A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2022

Jesus said “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself and will glorify him at once.” John 13:31-32


Prelude                                                                                                 Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today, in our church and in our homes, in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

*Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 148)

Leader: Praise the Lord from the heavens, Praise him in the heights above.

People: Praise him, all the angels, Praise him all his heavenly host.

All: Praise the Lord.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 366 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*Call to Confession

When your Son washed the feet of the disciples, O God, he set an example of love and service for us to follow. As we approach the throne of grace, we confess our sins and pray for your forgiveness.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Source of redeeming grace and infinite goodness, we pray for forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Lord. While you reach out to us in fellowship, we turn from you in shame. We do not do what you command. We proclaim, not your love, since we seldom serve others. We confess Christ as Savior, yet obey him indifferently, if at all. Our discipleship suffers, for we heed not your guidance. We are in need of repentance as we confess our sins. Have mercy upon us and grant us your pardon.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Children’s Sermon

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lesson

New Testament John 13: 31-35 NT 94

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “Yes, That Does Include Everyone”                                                   Rev. Bill Kirk

*Hymn 306 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

*Affirmation of Faith

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Our Tithes and Gifts

*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (Page 35)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*Hymn 300 “We Are One in the Spirt”


*Choral Benediction

Postlude                                                                                               Mrs. Lynn Patterson