SEVENTH SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE
Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “God of Our Fathers,
Whose Almighty Hand” #515
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 33:12)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD,
People: The people whom he has chosen as his heritage.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
God of Peace, over the ages you have called us to live as peacemakers. You have called us to be a "shalom" people. You have called us to be Children of God.
We confess that we have not always lived out this calling. We do not want to face the difficulties of being your disciples. We take the easy way out. We avoid controversy. We don’t speak out when we know we should. For these things, we ask your forgiveness.
We confess that we are too tolerant of war and violence. We depend on our own power and position to settle differences instead of asking for your wisdom.
Forgive us, Gracious God. In Christ’s holy name, Amen.
[Source: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America].
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: Hear the Good News! Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness.
People: By his wounds, we have been healed. For we were going astray like sheep, but now we have returned to the shepherd and guardian of our souls. Praise the Lord!
All: The Lord's name be praised. Alleluia. Amen
s Hymnbook: “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” #513
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayer for Memorial Day
First Reading: Psalm 85:6-13
Second Reading: I Corinthians 11:23-26
Sermon: "Remembering People"
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” #510
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
We extend a friendly welcome to each worshiper! It is a genuine joy to gather in the Lord’s house and share in the worship of the living and loving God.
Our memory of the fallen
Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In the narthex of the church, there are plaques honoring those who served in World Wars I and II. We need to update those plaques and we need to honor those who served in Vietnam, Korea, and the two Gulf Wars. We are gathering names for this purpose. If you have a name that should be included on any of these plaques, please contact Carroll Moore.
Did you see the new carpet in the Sabbath School Annex? It looks great. Many thanks to the deacons.
Louise Grant is in Piedmont Hospital. Please remember Louise and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Dear York ARP Church,
Thank you so much for the wreath of flowers you sent to mama’s service. They were beautiful. Mama would have loved them. She loved flowers so much but was unable to enjoy them later in life, since they made her breathing worse. Now she can smell them without pain. Thank you all again for never forgetting us over the years..
Jeff, Clementine, Jeffery, and Crump
Some Events in June
June 4: Pentecost
June 6-8: Meeting of General Synod
June 11: Trinity Sabbath
June 11: Joint Meeting,
Session and Diaconate.
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