A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 7, 2023  11:00 a.m.


Gathering Music Karl Trumpler, piano

Ringing of the Church Bell

Organ Prelude Rev. Lesley Bush  “Gigue” by Douglas E. Wagner

†Welcome and Greeting                                                                                                           Dr. Don Scofield, Jr.

We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His peace be with you all.

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)

Introit Chancel Choir  “Come to the Table” by Claire Cloninger and Martin J. Nystrom

†Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 31)

In you, O Lord, we seek refuge; do not let us ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver us. Incline your ear to us; be a rock of refuge for us, a strong fortress to save us. For your name’s sake, O Lord, lead us and guide us, for you are our refuge. Into your hand we commit our spirit; for you have redeemed us, our faithful God. Our times are in your hand; deliver us from the hand of our enemies and persecutors. Let your face shine upon your servants; save us in your steadfast love.

†Opening Prayer

†Hymn 35 “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” Tune: LOBE DEN HERREN

†Call to Confession*

Jesus taught us mercy by praying for the forgiveness of those who killed him. This miraculous grace assures us that no matter what we have done, no matter the words we have left unsaid, we can come to Christ with our honest confession and receive his forgiveness.

†Silent Prayer

†Prayer of Confession*

†Assurance of Pardon

†Gloria Patri 581 “Glory Be to the Father” Tune: GLORIA PATRI

Anthem Chancel Choir  “Hallelujah! I Love Him” by Warren M. Angell

Once I was lost upon the plains of sin, once was a slave to doubts and fears within, once was afraid to trust a loving God, but now my guilt is washed away in Jesus’ blood. Once I was bound, once I was blind, once I was dead, but now in Christ I live, to tell the world the peace that He can give, He alone can give. (Refrain) Hallelujah! I love Him, hallelujah! I love Him, my sins are washed away in Jesus’ blood. Hallelujah! I love Him, Hallelujah! I love Him, my sins are washed away in Jesus’ blood. Gone from my heart the world and all its charms, gone are my sins and all that would alarm, gone evermore and by His grace I know the precious blood of Jesus cleans white as snow. Once I was bound, once I was blind, once I was dead, but now in Christ I live, to tell the world the peace that He can give, He alone can give. (Refrain)

Children’s Sermon

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the children’s sermon)

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lessons Bud Oates, Scripture Reader

Old Testament lesson Proverbs 4.10-18 Pew Bible OT 550

New Testament lesson 1 Corinthians 11.23-26 Pew Bible NT 152

Gospel lesson Luke 22.14-23 Pew Bible NT 75

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Sermon “In Remembrance”                                                                                                              Dr. Don Scofield, Jr.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People Bulletin page 6

Offering of Our Tithes and Gifts

†Prayer of Thanksgiving

†Doxology Hymn 609  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” Tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


†Hymn 808 “When Memory Fades” Tune: FINLANDIA

†Affirmation of Faith from 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.

Invitation to the Lord’s Table


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.

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People


†Hymn 361 “O Christ, the Great Foundation” Tune: AURELIA


†Organ Postlude Rev. Bush  “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” setting by Gordon Young