A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

Mother’s Day

May 9, 2021

 

To view the service live at 11:00 am or the recorded service anytime after 12:00 p.m.

please go to our Website: www.rpcnc.org

or our Facebook page: Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church

or our YouTube Channel: Rpcnc.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC78Tolr6omKx94KsstOaq8g

 

 

 

Prelude                                                                                              Mrs. Donna Scofield

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.

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

Opening Prayer

Morning Introit                                                                                  Mrs. Donna Scofield

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 98)

Leader: O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.

Leader: Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth.

People: He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with equity.

*Call to Confession (adapted from Jer. 33:14a, 15)

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise: I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness. That righteous Branch is Jesus Christ our Lord. Let us come and seek forgiveness for our sins.

*Prayer of Confession

Almighty and loving God, we rejoice in your powerful presence with us this morning and desire to be drawn closer to you today. Forgive us when we forget that you rule this world and we are simply your servants. Forgive us when we allow the events and worries of daily life to distract us from serving you and growing in our relationship together. Remind us that you choose us to be part of your family—calling us each by name. Inspire us, O Lord, to live as your chosen people, to love one another, and to make the most of every opportunity you provide for ministry and mission in the name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

Special Music                                                                                 Mrs. Donna Scofield

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Acts 1.1-11 Luke 24.50-53

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “The Ascension”                                                                   Dr. Don Scofield

Special Music                                                                            Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

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.

*Benediction

Postlude