives. Welcome to this worship service.
Susan Heffner is our new Activities Director. We welcome Susan to this new ministry. We all need to give her our prayers and support.
The Diaconate meets tonight, at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Next Sabbath, May 21, 8:00 a.m.
Frances Cash Withers, 80, died Sunday, May 7, 2006. She was a native of York and a member of our church. We praise God that she has claimed the promises of the gospel and gone on to a better place.
We wish to express our appreciation for Edith Clark. She sang in the choir for fifty-five years, from 1951-2006. Bless you. Edith. Now she has retired from the choir, but she continues to be dedicated to this church. We thank you, Edith, for all those years as a choir member, and for your continued ministry to us all.
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